It’s time to tell the truth. March was gross.
As in the month of March. We’re talking endless french fries and wine. Boneless wings, pizza, and all of the beer. I’m all for indulgence when it feels right, but it can be a really slippery slope. Cut to me feeling puffy, lethargic, cranky, and irritable. My routine slipped big time, and it was time to kick it into high gear.
Here’s how I got it together this Spring…
5 to 6 Days of Movement.
This is non-negotiable. I am a better friend, a better daughter, and a better human when I move for at least 30 minutes each day. I dance better, I’m stronger emotionally, and I’m calmer as a whole. My job as a teacher requires me to take 3 Pure Barre Classes per week. In addition, I sprinkle in 2-3 flows with MelissaWoodHealth and I’m a new woman.
Intermittent Fasting 3 days a week.
Intermittent Fasting is a fancy way of saying don’t eat after a certain time and then wait until you’re actually hungry the next morning. I usually follow the 16/8 Rule - eating between 12-8pm and fasting for 16 hours. It’s not as dramatic as it sounds, considering I’m asleep for most of it.
For six days in the month of April, I made it my first priority to listen to my stomach. What I discovered blew my mind: The amount of food that I was eating out of boredom or because of stress was ridiculous. In those six days, I shed three pounds and found that I was eating most of my meals out of habit. It was a huge turning point for me and since making this adjustment, my energy levels have been really consistent.
Cleaned up my beauty regimen.
The skin is our largest organ so when it comes to wellness, it should absolutely be a larger part of the conversation. If you have been following on Instagram and stories you’ll know that a few months ago I made the cleaner swap to #betterbeauty. Beautycounter has a mission that I stand behind and I’m so proud that my name is a part of it.
Here’s to a cleaner next season…
*insert the sound of clinking green juices here*