Get your FREE Nutrition eBook → Click Here

Healthy Living

Seven Ways to Be Healthy with Your Honey

by Marissa on February 14, 2019

how to be healthy with your partner | Marissa Vicario | Health Coach | love balloons

I’ll admit that there was a time in my life when Valentine’s Day was everything to me. I longed for the moment I was in a relationship special enough to celebrate a day reserved only for lovers. Now that I’m in a relationship special enough to celebrate Valentine’s Day, is it ironic that we don’t celebrate it at all? Don’t get me wrong, I love Valentine’s Day in that it’s a celebration of love, but the idea that you have to shower your loved one with gifts and affection on one day isn’t my idea of romance. 

As cliche as it sounds, my relationship feels like Valentine’s Day (almost) everyday and while I appreciate that not everyone is in a relationship that feels that way – or one at all for that matter – if you can find a similar romantic love with yourself or in your friendships then you’re just as worthy as celebrating Valentine’s Day as couples do. 

For those in a relationship, there’s one complaint I often hear and that’s the struggle to adopt healthy habits when one partner is less invested in doing so than the other. I get how difficult this can be, I’ve experienced it myself and to a large extend I’ve overcome it. So, in honor of this sweet holiday, here are seven ways to be healthy with your honey. 

ways to be healthy with your partner | Marissa Vicario | Health Coach

One // Cook at home together. Make meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking at home a ritual. Decide on how many days you can both realistically commit – for us it’s five – and stick to it. When I first met my husband and we moved in together, it took us some time to find our groove with this, but now that we have, we both feel great when we’re eating at home instead of dining out. 

Two // Sign up for a race or physical challenge. Exercise stimulates your endorphins which produces that feel-good feeling much like being in love so why not take advantage and sign up for a race or physical challenge. Our workouts are pretty separate day-t0-day but one thing we love doing together is signing up for races with our local running club. We pick a few weekends in advance and sign up. When race-day comes, we motivate each other and celebrate with brunch after. We’ve even done something totally out of both of our comfort zones and did a Spartan Race together. 

Three // Just getaway. Everyone needs a mental break from time to time, but if you don’t have the time, vacation days or funds to indulge in a longer vacation, consider a healthy staycation at a spa or a day trip to a local hiking trail. 

Four // Take an after-dinner stroll. It can be easy to settle in on the sofa for TV after dinner, but make it a habit to take an after-dinner stroll – even 10 minutes can help you get a little more movement into the day. 

Five // Plan an active day date. Dinner and drinks is the default date night, but try switching it up every once in awhile and plan an active daytime date. Try bowling, ice skating, kayaking or stand up paddle board, biking, mini golf, the zoo, indoor rock climbing, a healthy cooking class or volunteering. 

Six // Challenge each other. J. Lo and A-Rod took on a 10-day no sugar challenge. I challenged my husband to a plank after every workout. Most men love a challenge and it’s incredibly motivating to take on something difficuly with a buddy. You can support each other and you’ll also reap the benefits together too. 

Seven // Be an example: Healthy choices beget healthy choices. Stick to what’s important to you and I promise that soon he’ll want to eat the foods that are making you vibrant, energetic and beautiful from the inside out. 


Natural Solutions for Common Winter Woes

February 4, 2019
Thumbnail image for Natural Solutions for Common Winter Woes

This post is sponsored by NOW Foods. All opinions are my own. It’s Winter and that can only mean one thing – opportunities are rife for bolstering your immune system (hello sniffles), taking care of your skin (dry air, not fair) and soothing sore muscles. I have endless gratitude for Western Medicine and rely on […]

Read the full article →

Sakara Life Discount Code + Meal Delivery Review

January 2, 2019
Thumbnail image for Sakara Life Discount Code + Meal Delivery Review

If you’re a modern woman with a family, full-time job, side hustle, friends, hobbies and anything else that takes up your precious time and often makes it hard to slow down, you know the importance and value of taking care of yourself, but maybe you don’t always do it. I know this scenario all too […]

Read the full article →

Year in Review … Most Memorable Moments of 2018

January 1, 2019
Thumbnail image for Year in Review … Most Memorable Moments of 2018

Happy New Year! This year we stayed stateside for the holidays and I took some time off of blogging and my usual social media schedule. We started the week in Vermont for a short ski trip to kick off 2019. I’m thankful that our travel schedule was lighter this year and also for the time […]

Read the full article →

How to Survive the Holidays and Thrive

December 19, 2018
Thumbnail image for How to Survive the Holidays and Thrive

If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to make it through the next two weeks in once piece while simultaneously punching the clock on end-of-year deadlines. With all of the joy that comes with the holidays, they can also bring on a lot of stress. This time of year isn’t easy for everyone as many […]

Read the full article →

Should I Drink Celery Juice?

November 29, 2018
Thumbnail image for Should I Drink Celery Juice?

Currently in wellness, celery juice is trending and that means I’m getting asked by ALL my clients this one burning question: “Should I drink celery juice?” If you know me, the answer isn’t always as cut and dry as a “yes” or “no.” What’s with this trend in the first place? Celery juice fans claim […]

Read the full article →

The Sakara Life 10-Day Reset Zucchini Linguini Recipe + A Discount Code

November 28, 2018

I’m going to let you in on a little secret – something that has been my secret weapon for gently detoxing and resetting my body whether after an indulgent vacation, busy travel or work week or during the hectic holiday season. Whenever I feel like I need to recalibrate, cook at home more and flood […]

Read the full article →

With Gratitude + The Healthiest Black Friday Savings

November 22, 2018
Thumbnail image for With Gratitude + The Healthiest Black Friday Savings

During this season of thanks, I’m posting a personal note to let you know that I’m grateful for you, the members of the Marissa’s Well-being and Health/Where I Need to Be community.    You may not know it, but you’ve touched my life profoundly with each passing year. Whether you’ve read my book, shared a […]

Read the full article →

Should You Get a Flu Shot?

November 20, 2018
Thumbnail image for Should You Get a Flu Shot?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and unfortunately, the most contagious time of the year. If you’ve ever been hit with the flu – and I’m sure you have – you know it can be a miserable experience. Every doctor and pharmacy will have you believe that the flu shot is the best […]

Read the full article →