Healthy Moment: 5 Healthy Living Tips for the Lazy Individual

***If you are serious about changing your lifestyle, please seek professional advice. I am only stating the tips that worked for me with my lifestyle***

One day I aspire to live a very healthy lifestyle brimming with GMO-free delectables, sparkling green juices, and organic errythang.

Unfortunately, at this point in my life I can’t seem to make exercising a regular habit, Whole Foods wants my entire wallet and first born child to afford those prices regularly. I don’t have a terrible diet per say, but I know that I have leaps and bounds to go before I land where I hope to be in the pond that is healthy living.

Thankfully, I’ve managed to compile a list of ways I manage to stay somewhat fit.


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Tip #1: Walk a little further

Take the stairs as often as you can without getting ridiculously winded in public. If you are at the mall and you normally park in a garage, try parking on the level below or above the level you actually need to be on and make it a point to take the stairs. If there are no stairs available, park a little farther away and enjoy a quick walk to your destination.

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Tip #2: Drink your veggies, don’t eat them!

I love love love green smoothies. I typically blend spinach and kale together with other yummy fruits and vegetables like bananas, apples, peaches, celery, apples, and greek yogurt. I get plenty of greens and I still have room for all the unhealthy things I enjoy eating on a regular basis. Yay me!

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Tip #3: Choose your proteins wisely.

I’ll admit it, I enjoy pork. Bacon and sausage are heaven sent. If seasoned well and fried just right, pork can introduce you to a heightened level of ecstasy. But I also know how low the nutritional is in pork so I almost always opt for the healthier meat choice. Almost. Maybe I’ll choose chicken instead of red meat or a leaner cut of red meat instead of the fattier cut (Lord…I love the fat). Sometimes I’ll even choose fish over chicken if I’m feeling dangerous. The point is to make the most health conscious decision without having to skimp on the flavor of the food.

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Tip #4: Portion Control

Now this tip is slightly objective because I’ve always believed in eating until you feel satisfied. But eating 4 pounds of food in one sitting is still way too excessive, even if that could be defined as “satisfying.” So for this tip, use your best judgement. If you going to eat something you know that you really should not be eating, having a smaller portion will only make it half as bad.

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Tip #5: Know when Enough is Enough

Despite all of these amazing tips I am giving you, you still need to see a licensed professional to make sure that you are physically sound. Know when enough is enough and it’s time for you to saddle up and visit the local doc. After all, better safe then sorry right?

I hope these tips help you either figure out what do or what not to do with you life or may even a laugh.

Thank you for sharing this not so #HealthyMomentwithMarsha

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About Me

Welcome to Moments with Marsha. I am a young Haitian-American woman attempting to figure out my life and this is my space to share my tribulations and fails. I’m a lover of all things hair, make up enthusiast, fashion watcher, and healthy living advocate. From time to time I also enjoy discussing topics I find relevant to women of color, African Americans, and the 21st century female. So if you have the time or you’re really bored, stop and share a moment with me!

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Serious Moment: Life after College|Is Your Life Together?

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Walking across that graduation stage to receive that college diploma was one of the happiest days of my life. I was surrounded by all the people I loved to share such a special moment in my life and I was embarking on a new journey. Or was I? Unlike what felt like every other college graduate in existence, life after college was a murky pond full of a lot of questions and few answers. I didn’t have the answers, but I did have a four year degree in a major I loved but a major that wouldn’t support me financial at this point in my life. A major and didn’t teach any useful skills I could utilize to get a job after college as anything but a menial part-time teaching assistant job and the local community college if that. All through school various advisors would tell me that it’s okay to not have it all figured out after graduation. But how accurate is that? It’s is really okay or is this just a a sweet saying said to prevent the panic and cold-sweats? #QuestionsThatNeedAnwsers So there I was a happy, confused, apprehensive, and petrified graduate. Look ma we made it!aeN9KxB_700b_v1

I was so very proud of my degree and how hard I worked to achieve that degree. But as proud as I was,  I was scared to admit I graduated because I was even more scared to admit I didn’t have a plan after graduation. Would anyone proclaim that they got a brand new Audi but didn’t know where they were taking that car or how they were going to afford to put gas in that Audi? I didn’t think so. So I moved back home and I started to piece my life together. Since moving home I’ve been working a part-time job that was a rude awaking to what the life of a working class American experiences. I’m grateful for the experience and the relationships I’ve made along the way, but work a part-time job on a menial salary has only motivated me to do something more with my life. Being perpetually broke is the pitts and I do not intend to live my life like this on a regular basis.

A year later I have slowly but surely pieced what I think I want from life together. It’s been a long and somewhat lonely journey. Currently I’m applying to various graduate programs and with any luck I’ll be in somebody’s classroom this coming fall or spring. Say a prayer for me please. This past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions for me and an entirely humbling experience. However, I am at a point now where I am okay. Of course it’s still discouraging when I get on Facebook or Instagram and everyone is getting married, graduating with 3 degrees, or traveling the world and I’m just trying to figure out how I am going to pay my next bill. But I know that I have a plan and I know that it will happen because I faith and I’m devoting all of my time to bettering myself. Life goes on, I’m young and I would rather use this time making all my mistakes so in the future I have better direction.

This is just my small story of navigating life as a post graduate with no real plans. I wrote this with the intent to help someone else who’s experienced or is experiencing a similar situation. Who ever you are, you will be okay. Life goes on, find a plan and stick to it. It’s very easy to throw the saddest of pity parties at this point and it’s also easy to get discouraged which can open the window for depression. For that person experiencing this turmoil that best advice I can give you is to stay positive no matter how hard it is and find ways to keep busy. Use this time to find a new hobby or refine a skill you already have. Work, volunteer, write a short story, look at the benefits of your current situation. When in you life will you every be this free to do what you love and have copious amounts of time to devote to that love? Use it wisely my friend and stay humble.

Thank you for sharing this #SeriousMomentwithMarsha

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