Do You Struggle to Drink Enough Water? #DrinkHydrant

How many times have you been told “just drink more water”? You’ve heard it for years, but you still struggle to get enough into your body. Enter: Hydrant hydration!

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What Is Hydrant?

So, what is Hydrant and what makes it unique? Unlike the alternatives that contain way too much sugar and artificial ingredients, Hydrant is an explosion of electrolytes and contains just a small amount of sugar to turn on the sodium glucose pump and increase your body’s hydration.

Other reasons that Hydrant is so unique:

  • Hydrant is underpinned by science to optimize hydration.
  • Incorporating Hydrant into your daily routine, once in the morning and once before bed, leads to optimal hydration and a better you.
  • We all know the importance of drinking water, but drinking enough water is hard and can become a chore. Hydrant’s unique ingredient blend allows you to absorb water more efficiently, think of it like a hydrant that sends water quickly and efficiently to your cells.

Who Is Hydrant?

Hydrant was created by an Oxford Biologist. The Optimal Hydration Mix fights the fatigue that 75% of us experience from dehydration every day. Formulated to make water work better, instantly and conveniently, Optimal Hydration Mix keeps you healthy and hydrated.

How Do I Use Hydrant?

Mix! Mix! Mix! Then drink! The colder the water, the better the taste. If you like a more concentrated flavor, stay closer to 8oz of water/packet. If you want a more dilute taste, you can fill up to 16oz for that one packet.

This is also great to use during workouts, after drinking alcohol, and when your body is dehydrated from vomiting/diarrhea.

Are You Ready to Try Hydrant?

From a wellness perspective, I know how important hydration is to our minds, bodies, and even complexions. Too many people get fooled by companies claiming to offer healthy and safe “waters” or alternatives.

Hydrant is a fantastic addition to your health and wellness routine! I can’t wait to try the lime flavor! Just in time for summer, am I right?!

Use promo code: HYDRANT33 to save 33% off your first order at Hydrant! (Restrictions May apply and offer is valid through 5/3-/19)

What flavor will you be trying?

North Face Deals at Macy’s

It’s been a minute since I’ve blogged about my love for Macy’s and clothes, so it only seems appropriate that I get back to it and tell you about this incredible North Face sale that’s going on!

Do You Love a Good Sale?

Obviously, that’s a rhetorical question! I love snagging great deals and it wouldn’t be fair to keep them to myself. Right now, you can get 25% off select The North Face styles.

I had to share a few of my favorite items that are on sale now!

So, we all know that fanny packs are back and I haven’t seen one that’s this cute before. Check out this North Face fanny pack here. And you can get it in either this pretty pink or a shady blue.

I am obsessed with this waterproof rain jacket. Obvi, pink is my favorite color but it comes in several different colors. It’s also super lightweight so it’s perfect for rain and wind.

And while it’s technically Spring here in Indiana, we’re having a rainy and cold weekend. This means pulling out my favorite hoodie. This one will be a staple in my closet for sure!

Head Over to Macy’s for These North Face Deals!

Don’t wait to take advantage of these great North Face deals. They are good through 4/22/19. But Macy’s is also having other great deals throughout April, so you’re sure to find something perfect for you!

What are your favorite things to get at Macy’s?

Top Swaps for a Healthier Lifestyle

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Living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all your favorite things. There are several things you can swap in all aspects of your life. Check out these awesome ideas!

Swap white pasta for whole wheat pasta

If pasta forms a staple part of your diet, don’t worry, you don’t have to get rid of it altogether. Whole wheat pasta provides more fiber and contains more vitamin E, B vitamins and antioxidants than white pasta so you could make a switch to that or go one further and make ‘courgetti‘ (spiralized courgette) or ‘boodles‘ (pasta made from butternut squash) to boost your vegetable intake.

Swap white potatoes for sweet potatoes

It’s an easy, cheap and tasty meal, but there’s a way to make baked potatoes healthier. Have a sweet potato instead! You can baked them, roast them, or smash them. Either way, they’re delicious and offer a ton of nutrients!

