6 Negative Habits To Stop Today

Negativity is a habit that spreads endlessly. It can spread from one part of your day to the next, from one interaction to the next, and from one person to the next. It takes a lot of work to remove yourself from negativity, each and every day. But there are small habits that you can work on breaking, that will make you feel so much better once you step away from them.

I’ve been working a lot on negative thoughts, feelings, and relationships lately, and these steps have helped me so much!

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Meal Prep Recipe: Greek Veggie Wraps

This meal prep recipe was inspired by a superbowl party snack that my friend Amanda, over at Thirty-Two Degrees made. She brought some amazing greek pinwheels for one of our appetizers and they were literally SO good! I decided to make a “better for you” version to pack for work week lunches, and they turned out pretty good! Keep reading for the recipe below!

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8 Productive Habits to Maximize Your Work Day

In the age of being constantly plugged in, its sometimes hard to feel focused and productive at work. It’s really easy to feel like you’ve worked all day but still somehow got nothing done! I’ve found that there are a lot of ways to work smarter and get your work done, without getting burnt out by the end of the day.

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Here are my top habits for maximizing the time I spend at work:

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Healthy Breakfast Muffin Hacks

I am all about convenient healthy options for my on-the-go lifestyle. I try to save cash by packing as many healthy meals and snacks as I can each week, and one of my favorite go-to’s is a health(ier) breakfast muffin. Muffins aren’t the greatest for you, but there are really easy ways to make them better for you. Did you know that a blueberry muffin from Starbucks has 350 calories and 12 grams of fat? Yikes!

As prepared below, my muffin hack has 180 calories, less than 2 grams of fat, and is packed with fruit, walnuts, and over 12g of protein.

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Birdtown Half Marathon Recap

Three years ago, I ran my first half marathon at a local race called the Birdtown half marathon. I had only ever ran a 7k race before, and I had no idea what to expect. My goal was to finish in under 2 hours and off I went. The race was a huge struggle starting at about mile 6 and I spent a ton of time walking. I remember watching the 2 hour time slip past the last mile and couldn’t even bring myself to keep running. I finished in 2:04:30, and was proud to say I had run a half marathon.

Last year, I ran the Birdtown again. Since I had run 2 more half marathons after the Birdtown, I was more prepared. That is, until race day when it was pouring rain. The rain didn’t bother me as much as I thought, and I pushed through with soaking wet shoes and an empty course. I PR’d the race at 1:48:30. I ended up running slower at my next half marathon on a much warmer and humid day, but was frustrated that I didn’t break the 1:45 time that I was hoping to achieve at either race that year.

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6 Empowering Morning Rituals

Mornings are a great time to set the tone for your day to be productive and enjoyable. I tend to be an early bird, and feel like I accomplish the most at work bright and early. If mornings are a little rough for you, here are some of my best morning rituals to start the day off on the right foot:

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