Every year January rolls around and we make a whole bunch of promises, sometimes just to ourselves and sometimes to our whole Facebook feed. We promise to change bad habits, we promise to start new patterns, we promise to be better selves. But right now, a month and a half out, most of us have completely forgotten about those promises, and when we do remember it it’s with a twinge of guilt.
To combat this mid-February slump I have been trying to take better care of my body. Getting myself into healthy habits is my way of easing myself into wellness. I am by no means perfect but I have been making small changes in my daily routine to help me get back on track. During the fall I had gotten into a fabulous gym routine but the cold weather and abundant precipitation have really dampened my enthusiasm. To ease myself back into things I have been trying to do more workouts at home to get rid of my excuses. I don’t have much space so I’ve started small. One piece of my routine that has become a fixture is doing some yoga before bed. I started by browsing YouTube to find night-time yoga routines. I like to mix it up so I don’t do the same flow every night but if you find something you love feel free to stick to it! A few of my favorites are by LivestrongWoman and Yoga with Adrienne.
Another one of the healthy habits I have been trying to get into is eating healthier. I am not throwing out all the chocolate by any means, but I am trying to make better choices in small places. I have been having more fruit, especially as a sweet bite at the end of meals, I am keeping oranges and apples in the house to make this super easy. I have also been trying some healthier snack options. I am going to be trying a new healthy-snack subscription box in the next few weeks. Recently I have been trying the Vivapura Dried Jackfruit* for a mid-or post-workout pick me up. It has natural sugar in it which helps pep me up but there is no artificial nonsense that’s bad for me so I don’t feel guilty about eating it. It is raw, organic and vegan as well as non-GMO verified so I am happy knowing exactly what I’m putting into my body!
How have you been doing with your new years resolutions? Do you have any tips for healthier living? What are your favorite healthy snacks? Make sure to let me know in a comment below!