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I’m gearing up for the Healthier Wife Challenge – trying to make sure I have what I need. I learned how to be healthier but this past summer I got a Lil sidetracked. You too?! I know what to do but when I’m not intentional and putting in a tiny bit of prep, it ain’t happening ’round here. Anyone? Anyone? If you also feel frustrated in your desire to be a healthier, tune in sister, you’ve got a front row seat!
All you have to do is check-in here and watch my vlog daily. I adore encouraging wives because I am one and I know how tough it is to stay healthier in the midst of everything else we have to do on a daily basis!
How to Be Healthier Hacks
Many of you watched my hubby and I go through this challenge a couple of years ago that kick-started us to have unbelievable health benefits including the loss of about eighty pounds or so. It all started with the ten-day challenge, followed by a more relaxed fourteen days that truly taught us how to be healthier.
Here’s the big picture for the 10 Day Challenge:
I will be eating breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and dinner. My meals will be made up of lean protein, good carbs, fresh fruit and veggies, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats. What I will be avoiding (it’s just 10 days!) is soda (including diet), creamy sauces, high-calorie salad dressings, added sugars, candy, fried foods, processed foods, white flour, and partially hydrogenated oils.
This food plan isn’t rocket science. We already know what we need and what we need to avoid. I love that this is not some hokey, off-the-wall diet. It’s just common sense, really.
I’ve found that how to be healthier and beat those cravings (of the junk we been consuming) is a concentrated plan of taking high-quality probiotics, B Vitamins, fiber, and Omega 3s at specific times. These are elements that women need anyway, AND they help to fill in the gaps and cravings as we push away from the bad stuff that is so addicting. Amen?
I learned from a wise health coach friend to fill a water jug (gallon milk jug) or some other container with my daily water goal every morning. By drinking from this jug, not only is it a visual reminder, it becomes somewhat of a game to get it done before bedtime. Remember to not drink too close to bedtime if you want good sleep time.
Anyone that has a handle on healthy eating will tell you that you have to plan ahead just a tiny bit. This is so hard for busy wives. I hear ya! I would always hear the words “meal prep” and I’d run the other way. Going through this challenge the first time changed my thinking because it’s so simple. Start out just planning for a couple of days ahead. Think through and purchase what you’ll eat tomorrow and the next day and stop! Cooking enough for each dinner to be the next day’s lunch is a deal-breaker for me. Try it! That hack alone will change your life. 😉
I’m pumped up about getting the pep in my step back, having incredible energy. I’m ready to be Leaner. Stronger. Better. You ready?