It has been very nice here the past few days… in the 80s and sunny–borderline hot for me, but there has been a nice breeze. I actually broke out the walking sandals and put away my sweatshirts. So excited for nice weather. And then I realized what is coming up, like NOW. Summer. Shorts. Swimsuits. Tank Tops. AGH!!
With the terrible weather we had this past winter I spent way too much time inside, sitting on my butt, instead of outside walking and getting exercise. I definitely need to jumpstart my fitness routine! By taking a few small steps in the right direction, I can improve my health and hopefully drop a few pounds in the process.
I know that I work better with a plan. So my first step was to start planning our meals each week. This way I don't find myself standing in front of an empty fridge wondering what I'm going to make for dinner and then ordering takeout at the last minute. It's expensive and unhealthy. I've learned to stock our fridge with more lean proteins and lots of colorful fruits and veggies, as well as many quick and easy meals like my Copycat Chick-fil-A Market Salad. So when the kids come to me at 7 pm and ask where's dinner because I've forgotten to cook I'm prepared. (Damn you Daylight Saving Time!)
My second step, is to set an alarm on my iPhone and go for a walk, every day. Sometimes it's a 2 mile loop around the neighborhood and sometimes it's down the block and back, but no matter what, unless of course it is raining cats and dogs, I get up and go. Bonus step, I also downloaded a fun app that reminds me to drink more water. Because staying hydrated is good for your body (and skin) all the way around, and it helps stop needless snacking.
Jumpstart Your Wellness Routine
But to really jump start my Spring wellness routine, I wanted a little extra help. So when I was sent information on the Nutrisystem® Everyday 5 Day Weight Loss Kit, I was intrigued. This is the perfect third step to my wellness routine. Something I could do without a lot of effort on my part. Especially with my busy weekdays when I am all over the place driving kids to and from school, robotics, science club and wherever else they need to go.
“Take the first step toward reaching your weight loss goal with the Nutrisystem® Everyday 5 Day Weight Loss Kit. Finally, a diet that works for you—and your family! The breakfasts, lunches and snacks in this winning kit help keep you full longer, giving you fuel for those busy days. Try our Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, White Cheddar Mac and Cheese and Thin Mint Crisp Bar! In the evening, make your own dinner. Prepare what you like and enjoy it with your family.“
- Includes 5 breakfast varieties, 5 lunch varieties, and 5 snack varieties
- Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Apple Strudel Bar, Granola Cereal, Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Granola Bar
- Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup, Double Chocolate Caramel Bar, Loaded Potato, White Bean Chicken Chili, White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
- Snack: Chocolatey Pretzel Bar, Coconut Almond Bar, Sweet and Salty Snack Mix, Thin Mint Crisp Bar, Zesty Herb Snack Mix
Since starting my little three-step process, I have already noticed some changes. I sleep better than I have in a long time, I'm much more patient with my kids, and I don't feel hungry all the time!
Nutrisystem meals are super convenient and even more important, taste delicious! I love how the package includes breakfast, lunch, and a snack for 5 days! I never feel hungry or deprived!
What are some things you do to jumpstart your wellness routine? I would love to hear your suggestions! Have you tried Nutrisystem? What do you think?