Remember this post? It’s been a little under two weeks and I can say that I’ve started to make little changes to my life, but nothing overly significant. That’s probably best though, right? Too much too quickly and it’s probably easier to get burned out. A gradual approach is probably best. (I also said probably a lot in this paragraph because I’m very unsure of everything and am trying to pretend I know what I’m doing.)
Since my original post, I received so many awesome emails, texts, tweets, comments, and direct messages with words of encouragement, tips, suggestions, etc. It was incredible, and I’m still responding back to all the emails (so if you emailed me, I will get back to you! I promise!).
I’ve already taken some of the tips and ideas into account and are trying them, with plans to implement others soon. For example, a good friend gave me an amazing rundown of how to count macros and I’ve been starting to dive into that. I had been a little swamped with National Signing Day to give it my full attention though, so I’ll be reading into it more in the coming days.
Other than that, people told me to take Vitamin D (you need more in the winter!), drink more water, buy a few new pieces to work out in, etc. It was seriously helpful stuff, and I appreciate the time many took to help out.
So without further adieu, here’s what I’ve been up to so far:
- Drinking more water: I received the Hidrate Spark 2.0 for Christmas this year and I am such a fan. I didn’t realize how little water I was drinking on a daily basis until I had a water bottle literally reminding me. It glows when I need to drink more, and sends me notifications on my phone and Apple Watch. I also love the app, where I can see how I’m tracking for the day, manually add any water I’ve had (if I’ve been at a restaurant, etc.), and see where my friends are at with their daily goals. The Hidrate Spark 2.0 uses your weight, height, daily activity level and location to determine how much water you need that day. It’s awesome, and I highly recommend it. You can get 10% off your own bottle with my link! (And P.S. Target is going to sell them soon, too!)
- Taking daily vitamins: It’s overwhelming to me to figure out what vitamins I need to take, so I gave Care/Of a try. I took the quick survey, told them what’s plaguing me, and they made recommendations. I could then adjust what I did and did not want, and voila. Ordered. And when my vitamins were scheduled to be later? They proactively took $10 off my order, which I thought was fantastic customer service. I’m about a week in on taking the vitamins, so I haven’t noticed any significant changes yet. But I did make sure to add Vitamin D (thanks for the recommendation, y’all!) and hopefully that starts to help a bit.
- Update my workout wear: I’m a big fan of Trunk Club so when I was in need of a few new pieces of workout wear, I sent my stylist Maddy (you can request to work with her through my referral link if you’d like!) a message asking for a trunk. The box came, and y’all – She sent some great stuff. Here’s a couple of my favorite pieces:
- Plan ahead: I’m a huge fan of Simple Science Juices and Eat Fit Go. The trick for me is stocking up on things in advance, which I really need to start doing with both. When I have meals (and juices!) prepped, I always eat better. And I know, I KNOW, I could meal prep on my own and I do try. But when I have weeks like the last with National Signing Day, I don’t have much time for meal prep. Simple Science Juices and Eat Fit Go are the life savers in a situation like that. For me, it’s just mapping out those times in advance and knowing when I should go stock up and be ready.
So, that’s where I’m at. Little changes that will hopefully pay off in the end. I need to start adding in a more regular workout routine (and I did receive suggestions on that, woo!) and will get there. Baby steps, right?
And with that, I’ll leave you with the quote on one of my recent Care/Of packs. Cheers!