Five Steps to Feel Better!

healthy woman jogging Five Steps to Feel Better!All of us have New Years resolutions no matter whether or not we choose to publicize them outside our minds.  Many of our resolutions tend to focus on healthy eating and exercise.   The problem becomes what we desire to do and what we actually do may be two different things entirely.

Overindulgence in just about eveything during the holiday season is common and now that it’s January most of us are likely regretting some of our choices.

Below are 5 easy tips that will help you get on your way to a stealth new you.   This is only meant to get you started and get you energized.  Good luck!

1.  Remove any Soda from the daily regimen.
Do you actually know how much sugar is in 1 can?  Trust me, you may not want to know.  It’s gross.The average cola contains carbonated water, caramel color, natural flavors, caffeine, phosphoric acid and high-fructose corn syrup.

2. Watch and Understand your Carbs.
Maintaining a balanced diet is very important. Eh hem, having a bowl of spaghetti at 10 pm = bad idea. If you are going to carbo load do it early enough in the day so you have time to burn it off.  We suggest you read this to really learn about how to make some good choices with carbs.

3.  Drink penty of water.
Our body weight comprises nearly 60 to 70 percent of water and sufficient intake of water is necessary.   The only downside to drinking all that water is you may have to hit the bathroom more than you are used to. Water fills you up and will give your complexion an amazing glow.  For all of you watching calories, water is the best beverage. Drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before each meal makes you feel fuller, without having consumed any calories at all.

4. Hit the Pavement.
Get out your iphone and headset and hit the pavement. Motivate yourself with some new walking or running shoes.  Enjoy the fresh crisp air and some solo time with yourself. Try to hit the pavement at least 3x per week for a minimum of 30 minutes.   You can gradually increase on the routine over time.

5.  Avoid late night Snacking.
Try to avoid anything after 7 pm. This can be difficult especially if you are running around with the kids. Good planning is key!

That’s it my friends. These 5 things are just enough to get you started and we hope you come back for more ideas in the future. Just look under category “HEALTHY ME”.

*As always, you should consult with your doctor before trying anything new!

Comments

  1. Hi, Melissa! You’re right what we do doesn’t always align to what we desire. Habits are really hard to change so you have to start small. I really like your tips. I’ve been having a hard time getting enough water for a VERY long time, but since the holidays I’ve started leaving a water bottle on my desk. Now, drinking water has become second nature.

    Thanks for stopping by Pricilla J. Designs. I’m going to work on the question you left for me. Hope you stop by soon.

    Pricilla

    • YES ! water is a huge challenge for me as well but i force myself to drink water more and more. I find hitting the bathroom frequently allows my eyes some rest from the computer too which is good. My full time job requires my nose be in an excel spreadsheet 75% of the day! I still owe you that photo so you can help me on the design for my daughters bedroom. All the best ! and thanks for popping over to Girliemom, I am grateful ! – Melissa

  2. First, Happy SITS Day! 🙂 I hope it is an amazing one for you!

    Second, great advice! I know when I follow those steps, I feel and function better, especially avoiding the late night snacks! My husband do a 12 hour fast (i.e. if we eat at 6pm, we don’t eat again until 6am), and it has made a world of difference!

    Have a great week! 🙂

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