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Did you know that it’s not normal to be exhausted all of the time? If you’re a mom, this little tidbit might be surprising to you. After you get kids dressed, head out to work, dinner, homework, cleaning, husband, it’s not surprise that many of us are walking around in a fog, Seriously, if I had to choose one word to describe how I felt for most of last year, it’d probably be exhaustion. With so much to do, I wanted to start supporting my immune system, but I’ll get to that later.
With a daughter in kindergarten, a young, handsome husband, and a thriving new business, there’s no room for fatigue in my life anymore. I’m making it my mission to feel good in 2015. Here’s the thing, I know exactly what to do to support my health. I’ve done it before. It’s just that I get lazy and end up going back to the same bad habits that have me slugging through life, feeling like I never get enough sleep. It’s not difficult really. It just takes a little bit of planning and a lot of intention. I’m intentional, y’all. Operation Feel Good 2015 is ON!
I’m not one for a whole lifestyle change. I’m not all of a sudden going to start going to the gym twice a day, or running 6 miles before work in the morning. Simple modifications, that’s what I’m all about. Do you want to be down with Operation Feel Good? Here’s what you can do:
Take care of your immune system.
If you really want to feel good, you need to take care of your immune system. Ester-C is a vitamin C supplement that provides 24 hour support for your immune system. I picked up a box of the 500-mg capsules at Walmart and am really looking forward to the benefits of the stomach-friendly pills. Perks like help maintaining healthy skin and gums have me excited for a new year of not just feeling good, but LOOKING good, too!
Like I said before, I’m not a gym rat at all. I do, however, love to dance. Challenging my baby girl to a battle with our dance video game helps me work up a sweat and get my heart pumping. Find something that you enjoy that gets you moving and do it. You’d be surprised at what a little bit of exercise can do for helping you feel good. After just an hour of dancing with Ayva, I sleep better, wake up with more energy, and just feel better overall.
Eat good food.
I love bread. I mean, I LOVE bread. I don’t think bread loves me back, though because whenever I eat it, I get sleepy! Instead of gorging on carbs, create recipes that feature whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Challenge yourself to find delicious recipes that help you feel good. I’ve got one to get you started. Marinated kale is not only easy to make, but it tastes really, really good. Just chop up some kale, drizzle a little olive oil on it, add an entire clove of chopped garlic, and the juice from 1 really juicy lemons. Put it in the fridge and let it, you guessed it, marinate, for at least 2 hours and enjoy with cracked black pepper.
See what I mean? Easy, right? I have no excuse for not taking care of myself, and my family deserves a Mama who isn’t groggy and walking around in a fog all of the time. How about you? Ready to feel good in 2015? What’s one thing that you’re going to do to make sure you have a healthy year?