Breezy Days

How to Stay Healthy During a Crazy Work Day

May 31, 2016
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My job pulls me in a lot of different directions throughout the day. One minute I'm handling a Coke machine mishap and the next I'm speaking with prospective students about our housing program. Sometimes I get so crazy with work that I forget to snack or take a quick walk around to clear my head, that's not good! I've got a few tips and tricks on how to stick to being healthy throughout the day.

1. Have healthy snack alternatives on hand
I love these ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars because they taste amazing and serve as a great pick-me-up throughout the day! I can toss one in my purse and snack on it when I'm at my desk or out running errands; perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle. Right now you can buy 2 boxes of ZonePerfect® at Walmart and save up to $4! I picked mine up at my local Walmart in the nutrition bar aisle. 

2. Keep water near you at all times
Most the time when I feel like I'm hungry or snacky, I'm actually dehydrated! I aim to keep a cup of water or a full iced water bottle near me so I can stay as hydrated as possible. An added bonus is throwing in a lemon slice, it helps detox your system and keeps you energized.

3. When working at home, create a well-lit space to focus
Moving into our new place, Ryan and I are now able to have our own offices! I use mine mainly as a craft/blogging studio, but I definitely need to practice my piano skills as well :) 

Having a well-lit, clean, and quiet space dedicated to getting work done has helped in my productiveness and overall happiness! Working in a room that is bathed with natural sunlight makes me smile. 

4. Schedule out your day, then schedule in breaks
If I have an especially crazy day, I'll make sure to write out a quick schedule of my day. I schedule in breaks so my brain doesn't go insane! I need that boost of energy and I get that with a quick walk outside or a snack like a ZonePerfect® Nutrition bar. These bars have no less than 10g of protein and is a good source of fiber, which aids in giving me that 2nd or 3rd wind I need throughout the day. 

5. On your lunch break, go for a walk or jog
Now that the weather has warmed up, it's perfect for a walk and breath of fresh air! I'm not a morning person, so sometimes I do my work-outs at lunchtime to get that boost of energy and get the workout checked off my list for the day. Even taking a quick walk to your lunch meeting will make you feel tons better! 

What do you do to stay healthy throughout the day? What's your favorite ZonePerfect bar flavor?

Back At It Again

May 23, 2016

Am I allowed to quote viral videos? What age is the cut-off for finding that stuff hilarious? For now, I'll just keep quoting 'Damn Daniel'. 

Now that I'm finally recovering from my 2 surgeries, I'm getting back the strength to hit the gym! I started a workout plan with a co-worker to get more in shape for my trips this June. It's been a bit rough going back to the weightlifting. Especially when I'm lifting light weights to go easy on my injuries that are healing, and feeling like a dork at Vasa haha.

Who else is 'back at it again' and what workouts are you sticking with?

Third Love

May 16, 2016

Bras are a difficult thing to find and fall in love with. In the past I've just purchased what has worked and dealt with the wire poking, the uncomfortable straps, and other shenanigans because overall it did the job. Then I found the Third Love bra, and it's changed everything! 

It is flexible yet supportive, and I still feel slinky while being practical. I LOVE it! I recently purchased the 24/7 Classic T-Shirt bra and have not regretted it one bit. It is SO comfortable, I hardly feel like I'm wearing anything! I just got it in the mail and couldn't wait to toss out an old one :) 

If you're looking for specific sizing options, a more comfortable daily experience, and just a better support overall; then you got to take a look at Third Love

Bra & underwear c/o Third Love