New Year New You 2016

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Have the holidays left you feeling full? We are not talking about the fullness of your heart after spending time with loved ones and friends. We are talking about the fullness of eating to many cookies, drinking too much wine, and overall overindulgence.

With 2016 just days away, there is no better time to get started on feeling in control again.

Below are our favorite suggestions for getting motivated and started on feeling better.

  • Just get moving. No one ever went for a run, to a yoga class or even spent a good deal of time on the elliptical and felt worse after. Exercise releases endorphin’s. Endorphin’s make us feel good.
  • Drink up! Put down that wine glass and grab a water bottle. Don’t have one? Go get a new fancy one that makes you excited to drink from. Water flushes toxins from your system and promotes all around healthy body function.
  • Be nice. If you are nice to people, they are nice back- most of the time. Spread the happiness and you will get it back. For those who are not nice, brighten there day with a smile.
  • Stay organized. A clean work-space is a happy work-space.
  • Read. They say smart people read. Celebrity gossip counts, technically it’s reading. Plus it makes that time fly by while doing cardio.
  • Buy new workout gear. New clothes just make a person feel good.
  • Add some fiber and protein to your diet. You hear it all the time- all. the. time. But do you know why? Fiber and protein make you feel fuller longer. If you feel fuller longer, you won’t overeat.
  • Set goals- that you can achieve. Once you have met your goal- no matter how small, you will feel good. Finish a book, drink 8 glasses of water a day, eat breakfast. Start small.

There are so many ways to make 2016 your best year. Take small steps steps today and tomorrow will surely be better.

 

 

 

Promposal 2015: Contest Time

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Remember prom?  The dress, the hair and the date. Do you remember the way your date asked you? Was it a simple ask or was it a “Prom-posal”? 

We are having our first ever Promposal contest. Some guys pull out all the stops to make sure they are the most creative and romantic prom date around.

Know someone going to prom? We want to buy them dinner on the big night! Have them submit their promposal story to us by 4.21 and we will pick our winner!

 

Submissions here 

Healthy You: 10 ways to be happier and feel better!

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Who doesn’t want to be happier? Especially with the weather as of late, we can find ourselves a little down and out. That feeling of tiredness, exhaustion, and irritability can be fixed.

 

According to a recent article featured on Self Magazine’s website, here are 10 ways we can become happier and feel better.

 

1. Eliminate Clutter!

This concept sounds so simple, but for most of us- we are used to living under a ton of stuff. Start with your work-space, move onto your closet, and finish in your kitchen.

Surely you have memos, papers, and old paper clutter that could use a trip to the recycling center. A clean work-space is a happy work-space.

It will be spring, sometime soon- I promise! If you haven’t already done so, clean out those winter clothes and replace them with spring ones.

Don’t stop with your closet- head straight to the kitchen. Get rid of old junk food and scrub your fridge. You might be surprised on how much expired food and nasty grime is in there.

 

2. Take a multivitamin!

Research has shown that especially women need their vitamins. Even if you eat a well rounded diet, chances are you are lacking in somewhere. Overtime, this could take a toll on your body and overall well being. Such a simple lifestyle change can make a big impact on how you feel.

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3. Drink more water!

Your body is mostly made from it. No wonder why you need 8-10 glasses a day. Water not only keeps your digestive system at top performance, it also does wonders for hair and skin.

4. Don’t be a whiner!

Complaining and whining will get you no where. If something is not going the way you want it to, make the changes. Dwelling on something or feeling sorry for yourself will not make you feel good. Be the change you are seeking, this will make you happy.

5. Operate like a machine!

Well not really, but have a routine. Knowing what to expect and what to accomplish will help you stay on task. When you complete everything in a day you are needing to you feel accomplished. Accomplished people are happy people.

6. Move your body!

Exercise not only makes you look good, it actually makes you happy. Moving your body releases endorphin’s which are the happy chemicals in the brain. Plus, if you look good – you feel good.

7. Eat better!

Sugar is sweet but will not make you sweet! Eating good healthy food will maintain regular blood sugar levels and will keep your mood in check. Over eating makes you feel icky and full. Sugary over-processed foods on the other hand might give you an instant “energy” boost but will make you crash hard very fast- making you feel bad.

8. Get your 8 hours!

A grown adult needs at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night to function well. If you are getting less than that, of course you feel groggy and irritated! Your brain literally cannot function on little or no sleep. If your well rested you feel better, look better and are then happier.

9. Have fun!

Each day do something that makes you smile. Maybe take a quick walk outside or laugh at a funny Facebook post. No matter what it is, do something you enjoy- even a little bit. The act of laughing alone will brighten your mood and make for a happier day!

10. Love Love Love!

Love is the best thing you can do to brighten your mood! Even if you don’t have a significant other: Love your pet, love your friends, love yourself. Love will surely increase your mood and make you feel better. Love is also contagious- it will make the recipient of your love feel better too. Who doesn’t love to be loved?

Follow these simple, no fuss ways to be happier and feel better! In no time, the sun will be out (and warm) and there will be color outside.

Have a fabulous day!