One of the worst things you can do to sabotage any goal you make is trying doing too much at once. You’ve probably been there before, right? You feel overwhelmed and end up giving up altogether. When it comes to your health, you may find that you actually gain more weight or go on binges the more you try to throw on your plate at once. Babies crawl before they walk, and walk before they run, and if we took a few ‘steps’ from their book, we would all be better off. For some it may be a simple change in diet, like purchasing organic produce. For others it may be purchasing a helpful new product, like a BlenderBottle® SportMixer™, and mix up some tasty protein shakes!
Try incorporating these small steps into your life, maybe adding one per week, and track your progress. Once you start seeing results, you’ll be hooked!
Baby Step 1. Fruits and Veggies with Every Meal
Getting fruits and veggies into every meal is actually easier than you might think. First of all, fruits and veggies can actually go well with just about any meal and are an excellent starting point for anyone looking to make a healthy change. Even just remembering to throw some fruit into a BlenderBottle for a breakfast smoothie or adding a green, leafy salad to your dinner is an excellent way to get the job done - and an easy, delicious way to get your 5 servings a day.
Baby Step 2. Stretch Morning and Night
Stretching feels great, and most of us do it instinctively anyway. But stretching actually has many health benefits, and incorporating just a few minutes of stretching in the morning and at night could not only ease some of your pains and lengthen your muscles, it could also help you connect with yourself better. Stretching in the morning helps wake your body up and stretching before bed at night can actually help you wind down. Think of this baby step as not only good for you, but feels awesome as well!
Baby Step 3. Have Some Sugar, but In Moderation
For those who are really avid about their sugar, this one may seem a little harder than just one baby step, but it may just be the one step that changes everything. Instead of binging on sugary chocolates and sweets, try a few pieces of dark chocolate or a low-calorie smoothie in your BlenderBottle, to satisfy that sweet tooth. Depriving yourself completely can lead to binges, and knowing that you aren’t cutting out sweets completely will help you stay positive and on track.
What baby steps do YOU find most successful? We could all learn a new ‘step’ or two from each other!