Monday, January 9, 2017

Eat Well and Be Active.

One of my goals for 2017 is to make my health a priority. Eat well and be active.

Eat Well.

Confession. I am a stress eater and sweets are my vice. Even though my eating overall remained good last year, towards the end I consumed a lot of sweets to get me through work. That ish needs to STOP. Definitely not a good habit to have, even more so considering my own health issues. I'm not saying that I am cutting it out completely, but saving the sweets for a weekend treat or special occasion is the plan. I would also like to reduce (not eliminate) dairy in what I eat. I have seen and read one too many articles on the not-so-great truths about dairy and how it affects our bodies.

Be Active.

Here's another one of my fails last year. Around April, I started a new role at work which required me to be in the office everyday. At first, I didn't think it would be a big deal, because I used to go in every day before we were allowed to work from home. But, when you worked from home 2-3 days a week for two years, you get spoiled and don't realize how hard it is to go back to being in the office all week. The STRUGGLE. The days I worked from home, I would go to the gym and it was perfect. I was going to to the gym three, four, sometimes five times a week. Cut out the work from home days and I was lucky to make it to the gym twice. Trying to get the energy to hit the gym after twelve hour days (ten hours work, two hours commute) is not easy. But it is so important! The difference I saw in my health from not going to the gym is crazy. So, it is a must. No excuses. I need to make it happen.

I posted the photo above on Instagram earlier this week talking about this topic. It's all about clean eating, meal prepping, active lifestyle, and my new blender for smoothies! One week of better food choices and going to the gym is already making a huge difference.

So here's to a healthy year.

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