Why is it that the things that are best for us are often the hardest for us to commit to? It is so easy to have a cupcake for breakfast! It’s literally a “piece of cake”! Ask me to scramble up some eggs and I feel like I’m about to take on a mountain of effort and dishes…oh the dishes. The bowl and fork to scramble them, the pan, the spatula, the plate. If it takes more than 2 items I really want nothing to do with it. BUT! I have been making that extra effort lately and it has made such a difference.
Leggings: Ooh La Leggings | Hoodie & Tennies: Walmart
The first thing I’ve been doing is getting dressed in my workout gear in the morning. I am much more likely to be active and walk the 2 streets over to drop Gav at school instead of drive the 30 seconds around the corner. If I feel comfortable moving, it feels like less of an effort.
Leggings are my favorite to throw on with a light hoodie because they keep all the bits and pieces from jiggling and they are so soft that they feel like pajamas.
You have to love that designers got smart and put those little thumb holes in their sleeves. I love pulling them down over my hands anyways so this just takes the work out of it and keeps the wrists from getting all stretched out.
Photos: Travis J Photography
I love that the bi-product of physical activity is that I can see my skin is happier. Taking in that extra water while working out has made an amazing difference in how clear my skin is. It’s the most inexpensive skin care product out there!
One of the other things that has helped keep me moving through that mid day slump is this guy right here! Jen and I met some of the lovely ladies from Zeal when we were at an expo and were just blown away by their energy. After 10 hours of chatting it up with the attendees we were seriously dragging and these women were just as peppy as they were that morning.
Considering that I am usually ready for a mid day nap at 10 am I had to give this one a go. With just 1 scoop of the Wild Berry powder and 6 oz of water this drink has been a lifesaver. It tastes so much better than those green drinks out there, goes down quick and keeps me moving through bedtime with the littles.
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I have to say that the easiest change I have made has been incorporating protein smoothies into my daily meals instead of just skipping meals all together. I’d get so busy that 2 pm would hit and I’d finally realize that I hadn’t eaten a darn thing all day. I know you mamas understand what I’m talking about. Everyone else’s needs come before yours and before you know it you’re hangry as heck and ready to devour a box of fruit snack and call it lunch. My husband is a gym fanatic, goes every. single. morning. He also is a protein powder expert so when I went looking for my Zeal chocolate protein powder to discover that he had used it all and disposed of the evidence I knew this stuff was legit!
There are so many options to doctor things up with both the chocolate and vanilla flavors. I usually make extra because the kids are begging for me to fill up their smoothie cups when they hear the blender running.
My favorite is whipping together a Strawberry Coloda Smoothie: 1 scoop of Zeal vanilla protein powder, 8 oz of almond-coconut milk, 1/2 c frozen strawberries, a handful of ice and a sprinkle of coconut flakes. It’s sooo good! I also switch out the strawberries for frozen pineapple to make a pina colada.
The chocolate is amazing with almond-coconut milk, peanut butter and a frozen banana. There are seriously so many options! Anytime I get too busy to put together a decent meal I’ll whip up a smoothie in a flash and be off to the next thing on my to do list. Seriously friends…if you try anything from our friends at Zeal..ask for a sample of the protein powder! We are going through withdrawals in our house, our next shipment can’t come fast enough!
I really think the most important thing to set yourself up for a healthy way of life is to do little things each day that make your body happy and indulge in moderation. Having the right supplies in your home to support you in that healthy lifestyle is imperative! Zeal has an entire kit to set you up for success! Zeal wellness drink powder, protein powder, burn supplements and cleanse supplements make up the perfect package to make maintaining that life attainable. And hey! If you are looking for a little extra cash, their business builder package makes it easy to share these great products with your loved ones. So pick up an order from the Zeal website or hit up Emily for some free samples 801.608.2345. What do you have to lose?!