Hey everyone, back again…
Okay “new year,new me”. If I got a quarter for every time I heard that phrase I’d be stupid rich. New years are a time where everyone decides “Gosh dang it, this year I’ll be healthier”. But before the end of January that strong feeling about the gym/buying healthy groceries fizzles out.
I will admit, I was on that train one too many times and boy was it no fun. Anyways in this post I will tell you guys how I keep up with that new years’ resolution, hopefully these help.
Clean out your “Holiday food” fridge: Trust me this is one of the hardest things to do. Okay lets see thanksgiving, christmas and new years. Phew, guys getting rid of leftovers is difficult. But come on, it is the new year, time to get rid of that food taking up space your fridge.
Start with the little things: For healthy resolutions jumping right into it might be the reason you are jumping right out of it. I like to start with cleansing, doing a total body detox may be the best thing to happen right after dumping all that food into the system. This will get your body ready for the new year (pun intended lol). When i’m doing a detox, I always go with a splash of apple cider vinaigrette in the first glass of water for the day. Trust me this will clean all the bad toxins hiding in your system. Although apple cider vinegar is my favorite so far, there are a couple other ways I have tried that might interest you:
- Green tea & with lemons
- Grape fruit & oranges blended together (quite sour to taste)
- Lemons and water (a personal favourite
- I have tried lots!, but these few always leave me feeling clean.
Make a shopping list for the first grocery shopping for the year: So right after cleaning out the unhealthy food/ holiday food from your fridge, time to hit that grocery store. I cannot tell you how much I love to buy yummy food (don’t forget I’m a big foodie). Before I go out shopping, I always have my list of groceries which keeps me in check. Also, have meals in mind so you are not just throwing anything “healthy” in there. Can’t wait to go through my grocery list next time.
Finally getting that Gym Membership: Okay yeah I know.. you may have thought this would be step one.But if you jumped on that wagon without having you body ready the $10- 25 will be wasted. Yes I love the gym and everything it stands for, but I have come across way too many people assuming that is the only key to getting fit. Yes you will gain muscle, Yes you will be stronger, but this does not mean you will be healthier. From health articles I have read in the past, getting a better body is 80% what you eat and 20% working out. “The gym Helps those who help themselves”. If you are thinking of getting that gym membership this year, don’t go for it because everyone is doing it. Or because it’ll look nice having a gym key on your key holder, do it because you are ready for a healthier and stronger you!.
Alright that’s all I have for today, I hope this year rocks for you guys! …Talk to you guys later
-Love Mfon 🙂 xx