Making the most of snow days...
Hey Hey Diva friends!
Quick update for you :) January is off to a rocking' start!! I launched my very first Gut Health program #GetGutsyWithMe on January 15th and I'm already getting AMAZING feedback on the program, information, and recipes! This fills my heart with joy and happiness since it's my life's mission to help people make healthy changes in a doable, pleasant, and maintainable way!!
Stay tuned - Get Gutsy will be launching 2-3 times each year and you can expect edition #2 in a few months!
I also chose to jump into the 80Day Obsession program by Autumn Calabrese! This is a beachbody program from the creator of 21 day fix. YES I'm a personal trainer, YES I could create my own workouts...YES MLMs like beachbody have a bad name (because of poor representatives I might add - not because of the products).... but I have seen GREAT success using at home programs, so have many of my clients and friends and heck...it saves me time and sanity to follow a program that's already designed! As I grow and focus on my OWN business, I enjoy popping down in my basement and not having to think about what to do next. #stressrelief If you want to join me just say the word!
I'm VERY pleased to announce that The Tiny Fit Diva podcast will be up and available to stream in February. We are currently working on a few last minute tweaks as well as preparing a few extra episodes for you to be on top of the game before we open it to the public :) GET EXCITED because Patrick and I share our best tips on this weekly show!
I have many goals for 2018 and one habit I'm slowly beginning to implement is an organized morning. Last year I read miracle morning and I loved a lot of the ideas but didn't implement them right away. As I'm getting busier, I want to make sure my priorities don't slip, so in the evening I have been making a list of to-dos the next day and that includes the first few things I want to get done in the morning which includes meditation, reading my Bible, and reading a personal development book!
All in all, January is shaping up to be a pretty darn awesome month and I have more goals, dreams, and visions for the next few years that I can't wait to share with you as they come to fruition.....
MEANWHILE!!!!! It's snowmageddon in OHIO....ok maybe it's not that bad :)
[edit: the day this is posted it's freakishly warm :P so tuck these tips away to use soon]
I never understand why people get so upset about weather changes. There's nothing you can do about it except adjust your attitude. Personally I think it's beautiful. And it offers an opportunity for extra cuddles, hot chocolate and card games inside :)
Here are my 3 tips to make the most of your snow days:
1) Prioritize together time.
With your spouse, your kids, or your dog...whoever lives with you :) Use the extra inside time to watch a movie together, read a book as a family, play some cards or board games or...TALK to each other :) If you're BRAVE, bundle up in some snow gear and get outside for a walk or make some snow men :)
2) Focus on nourishing yet comforting foods.
In the winter we tend to exercise LESS and eat MORE. We want to stay inside and get less movement, but we also enjoy processed sugar and carb heavy foods ideal for packing on fat in hibernation times. To avoid this, focus on making foods that are nourishing yet comforting at the same time.
Make some homemade bone broth and drink it like coffee (SO GOOD) or make a soup with homemade broth as the base - check out my previous blog with info on how to do that here
Make some delicious homemade hot chocolate void of the sugar and chemicals you'll find in pre-made mixes...Use this recipe or come up with your own:
- 1 can of full fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (or stevia drops to taste)
- Heat up the milk over the stove.
- Mix in the cocoa powder and sweetener of choice. Enjoy!
p.s. for a real splurge, add some Enjoy Life chocolate chips either in the full mix or in the bottom of your mug!
3) Tackle a hobby or goal.
Take a moment to write down a list of things you would like to accomplish in 2018. They could be fun things like hobbies, crafts, hanging out with friends, dinner with your mom etc... or they could be business goals you have, things that need to get done around the house,...you get the picture...
Create the list. Make sure if anything on your list requires actions steps to achieve it that you write those out as well. Then anytime you find yourself bored, snowed in, or with extra time on your hands tackle the list.
Here's to a warm and productive January! From my home to yours,
p.s. I'd love to hear YOUR receipt and traditions for this time of year! Share them below!