When you take care of yourself, you feel better about yourself, and this positively impacts the way you interact with the world around you. You were made to thrive! Here are 3 tips to jumpstart your everyday life.

1. Clothe Your Carbs

Have you ever noticed when you eat carbs alone, your blood sugar spikes, and two hours later, you crash and need more carbs? Yikes. Eating carbs alone causes inflammation, weight gain, unsteady mood... However, when you “clothe” carbs i.e. start your meal with fiber, fats or proteins, it helps to stabilize your blood sugar. This is especially important when it comes to what you eat for breakfast. When you start your day with protein or fat, your metabolism is boosted and supported the rest of the day. My current favorite breakfast is a nutrient packed, low sugar, high protein tropical smoothie. Check out the full recipe on my blog emilysedit.co.

A few other tips to try are substituting vegetables for chips at a Mexican restaurant, eating salad before pizza, and eating a handful of almonds before dessert. My favorite expert on this topic is the @GlucoseGoddess. I share her content pretty consistently on my blog too!

2. Move Everyday

Let’s be honest, we can’t all do one hour workouts every single day. On days I cannot fit an hour class into my schedule, I still try to move my body. My favorite mini workout is to jump on a mini trampoline for 10 minutes. I love it because along with all of the cardiovascular benefits, it stimulates the lymphatic system! Win, win. Don’t let a day go by without moving for at least 10 minutes. Your body and mind will thank you!

Remember, working out shouldn’t be a chore. It should be fun and something you get excited about. I tell people all the time if you don’t love to workout, you just haven’t found the workout right for you. Go studio shopping. Book a new class at a different gym once a week until you find one right for you! Check out the Wellness Passport this fall! If you’re looking to start somewhere, here are a few of my personal favorites: Pure Barre, Mpower, Steel City Pilates, and the Heights Fitness.

3. Edit Your Style

I couldn’t write an article without touching on the importance of dressing for success. When you look good, you feel good. Start with cleaning out your closet and donate clothes that don’t bring you joy. Throw away those old sweatpants that you “only wear in the house,” but somehow end up wearing them to the grocery store. We are all guilty of this! Then, get creative. Mix and match your nice clothes with everyday clothes. For example, wearing a silk skirt with a comfy tee and slides. Or pair a wide leg trouser with gold necklaces and a ribbed tank. You could also layer a workout set with an open button down or blazer with platform sneakers. Find what you feel comfortable and cool in, and then put it on repeat. Next, you can start to fill in the gaps to build a wardrobe you love. I’m a big believer in splurging on quality basics and saving on patterns and prints. If you don’t know how to do this, shop in local boutiques and get someone to style you. Stay inspired by following fashion bloggers who have the style you want to have and replicate their look! It’s totally doable!

For more tips on fashion, fitness, and beauty, check out Emily’s blog- emilysedit.co and follow along @emilys__edit on Instagram!

You can also check out her workout clothing boutique ShopStudioStyle.com and @ShopStudioStyle on Instagram!