How much of your typical day do you spend outdoors?
Fitness, Mind, Zest for Life

Making This 1 Change to Your Daily Routine Could Drastically Improve Your Health

“It’s opener there in the wide open air.”Dr. Seuss How much of your typical day do you spend outdoors? Would you believe that the average American spends only 7% of their day outside? This is something we all need to take ownership of in our own lives and increase significantly. Time spent outdoors is good… Continue reading Making This 1 Change to Your Daily Routine Could Drastically Improve Your Health

My blog has been through several different names at this point. I went from My Daily Miracle, to Amanda Stray to Healthy Motivated Life. This one is here to stay.
Living the Good Life, Mind, Time Management, Zest for Life

How I Decided to Name My Blog “Healthy Motivated Life”

"There are days that it may not be easy, and there are days that I sleep a little later than usual, but I always make sure I have time to take care of me in the morning." ~Amanda Stray It's been a long journey from “overweight & overworked” to “blogger living my healthiest life ever.”… Continue reading How I Decided to Name My Blog “Healthy Motivated Life”

My trick to keeping motivated & inspired to work toward my goals is surrounding myself with people (and their content) who have already reached theirs. Here is a list of my favorite motivators.
Mind, Relationships, Self Confidence

11 People Who Inspire Me to Crush My Goals

"Let people power your passion. Connect with positive, inspiring people who bring out the best in you." ~Peg Fitzpatrick I have friends and family who often ask me for advice and ask how I continue to motivate myself toward my goals. My secret is, I don't motivate myself – I surround myself with motivational people.… Continue reading 11 People Who Inspire Me to Crush My Goals

Mind, Time Management, Zest for Life

The Top 2 (Surprising!) Books to Help Lose Weight

“The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.” ~Hal Elrod Did you know that you can read your way to better health? I know you can, because I've done it! By this point, I've read dozens of books on self-improvement, self-love, self-compassion and… Continue reading The Top 2 (Surprising!) Books to Help Lose Weight