With spring break behind us some people maybe struggling to get back in to their gym routine or with summer fast approaching people are look to start a gym routine. One of the main things you can gain from a healthy and fit lifestyle is confidence, you begin to look good and feel good about yourself. There doesn’t need to be drastic results for you to start feeling better Your body will appreciate all the good you are doing and it will be reflected with confidence. So before you start going on a crazy diet or begin an intense workout regiment work on your confidence level.

Here are some tips on how to feel better about yourself:

  1. Eat a big healthy breakfast: Before your day even begins you can get that confidence level up with the right breakfast. Skip the Starbucks breakfast sandwich and make yourself a hearty breakfast. I enjoy scrambled eggs, wheat toast, and some fruit. Some other good breakfast foods are oatmeal and turkey sausage. You want something that is satisfying, filling, and gives you that boost you need in the morning. After a healthy breakfast you can leave the house feeling good about yourself.
  2. Workout in the morning: I understand a lot of people have class in the morning or hate waking up early but a morning workout leaves you feeling confident and energized the rest of the day. If you don’t have time to make it to the gym do some at home workouts. You can do a quick jog around the block, yoga, Pilates, or workouts that don’t involve weights like push ups and crunches. Starting the morning with a little sweating leaves you feeling great the rest of the day!
  3. Dress up every once in a while: I know a lot of people, myself include, much rather wear yoga pants and flip flops everyday but it can really change how you feel about yourself if you spend sometime getting ready in the morning. This doesn’t mean you need to treat everyday like New York Fashion Week but maybe once a week throw on a cute blouse or nice summer dress. A little makeup and a cute outfit can go long way and will make you feel as good as you look!
  4. Compliment others: You may be thinking how does this help your confidence? Well making other people feel better about themselves makes you feel better about yourself. Most the time when you compliment someone they return the favor. Telling someone that you like their outfit may result in them admiring your hair and you both end felling good. You never know your little compliment can make someone’s day 10x better and how can that not make you feel good about yourself?

My final piece of advice is love yourself! If you don’t love yourself how can others? Love yourself exactly the way you are, don’t compare yourself to others. We are all different and beautiful in our own ways. So own who you are!

Tip of The Day: Walk tall and hold your head high!

Song of The Day: Shut up and Dance by Walk The Moon