How To Start A Healthy Lifestyle | 8 Tips for Beginners


hi guys good morning hey you are seeing
me in all my glory first thing in the morning no makeup
here’s semi dirty but that’s how close we are
I don’t mind today I wanted to make a video but a realistic one about how to
get on that healthy lifestyle train all of us have these resolutions of getting
fitter and healthier and eating cleaner and I find that whenever I watch those
videos on YouTube it’s always like such unrealistic recommendations for someone
like me that wakes up multiple times of night because I have to take care of a
baby or it gets up really earlier has like need to go to work and just like do
a lot of a bunch of different things I wanted to basically compile like
suggestions that I’m gonna take you through with me throughout the day so
you see how I’m actually fitting them in and hopefully inspire you to start
implementing those little goals into your lifestyle for yourself I wanted to
say huge thank you to eight fit for sponsoring and collaborating with me on
this video if it is a mobile app that lets you customize your meals and your
workouts now let’s get to the tips so first of the day is workouts you can’t
avoid it if you want to get healthier if you want to get in shape you’ve got to
move your body especially the way we operate today most of us are sitting and
not moving as much as we should to me it’s unrealistic to go to the gym every
single day and spending two hours with the commute and change and shower and
this endless and and get a workout in once I wake up in the morning and if I
had a rough night or I know that I have a really busy day I’m thinking about
this whole like time investment and that’s my biggest excuse that basically
stops me from going and working out so the hack that I’ve been using for a
while now is using a set if you guys watch any of
my health and fitness videos it fit has been part of my routine for a while now
I love the app and it’s a very easy way to get that workout in for people that
don’t have the time and want to just get a workout in at home without any
equipment necessary you can customize your workouts and your meals but that
we’re going to get to later my workout today is the time interval full-body and
this is perfect because it’s nine minutes along and you will burn 252
calories that’s it you can start so let’s get going for me it’s really all
about getting that effective workout in that will suit my lifestyle the biggest
mistake that a lot of people do is that they commit to doing with some exercises
or classes or start with the doesn’t fit their lifestyle doesn’t have room in
their schedule and it’s just I feel like stresses you out makes you feel like a
failure because you haven’t like achieved what you promised yourself you
would so to make sure we avoid all of that just make sure that you choose a
workout and a fitness routine that suits the way you lead your life it doesn’t
need to disrupt it so be mindful of that when planning your fitness goals it’s very important for me to mention
that you guys also need to ease into things I mean you don’t need to go
hardcore there’s obviously more complex workouts on 8/5 but I’m just getting
back into kind of my fitness journey after the pregnancy and I want to make
sure that I don’t like tell my body I want to make sure that I’m being mindful
of the way I move so I’m starting slowly this is an amazing like good workout a
quick one did you just squeeze in every morning and then once I’m gonna feel
stronger and more capable I’m gonna keep pushing kind of my limits and try
something that is a little more challenging for me you have to be
mindful of the fact that it’s a journey and try a lot of different things so you
can try yoga you can try Tabata you might hate yoga you might hate something
else and you might love habit I like you never know so you have to keep trying
different things to see something that works for you and that’s in general I
find that you know some people they go to like a class and then they hate it
and then it kind of drop their whole resolutions of getting fitter you have
to first of all to do three times each class and police to see if you really
hate it or it was just uncomfortable but it gets better with every time and try a
bunch of different classes to see what works for you what you enjoy you have to
find something that you enjoy the reason why I keep putting myself in ridiculous
situations like signing myself up for a hip hop class and stuff like that is
because it’s just another way to move my body and it’s something that I don’t
know I’m gonna enjoy but I wanted to try to see if I will enjoy and I loved it
and I can’t wait to do it again so try different things and fall in love with
something that you’re actually excited to do it’s always gonna be challenging
once you stick to it it becomes like this fuel for your body so that’s
definitely tip that I had to mention and now after
my little workout session it’s time to get some food in here because I’m
starving another tip I wanted to mention that’s
very important is you know how like our bad habits like eating junk food and all
