Well, Happy 2017!!
For some reason, I always think back to the Millennium year and I don’t know how it has been 17 years since 2000! Time is passing soo quick so it’s important to feel your best, but also know that it’s okay to indulge in some holiday favourites and NOT beat yourself up over it.
Now that Christmas and the holidays are over for another year, the new year is a perfect opportunity to start fresh, kind of like a blank state. I mentioned in my resolutions post that I absolutely love revisiting old goals and setting new goals for the year ahead. My sister and I sat down yesterday and wrote down our goals/resolutions that we want to accomplish for the new year. I separated my resolutions into different categories – Family/Relationship goals, health, strength, running and yoga goals. I feel like I am super organized going into the new year, so we will see how long it lasts 🙂
This holiday season was spent in Sarnia, with a lot of parties during the week! I indulged in a lot of snaking (my moms homemade nuts and bolts) and a few drinks so I feel like this is the perfect time to reset. When we overindulge just a little bit it doesn’t take long to spiral out of control and come into our bad habits that we may have once had. Small resets are perfect to get back on track to feeling less bloated and less fatigued.
So if one of your resolutions is to eat healthy, break it down a bit. When you are at the grocery store instead of buying store bought hummus, try making it. Try bringing your lunch to work so you don’t have to rely on unhealthy options on your lunch break. There are so many small things you can do to get you feeling your best and your healthiest self.
This two week kick start is really super simple. It’s not a two week “diet”, it is a kick start to get back on track IF you feel you indulged too much over the holidays. It is nothing too major, just cutting out all processed foods, adding more veg into each meal and drinking more water. This will actually be a bit challenging for me as I’ll be eating out a lot in the next couple weeks (I’m off to New York tomorrow!). I am actually looking forward to challenging myself to making healthy decisions while eating out at restaurants.
January 2nd – January 15th
Cut out processed foods!
Avoid all things that are packaged, fried or processed. Processed and pre packaged foods often contain trans fats, chemicals, added toxins and other bad oils.
Add more veg!
Aim to have a serving (or two) of vegetables at each meal. Add some broccoli or spinach to your eggs, add mixed peppers to your lunch and roast some asparagus or cauliflower with your dinner. Veg will take up more space on your plate and help to crowd out the bad stuff.
Drink plenty of water!
8-10 glasses per day. If you are exercising more and sweating more, then you need to drink more. Also, if you are eating plenty of veg that will contribute to your water intake.
Best of luck with the challenge and make sure to share any pictures or recipes!
Here’s to 2017!!