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4 Ways to Stick to your Lifestyle this Holiday

Last year around this time, I shared with you some tips to stay well over the holidays, and I wanted to bring some of those tips back for you.

The indulgence of the season can be very triggering for some people. Our gatherings are largely focused around food and eating. And though this time is meant for relaxing and letting go, it doesn’t mean you need to completely forget the lifestyle you are trying to create for yourself. So, here’s the 4 easy tips to help keep you committed to your goals.

Don’t hang out near the food. You are way more likely to grab finger foods and pop them in your mouth without even thinking if it’s right in front of you. If there’s lots of different goodies you want to try, grab yourself a little plate and sit away from where the food is. If you have to get back up and walk over to get more, you might be less likely to take that second serving.

Plan your indulgences. No one wants to say no to their favourite Christmas treat, I know I don’t. So, you don’t have to! Instead, try thinking about all the parties you’re going to be attending. What sorts of things will there be? If you know there’s a particular snack that you live for over the holidays, save yourself for it and maybe pass up on something else. Me… I can’t resist Christmas bark!

Be active while you’re there. Find a way to include some physical activity into the gathering. Maybe it’s some physical minute to win it games (so you aren’t just sitting and eating). Or perhaps you encourage everyone to bundle up and walk around to look at the lights after Christmas dinner. Whatever it is just find a way to get moving!

Eat more of the good stuff. Often our mentality is don’t eat this or don’t eat that. Just remember to eat more of the good stuff too! If you know you’re going to indulge in a little bit more than usual- have a green smoothie in the morning, eat some extra super foods and drink a bit more water. Like I said, just get more of the good stuff 🙂

Mindfulness. The point of a healthier lifestyle is to always be planning and thinking ahead. Being in tune with your body and being present in the moments. If you’re not hungry don’t eat more. You know your body and you need to honour it over the season of joy and giving. Give it love and treat it right. Stay on track. You will thank yourself and feel empowered when you make good choices that will keep you on track for your goals of healthier living!

I wish you all a safe happy and healthy holiday, from my family to yours.

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Hugs and Kisses,

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Sleep: The Natural Healer

In the busyness that is today’s world, our minds sometimes don’t stop. We are constantly wrapped up in this ‘there are not enough hours in the day’ mentality and that ‘we can sleep when were dead’ concept. Though I am hustling hard to build my health and wellness empire, I am constantly reminding myself and taking the time to ensure I have a good nights sleep. Truth is, I love my sleep! There is nothing better than crawling into my bed after a long day and drifting off to sleep. As a mom, I don’t always get enough of it (early rising toddler over here), and I really feel the effects if I am sleep deprived. Continue reading “Sleep: The Natural Healer”

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12k’s of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….Day 1 of the 12k’s of Christmas challenge. For the next 12 days I plan to run 1 km per day. And I want to invite you along with me! If you’re not a runner, you can walk! Or, if you are looking for a way to get into running, starting with one kilometre a day is a great way to build up your endurance.

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Let go of perfect- and you will find happiness

It feels like I haven’t blogged in forever (really I only missed posting last week, but when you only post once a week, this stretch feels like longer!). The last two weeks have been a little crazy making! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know last week I wrote my final exam for the first course of my Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach Certification. In between working a couple late nights, Read More

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How to Become a Mom without Losing Your Identity

I often get people asking me how I find the time for myself while raising a toddler, working full time, taking care of a home, and spending time with my husband, family and friends.

Truth is, it isn’t always as easy as it looks. And often, I don’t feel like I have the time to do it all. I still feel all of those normal feelings like guilt, or feeling like I should be doing something else. So how do I do it?

Find out how!

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions”

-Dalai Lama

Everyone once and a while when I get my hands on a really good book, I love to share it with as many people as I can. I know I am more likely to pick something up and read it if it has a review from someone that I trust, someone who’s opinion I value versus a stranger. I really enjoy reading self written books that align with where I am at in life. This year I have been reading a lot of books focused around living well, being fit and being healthy. I do this because by aligning my desire to be fit, slim, healthy, and active with the content that I am reading, it helps me to stay on track. I never fail to learn something new, or find something from these books that I then take with me into my everyday life and incorporate them as part of my new normal. The other reason that I read these types of books, which to me is the most important is that you can exercise like crazy and you can eat clean as you have ever eaten before, but there is a lot to be said about you being in tune with your body.

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