I know it’s that time of year that we are all writing down our New Years Resolutions, and I’m going to have another blog post about mine! But I want to share with you guys some things that I look to in order to keep up with my fitness and health. I think maintaining health and fitness is very important. It’s great for your mental health and self esteem, and as a Christian the Bible gives guidance towards good health. When your body is healthy you will feel like a better version of yourself with more energy and more positivity, this is a result of the endorphins released. Exercise can even help battle against depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, and more. With exercise you might notice better sleep, sharper memory, and an improved immune system.
So big news: this weekend, January 5-7, Whole Foods is having 25% off vitamins and supplements (this includes PROTEIN powders!!)! Supplements that I recommend for weight loss and that are natural are CLA and L-Carnitine. Also, ladies, if you don’t have a daily women’s multi-vitamin this is the time to get one!! If you are pregnant or looking to have kids I recommend getting some Folic Acid as well. In terms of protein powders, my favorite post workout protein powder is the Vega Sport Protein in vanilla (it also comes in berry, chocolate and mocha). Another great protein powder is Bone Broth Protein, which has lots of health benefits!
Remember, don’t push yourself too hard in your health & fitness resolution. Yes, change your diet, but also let yourself have a cheat day or meal, otherwise you won’t make it. You can find a healthy cheat treat, one of my favorites is a Hail Merry tart. They have so many great flavors and really satisfy that sweet tooth. Sometimes a good almond milk latte also satisfies a craving I have. If you make lattes at home make sure you have a good espresso bean…if there is a local coffee shop you really like you should be able to go in and buy the espresso roast they use. My favorite almond milk to use in my lattes is Califia Farm’s Barista Blend.
When it comes to working out, don’t pressure yourself so much that it isn’t enjoyable or you can’t reach your goals. If you’re working on running go out and say to yourself “It’s okay if I need to walk but let’s go in total [blank] miles.” When you overwork yourself, or set intense goals too quickly, you often burn out. Maybe find a class you enjoy, like Pure Barre or Orange Theory. If you think you can’t afford it, think about how much you spend on eating out or on booze. Save money in those sections so you can make fitness a priority in your life! These are just a couple of my tips on keeping your New Years Fitness & Health Resolutions.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31