Question: I'm struggling coming off of Winter... I've gained a few pounds and feel the need to lose it before Summer... I know there is a lot I can do but where should I start?
This question came in at the perfect time last week on Instagram and it was too good not to share with you...
For starters, if you are feeling this way, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! During the Winter we see less sunlight, we tend to move our bodies less and our overall habits tend to take a backseat.
As Summer is coming, the ground is thawing (hopefully) it's a great time to re-energize and re-build your healthy habits.
I've pulled together ten healthy habits that will supercharge your life and make you feel like an unstoppable force of nature.
Orrrrrr maybe I had too much coffee this morning?
Something to keep in mind with building new habits is that you don't need to do them all at once. In fact, you shouldn't do them all at once. Pick 1-3 to START with and slowly add new ones in.
Are you ready? Let's do this!
Rise and Shine: Start your day with a burst of energy by setting your alarm clock a bit earlier. Trust me; those extra minutes will give you time to stretch, meditate, or even dance like nobody's watching. Bonus points for getting outside first thing to help set your circadian rhythm.
Sweat It Out: Exercise isn't just about dropping weight; it's an incredible mood booster too! Whether it's a yoga class, a morning run, or even a dance party in your living room, find an activity that energizes you.
H2O Power: Hydration is the key to a healthy foundation! Motivate yourself with a new water bottle and sip your way to a healthier, happier you. Plus, bonus points for the frequent bathroom breaks that keep you moving... or out of the work drama!
Veggie Mania: Experiment with colorful veggies, packed salads, and delicious smoothies. The more you incorporate veggies into your meals, the more your body will thank you. Say goooood morning to glowing skin and increased energy levels!
Power Nap Magic: Feeling like a zombie in the afternoon? Fear not, my friend! Treat yourself to a power nap. Set aside a few minutes during the day to recharge your batteries.
Mindful Munching: Take time and savor your food. Practice mindful eating by slowing down, appreciating each bite, and chewing thoroughly. Not only will this help with digestion, but it will also prevent overeating.
Tech Time-Out: We live in a digital age, but it's important to disconnect and give your mind a break. Trust me, it is needed more than you realized. Designate tech-free zones or periods during the day to do other activities like reading, writing, painting, or simply enjoy being outside. Let's give our brains some well-deserved rest.
Laugh It Up: Believe it or not, what they say is true, laughter truly is the best medicine! Surround yourself with people who make you laugh or watch a funny movie.
Beauty Sleep: I don't have to tell you how important sleep is. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night. Build a new bedtime routine but don't forget to turn off those screens. Wake up feeling like you can conquer Mount Everest!
Gratitude Attitude: Last but not least, cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Take a moment each day to reflect on the things you're grateful for. It could be as simple as a sunny day, a kind gesture, or a delicious cup of coffee. Appreciating the small things will help flip your mindset.
Are you ready to embrace this healthy lifestyle and become the version of yourself you want to be?
Reply and let me know which habit excites you the most. I'm here to hold you accountable and cheer you on on every step of the way.