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Motivation Monday: Keep it Simple


If health is your goal, you don’t need expensive aerial yoga classes or a personal trainer. You don’t have to obsess over every last calorie or ensure each meal is timed and comprised of the exact proportion of carbs, protein and fat. It doesn’t have to be difficult or disruptive to other areas of your life.

98646c3e954d20670d83788473eef4c9All you have to do is keep it simple and realistic to achieve lasting results. Eat well, sleep well, and exercise. That’s it. The media and studios and fitness industry may beg to differ, but wellness is a to-each-her-own journey that will always be different for everyone. No plan or diet or workout class suits every woman.

All we have todo is be patient, put in the work, and stay consistent. We don’t have to be perfect – in fact, we shouldn’t be – but we do need to be consistent. Workout a few days a week, eat healthy most of the time, and always get plenty of sleep!

I think we forget that our bodies want to be healthy. They want to function at optimum levels, with wholesome, fresh food in our stomachs and lean muscle and clear skin and a peaceful mind. We only have to get out of our own way and allow health to be a part of our daily routines.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the ridiculously crazy amount of information out there, with each new fitness study contradicting the last. We go from anti-fat to okaying healthy fats to whipping up butter in our coffee, depending on the week, month, or year. Instead of following the fitness craze, we just need to instill a more natural path to wellness in our daily lives.

By eating real food, getting real sleep, and clocking in some exercise, our bodies will happily normalize, detox, and return us to a healthy weight. We might not be perfect or insanely ripped or exactly where we want to be, but we will be healthy. Very healthy, in fact 🙂



Aloha and welcome! I'm a small business owner, athlete, and mom-to-be in Honolulu, Hawaii, seeking to live the kindest and most compassionate life I can. From plant-based recipes to low-waste beauty to business lessons to travel, this blog is all things real life.

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