those kind of things are so easy because you know when you want to let’s say eat
something and you know they’re preparing a healthy meal is such a big fuss so you
opt for kind of the bad habits so something that’s been working for me
is making healthy habits just easier so reducing the amount of steps you need to
make to make those happen so let’s say when you want to grab a snack instead of
going grabbing those ships having like a bowl of fruits on your counter it’s just
an easier way for you just to grab and I think about it too much
the same goes if you want to start let’s say doing a lemon with water in the
morning so before I would just get so lazy to cut the lemon so now before I go
to sleep or even in the morning the first thing I’ll do I’ll just like put a
lemon and a glass of water so it’s just in front of me and I’m already like
doing it or the same thing with lemon juice or even like celery juicing
because I started doing that in the morning now to kind of test it out like
I’ll wash all the celery and I’ll keep it in the fridge in a ziploc and then at
night I’ll just put it out or scary to put it out and then when I come down
it’s just in front of me and all I need to do is put it in the juicer so things
like that just minimizes the amount of steps you need to take to make good
decisions it’s very good X aim thing goes to putting out your workout clothes
or putting your running shoes at the front so when you come downstairs you
see those running shoes you like ha I can go for a little walk right now why
not get shoes already there palms up while I’m here holding my phone is
something that I started doing and I’m still practicing I’m by no means
mastered this but I think it’s such an important habit to master and it’s a
digital detox it’s very difficult especially for someone like me we’re
creating content is my job and content is everywhere all the time around me so
it’s very tempting to constantly have your phone on but honestly I’ve learned
that detaching myself as much as possible and like looking at it as work
or you know making sure that I have the time for like social scrolling or just
keeping in touch with friends through social media but I do make sure that in
the evenings I try to cut it off so probably around 8 p.m. I put it away at
night I started getting into the habit of putting in a play mode and charging
it in the bathroom throughout the day I sometimes will put my phone away in
another room when I’m focusing on doing a certain job or tasks or shooting a
video so I’m trying to find those pockets throughout the day where I can
just take this away from me food is a crucial part of getting
healthier and reaching your goals whether it’s get stronger fitter or lose
weight whatever it is because you know when exercise is super important but
it’s honestly I have to say 80% diet 20% movement and it really goes so
so well together so with diet you want to make sure that
you try to cook at home as much as possible I know that it’s
really tempting to order in or to step out for restaurants especially for Gary
and I because that’s basically our only time to actually spend like quiet time
one-on-one but I am trying to be mindful cooking as many dinners and lunches as
you can at home even if it means three or four times a week that’s a good start
so if you’re like me and you’re not a fan of cooking and don’t know your way
around the kitchen and don’t understand how to put things together to make them
taste good that’s why I love using eight fit to really give me inspiration keep
me on track give me some simple and very basic meals
and I’m gonna show you some of the meal plan that I’ve built myself so when I go
on the meals portion on the meal section you can customize your meals and today
we have breakfast lunch snack dinner and you can change skip customize it which
is amazing so let’s say maple chia overnight oats too late for that so I
want to change for something that is easier for me to do and that I have all
the ingredients like this banana chocolate porridge this is a five
minutes it’s energy booster it has all the right things that I want after my
workout to give me energy and to fill me up and that’s what I’m gonna do so it’s
very easy to get inspired and also to plan your grocery shopping so I’m just
doing the grocery shop so once you go to the store it’s so easy to see what you
need for the rest of your week and then once you purchase that item you just
take it off and it just makes everything so much easier and more accurate and
again getting a good healthy habit easier to
master so now I’m gonna prepare the banana chocolate porridge it takes five
minutes which is exactly my kind of recipe and that’s how we do it so it fit has
over 700 meals on their app so obviously your choice is humongous and you can
really customize it to the goal that you want if it’s weight loss or it’s
maintenance which is help if it’s building myself things like that and you
can change things so if you don’t like the meal you can customize it for your
own liking which is awesome also if you’re vegetarian vegan paleo any of
that stuff all of those diets are also covered in the app so you can build your
