Tuesday, January 6, 2015

tips for getting healthy in 2015.

so much food...
so many cocktails...
so little exercise...

this is how we are always left feeling over the holidays. but there is hope to feeling good again in the new year! don't make resolutions, just hit the reset button. tell yourself that you are going to be better and each day is a new day.

one of the best ways to rid that icky feeling after a gluttonous holiday is with a cleanse. last year, i tried advocare's 24 day challenge and loved it! this is 24 days of no alchohol, no processed foods, no caffeine {i know what you're thinking...ARE YOU NUTS!?}. but what i do like about this cleanse is that you can eat! the first 10 days are all herbal supplements, including a fiber drink that is less than appetizing, but this is a must in order to get your body ready to start accepting healthy foods again. after the 10 days, you continue the diet with eating balanced meals containing protein, whole wheat and tons of fruits and veggies. they do encourage you go to sans dairy, cooking oils and seasonings, but this was just a bit much for me {everything in moderation, including moderation}. after the 24 days i was left feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on the new year! if you're looking to give your body a much needed break and cleanse yourself of toxins, this is just what you need to get back on track for 2015.

getting healthy 2015

a couple more tips for getting healthy in the new year:
  • work out with a buddy, it's so much easier to stay motivated that way! we love the 21 day fix  work out series which has a new work out every day.
  • buy some new work out duds. this will help motivate you to put them on, head to the gym or go for a jog {it's so much better when you feel good doing it}.
  • invest in a good blender. smoothies are the best and easiest way to get right amount of fruits and veggies in your diet. green smoothie recipe: 2 cups spinach, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk {unsweetened}, half a banana, one cup frozen berries...it's delish!
  • track your progress. schedule your work outs in a personal calendar to stay committed. i hate scales, but if you must weigh yourself, do it on day 1 and again on day 24. your clothes will be the biggest indication that you have lost inches.
have fun! we can't wait to get back on track in 2015!


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