Tracking the things we do to meet the goals we have.

If you came over to my house right now, you would see notebooks all over. I am a pen-to-paper kind of person. I am rarely on my phone. I actually use the Screen time settings to limit my screen time on my phone. Somedays I choose to go over, but most days I rarely even get a notification for apps like Facebook or Instagram that I have even hit my daily time limit. I need to adjust my podcast and YouTube settings because I listen to those throughout the day, and listening to things is the majority of my phone usage. 

So when I got a fitness and nutrition coach to hold me accountable to my goals, you know her, my friendBeckie with Relentlessly Fit, and the entire program required an app and using it to track my nutrition, activity, and water daily, you can guess how that went over.

When I checked in this morning, I made a commitment to write down what I am eating throughout the week...

Essential Oils for Yoga

Today is International Yoga Day, and the perfect day to talk about essential oils alongside your yoga practice. Not practicing yoga yet? Hey! Me neither, but I have been researching some basics and decided that today was the day I was finally going to use that Yoga Collective membership I paid for on Groupon this past winter. 
I listened to Senior Global Educator, RN, RNPA, and certified yoga instructor Ed Dailey, on the Drop of Inspiration Podcast, did a little research of my own, and have compiled a list of oils that are great to add to your yoga practice!
I have done yoga before, I am not completely new to the idea, and have attended classes. I just don't do it regularly and have decided I want to add it to my healthy lifestyle. Yoga provides a ton of benefits to help bring a healthy balance to your daily life. When I do yoga, I feel great. I want to feel that way every single day, so I am going to start my practice in just 10-15 minute sessions a day. And you can follow me on Instagram for accountability!
Some people add oils to the bottom of their feet, some place a drop in their hands, and others diffuse during their yoga practice. I can see the benefits of all three depending on which oil and what reason you decide to use it that day. I will be incorporating all three in my practice.

I have chosen to keep these oils with my Yoga supplies.

One thing to remember is your yoga practice will change daily. What works for you one day may not be the oil calling to you the next day. I have set aside some different videos in the Yoga Collective app and saved them on YouTube for days when I really want a specific Yoga Practice. Some days you may find you want something grounding, while another you need energy. Follow your intuition when preparing to start your daily yoga practice, and let your body tell you what it needs. 
Starting today, you can follow me on Instagram to keep up with my yoga practice! 
What essential oils do you like to have while practicing yoga? I know I already have a wish list going!

10 Easy Ways to Add Exercise to Your Daily Routine

10 Easy Ways to Add Exercise to Your Daily Routine
Daily exercise can be hard to fit in.  By taking the time to turn our daily tasks into moments of movement, we can get just a little bit healthier every day. Sneaking in exercise doesn't have to be difficult. Here are a few of my favorite tips.