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”

We are all naturally motivated by rewards & incentives. Use this natural motivation to reach your goals faster!
Motivation, Self Confidence, Zest for Life

20 of My Favorite Non-Food Rewards for Meeting Goals

“Rewarding yourself . . . says I'm worth it. I deserve it.” ~Robin Sharma Read this post to the end and you'll receive a fabulous prize. Catch your attention? People are naturally motivated by rewards & incentives. I work hard at my job because I know I'll be considered each year for a bonus based… Continue reading 20 of My Favorite Non-Food Rewards for Meeting Goals

A motivational quote for every week of the year
Self Confidence, Zest for Life

52 Quotes to Motivate You Right Off the Couch

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~Helen Keller My great-aunt, Wanda has always included motivational quotes with birthday cards and gifts. Sometimes, they're written right into the card, sometimes on the inside cover of a book, and sometimes on little index cards inside an envelope.… Continue reading 52 Quotes to Motivate You Right Off the Couch

A big part of my morning routine is listening to things that inspire me. This playlist gets the job done!
Self Confidence, Zest for Life

7 Feel-Good Songs That Get My Day Started on the Right Foot

“I didn’t know until my soul broke free, I’ve got these angels watching over me.” ~Martina McBride Robin Sharma says, “The way you start your day determines how well you live your day.” I agree with Robin. As I learn and grow, I have found that if I don’t start my day off with my standard… Continue reading 7 Feel-Good Songs That Get My Day Started on the Right Foot