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I talk a lot about being mindful and living our best selves. Part of that, for us, is making sure we eat healthy even when we are on the go. Which is pretty much always. I recently discovered these So Young cooler bags and they have been such a life saver! When Honor and I are out and on our grind, which is always, we don't have to worry about hunger pains hitting and us reaching for unhealthy fast food options.
Check out my interview with So Young below, where I talk a little bit more about how being mindful impacts many facets of my life.
|| Physical Fitness || What’s your workout routine? What physical activities do you do to insure you’re looking and feeling your best?
I love to mix up my routine, actually! I love trying out new places in my community, everything from kick-boxing to yoga. The best workout routine for me is one that keeps me moving constantly and doesn’t get boring. I like to lose myself in it.
|| Healthy Eating || How do you insure you’re making healthy choices throughout the day? In what situations might you use the SoYoung cooler bag to bring food with you?
This cooler bag is so perfect for my eating habits, because I don’t like being forced to eat out even though I’m always on the go! I do a juice cleanse every few weeks and I need those babies to stay fresh while I’m running around! And when I’m not cleansing, I still try to carry healthy snacks for me and H so that we aren’t tempted by goodies we see while we are out.
|| Mental Health || How do you insure you’re getting a mental break? Do you meditate, take walks, read generally or hang in a favorite place? Are there any causes you’re passionate about that bring you a sense of purpose and meaning?
Having mental breaks is something I really advocate for on my personal blog. I think mothers especially tend to take on way too much, and it’s usually for everyone else besides themselves. While I love and respect that, I know all too well that if you don’t take care of yourself then you can’t take care of others. That being said, I always take small moments to ensure I’m getting some me time. I love to read and listen to motivational podcasts. It inspires me and drives me to here about other’s successes in life. I also love to get out in nature, and Utah is so perfect for that. It’s always a good time for an adventure here.
|| Family || How do you structure your time with your family? Are there any routines you have together that help you maintain a positive supportive lifestyle together?
Family time has changed so much since I’ve become a single mama. I don’t often refer to myself that way - I always say I’m a co-parent because H’s dad will always be a part of the family. Despite our circumstances changing, we still plan “family” days together so that H can have us both at the same time. We feel like we can best support her by supporting each other as well. We try to do something all together at least once a week.
|| Relationship || What do you do to maintain a supportive relationship with your spouse/partner (if applicable)? Do you have any rituals that are just for the 2 of you?
While H’s dad and I are no longer together, we both still support each other completely. When we had H, we signed on for being partners for life. Just because the definition of that partnership has changed, doesn’t mean it’s dissolved. Us being friends is so beneficial for all of us, and when we both meet the people we are meant to be with, there will be a great foundation to support the added weight and love new people bring into the mix.