meal plan on the app take into consideration that you’re on that
specific diet which is amazing okay finished my breakfast do a little
stretching because my body will appreciate it
oh that was my bones so just to finish off with a couple more tips that I think
are important to keep in mind one of them is prioritizing sleep I’m sure you
guys know sleep is so so vital for our bodies and it’s not only sleep a source
of quality sleep so that means kind of referring back to having a detox from
your phone and other gadgets just keeping in mind to shut them off an hour
– before you go to sleep will help you to get in that quality sleep
help your mind to relax on your body to relax and you’ll be able to actually get
the benefits from sleeping it is recommended to sleep between 7 to 8
hours per night so if you can’t achieve that you do it the best thing you can do
is kind of look at yourself as a child and set yourself at that time there’s
nothing better than to get into a routine where you go to sleep and you
wake up every morning at the same time it’s so good for your body it’s so good
for your mental health it’s so good for your energy levels it’s really gonna
make sure that everything in your body works properly so please keep in mind
sleep is extremely extremely important the next step is something that I think
is very good to people to remember especially now at a time where we are
focusing on introducing more healthy habits into our lives a lot of people
our initial reaction for these New Year’s resolution is going to our
cupboard throw out all the junk food throw out all the chocolates like go
really 100% on cutting all the bad stuff out and I feel like that really never
works for me my suggestion is using the method of crowding out rather than
cutting out so crowding out is basically introducing a new healthy habit every
couple of weeks into your life and make sure that you are consistent with it so
keep with that one habit for at least 2 3 4 weeks to make it an actual routine
and then start doing that slowly with other healthy habits what will happen is
that those habits will start taking over your daily routine and those bad habits
which are just gonna crab out so instead of you limiting yourself and saying you
can’t have this and I can’t have that I can’t have that which kind of creates
this rebellious spirit inside of us I feel so someone tells me you can’t eat
chocolate and you can’t eat pizza by someone I mean myself all I want to do
is eat that chocolate and eat that pizza so I’m all against those restrictions
instead the method of crowd out is a very much a realistic thing
that we are able to do and achieve and it’s a much slower process which means
that it’s going to stick so remember there any rapid changes that you make
it’s not necessarily your gonna stick for the long term and that’s what we’re
looking for we don’t want just every year in January be like my resolution is
to get healthier and then have those resolutions for like two weeks and then
back to normal another thing that I feel like really
benefited me and make me feel good about my body and taking care of it is
introducing little wellness rituals into my routine so I started doing like every
week on Saturdays I’ll go to a sauna and that’s my time to kind of de-stress I’ll
stretch in the Sun it’s like my little ritual of taking care of my body and I
really enjoy it now and then I read at that sauna like it’s my little escape
same thing goes to dry brushing I make a point of choosing one day a week where I
have a little bit of time in the morning and I’ll dry brush my body before I go
into the shower all these things just kind of makes you feel like you’re
pampering yourself taking care of yourself these are inexpensive things to
do I mean it’s just like little tokens of appreciation for your body and for
your health so if you guys want to kind of set aside a time to get to make
yourself a nice fat or give yourself a foot massage or anything like that I’m a
facial mask self care you guys so good for your mental and physical health so
make it a habit you don’t have to wait for something to happen to reward
yourself make it a habit to you know once or twice a week to really kind of
give that key of C to yourself and this is it you guys these are all my
tips to how to start healthy lifestyle that is realistically approachable and
hopefully it’s something that you can start implementing into your life let me
know if you do I wanted to say huge thank you again to 8/5 for sponsoring
this video and collaborating with me and if you are interested in trying out the
8 fit app they’re offering my subscribers a free trial of their
premium version and you can find all the details in the description box so I want
to know which points throughout this video you found it more helpful
something that you can integrate into your life and let me know if there’s any
other tricks and hacks that you use especially this time of year to kind of
get yourself going and motivated to stay on track on that healthy lifestyle
thank you guys so much for watching and I’ll see you guys next time

