Honest moment, I've gotten a little out of shape since I've graduated. Between no longer being involved in a physically demanding sport and working in the beer industry, I'm not as active as a I would like to be. Ok, so I missed the New Year's resolution boat on this getting healthy thing. In my defense, I'm not a huge fan if resolutions. I'm better with action oriented goals and looming deadlines. Which is why I've finally decided to get my butt back in shape before summer starts and I'll want to spend all of my free weekend time at the pool.
There are two parts to my plan. Eating healthier is one, but what I'm really concerned about is getting more exercise. For me, working out makes me want to eat healthier, but it doesn't work the other way around.
Enter #100ActiveDays. I found out about it from another blogger Eryn and decided to give it a shot! I've been at it for almost a week and a half, and have definitely gotten better about making sure that I'm active for 30 minutes every day. I'm about a week in to the challenge, so I'll keep everyone updated on whether or not it actually helps me get back in shape!
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As part of the #100activedays challenge I've started using my fitbit again (there were a few months where I wasn't wearing it). I stopped wearing it for a while because I felt like it wasn't actually helping me with my fitness goals, but recently realized that it wasn't helpful because I was thinking about it the wrong way.
The fitbit tracker is great if you actually care about reaching your step goal, but won't help you if you're not setting your goal high enough or not trying to reach your goal. When I starting with my fitbit, I didn't change the goal from the 10,000 step standard goal, and since I do move a lot during the day at work, I was easily hitting that without having to walk the dog a little longer, or consciously moving more at home. (I'm a fan of Callie at Coffee + Cardigans' workout posts - like this one!)
Now, that I'm working out more, as I said, I'm more concerned about what goes into my body. I'm trying to get better about getting all of my fruits and veggies for the day, and to get a good amount of protein.
Suja juice has been great for that! Their cold-pressed juice is organic, and I always feel great after I drink it! Also, Suja just released a new line at Target that has more protein, which makes it a great on the go breakfast option for me! (More great breakfast options here.) My personal favorites are the Mango Magic and the Berry Nana. They're the perfect blend of juice and fruit!