What up guys.

These past few months I jumped on this health and wellness journey and haven’t looked back. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know it’s been crazy but incredible at the same time.

It all started from being a mom. Pre-mom-life, I cared about my health, but it was never a top priority.

Chips, chocolate, and Chick-fil-a were my life.

Becoming a mom and having a C-section in particular really pushed me to treat my body the way it deserves. I’m a mama of an almost-1-year-old ….one more month! omg. But my health journey didn’t even start till 9 months postpartum.

(I know, I REALLY procrastinated on this one)

But hey, it’s never too late to start and I ended up starting this for the right reasons – striving to be the healthiest version of myself inside and out. Over these past few months, I’ve learned a few things that have kept me on track and from just completely giving up.

focus on adding more fruits and veggies instead of cutting out junk food

This is plain and simple. It’s the law of attraction. Every time I told myself I was going to get healthy and get abs, nothing EVER worked because I didn’t focus on what I wanted, I focused on what I didn’t want. I didn’t want to eat junk food. I didn’t want to be lazy. My thoughts and energy were focused toward things I didn’t want to manifest which in return manifested them.

When my mindset shifted, so did my life. For the first couple of weeks, I still ate what I usually did back then. Chips, fast foods here are there, but I focus on trying to add more healthy options to my meals. Shifting the focus on healthier things brought more of those things into my life. And as time went on, the junk food, the snacks, all those bad things started drifting away.

It’s as simple as your mindset that makes the biggest difference.

take your vitamins

I used to be one of those people that thought being healthy simply meant going to the gym, but there’s so much more to it. So although giving myself the proper nutrition is important, it’s just as important to take your vitamins.

I’m plant-based for the majority of my diet and while eating primarily healthy I thought, “I don’t need vitamins, I get enough from my foods.” Honey…I was WRONG. Vitamins and supplements are really necessary, but they do help a ton in getting or staying healthy.

My number one tip on choosing what vitamins are right for you is to check where the source of the vitamins is coming from. For example, most multivitamins from your local grocery store are most likely synthetic..ew. I found a multivitamin that is derived from organic, whole foods, so you know you’re going to absorb quality stuff here. I truly believe that there is power in plants, as silly as it sounds. This product is something I trust and did my research on. – Always do your research. – and you can check out my Instagram for more about it – instagram.com/happylittlebabe

find a gym buddy

Obviously you don’t NEED a gym to workout, but I found it a lot more motivating especially when bringing a friend. I started going to the gym with my sister-in-law and it was sooo nice. I was less intimidated by the people and all the machines and felt more comfortable. It also pushed me to go.

My first day back at work we had said we were going to workout after our kids are in bed and all. I was exhausted that day and definitely not used to working 9-5, but I went anyway because I felt accountable telling her we would workout. In the end, it was nice to de-stress with a workout after a long day.

start this for the right reasons

My last piece of advice I can give is to start your personal health and wellness journey for the right reasons. Say you’re doing to ‘get back’ at an ex, or weigh a certain weight. Although those are great motivators, they’re not going to keep you going for the right reasons. We want long term changes!

When I was figuring out my ‘why’ I start thinking of what’s important to me. I want to be able to keep up with a soon-to-be walking toddler, keep my energy levels up without encouraging a coffee addiction, and to simply live a life of health, wealth, and abundance. My days were filled with fatigue and crankiness, but now are full of positivity and things that make me feel good.

So what are you struggling with in your health journey? Do you want to start your own personal journey? As a holistic wellness coach, I’d love to know what kinds of obstacles stand in your way and how you want to change things up.