100 thoughts on “How To Start A Healthy Lifestyle | 8 Tips for Beginners

  1. I would love to hear what other tips you have on how to build a healthy lifestyle in the comments below! Also, if you try out the 8fit app let me know what you think ❤️

  2. Refined sugar is cancelled in 2019 thats literally my only resolution. Your tips were good also, I will use them if I remember to 😂

  3. Instead of planning overall goals, I found giving yourself monthly goals is much easier. Like this month I will do running and run X miles a week. Then next month I will take up yoga and go to 2 classes a week. It's also good to switch up the fitness routines so it's not boring and you lose interest.

  4. Like what you sad about the resolutions. We don’t need a new year to start with “living healthy” we can start with it every single day. We just have to believe in our own power 💭🎉🧘🏼‍♀️

  5. The start is all I need😘 !! Also I why not try a challenge with the kids and Gary?? Or your Valeria Inc team? ❤️❤️

  6. Ahhh! That rebellious spirit is in my husband. The more he "shouldn't" the more he wants. It's good to learn from a perspective of someone who also has it as I get a little impatient sometimes, like "JUST DO IT". ahahah!

    Thanks for the tip, he has been trying hard to cut out some habits and always says it's not as easy to be disciplined like me when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. I LOVE that crowding out tip! Will definitely share it with him 🙂

  7. This is the best attitude to "healthy change" that I've seen on YouTube! You're so wise and actually know what you're talking about which may seem obvious but many youtubers don't think about practical way to do that change. Valeria, you're a true role model for me, I wish that I would some day be as wise, productive and mature mentally as you. Love you the most 💕💕. Kisses from Poland 🇵🇱

  8. Long time listener, first time commenter <3 Valeria, I love your videos, advice and words. I am so happy that you're reading Brene Brown, too. She's taught me so much, and as have you. You mentioned that you've started going to the sauna, I'd love to hear more about this! I've heard many good things about the sauna for skin, detoxing, stress and so on. Would love to hear your feedback and experience!

  9. oh yes, this is what I call positive message! thank you for reminding all of us that change is possible, but requires time and dedication, if you want your 'healthy lifestyle' to stick. sometimes it is easy to get caught in those crazy fast diets, just to lose pounds and look perfect. The first step to change outside is to change within, asking ourself what's the real purpose behind move yourself and get back to healthy habits. Yes I move and eat almost well to get in a shape Im comfortable in, but I move and eat well because I know this lifestyle is good for me and move my body daily in a soft way, it can be a walk, a yoga flow or a more complex workout, make me feel better and help me with my anxiety, releasing tension and stress in my body. it's important to have the right mindset and not forget to enjoy life and don't too much strict. it's okay to have some junk food or to skip a gym session, if this is what your body needs at that moment. Our bodies tell us what they need and we have to learn to listen to our body and be intuitive, instead of doing what others on socials do just to be like them. we are all different and need and like different things. so I appreciate the fact you are sharing your journey and advices, just to inspire others to take at least better choices. you're doing this in the right way and this is why I like so many others are following you. lots of kisses

  10. I love this so much 🙌 I’m so sick of hearing people say “get a full eight hours of sleep every night” 🙄 lol ok, I will discus this with my baby haha

  11. 8fit was way too unrealistic for me, unless they do grocery shopping for me, I would never stick to the meal plan. Also I didn't enjoy the workouts, I love yoga but not timed random workouts. The worst thing was that I forgot to cancel my free 8fit trial and was stuck with it for a year and didn't use it once. So girls be careful with that, I would say before you commit to a paid app or a paid class, try to stick to a free routine like working out at home, eating healthier, going for a run or a walk etc.

  12. Hi Valeria! can you recommend face masks? i am looking for face masks, so i can use every week, and to be an affordable price. Thank you so much ❤️

  13. As I am starting my first job at a big company, I would love to see your outfit ideas to look business casual without having to wear heels every day! Lots of greetings from Germany

  14. THANKYOUUU this is perfect timing for me and extremely helpful keep the videos up they’re amazing and you’re by far my favourite youtuber also love your little family lots 😘 love your honesty and always keep everything real SO DOWN TO EARTH much love from the uk x

  15. U look and sound like a strawberry to me..your videos really entertaining.. Coz of how u explain… And also u show that u also struggle with ur role as mom like us

  16. All youtubers say they’re being ‘real’ but this is real! Shes showing the real postpartum body and the struggles that go with having children and trying to love a life .. especially a healthy one whilst having extra weight, lack of sleep and all the rest lol. Thankyou so much Valeria.. love from mummy of 2 year old and 5 month old ❤️😘

  17. Hi just discovered you , i just wanted to say thank you for your positive energy, and helpfulness. because a lot of us struggle managing kids and caring for ourselves at the same time you help us find the way, which i was clearly so lost. u are grgs btw🤗

  18. These ads are killing me! Got halfway way through the video and there were 4 ads that interrupted the video. So annoying! Any body else experience this problem?

  19. Working out first thing in the morning if possible is my advice. I do classes (Orangetheory Fitness) and find that if I don’t do it right after waking up, I end up dragging and procrastinating and never get it done. If you make it a habit to wake up, finish your PT, it is more likely that you will also make good decisions food-wise.

  20. I really like the tip on "crowding out". As I tend to give up when I try to cut down on my bad habits, especially on food!!! I think this is a good tip to help me out 🙂

  21. This video came at the perfect time! Really trying to get my health back on track 🙈 I suffer from IBS and am actually going to see a doctor about it next week. In the meantime though I’m trying to be as healthy as I possibly can

  22. Thanks so much for sharing and being so brave and gorgeous looking so natural, love from russian-speakers))
    Very very helpful advises for me just what I need right now)
    You’re very beautiful, inspiring and kind, love your channel💜💜💜

  23. Thnx girl. Your video was really good and refreshing. It is helpful too. Will look for more videos from you. Take care.

