As I’ve probably mentioned a bazillion times, I’m failing at my original healthy swap goals.
…and, yes, I totally have gained the few pounds that I worked so hard to lose for the wedding...
That means unhealthy insides, clothes that don't fit, and unflattering Christmas card pictures!
Between the stress of buying a house and the holiday season, my pants really just don't stand a chance.
Thank goodness for loose fitting sweaters and flattering tights that hold all that extra me in!
I’m by no means heavy, but my body is totally not where I want it to be. Like, at all.
I'm hoping to do the impossible and get back to my wedding bod by the end of the holiday season!
That does NOT mean that I will be dieting, avoiding holiday meals, or binge exercising.
All it means is that I will make a conscious effort to be healthier.
I also plan on buying my dream bikini and hanging it on the wall as motivation. Deff a do!
Healthy Life Swaps
1. Eliminate ALL Junk Food
I know this one sounds obvious, but there are so many times when
we I make an excuse for it.
I really need to learn to walk past the pumpkin filled with Kit Kats and Reeses without touching!
2. Eat Breakfast A Little Later
Coffee at 8AM holds me over until my 10AM oatmeal. That means only water until lunch!
This is the one original healthy swap that I seemed to have mastered.
3. Be More Active, Even At Work
Every couple of hours, take a little walk around the office to get a cup of water or go to the bathroom.
On breaks, maybe do a few laps around the building or walk through a store just to be a little active.
I'm seriously failing at this one! I need to get up and move. I can't even say more because I don't do it all!
4. Only Purchase Healthy Snacks
If you don’t want to be tempted to eat a gallon of ice cream, then don’t buy it.
Instead, swap the unhealthy snacks for something a little less damaging like hummus or fruit.
People will be disappointed when they surprise visit and I don’t have any chips or candy. Sorry!
5. Bring Your Lunch
Going out for lunch during your work break usually means over eating mass amounts of unhealthy food.
My cooked leftovers or my homemade salad may not be as luxurious as the dollar menu, but it’s healthier.
Not to mention, swapping lunch outings for the lunch room in the office will help save money.
6. Play, Play, and Play
Swap resting for impromptu dance parties and tickle fights with the hubby to stay extra active.
Find that last burst of energy at the end of the day to have fun, laugh, and move around.
I love to lounge on the couch, but after sitting at my desk all week, that is NOT a healthy habit.
7. Park Far Away
Instead of parking in the spot closest to the door, park farther away and take those few extra steps.
Not to mention that this swap will help your car out since it’s less at risk for dents and dings!
8. Green Tea
An average day for me means 3-4 cups of coffee loaded with French Vanilla Creamer.
I will swap 3 of those cups for green tea without any additions. This will save me serious calories!
French vanilla creamer makes anything and everything taste better. Too bad it’s so unhealthy!
9. Take Vitamins
The ONE cup of coffee a day has been killing me. By 11:30 I'm dragging my feet craving caffeine.
I'm going to start taking vitamins rich in Vitamin C and Zinc for energy.
This is totally a swap. I mean you’re swapping taking vitamins for not taking vitamins. Right??
10. Drink Lots of Water
In between and during meals, make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water.
Swapping drinks with water will help cleanse your body, keep you hydrated, and make your skin glow.
I was doing well after I bought a pretty water bottle. Then I started to slack. Cheers to starting again!
What are your healthy life swaps?