Swap Watching Your Children Play For Playing With Them

Don’t just stand there. Get moving. Get your heart rate up and not only will you be getting some exercise but you’ll be spending quality time with your kids and making memories.

Swap Screen Time For Play Time

Whether you have kids or not, most of us are spending too much time in front of screens. Ditch those for ‘play time’ – which can be whatever you want it to be. If you do have kids, then get out to the park, play football with them, whatever it is that will get them outside.

For yourself this is important too, but if you must watch Netflix, why not get a mini trampoline or an exercise bike and work-out while you’re watching it. The TV is a great distraction, and before you know it, you will have done half an hour.

Swap Cigarettes for E-Cigarettes (for now)

E-cigarettes aren’t entirely risk-free, but experts estimate that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. E-cigarette vapor contains some potentially dangerous chemicals also found in tobacco smoke, but at much lower levels. You can even get some great flavors too and avoid the traditional smell of smoking. Have a look at Daniel Fung of Watertown CT for more options. This may be a good transition to quitting altogether.

Swap white rice for brown or ‘cauli-rice.’

Brown rice is better for you because it has more fiber than white rice, but Cauliflower rice is another excellent option if you want to reduce calorie intake and up your veg count, too.

Swap fruit juice for the fruit itself

Next time you go for a glass of orange juice, it might be worth a re-think. Fruit juice is high in natural sugar, and it’s missing the fiber that the fruit provides. Drinking a glass of orange juice means the fruit’s sugars are more readily available and more easily absorbed by the body than just eating the fruit itself.

Make the swap for a healthier lifestyle

When you’re wanting to start living a healthier lifestyle, it can be overwhelming. Instead of quitting everything cold turkey, start making small swaps here and there. It will add up and your body will thank you!

Goal Setting To Get Where You Want To Be In Business

Goal Setting To Get Where You Want To Be In Business

Goal Setting To Get Where You Want To Be In Business

Many of life’s most important goals revolve around money. So if you run a business, it’s essential to make sure that it’s working for you by setting measurable goals that are both achievable and relevant.

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Getting to where you want to be as a person and as a business owner can be a challenge. So in this post, we’re going to take a look at the business of goal setting so that you can grow your company and achieve lasting success.

Be Prepared To Change Course

There’s a famous motivational diagram that entrepreneurs like to refer to when they find themselves in difficult circumstances. It’s an image of a person trying to make a journey from point A to B. When an entrepreneur sets up a business, whether it’s a home office-based company or something more extravagant, they have an idea in their heads about where they are and where they want to end up. It’s a straight line from where they are now to where they want to be. That’s what’s depicted in the first image. The second image shows what happens in reality: a person traveling from A to B usually has to climb over a bunch of obstacles and go through several trials to get to where they want to go. It’s never a straight line, but one that is continually changing, based on circumstance and market conditions.

The moral of the story is this: you need to be prepared to change your goals at a moment’s notice, depending on the opportunities that come your way. Sticking rigidly to a particular set of ideas will lead you to financial trouble.

Stick With Your Principles

Many companies aspire to go paperless, but according to https://www.templafy.com/blog/solving-document-management-once-and-for-all-going-paperless/ more than 20% of firms are increasing the amount of paper they use for their day to day operations. While all companies say that they are trying to cut down on the amount of paper that they use, many don’t live up to their ideals.

The problem with this is twofold: firstly, you undermine your mission, which can be a demotivating – something that you don’t want if you work for yourself. And secondly, customers may view you as hypocritical, and it could hurt your brand – again, that’s not something that you want. Sticking with your principles gives your firm an air of authenticity and helps to build trust.

Set A Timeline For Task Completion

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If you’re trying to start something from scratch, it can be a challenge to motivate yourself to get everything done. One of the best strategies is to set a timeline for task completion. Set regular milestones to ensure that you have both short-term and long-term goals to work toward.

Setting allotted times for each task ensures that you’re not spending too much time on one particular project. It frees you up for the other essential work that you need to do. According to https://www.thebalancesmb.com/powerful-goal-setting-steps-2951854 people setting up companies need to track the progress of their goals through time. That way, they know where to focus more of their attention.

