As a work from home mom, I don’t get to be as active as I know I should be. I’m behind a desk for several hours daily and by the end of my work day, I’m so mentally wiped that I make excuse after excuse to ignore my workouts. I’m also often so immersed in my work that my eating habits are usually poor choices. This summer, I’ve been taking steps towards getting more healthy and adjusting my lifestyle accordingly. I’ve found that incorporating small changes, like increasing daily activity, using Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener, and eating more often (yes, really!), into my daily lifestyle has been setting the foundation for getting me healthier. These small changes I’m making for a better lifestyle have worked so well for me that I felt I had to share them with my mama friends!
Being active for 30 minutes daily
I’ve found that a simple brisk 30 minute walk can improve my mood and even increases my focus. Here in the desert, it’s often too hot to do this in the middle of the day, but if I get up early enough and get it done before the kiddos wake up, I’m much more balanced throughout the day. But on the off chance they’re up before me, it’s a fun family activity to do together. In the evenings, I’ve been using a stationary bike that I picked up secondhand from a friend. After I tuck my kids into bed, I flip on my TV, start up an episode of Housewives, and go at it for an hour before showering and heading off to sleep.
Swapping in Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener
Lately, I’ve been using Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener to sweeten my morning chai tea or smoothie. It’s all the sweet without that weird artificial aftertaste, which makes sense since it’s made with only real ingredients; nothing artificial. Zing Stevia Sweetener contains zero calories and brings a perfect sweetness that I can sprinkle into coffee, tea, smoothies, and pro tip: try it over strawberries for an amaZING (see what I did there?!) mid-day snack!
Eating more often (yes, really!)
I’ve noticed that when I make myself eat every two to three hours, I’m less likely to binge or crave later on in the day. Bingeing is a problem I struggle with almost everyday. When I complete my work and realize I haven’t eaten all day, I suddenly want anything and everything. Lately I’ve been setting an alarm on my phone to remind me to eat every two hours. If I keep easy to grab, better for me snack options on hand, like strawberries I dice up earlier in the week (that I can just sprinkle my Born Sweet Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener over) or pre-washed and de-stemmed cherries, I’ve got a quick solution that will keep me from grabbing the potato chips or chocolate cookies.
I’ve made these small changes over the summer and have noticed a measurable difference in my mood and energy. I’m not bogged down by syrupy sweeteners or artificial stuff that stays in my mouth all day, the activity puts me in a better mood and I can focus much more throughout my day. I’m really excited to have laid this foundation for a better lifestyle so that I can begin to change more and more aspects of my life to ensure I’m being the best me I can be. I know I sound like a motivational poster, but it’s truth, sister, it’s truth!
Make the switch with me this summer and take the #Ready4Amazing Challenge towards a more amaZING you and enter for a chance to win a Keurig® K250 Plus! To enter, upload a photo or story about the AmaZing sweet taste of Born Sweet Zing™ Stevia Sweetener in your favorite beverage! Entries are open from August 15th through the 26th.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.