Five Friday Favorites: Healthy Tips Edition


Happy Friday, mamas! I work full-time, am a mother to an almost 4-year-old girl, and a part-time Ph.D. student. I try my best to stay healthy to keep up with this crazy schedule, and I am always trying to find easy ways to work healthy habits into my routine. Below are a few that have worked for me.  What easy healthy habits do you incorporate into your day?

Super water bottle!

1. My motivational water bottle

I’ve resolved this year (as I do each year) to drink 100 oz of water per day finally. I haven’t been great at it in the past, but I’m doing better now that I have this water bottle that motivates me all day. Even better – it has a straw that works great and is easy to clean.

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2. Dash Egg Cooker

Protein is a great way to start fueling my body to start the day or for a snack. One of my favorite ways to get my protein in is through hard-boiled eggs. I always had a hard time making them while multi-tasking until I discovered the Dash Egg Cooker! This super-affordable appliance cooks up to 6 eggs at a time perfectly and without anything more advanced than pressing a button.

Get it here on Amazon:


3. Premier Protein – an essentially guilt-free coffee creamer

My favorite trick to tasty coffee that is guilt-free is using about a tbsp of Premier Protein shake instead of creamer. My favorite flavor is caramel, but there are many more to choose from. It is even better that it is sugar-free and is another way to add a little extra protein to my day. I get mine in the big packs at Costco, but they can be found at any grocery store, Target, and Walmart.

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4. Kirkland dried mangoes

I may be slightly obsessed with Costco and their Kirkland brand products overall, but my very favorite is their dried mangoes. These are truly only one ingredient, mangoes, and really help to curb my sweet tooth. 


5. Lubbock Fit Body Boot Camp

Only 30 minutes to work out? I’ve got the place for you! I cannot recommend Lubbock Fit Body Boot Camp enough. Until joining in August of 2018, I had never really stuck with a workout program. But through the amazing atmosphere and coaches, variety in workouts, and the varied times available to attend, I have stuck through and attended consistently for almost three years. They even provide nutrition coaching in addition to the workouts.

Try it out for a discounted price here:

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I am a born and raised Lubbockite and never thought I would still be here! But I love my job and having family close by has been amazing, especially with a child. I'm a mom to a threenager, Margaux, and wife to Justin. I currently work full time for the Texas Tech University System as the Director for the Public Art Collection and am working on my PhD in Higher Education Administration at Tech. I love seeing and embracing the growth that Lubbock has made lately in the arts scene and try to explore that as much as possible. I also love wine and good food. Favorite restaurant: King Street Pub, Favorite Landmark: Will Rogers Statue on the TTU campus, Favorite Lubbock Tradition: First Friday Art Trail