Goal Setting for Business

Goal setting is vital for both life and business. If you don’t set these measurable goals, how will you ever know when you’ve reached them?

Want more tips on goal setting? Check out this post!

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How to Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

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How many times have you found yourself repeating BS stories and thoughts? “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “People like me don’t become successful.” “I’m not as smart as my sister.”

These stories are actually limiting beliefs and they are keeping you from living your best life.

What are Limiting Beliefs?

Self-limiting beliefs are beliefs that we have that hold us back. They keep us from moving forward and are 100% BS.

We’ve believed these “stories” for sooo long that we accept them as fact but they are NOT FACT.

These beliefs can come from parents, teachers, partners, etc.

How Do I Address These Beliefs?

Think about something that you want to achieve in your life.

Write down all the thoughts and beliefs that you have about why this is a ridiculous goal or why you can’t do it.

Really think about these thoughts. They are your limiting beliefs.

Find the CORE REASONS for these beliefs.

CREATE NEW BELIEFS (shifting your mindset)

FIND EVIDENCE to support your new beliefs! The evidence is there, I PROMISE!

Ready to Reach Your Goals?

Are you ready to ditch the limiting beliefs and go after your dreams? YOU CAN! It’s not an overnight transformation, but each day you will get stronger and closer to your goals!

If you’re ready to take the next step and join my private coaching practice, I’d love to learn more about you and see if we’re a great fit! Fill out this quick form and I’ll be in touch to see if this is right for you!

3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Time

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Time is seriously valuable. In fact, it’s one of the most valuable of all “resources” that exist in the entire world. If you don’t have much money today, you may be able to earn and save up a significant amount tomorrow. But you only ever have 24 hours in a day, and who knows how much time over the course of your entire life.

People don’t usually like to think of their own mortality – but the harsh reality is that none of us is on this earth forever, and so it’s a really good idea to use our time as wisely as possible, rather than allowing any of it to go to waste.

Easier said than done, right? Well, here are a few tips for getting the most out of your time.

Do Your Research & Planning in Advance

Whatever it is you’re doing in life – whether you’re trying to run your own business, or are trying to get fit, or get your house in order – it’s a really good idea to do your research and planning in advance.

A lot of time often gets wasted, because we don’t do our due diligence before involving ourselves in different pastimes, or making certain commitments.

This applies even in terms of buying consumer goods. By looking up reviews on a site such as TriStar products review, for example, you are less likely to find yourself shopping around endlessly for the one product that does what you want it to, and having to return goods every couple of days.

Likewise, if you’re going on vacation, planning out your itinerary in advance allows you to spend all your time at the destination actually having adventures, instead of sitting around and racking your brains trying to figure out what to do.

Listen to Your Own Conscience

Our consciences need to be developed with a bit of practice, but all of us have some kind of innate sense of when we are acting “well” or “badly.”
When you’re trying to figure out if you’re using your time as well as you possibly can, it often pays to listen to your own conscience. How do you “feel” deep down, while you’re doing what you’re doing?

If a significant part of yourself feels like you’re wasting your time – you probably are. Try doing things that make you feel proud, instead.

Reduce Distraction

We all tend to follow the path of least resistance, over the course of our day-to-day lives. At least, to a pretty significant degree.

If you make distraction and procrastination extremely easy, like keeping your phone nearby so you can constantly scroll Instagram, expect to spend more of your time procrastinating.

Instead, try to make it significantly harder to actually engage in distracting activities, and significantly easier to engage in positive and productive activity. In the Internet age, using web blockers is often a good way of starting to reduce distraction.

If you’re struggling to manage your time so you can accomplish your goals, life coaching may be for you. Check out the ways we can work together.

Starting A New Sport? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself

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Often, taking up a new sport is something that people consider for their children, but less frequently for themselves. However, playing or engaging with a sport is an excellent choice for everyone – regardless of age, fitness level or experience, sports offer benefits for your health, fitness, and well-being.

Check out these three questions that you should ask yourself before starting up something new.

“What physical activities constitute a ‘sport’?”

In order to choose a sport, you will first need to decide which activities constitute an actual sport; however, as forbes.com/ have highlighted in the past, determining what is and isn’t a sport can be something of a contentious issue.

