Beginnings can be rough. They’re exciting and full of promise, yeah, but they can also be daunting. I feel like this can be especially true when it comes to a lifestyle change. Committing to “healthy living”, for example, doesn’t sound super fun if it means focusing on all of the extra workouts you have to do and all of the yummy things you cannot eat. It doesn’t have to be that way, though! You can take four, itty-bitty baby steps into the world of health and wellness over the course of a month that can spur massive change. Sound appealing?! Well, it starts with food. Nutrition is a major part of feeling and looking good, so instead of making crazy, extreme, overwhelming dietary changes, we’ll focus on food (or more specifically, what goes into your body!) and work on cleaning up your intake in a way that is pretty painless, but seriously beneficial. Whether you’re looking to get back on track or are just starting out with living healthy, embracing these tasks will have you feeling healthy and well in no time! Here’s your roadmap for kicking off a healthy life.
The VITALITY CHILD 4 Week Healthy Living Kickstart
Instructions: Choose one of these items to tackle each week–they’re little targets that should be easily attainable–and either change it up with a totally new goal every seven days, or add on an additional item each week for a compound effect. They can also make a significant impact in the state of your over-all health once they’ve been reliably incorporated into your day-to-day lifestyle.
1. Water: Aim to drink 2L or half of your bodyweight in ounces each day.
2. Sugar: Cut out sugary drinks & limit your “treats” (things like cookies, cakes, donuts, and other baked sweets) to a once-a-week indulgence.
3. Processed foods: Refrain from purchasing & consuming processed, packaged foods. If you HAVE to have convenience foods, look for items that contain six or fewer ingredients!
4. Vegetables: Add one additional serving of veggies to your daily diet! I’m really into homemade kale chips RN, but you could also have zoodles, make a big salad, or grab a vegetable-heavy pressed juice.
…Give it a month & you’ll be glowing!