The Darling Nomadess: Making Healthy Choices Throughout a Day in My Life

Monday, August 25, 2014

Making Healthy Choices Throughout a Day in My Life

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Making healthy choices from the beginning to end of the day can be difficult. I find that making those choices early in the day can set me up for success and it's all about finding the right balance. My days can be hectic and there really isn't a set schedule. I always love hearing how other bloggers and people spend their days so I figured I should show you a day in my life, though every day is totally different! Let's begin 

On this particular day that I was documenting, I woke up around 9 am. I usually end up laying in bed for about 20 minutes trying to motivate myself to get out of bed. But it's so cozy. Darn you bed. Eventually I get up and shower. 

After showering, I blow dry my hair and I knew today was going to be a lot of chores around the house and yard so I didn't bother doing anything too fancy. This Revlon CC Cream that I picked up from Walgreens is basically a lifesaver for days like today. It has SPF included so it protects my skin while I'm outside and gives just enough color to even my skin tone out. There is also a coupon for my local Walgreens on the Paperless Coupons app! Health isn't just about food and fitness. It can also apply to taking care of our skin. Applying sunscreen is a daily habit!

Next, it's time to get dirty (why did I even bother with showering this morning?). Today's to do list included moving my sister's bed to her and her husband's new home. Well, my brother and I couldn't find the right tools to take the frame apart so we decided to try to take it downstairs anyways. Well, as you can see, it was 1) quite a workout (who knew cleaning could provide an intense workout. #healthychoices!) and 2) our plan didn't work and it got stuck in the stairwell. #facepalm. Eventually, we managed to wedge it out and move it to it's new location. 

Finally, it was time for lunch. My brother, his best friend and I met up with my dad at Subway for lunch. I always go for the honey oat bread with turkey and pepperjack cheese and a glass of water. I somehow convinced myself that no, I don't need that fresh baked, gooey, chocolate chip cookie. Don't ask me how I managed to walk away from those babies. 

After lunch I work on blog stuff like scheduling posts and social media until dinner. Nothing really eventful here. 

After dinner I always go on a walk with my mom! We have a towpath that goes right through our town so it's always very scenic and beautiful. I always enjoy watching for wildlife that may be happening on the path. In the early summer, you can find baby ducklings walking with the momma bird, and the other day an adorable groundhog walked right in front of us! 

My mom is also trying to make healthier choices so I love helping her with her health goals by motivating her to go on our daily walk. She works more than full-time so it can be hard for her to come home and want to exercise after a long day at work. 

Thankfully, I'm there to support her and make sure we make our step goals with our Fitbit! We then sync the Fitbit to our Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices app! This app allows us to track progress, make goals, and enter daily activities. While we're making healthy choices, we're also able to score Balance Rewards to help us save on future Walgreens purchases! Pretty cool!

After our walk, it's usually a pretty chill evening filled with Netflix and watching shows with the family. My current favorite show to binge watch is Gossip Girl!

How do you fit in healthy choices throughout the day? 

With Love,

Linking up with Melting Moments


  1. Seems like you have such a loving and supportive family!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. What a great supportive family! I didn't know that about the walgreens app, I'll have to try it out.

  3. Healthy choices are hard. I have to make them part of my routine or they get forgotten about. That said I am not that great at them, definitely need to improve.

  4. I love taking evening walks also! I wish we had a more scenic walk area though.

  5. I love how supportive your family is! My parents are definitely the same with my decisions to be healthy and get healthy. I use a Jawbone UP, which I really like!

    Zoe | La Vie en Zoe

  6. I wear a FitBit and try to hit at least 10,000 steps a day. As a Stay At Home Mom this seems pretty easy but that's not the case when you stay home with a little one all day. Lucky for me, we visit the park often and play outside a lot.

  7. Love this!! I try to drink more water during the day :)

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  8. this is such a fantastic idea that Walgreens has come up with. who doesn't want discounts on their shopping, and it incorporates programs like FitBit and MyFitnessPal that so many people use (myself included). is the paperless coupons app the same as, or a different app?

  9. YOU GO ON WALKS WITH YOUR MOMMA TOO?!?! That's one of my favorite pastimes with my mom when I'm home from school...we just go on nice scenic walks and catch up on life, and it's glorious. I knew we were kindred spirits. (':


  10. I think having a support system is a huge part of being able to make those choices.

  11. The combination of a workout buddy and this app sounds like the perfect combination for success! #client

  12. I usually do it with a pre-schooler hanging onto my ankles.


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