For the most part, a sport needs to have a competitive element. Many people find that competing against others really helps to improve their fitness overall; the idea of ‘winning’ is one that most of us find attractive, and are willing to work hard to achieve.

It’s therefore best to choose your sport based on two criteria: significant physical activity is required, and there must be an element of competition, either against another individual (as with tennis, squash, and so on) or against another team (for example, soccer, hockey, netball, and so on).

“Do I need to join a club?”

Most sports can be engaged with solo; for example, if you wish to give tennis a try, you can buy a racquet and hit balls against a wall without the need to join a club. However, while doing so would technically be tennis, the chances of you achieving the full workout tennis can provide – and benefiting from the critical competitive element – are slim to none.

As a result, it’s usually best to look for sports clubs in your local area if you wish to get the most from your sporting experience. If there are no established clubs for your chosen sport, you could always consider starting your own by following the tips on classifieds.usatoday.com/ and similar sources.

“How can I ensure I’m safe?”

It’s an unfortunate fact that every sport carries a degree of risk and contact sports are all the more likely to cause injuries. So it’s important to be realistic: injuries do happen, but the soft tissue trauma or more severe spinal cord issues as discussed on attylaw.com/ and similar sites. By acknowledging that injuries can, and do, occur, you can take every preventative step possible to ensure you are safe and protected at all times.

If you’re not sure how to protect yourself when engaging with a new sport, it’s usually best to ask for professional advice. Almost every sport has some form of recommended protection – from helmets for cyclists to kinesiology tape to support ligaments when playing soccer – so speaking to an instructor or experienced player of that sport can help ensure you can take the best possible precautions.

Starting a New Sport?

When you’re starting a new sport, it’s always good to be prepared. Congratulate yourself on getting active and enjoy the process of trying something new.

Are you looking to get active and need some advice on choosing the best program or activity for you? Check out my coaching services!

Tips for Recovery From Surgery

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When it comes to life, things don’t always go the way we planned and sometimes we end up in situations which we would rather avoid. Having an operation for example is something which a lot of us don’t look forward to, however sometimes we can’t avoid going under the knife for one reason it another. Today we are taking a look at some of the tips and tricks which you can use if you are recovering from surgery this year.

Eat Fresh Foods

The first handy tip which you should definitely take into account during your recovery is to eat as much healthy food as you possibly can. Healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables and lean proteins are essential for the body at any time, but especially so when we are trying to recover from an operation. When the body is a little more vulnerable than usual it needs all of these nutrients in order for the body to recover and become strong. Protein will repair muscles and cells and other vitamins can also help in the recovery process.

Organize Your Medicine

If you aren’t used to taking pills every day, this will be one of the harder things you need to get used to after an operation. A lot of the time after an operation you’ll be given items to help thicken the blood to heal wounds and other things to help in the healing process. Make sure you get yourself a pill dispenser to help you organise and keep pills in the right place for you to eat every day. It will make a world of difference and will make your life much easier.

Move Around

When you have been under the knife there is a huge temptation to stay in bed and not move for days and even weeks due to the pain of it all, but you actually aren’t doing yourself any favours by doing this. It is worth moving around gently and trying to build up your muscles once more after and operation and this can help you heal quicker. Also, the actor moving will stimulate blood flow around the body and this will help to bring oxygen to the cells as well as carry away bacteria and dead cell tissue from the area. By moving around you’ll be helping your body to recover much more efficiently.

Listen to Your Doctor

After an operation, your doctor will give you some instructions for what you need to do to stay healthy and recover. This will likely include recovery time as well as what you can and can’t do during the period of recovery. If you want to heal correctly and avoid another surgery you HAVE to listen to your doctor. They will give you advice for a reason and if they say you can’t safely drive a car for 3 weeks, you’ll have to avoid getting behind the wheel until that time is up and you have been checked over. Always listen to your doctor.

Recovering From Surgery

Recovering from surgery can be a long process. But following doctors orders and properly caring for your body can improve the recovery process.

Looking for more tips on living a healthier life? Be sure to check out this post on healthy living!