With New Years fast approaching, everyone is trying to sort out their new goals for next year. Dreams of eating better, exercising more, and taking some much deserved R and R are always big ones, but why are we waiting for a new year? Start your goals now and you’ll have a much better chance of making them lifestyle habits rather than forgotten resolutions. Prove to yourself that you have the power to achieve your goals no matter what time of the year. Take it one step at a time towards becoming a better “you”, and remember the SMART goal acronym: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. You can make it a SMART-R goal by remembering to Relax. No one expects you to change over night, and neither should you.
I never fully followed up on my allergy diet results. The conclusion I’ve come to is that my body does not respond too well to unhealthy acidic foods. Things like dairy and sugar do not make my body happy. Eating lots of green veggies, fruit, whole grains, lean proteins, and lots of water keeps me feeling optimal. I savour every bite of a lemon Lara bar, and cold coconut water is way better and definitely more satisfying than any other sports drink (for more than one reason!).
This morning I went a little crazy at Noah’s after my Bikram class, and I picked up a product called Omega Swirl. It’s an absolutely delicious way to get people to get their essential fatty acids. I bought the Strawberry Banana Smoothie Flax Oil bottle, but normally I would buy the fish oil version (which I promise does NOT taste like fish oil!). Fish oil takes fewer steps in the body to digest and absorb than flax oil. This is a personal preference for me, but if you’re really that worried about the taste, I highly recommend trying the Strawberry Banana flavour. A 16 ounce bottle is a months’ supply.
Christmas was great at my house. On Boxing Day I put the extra turkey to use in a delicious gluten free spinach turkey lasagna. It was a satisfying way to end my day of Ikea shopping and cleaning.
How were your holidays? Anything special from Santa this year? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org