I often get asked on Instagram to share my wellness routine, so I’m excited to share more for anyone interested.
But first, I’d like to preface by saying that this is my journey and what has worked for my body. I say that because I never, ever want any of my Cella Jane followers to compare their wellness journey to mine resulting in negative or defeated feelings. I am sharing only to ignite inspiration, provide new tips and help you channel your inner strength that is most certainly there. I am not perfect, and still need to channel my inner strength every morning when my alarm goes off at 5:45! Love, appreciate your body, and create a plan that works for YOU. I’ll always be here along the way for motivation and self-love encouragement!
Intermittent fasting for me works where I don’t eat for 12-15 hours each day. It might seem like a while, but it’s mostly while you’re sleeping, so from after dinner to breakfast! What works for my schedule is to fast typically from around after dinner at 6:30 PM (on the weeknights!) till I eat breakfast around 9:00 AM. Before I make my protein shake for breakfast, I will try and drink at least 20 ounces of water and will have a cup of coffee.
I like to build my plates/bowls like this: 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 fiber rich carbs (think sweet potatoes or quinoa) and 1/4 protein. I always make sure I’m getting a good balance of healthy fat, protein, fiber and greens in every meal! I prefer to load up on fiber-rich vegetables (think kale) instead of a heavy carb to keep me fuller longer.
This might be my most important tip. Drink A LOT of water! I’ve probably said this 1000 times but it is so important to stay hydrated. As a busy mom of three, sometimes I will forget to hydrate and then will later mistake my thirst for hunger. Which is why I now keep a water bottle by my side at all times!
I feel my body needs a solid 8 hours of sleep to be full functioning and ready for the day. I love working out early in the morning before my family wakes up, but if I am not able to get a full 7-8 hours, I will skip my workout and get that much needed rest!
It is so, so good for your body! I think there’s a misconception that if you’re not out of breath and drenched in sweat, you’re not getting a real workout and burning calories. However, strength training builds muscle which in turn burns calories longer, even beyond your workout. It strengthens your joints, promotes bone health and supports weight loss. If I only have 10-15 minutes to workout you better believe I am lifting weights! TIP: I love wearing ankle/arm weights often for an added burn. Not only will you burn extra calories, they’ll help tone your muscles, too!
Here are some of my favorite wellness products that I use almost everyday! As always, let me know if you have any specific feedback or questions here or on Instagram DMs.