Wellness tip: Drink Water!

When it comes to healthy living, it seems like there are always new fads and trends that are coming out about the next best thing to keep you healthy. Today, I want to keep it simple and talk about the OG of healthy living… WATER. 




We are made of water. Our bodies are 80% water and we are constantly recycling that water by sweating, going to the restroom, and then drinking water to replenish it. Drinking an abundance of water is so crucial to overall health and well-being.


Water affects EVERYTHING. It affects our mood, appetite, energy, digestion, elimination, and detoxification. If we don’t drink enough water we can’t expect our bodies to function properly. Even worse, if we spend prolonged periods of time dehydrated, chronic health conditions can occur which can cause damage to the organs.


I was never a huge water drinker, but over the years I have trained myself to be really intentional about my water intake, especially when traveling, sick, or after a workout. 


I have seen huge improvements in my health since I have been drinking more water. I try to drink 75 ounces of water a day which is about 2 ½ fillings of my 32oz Hydroflask.  When I am hydrated, my head is clear, I feel energized, and my digestion is so much better. 


Some water rituals I live by:

-Drink 16 ounces of water as soon as you wake up in the morning

-Drink 32 ounces of water before any coffee/ tea/ breakfast

-Drink a large glass of water 30 minutes before every meal

-Drink room temperature water. Room temperature water is easier for your body to process since it is closer to your body’s natural temperature. For some people, cold water can give them a stomach ache. 

-Skip the fancy drinks at restaurants and drink…. Take a guess… WATER!

-Try to avoid plastic water bottles at all cost. Plastic water bottles can leak toxic chemicals into the water

Drinking water isn't a quick fix, but it is a lifestyle modification that will truly have a lasting impact on your health! 

Recently, I invested into the Berkey water filter system and I AM OBSSESED! The Berkey filter safely removes all the harmful chemicals and additives in tap water but also replenishing the water with minerals. It’s definitely an investment but if you are a health and water-freak like me, you might want to consider checking it out! 

Okay that’s officially all I know about water! I hope you found this helpful and I challenge you to go drink a big glass of water right now! ;) 

xo, Lo



#FridayFaves: Playlist

I am excited to start a new series on the blog where I will be sharing my current favorite things every Friday! I will be sharing different wellness products, music, recipes, beauty favorites, and so much more! 

Today I am sharing the music that has really kept be going the past few weeks. A good playlist is so powerful for me because it keeps me motivated with work during the day, pumps me up during my workouts in the gym, and also helps me wind down at the end of the day. This playlist consists of all my current favorites and I have been keeping this playlist on repeat every single day! 

Some other things I'm currently loving:

-This week's hike... In this season of life I don't take time off work very often... but when I do, its to go on adventures like this...



-Sauna Therapy: four times a week I sit in the sauna for fifteen minutes and this practice has quickly become my new obsession! I started sitting in the sauna for detoxification but now it has become a favorite for self-care, meditation, and helping me gain mental clarity. I will be doing a whole blog post on this soon! 

-My new Berkey water filter- I had been eyeing this for years and finally took the plunge this month and got one. I am obsessed! The water tastes so pure and I am aiming to up my water intake every single day. I also feel confident knowing that I'm not drinking water that is heavy in chlorine or pesticide residue (unfortunate part of living in the country near a ton of farms). 


-This Summer's travel plans- I officially have island fever and I am so excited to take a much needed trip with Danny next month! We will be headed to Southern California to see our families and then we'll be spending a week in Alaska! Anyone have any Alaska travel tips? I'd love some insight! 

Thats all for this week... Here's my playlist! I hope you love it. 

Have a great weekend!!