“I don’t have time. It’s too hard. I don’t know how other people do it.”
Getting healthy isn’t a chore. It’s a choice. If you find yourself saying you don’t have time and it’s too hard, I do understand that it’s easy to get lost in those feelings, I have too. But you can beat them! Goals ladies and gents. Goals. I set reasonable goals for myself. Three basic rules helped me drop 20 pounds with little effort.
10,000+ Steps A Day.
I take my Plexus products daily. My Pink Drink is a must right when I wake up. Recently I started mixing up my 96 and Slim (Pink drink) with some coconut milk in the morning. That changed my life. It’s the perfect way to start the day. I never miss my Bio Cleanse and ProBio 5. I have felt amazing since I started taking my Plexus products.
10,000 steps a day. That seems like a lot. But I’ve heard a few times, that we should all be getting 10,000 steps a day, no matter what. It’s actually not much when you’re taking into account, that’s over the course of an entire day. I ordered my Fitbit Alta to help get myself moving. When I saw how little I did on the first day wearing it, I made a choice to always hit that standard goal. I stay home with the kids, I have to get myself up and moving. My kids take all my energy, but they motivate me too. I want to keep up with them. I want to teach them how to live healthy. I missed one day on Ezrah’s birthday and I still have guilt over that. That is how serious I am about hitting my step goal. I also took a week off of all tracking when we lost the baby, I feel no guilt for that. But I am actually proud that I have kept up with this step goal.
I enjoy going for walks, but if it’s pouring rain, I can’t get away from the kids, or I just don’t feel like going for a walk in general, I sneak my steps in around the house. I can walk around while I check my Facebook notifications. I don’t know about you, but when I open Facebook, it’s almost a guarantee that I will scroll for 8-10 minutes. That’s 1000 slow steps. Now that the kids nap at the same time, I can usually find a good show or video podcast and watch it while I walk around quietly. Two short shows, or one long show, 40-60 minutes, is really all you need to add to ensure you hit that goal. Believe me. If I can do this, anyone can. I still get the cooking and cleaning done. I still keep up on our strict routine. YOU CAN DO THIS. I just needed the push. Plexus gave me that motivation. I feel so great, I just want to do the best I can for my body.
Which brings me to my next rule. Keep the house filled with fresh food. I make my own tortillas and bread, or buy organic. Making it myself saves a lot of money though. Bread and tortillas are the two things I hate making time for, but neither of which take much time or effort. I am blessed to have a bread maker, but I also make bread without it. I like to get a bountiful basket at least once a month when the budget allows. I also always spend $20 a month on produce. I freeze what I won’t use in time, and it’s not often that I am without. It should be noted that my husband DOES NOT eat fruits or vegetables. But I share with the babies. My point, if you want to be healthy, you can do so on a budget. Bountiful baskets are $15 a basket for a conventional basket. I can make that stretch a whole month, but I do like it when I don’t skip. They have such great fruits and veggies!
It may seem difficult at times, but I assure you, if I can do it, so can you. Drink pink and move. Or at the very least, just move! You will feel like a million bucks, instead of a million pounds (this is at least true for me). I’m not tired all the time anymore. I feel like a new person. My life has change for the better, and this will always be my passion. What do you do to get yourself up and moving?