I am so happy that I was chosen to participate in the 2014 Zone Perfect Blog Forward Challenge. 7 months ago this challenge began and I’m proud to say the commitment I made to myself has not waned, I’ve kept up with my exercise and healthier eating choices. I wanted to make sure, for at least one time in my adult life, I didn’t have the flabbiest booty in town! Everyday I get stronger and that’s a great feeling! Here are ways to help you stick to a healthier lifestyle:
- Keep a healthy snack with you. We’ve just returned from a family trip that required lots of time in the good ol’ family van. Trying to time lunch and dinner can be very tricky when you have lots of items on your “Must See List”. Don’t get to the point of ‘I’m crazy hungry!’ and eat something from a drive-thru. Keep a Zone Perfect bar with you and that way you’ll have something tasty and healthy to eat.
- Share your meal. I’m sure you’re familiar with the act of dividing a meal in half, eating a portion at a restaurant and taking the rest home. However, more often than not, my dividing line would start sliding over and I’d tell myself ‘Just one more bite. Just one more’ only to be so uncomfortable at the end of the night with how much I’d eaten. Or, are you really going to eat what you take home? Really? Here’s a switch my husband and I have been making, we share our meal. We order a salad and an entree and share both. It’s better for our waistline AND our debit card.
- Exercise for just 10 minutes. Okay, here’s the thing. If you feel you have no energy, or don’t have the time to exercise, say to yourself “I’m just going to do this for 10 minutes”. I’ll bet that 10 minutes will turn into 20 which is a great time frame for movement that will elevate your heart-rate, increase metabolism and get your muscles strengthened. Your mood will be elevated too! Win-win
I have some fun items for a giveaway that will help you get motivated to move and provide a tasty snack when you’re on the go and need a tasty pick-me-up. Here’s what one lucky winner will receive:
Did you make a resolution toward better health at the beginning of the year? How are you doing with your goal(s)? Looking over the letter I wrote to my future self in February I’m so glad I didn’t let me down! (I sound like Popeye ;-> ) I wish you good physical and mental health!
(*Disclosure: Although I have entered the program and received complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items, I’m free to comment about ZonePerfect in a positive, neutral or negative fashion.)