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I'm not too proud to admit there's quite a few things I'm not good at. Some of the biggest on the list include leaving my house on time (for anything), eating in moderation, drinking enough water and prepping for the next day. I could be good at those, but I know I just don't try. Lazy, much?
Now that I really think about it, not being good at those things makes me not feel too good. Those definitely aren't traits that I want to scream from the rooftops and let the whole world know! Can I just hide my lazy? Not one bit. These lazy characteristics are something that can't really be hidden.
In the last few weeks, I've taken some steps to help make myself Feel Gooder and get those bad habits outta my life. Here's what's making my daily chaos a little less frantic:
The main reason for my consecutive tardiness is because I'm looking for things the moment I need to leave. I'm not primping too long or still showering when I need to be leaving...I just don't know where to find my keys. Or my wallet. Or my phone.
It's amazing how having "a spot" for these in your home (and actually usuing it) can totoally change the game. Right by our front door, we have an area that perfectly holds keys, wallets and our mail. When my phone isn't in my hand, it goes there too. Now, when I'm ready to leave on time, all my things are ready to go as well.
I'm a soda girl. All kinds are fine, I don't discriminate. As an adult, though, I do understand the dangers that soda can bring to our bodies...but, a lot of the time I choose to ignore it. Not too long ago, my friend Brittany got me hooked on water with a hint of lime and mint. It's basically a mojito without the alcohol. I can seriously drink this combo all day long. Now, it's a weekly habit to make a pitcher of mint/lime water for the fridge, so it's ready to pour when I head out to work (and when I get back home).
THREE. Eating in Moderation
In the past few months, my eating habits were off-the-charts awful. Because I wasn't prepping meals, I was constantly zooming through drive-thrus day in and day out. Yes, you can eat healthy at fast food places. No, I was not. Something about going through the drive-thru and seeing all those menu items makes it SO easy to just go ahead and pick out whatever you want...a meal for now, snack for later and....ice cream-filled coffee drink? Yes, please.
Putting a complete stop to that, I knew I'd feel hungry all day long just because I wasn't giving my body the outrageous amount of calories it had become accustomed to. My solution? Smaller meals with awesome snacks in-between. While sometimes I choose carrots or celery, it's also nice to get a piece of chocolate every once in a while...
ZonePerfect's Perfectly Simple nutrition bars are just the sweet I need to get through my hunger-cravings. They come in four great flavors: Almond Toffee Crunch, Bing Cherry & Almond, Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk and Roasted Cashew & Dark Chocolate (my favorite). Besides the great flavors, there's a lot more to love about these bars: They're loaded with protein without tons of calories, filled with trustworthy ingredients and they're made here in the U.S.A.