How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle by popular FL blogger Absolutely Annie

Top & sports bra c/o | Leggings | Sneakers | Earrings | Necklace c/o

Happy Friday everyone! So today, I wanted to share another fitness/ lifestyle post with you guys today since I had such an amazing response to the last one I did. In case you missed it, you can read all about my current fitness routine and how I make healthier choices here 🙂 Today I’m sharing a little bit more about how I live a healthier lifestyle in general- health wise, mentally and physically (basically tips to be healthier and happier). Before we get into the healthier lifestyle post though, I wanted to share my outfit details. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been using Wantable– a personal stylist subscription service for a few months now. In my last box, I got this top and sports bra that I love! I also purchases these leggings during the Nordstrom sale and they are my favorite. The blue is sold out but the black is fully in stock 🙂

How to live a more balanced and healthier lifestyle

  • Drink more water! I know, I know, everybody and their mother tells you this; but it couldn’t be more true. The days that I don’t drink enough water, I just don’t feel like myself. Staying hydrated is important for your entire body. I love adding lemon to my water in the mornings. It tastes good and has SO many health benefits. You can read about lemon’s benefits here.
  • Start your day with a good breakfast. This is a no brainer for me. I don’t leave the house without eating something substantial. I love eggs, oatmeal or yogurt with fruit. Find something you love so you look forward to eating breakfast in the morning. I always go for something that will keep me full for a good amount of time!
  • Change your attitude. Wake up and decide to be in a good mood. I know that the day I decided to make an effort to have a more positive outlook, I really did have better days. This is most important for me on school days. Being a teacher, there are always going to be kids that drive you CRAZY but each day I try to give each child a fresh start and not to hold anything against them from the day before. This is the most important tip I have for you!!!
  • Make lists. Okay, so working two full time jobs (blogging & teaching) keeps me insanely busy. Everyday I have a to-do list longer than you can imagine. Each day I make a list of things that I need to get done for the day. It feels so good to cross things off your to-do list and really helps keep stress in check. Knowing I have a doable list will helps me not get overwhelmed by the big picture.
  • Exercise – even if it’s just a walk to get fresh air. I usually only workout a couple times a week but I make a point to getting outside and taking Jake for a walk each night. Fresh air and exercise are two things that are crucial to your overall health. Hate going to the gym everyday? find something you enjoy and will look forward to. Get a workout buddy who will hold you accountable. Anything to give you that motivation. If you read my last fitness post, you know that I love Orangetheory and go a few times a week. I actually look forward to going and love that you have to schedule your classes in advance so you really force yourself to get that workout in.
  • Don’t keep all sorts of junk food in the house. I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth. There’s no secret there. For me, eating right is all about what you have in your house. I choose to keep healthier foods around because if I keep all sorts of junk food around, I know I’ll choose that over any healthier options.
  • Turn off all technology before bed. So this one is definitely a work in progress for me. As I’m sure it is for most of you as well. In today’s world we are surrounded by technology constantly and get used to having our phones attached to us 24/7. I think it’s so important to unplug a few minutes before bed. I am trying to be better at this, so we’ll see 😉

Well there you have it- 7 tips to have a healthier lifestyle. I hope you got something out of this post. I really enjoyed writing it and thinking about the little things I do daily to help keep my health in check. Let me know in the comments below if you have any other health tips! 🙂

Thanks for reading! xx, Annie


  1. August 25, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    I love your tips for a healthier lifestyle! I love taking walks, you can get outside discover new things, go to new parks and just enjoy being outside before the winter comes. And I always try and drink plenty of water!

  2. Nataly
    August 25, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Great tips here! I am loving this workout look!

  3. Adaleta
    August 25, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I could always drink more water! Great tips girl!

  4. August 25, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I need to be better about no technology before bed!!!

  5. August 25, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    These are all such great tips! Drinking water is so important. Love this athletic look and the knot on your tank!


  6. August 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    You look amazing!! I am in love with those leggings. They look so comfortable and flattering!

  7. August 25, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Loving the tips and these leggings!

  8. Anna English
    August 25, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Great tips babe! Love this athleisure look!

  9. August 26, 2017 / 12:34 am

    Drinking more water has been a huge priority of mine!

  10. August 26, 2017 / 1:40 am

    Loved this post girl! Great job!!!

  11. August 26, 2017 / 2:50 am

    I am all about lists! They really do help keep me on track for what needs done that day.
    Katey // Two Peas In A Blog

  12. Madeline
    August 26, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I have been trying to get back into shape! These are great tips!

  13. August 27, 2017 / 1:00 am

    You look amazing! I need those leggings and sports bra! These are great tips!!

  14. August 27, 2017 / 1:20 am

    I love these tips! One thing I have done that makes a huge difference is committing to exercise. Even if I don’t feel like spending an hour in the gym, I will make myself go for a walk. Doing some sort of exercise each day has made a big difference for me 🙂

  15. August 27, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    I’m definitely one of those people who can’t keep junk food in the house or I can’t help myself. It’s hard with a toddler at home sometimes but so important

  16. August 27, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    These are such cute leggings and this post gave me the motivation I needed to start the week off right and to make it as healthy and productive as possible!

    xo, Sara

  17. August 27, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Girl, I am the same way – I cannot keep sweets in the house or I will eat them…I seriously have ZERO willpower when it comes to desserts!

  18. August 27, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Such great tips! I have a huge sweet tooth as well, so not keeping junk food in the house is key for me! I’m also trying really hard to drink more water! xo

  19. Sarah K Tripp
    August 28, 2017 / 1:38 am

    Love these tips! It’s the little changes that are HUGE.

  20. August 28, 2017 / 2:45 am

    Drinking water is so important! If I am not drinking enough, I can tell on my skin!

  21. August 28, 2017 / 7:07 am

    Loved the outfits and all these tips! I’ve been making big changes this year and I’m so glad I’m working out almost four times a week! it’s made a huge difference!

  22. Kristina
    August 28, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I need to check out that box- I love that outfit!

    xo, Kristina

  23. August 28, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    love that active look! Some great tips as i’m sitting here eating a brownie for breakfast! haha, oops!

  24. Ashley houston
    August 28, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I need to get so much better at this it is so important for your body

  25. August 28, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    I need to become more disciplined to turn off TV at night. Helps me unwind! Love that top girl!

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