December is wrapping up which means we’re about to put the brakes on all the overindulgences of the holiday season. It’s definitely time to make little changes for a healthier new year. To be honest, I’d like to make humongous overnight modifications, but those never work for more than well, overnight.
So we’ve come up with some realistic changes you can make to help you #FindYourHealthy in 2016.
Sleep in your exercise clothes. When you wake up, you’re already dressed for a workout and a lot less likely to blow it off for the day. If sleeping in your exercise clothes is too dramatic for you, put them next to your sneakers at the edge of the bed so they’re the first things you see when you wake up. Shoes increase productivity in my world.
Speaking of sleep…. make it good. I’m totally guilty of screen time at night and working in bed, both of which are not conducive to falling asleep. So, on those toss and turn nights, taking melatonin helps me nod off soundly. It has a permanent home on my nightstand (and in my heart). (It’s a big part of our wind-down routine at night too.)
Satisfy your sweet tooth and need to crunch. I have less of a sweet tooth than an insatiable need to crunch. Oh my gosh, I LOVE to crunch! I’m really into the CVS Gold Emblem and Abound line, not just cuz I <3 CVS, but because the snacks offer me nutrition along with my crunch. It’s the best of all worlds. (Pssst, check out Chanelle’s healthy road trip snack ideas.)
Hate water? Drink it sparkled. Whereas I’ll only drink about 16 ounces of plain water a day, give me some flavored sparkling water and I’ll drink at least three times that amount. It’s taste bud and brain trickery at its finest.
Be proactive. Take those vitamins and minerals. Look, I don’t like it either. It makes me feel older than I am (especially since I use a pill box– which I also recommend 110% to keep you on your game). But to keep your body in its best fighting condition, ya gotta fuel it right, and part of that is making sure you’re giving it all the vitamins and minerals it needs.
Be ready for illness. Colds, flu and other viruses sneak up on us, so stock up on items before you need them. When you’re sick, the last thing you feel like doing is getting dressed and going to the store to buy medicine, so have the comfort ready and waiting for you. (Pain relievers, sore throat lozenges, cold and flu relief and antacids always come in handy.) Since I travel a lot, I also like to boost my immune system with AirShield tablets before I fly. The people of the skies are a virus-ridden mess!
This post was sponsored by CVS; all opinions are my own.