Author: healthyzengirl

Weight Loss & Gut Health

Got weight loss goals? Listen to your gut! Create an environment on the inside that matches how you want to feel, and helps support your goals. Your gut is the epicenter of your health. If it’s balanced and functioning well, then it’s primed for proper digestion, and can do exactly what it’s designed to do. Our bodies are wicked smart! Exercise these 3 simple practices to support your gut health and weight loss goals. 🌱 Replace your processed snacks with whole food options as often as possible. 🍎 Choose an apple, peppers and hummus, or pre-made banana 🍌 oat snack bites over protein bars and pretzel bags. 🌱 Add pre and probiotics to your weekly regimen. These supplements can help support your digestion, reducing bloat and constipation. Need help deciding on supplements? For more insight, read this AGA article HERE. 🌱 Slow down for goodness sake! How can our body process that we’re full and satisfied, when we’re eating in front of our spreadsheets, standing up taking bites in between washing dishes and writing out …

Colonocopies Save Lives

Feeling peace of mind after receiving word of a clear colonoscopy this morning! I encourage you to take good care. Preventative cancer screening numbers are down right now, because people are putting off their appointments due to Covid-19 concerns. Your health is of utmost importance and if you’re due for a preventative cancer screening or important physical, please don’t put it off. This is my second colonoscopy. My first one was ten years ago. My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in his 60s. When you have a first degree relative diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to work with your primary care doctor to lay out a preventative plan for cancer screenings. It’s also important to call your doctor if any alarm symptoms are present. Visit the @americancancersociety link at the end of this post to see what those are. It may seem like a lot of time and hassle to make these critical appointments and to go through the colonoscopy prep, but it is more then worth it! Learn more here:

Find Your FIT

Find your FIT and Prioritize it every single week! 💪🏼 This is my number one advice to anyone who is trying to create a healthy lifestyle change that has longevity, and produces results! Below are 5 Extra Fit Tips to Jump Start 2021! 1️⃣ Focus on small steps to help you on your way towards your goal. If you don’t feel comfortable going to a gym during these times, reach out to an online trainer who can set up a plan with you to get your home in gear for weekly workouts tailored with your needs in mind. 2️⃣ If you’re really tired of the yo-yo results you’re seeing, then stop gravitating towards the quick fixes; they will never lead to lifestyle change, just short term cheap gains. 3️⃣ If you don’t enjoy it, for the love of God, don’t do it. If you can’t stand long distance running, then that’s not a FIT. Put in the work and value yourself enough to try a variety of activities. Book yourself into a class at a …

Mind Body Grounding

How do you relax and recharge, especially during these uncertain and challenging times? ✨Mind Body practices like yoga, meditation, and Pilates can help you relax and refill your cup in a way that’s deeply healing. 🧘🏻‍♀️ ✨Mind body tools also help you relax your nervous system and release unhealthy thought patterns. And when our minds are relaxed, our bodies can let go. ✨It’s one thing to be strong in a gritty, conquer the world way. It takes an entirely different strength to get grounded. It’s not easy creating space to slow down, especially if you’re someone who exhibits Type A traits. In fact, it can be down right difficult to roll out your mat and tap into the slow, deep work of connection and presence. ✨It’s a fine balance, isn’t it?…A dance between pushing hard towards goals and learning how to make space to replenish in between all the forward movement. ✨Make time for letting go and add some mind body practices into your week. We need these tools more then ever. When you work …

More Love Less Hate

Good morning dear ones. There’s a lot of work to be done, there always has been. This quote from Eleanor Roosevelt resonates with me on this Monday morning, “It isn’t enough to talk about Peace ☮️ One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work on it.”.Part of the work is listening and learning. And the other part is contributing. Prayers work best when they’re backed by action. Sending so much love into the world 🌎 and taking action towards change one day at a time. #morelovelesshate