How to make 2017 great! 


Focus on YOU! Work out more. Go to places you’ve never been before. Cut toxic people out of your life. Be good to your parents. Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Get OUT of bed earlier. Get a massage, (you’ll be surprised how much it helps). Spend less time watching tv. Complain less. Stress less. Don’t skip breakfast. Go for a run. Eat to nourish your body. Drink more water. Set goals you want to accomplish. Spend time with friends. Take a lot of pictures. Take a lot of videos. Do something you’re scared to do. Get something you’ve always wanted. Smile more often. Laugh more often. Read at least 5 books. Feed your intellectual side. Nourish your soul. Sleep more. Don’t worry about what people say. Everyone lives their lives differently, there is no correct way to live your life. JUST BE HAPPY 

I’ve currently just started school again and I’m seriously SO excited ! Graduating is my top achievement right now. Apart from that I’ve been waking up every day for a month and a half now to go to cross fit. I feel so good about my progress. Being healthy has always been a lifestyle of mine but getting back to being FIT is the goal. How would you guys make 2017 great? 

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Waist training hurts! 


Okay, even though I’m more of a eat healthy and excercise type of gal. I decided to give this waist thing a try. I purchased the A garment in small from waistgang society and I believe it was 120$. So far .. Not liking how pricy it was. But if it does its job then the price is always worth it. Today was DAY ONE and I only had it on for about 2 hours. I’m pretty sure you are supposed to have it on longer. The indications on the website said about 6 hours I think? Well, anyhow after 2 hours my whole stomach and back started to burn so I had to take it of. Not only was I not able to breathe but it was also very uncomfortable I could not bend or sit in a relaxed position. I asked waistgang if it would always be so uncomfortable, they said no, after a few wears the garment would stretch and be more flexible. Which turned out to be true, it was a LITTLE easier to sit and bend after 2 hours of wearing it.

Waist training isn’t for everyone. And so far I think it’s not for me either. BUT I’ll try it out and see how it goes (:

Has anyone ever done waist training ? If so comment and let me know your ideas, tips, experience, I would love to hear it !

Get a good nights sleep 

So.. I’m horrible at going to sleep early. Most of it has to do with my job, I usually always get out at 11pm or 12am. But I still always strive to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

Why is sleep so important ? 

When you are trying to be healthy and fit and going crazy in whole foods and working out until you drop at the gym. You HAVE to have a good nights sleep every night. It’s a Big part of being healthy. Just like drinking water ..

I remember I read this in a self magazine. I don’t remember who it was (I’m pretty sure it was a Victoria Secret model ) they asked her; so what is your secret to staying radiant and healthy? She answered, “I sleep a lot and drink a lot of water “. 

After I read that, I kid you not I drowned in water and woke up with so many eye bags because I slept TO MUCH. (I tend to overdue everything)

10 benefits of sleep


 

  1. Better mood
  2. Healthier skin
  3. Better concentration
  4. More energy
  5. Good blood pressure
  6. Less inflammation
  7. Maximum gym performance
  8. Prevents migraines and headaches
  9. Build muscle easier
  10. Improve memory

Sleeping is great! It’s not like we have to motivate ourselves to get sleep.. I understand motivation is needed to stay fit and go to the gym but sleep? Theirs keys to staying healthy and if sleeping is an easy one, just knock that one right out of the list and hit the snooze!

 

How to be Healthy

Healthy isn’t about body image! It’s about being comfortable in your own body as well as not being prone to any diseases because of your body weight. I made a list of things that make me feel healthy through out the day and sometimes when I’m feeling a little lazy or maybe not so fit. I make 2-3 of these happen that day and I’ll start feeling a lot better about myself.

  1. Cardio + weights
  2. Drink lots of water
  3. Get 8 hours of sleep
  4. Eat fruits or fruit smoothie for breakfast
  5. Eat veggies
  6. Smile a lot
  7. Be positive (no negativity) EVER
  8. Eat lots of fish & chicken
  9. Eat chocolate when you want
  10. Set up goals, and achieve them
  11. Love yourself no matter what
  12. Drink green stuff
  13. Drink tea
  14. Drink warm water with lemon
  15. Do yoga
  16. Cover your hair with coco oil
  17. Do what makes you happy
  18. Don’t do anything that makes you uncomfortable
  19. Compliment yourself daily
  20. Take a long hot bath
  21. Go running
  22. Get a tan
  23. Avoid processed foods
  24. No grocery shopping on an empty stomach
  25. Wash your hands often
  26. Dont binge
  27. Organize
  28. Read a book
  29. Take deep breaths
  30. Meditate
  31. Listen to your body
  32. Wake up earlier
  33. Go to sleep earlier
  34. Be patient
  35. Don’t go to sleep angry

 

You should try it! What’s your healthy list? Remember your physical wellness is equal to your mental wellness. Never deprive your mind or body of its full potential to be happy and fit! 🙂

Why I started Fit&Tan Brunette

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Hey guys! Welcome to Fit&Tanned Brunette! My name is Judith.

Living a healthy lifestyle is so much fun. Not only does it make you feel great and energized every day, but also getting to know new recipes and different ways to stay active make your life a little more adventurous.

Living a healthy and active lifestyle has its struggles though. My main struggle would be motivation. Even though I enjoy being active and eating healthy. Some days it’s just hard to get that work out done, or eating a healthier option other than that juicy cheeseburger. Since I love sharing ways to stay healthy with my friends and family, I thought.. why not make a blog? So here we are! Living a healthy and active lifestyle is so important. With so many processed foods available to us everyday it’s easy to just stop at any drive through and grab a quick fix on the way to work. I hope I can motivate, inspire, and inform you guys on how to stay active, how to eat healthy, and just try new things everyday. Always feel free to share your thoughts and ideas!


 

Acai cup? Yes please ! 


 
 

 

Put some kale first, dump the frozen berries, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and strawberries into your blender. Add some powder protein and finely grounded flaxseed. For liquid I use the unsweetened almond milk because it has less sugar. A woman shouldn’t consume more than 30 grams of sugar but that’s all up to you girlies 🙂  Sometimes I use coconut water when I run out of my almond milk. And there you go! Your very own acai cup 🙂