  24. I appreciate how raw this video is. It's refreshing and realistic.

    My daughter is 17 months today and I am still on my journey towards a stronger physical self. Thank you for inspiring me to be steadfast in my goals.

  25. You are my favorite youtuber! I love the little time stamps you put in your description box, I look at them but still continue to watch the whole video! Everything you post is realistic!

  26. I use the crowding out method! And it helps to reward yourself at the end of the week (Ex. Getting your nails done, putting a set amount of money towards something you want to buy!)

  27. Follow up comment ! Where is your hair brush from 😍 I need one that doesn’t cause frizz and promotes fluffiness

  28. I think the most important thing is to see it as a game and have fun with it. I always go into a weightloss phase with that mindset else I can't be bothered to even try. For me it becomes a sport and I have to win and kick butt. For example, I go to the gym 5 times a week at this point but the way I space my gym time out, it doesn't feel like a burden: 2 days of gym, one day of rest, 2 days gym, 1 day rest etc. I note it down in a journal so I can keep track of my pattern.
    I make sure to drink enough water and try to keep my food intake to three meals a day since snacking ALWAYS sets off bad eating habits in me.
    I also do not touch any kind of sweet or savoury snacks. I can do it if I want to, but I don't want to because I know what happens if I do.
    🙂

  29. Self care to me means to take care of what keeps you alive,YOUR BODY..the most important thing before anything else!

  30. I like that you show us the real day to day struggles in building a healthy lifestyle. We are not perfect. Just like you said, it's a journey. 💕 all the best 😘

  31. omg… thank you for this video 💜 I really want to start health life and I'm always fail…. thank you so much for this video 💜💜💜

  32. I get so inspired watching your videos, Valeria! I'm still on my journey of finding what type of workout suites me, sometimes I feel like it doesn't exist )), but it's ok – i will follow your advice and continue looking for it! And the advice of making everything as easier as possible is also working for me – in fact, I feel that it's the only way to make something to stay in my routine..) And I think that the idea of crowding out is genious!!!
    I also want to mention that it's so strange and a bit pathetic that I think of you as my friend, although we never met..) So, if you'll come to St.Petersburg again some day I will be so happy to meet you!
    As for the habits I'm trying to introduce into my life these days, I have a really weird one – I try to make a habit of tensing my butt muscles when working on my computer)) I think it's genious, isn't it?))))

  33. Do you have fitness tips that don’t involve paying for apps? For those who are broke😊💚It’s hard for me to find time in my day to squeeze in an hour workout like you said. Any suggestions?

  34. I love you soooo much ❤️ could you please do an advice video about school and things for teen girls ❤️❤️

  35. i'm honestly so happy i found your channel. i was watching reviews about bags and ended up at one of your handbag videos. i've been watching a lot of your videos since then (2 days ago) and you seem like such a genuine and nice person. definitely a new subscriber <3

  36. So much like me! Very good and easy to start suggestions! I think when you see it as a game, it gets so much easier and fun! Good start!

  37. thanks so much ❤ am trying to work on myself right now so it really helps ( also i wanted to ask if we burn 145 – 245 calories a day would it be enough for weight loss , hope am not being stupid 😅)

  38. Tip for oatmeal 🙂 pour water into your oats and leave it for the night, the next morning they will be ready and tasty 🙏🏻

  39. I'm so glad you make videos. I've been watching you since I was 17, and honestly you've been such a good role model. You're such a beautiful independent woman. I hope you never forget what a positive impact you've had on so many people ❤️

  40. Your videos have become my new obsession on YouTube your so sweet and such a down to earth women . May god continue to bless you and your family .

  41. You have such an air of maturity about you that makes me feel really calm when I watch your videos. Thank you for this!

  42. Your tips and personality motivate me every day to create. You may not even be aware of it but you genuinely help me to improve myself in every aspect. Thank you

  43. I would like to add a de-stress activity to my weekly schedule because I've realized that I easily hold a lot of unnecessary stress in my body and this bothers my life too, hope by adding that I'll become more at ease!

  44. your 13:03 timestamp in the comments box reads prioritize breakfast but you mention sleep in the video. Both are important to prioritize just thought I would let you know 🙂 love your video, as always. can't wait to see the next one!

  45. Hey Valeria!!!! I tried your breakfast recipe and i have to say that it is amazing!!!! It tastes soooo good!!! Love from Pakistan 😍

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