Healthy Habits Can Be Contagious, Too!

Updated: Sep 6


Maybe I'm the only one, but does your wellness journey feel like a trek up and down mountains? Switchback after switchback with no end in sight? 😅 It can't just be me, can it?



There are times when I feel like I'm crushing life..


You know, like that bitch. Nobody can get me down.👸


Then there are times when I want to crawl into a hole and disappear. Everyone everywhere hates me, I'm ugly, fat, and I'm all alone. 😫 I spend a lot of time adding up all my little accomplishments throughout the day to maintain perspective. But, sometimes I get fooled by distorted thinking, (more often than I'd like to admit.)


For the most part, I've felt like I've been struggling to get healthy. I've never been particularly fit or had great endurance. Even in the military, I wasn't very active.


And then when I entered motherhood, I had barely gotten the hang of taking care of myself and I had to figure out how a tiny human fit into the equation. 😬🤬


But it's pretty well known now that parents who practice healthy habits are more present and attuned to their children's needs.


You might think kids and yoga don't mix. Your yoga practice is supposed to be calming… kids not so much. But even kids who are rambunctious can learn yogic principles, such as mindfulness. As your kids grow up, they'll be able to use the principles in their everyday lives.



To get started out, try a few of these easy yoga poses with your little ones ⬇️

Standing Forward Bend

Warrior Ii Pose

Downward-facing Dog Pose

Three-legged Dog Pose

Wide-legged Forward Bend

Tabletop Pose

Cat And Cow Poses

Child’s Pose

Lion Pose

Locust Pose

Bridge Pose

Happy Baby Pose

Resting Pose

My wellness journey has been profoundly impacted by small decisions and changes, and I'm sure it will for you, too! Until recently, when I thought about staying healthy, I didn't consider all aspects of of my health. Like many people around the world, I cared about how I looked instead of how I felt. 😎


But it's also important for you to take care of your emotional, mental, and social health. If you consider wellness as holistic—mind, body, and soul— then not only will it be easier for you to stay healthy but it will help you grow as a person, too! 🙌



Consider these tips for getting your health + wellness routine off to a good start:


Start your day mindfully: Mindfulness can help you have a better day and be less stressed. You'll feel more content and alive. Breathing deeply is easy and effortless, but will help get you into the right mindset for everything else.


Keep your immune system healthy: What you eat and drink has a huge impact on your immune system. A diet rich in different nutrients will help you stay healthy. (We like #elevatedoats 😉)





Choose your joy: Life can get hectic, which is why it's important to remember what things make you happy. Make a list of three-to five things that bring you joy to remind yourself what brings you peace during hard times.


Get moving: Exercise not only feels great but it has a ton of benefits. Some benefits include the ability to focus better and an improved mood. When you schedule exercise into your calendar and make it part of your routine, you'll soon find yourself looking forward to your next sweat session.


Start small and gradually build a routine that works for you. You'll notice that implementing quick and easy habits helps you live a healthier life in the long run.


What about you? What challenges have you had during your wellness journey?
Email me at lacey@elevatedoats.com, I'd like to hear about it.