4 Easy Ways to Be Healthier This New Year

4 Easy Ways to Stay Healthier This New Year | Living the Gray Life - A college fitness and lifestyle blog

It’s that time of year where people are making all their New Year’s resolutions about being healthier, improving their life, getting in shape, eating better, etc. The gyms are packed with bright-eyed newbie gym-goers, and everyone is so excited to make this their year to become their best self.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m in full support of people developing healthier habits and feeling amazing about themselves

So that’s why I’m writing this. I want YOU to actually stick to those New Year’s goals and make 2018 your best year yet! Here are 4 easy ways to be healthier this year.

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Blogger Secret Santa 2017

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!

Welcome to the annual Blogger Secret Santa reveal post! Last year was such a huge success that we decided to bring it back for another year! I’ve been able to co-host the amazing Blogger Secret Santa with a fellow blogger and South Carolina resident, Cathleen Slagle. Cathleen is a blogger over at Classy Cathleen and she’s an amazing photographer. She loves Christmas just as much as I do, and we love being able to bring bloggers together in real life instead of just over the Internet.

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Staying Fit During the Holidays

How to Stay Fit During the Holidays

Just in case you didn’t know, we’re right in the heart of the holiday season which means delicious festive drinks from Starbucks, lots of decadent cookies, drinking a little to much wine, and tons of holiday foods that only come out around this time of year. Oh wait, did I mention eating lots of lots of food?

Sometimes for me, the holiday season can bring a bit of stress because I have a slight fear of gaining a little winter fluff and falling off the fitness train.

Here’s my number one guideline when it comes to balancing fitness and the holidays: The holidays come once a year. Fitness is available every single day.

Not to get dark here, but you never know when that will be someone’s last Thanksgiving or last Christmas. It’s important to put family and friends first, especially during the holidays.

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My Christmas Wishlist

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It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a Christmas wishlist post. Honestly, the last time I did one of these since Christmas 2015. Y’all that was so long ago! That was when this blog was a teeny tiny little thing on the Internet.

I was inspired to do one of these because a lot of my blogger friends started posting their Christmas wishlists, and I wanted to join the party.

Christmas is just a mere 2 weeks away (how is that possible), and I’m getting more and more into the holiday spirit every day. Alright, enough about the holiday season. Let’s get into my Christmas wishlist!

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Project Comeback: The First Week Back

Hello, hello!

Welcome to the first installment of a new series here on the blog called Project Comeback. The title was inspired by SarahsDay, one of my favorite fitness YouTubers. She does these Project Comebacks on the regular, and I love the inspiring message behind them, so I thought I’d jump on the train as well.

If you don’t know, I’ve been out of the gym for the past 5 weeks. It’s been 5 of the hardest weeks of my life because, in one day, the one thing in my daily routine that made me the happiest was taken away from me.

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November Recap & Chit Chat

Hello & happy Friday!

My oh my what a month it’s been. November is probably my 2nd favorite month of the year because the weather is finally cool, the leaves are stunning, and I get to stuff my face with delicious food.

A lot has happened this month, hence the reasoning behind why I haven’t been posting a lot on social media or the blog. KEEP READING “November Recap & Chit Chat”