Monday, August 18, 2014

Fit: Yoga Girl Challenge: Days 4, 5, 6 + Maha Music Festival

Day 4: Random act of kindness.

Over the weekend, I was in Omaha with a few of my favorite gals for Maha Music Festival. While my body is stiff and sore from the 12+ hour roundtrip drive, I feel so revived and at peace. Sometimes, a weekend with your girlfriends is the best medicine there is.

While we were in Omaha, I made each of us a woven anklet to celebrate our mini road trip, endless laughter, new adventures and lasting friendships. While the colors were completely different to signify our varying personalities, the design and length were all the same, tying us together and serving as a reminder of a truly incredible weekend. 

Man, I just love those girlies (more photos and DIYs from this trip coming soon!)

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Day 5: Get rid of a bad habit.

It's no secret I love food. While I consider myself a healthy cook, I fall off the healthy food wagon whenever I do any sort of traveling or out of town weekend activity. I've learned that if there's one thing my body doesn't appreciate, it's bad, highly processed foods. 

Especially because I expect my body to do so much (yoga, working, running, blogging, cooking etc.), I can't be filling it with highly processed foods that just do me no good (or in most instances, more harm than good). I'll admit it, it's not easy eating healthy and eliminating highly processed foods. Eating healthy takes money (produce can be expensive), time (cooking for each meal) and creativity (finding new ways to eat healthy foods in place of highly processed foods). Not to mention, I think it takes an incredible amount of courage to eat healthy and say no to some of the delicious but terrible-for-you foods out there!

Moving forward, I'm going to consciously cut out as many highly processed foods as I can. This includes artificial ingredients, refined sugars, low-fat and fat free products, sugary cereals, sodas, fast food and basically anything else I wouldn't cook with at home. 

It won't be perfect. I won't be a 100% "clean eater." But I will make healthier, more conscious decisions each day to eat foods that are "clean" or less processed.

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Day 6: Start a new routine.

Since I got rid of a bad habit, it only makes sense to start a new one, right? Recently, Jack and I began saving money, but not in the conventional way you think. Each time we come across a $5 bill, we save it. But only when it's a $5 bill! We don't save any other denomination of money.

It's fun for us to always be on a hunt for $5 bills (trust me, you won't see either of us spending a $5 bill any time soon; we'll be saving it!) While we don't have a lot saved up yet, we're excited to see our savings grow as the weeks and months go on.

We've decided we're going to combine our $5 bill savings with our change jar savings and will spend the money traveling to visit some of the places on our list (read more about that here!) Traveling is one of the most important things for us, especially during the next few years. Can't wait to see where this new little saving routine takes us.

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