One of the biggest things I hear is:
•I don't want to have to eat differently than my kids. •My kids won't eat that stuff so I have to make what they'll eat. •I don't want to make separate meals. •I can buy fresh fruit and vegetables. I have to eat what I can afford to by my kids. .
EATING HEALTHY shouldn't look any different for your kids! If YOU recognize that you're not eating necessarily the best way, AND you're now admitting you're family isn't either, THAN making a FAMILY lifestyle change is not a BAD thing!
Don't use your kiddos as an excuse to not FEED your BODY right and theirs. To me that's just saying YOU ARE NOT really ready yourself!! .
Make *better eating* seem like nothing different. If you show resistance and like it's a chore, your children will follow! I GET IT. Kids can be picky eaters BUT working together to make meals you all like can become a fun family thing! .
So the kids want to eat pizza and you think you can't!? MAKE the pizza at home with them (Quality time-Baby B loves making Pizza with his Daddy) AND get creative with your ingredients/toppings (& just keep yourself in check with portions)!
Start making meals together and have fun picking out foods everyone likes and creating meals with it. .
Don't sit there dreading the salad you're eating while your kiddos eat hot dogs and Mac-n-Cheese. Eat together. Get creative. Eat the same/nearly the same. Eat responsibly. .
I had a rule growing up I remember my Father saying. "Try it once. If you don't like it I'll never ask you to try it again. But if you don't try it you'll never know if you do like it AND you just may". Encourage your kiddos to try foods they claim they don't like (most likely because they've never had it and are just unsure). If they really refuse to try it than don't force it but just lead by example and eat/enjoy it yourself. Talk about the many benefits and vitamins it offers the body!
Lastly. Stop saying you can't buy your kids healthier choices. I'm not saying you need to BUY ALL the variety of fruits and vegetables out there. Instead of investing in the crackers/snacks/junk they're bugging and insisting you get some apples and carrots!START SOMEWHERE!
Had my Strawberry super awesome health shake!! It's delish, and next time I think I'll add banana Not only are these shakes good with just water and ice, but they come with recipes to boost the flavor!!! I love that this company covers so many areas of health. Switch up what you put in your body from a sugary drink to a healthy one!! If you're into concoctions, add almost any fruit or leafy greens for extra kick in your taste buds!
This one step a day makes me feel better. And now that I have it in my routine, I try to make better eating choices! I'm much more aware of the things I put in my body... if you put in good, you'll feel good!! If you put not-so-good, well, you get the idea!!! If you ever feel lost in better ways of eating, I can help! As a coach, I can share with you anything from shake info, recipes, tips, and everything in between! Never get bored of eating right. Get excited about what you can do for yourself.
I'm finding ways to improve my well-being, and am so excited for what's to come. Are you looking for the same?!? Let's do this together!
Beautiful #TigerStripesOnATuesday Goddesses and Gods! Today, I will be sharing a motivational story from Goddess @AnjaZivic. She talks about her struggles with feeling alone with her tiger stripes experience and how she found inspiration to overcome them through her fitness journey. Please continue to read for some inspiration.
"The beginning of high school is when I started caring more about my appearance that I really started to consider my stretch marks. At pool parties I noticed that I was the only one with them, to the point where one girl even came up to me and said, "There's something on your butt, what is that?" I was extremely embarrassed because while I was I explaining to her what they were she asked me how I had gotten them. I stopped talking for a second and realized that I didn't have a direct answer to give her. At that time I had no idea how I got them.
I started questioning how I got them and why I was the only one that had stretch marks to the point where I started to ask myself, "What's wrong with me? Why am I the only one that's flawed?" It wasn't until about three years ago that I finally made peace with their existence and realized that there was nothing I could do to get rid of them. However, three years ago was also when I started lifting weights, and thankfully, that was the start of my love for my tiger stripes..." -Anja