Eat better. Run more. Squat more. Sleep earlier. Wake up earlier. Make a good breakfast. Drink water. Eat fruits. Read books. Adventure. Talk less. Listen more. Feel deeper. Love better. Open your eyes. Experience life. Be happy.
As many of you know I have the awesome job of working for kikki.k :) because I’m surrounded by amazing stock all the time I tend to buy it all….. I’ve just sorted through my Kikki.k stash and thought id make up a little giveaway to reward my amazing followers!
What you get:
~ Pink 365 day journal
~ Food and exercise journal
~ Follow your path pen
~ Book belt
~ 2015 monthly diary
All you need to do is reblog this once only and be following me (boubgetshealthy)
Anyone can join! Winner will be chosen at random using a generator on the 1st of October 5pm AEST :)
***please make sure you have questions enabled so I can message you if you are the winner, otherwise there will be a redraw after 48 hours***
goodluck my lovelies, message me if you have any questions xx
My dream for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it starts out with each of the Avengers getting a call early in the morning that they need to come in, and when they get to Clint, they’re like, “We still don’t have Romanoff’s new location, so if you have a way of contacting her, pass the message to her as well.” Clint replies, “I’ll see if I can track her down,” and hangs up the phone. Then he rolls over in bed and is like, “Hey Nat, get up, they need us.”
Going 30 days clean
By News and Features Writer Sam Bailey
Think you could hack 30 days without coffee, sugar, alcohol and carbs? WF’s Sam Bailey tells us how she made it through alive - and even ended up loving it!
If someone said to me a while ago that I could live a day without coffee, I’d probably have laughed in their face. ‘Me? No coffee? I’d rather die!’ I’d say. But then when the 30 Days Clean Challenge by Flow Athletic came a knocking, little old stubborn me became somewhat intrigued to give it a go!
The premise of the program run by boutique gym Flow Athletic is to spend a month getting your body back to its optimal health, which ideally means following their program of gyming five times a week and eating as naturally as possible (read: cutting all processed foods) so yes no coffee, alcohol, carbs or sugar. Admittedly I’d had a few rather big weekends partying prior to the challenge and realised it couldn’t have come at a better time, I was craving to give my body a break (not to mention it was winter and I’d already kissed my social life goodbye for a month long hibernation) and so starting the challenge gave me the perfect excuse!
While I thought I’d never get through it, I made it, and I have felt pretty damn good since. While I don’t think you need to be crazy strict about cutting all of the above (because let’s be honest, life wouldn’t be nearly as fun) I think you can only benefit from a clean living lifestyle and would honestly recommend to anyone to give it a go.
Here’s what I learned along the way:
1. Don’t swap one vice for another
When it comes to bad foods, there are lots of s words to be wary of – sugar, salt, saturated fat being the top three. So even though I knew off the bat that sugar was a no-go zone, somehow in my mind I convinced myself all else was up for grabs. So when 3pm came calling and no chocolate was allowed? No worries, I’ll just have salted popcorn instead. See the problem here? Because sugar was banned, salt was became my new best friend. Not ideal, but hey, Sarah Wilson from I Quit Sugar recommends switching to cheese as a way to wean yourself off cutting sugar, so if Sarah says it…*Disclaimer – unless you’re like my mum who believes a whole wheel of brie cheese in one sitting is fine because it’s not sugar.
2. It’s okay to cheat within reason…
Now before you start thinking I completely cheated the system, let me explain what I mean. When it comes to cutting food groups, I think there should be slight exceptions to the rule, i.e. fruit. When chocolate and cake is off the menu, one of the best go-to snack options is fruit. Yes fruit contains natural sugar, but overall I think it’s nutritional benefits trump it’s sugar content, so yeah I ate fruit. No biggie. This went for caffeine alternatives too. When dealing with coffee come downs, green tea became my new BFF. Yes it has a small amount of caffeine, but hey sometimes you just need something to wrap your hands around of a cold morning (and a little caffeine never hurt anyone!).
3. There’s never a good time to start…
While I think this saying comes from a good place - you know the place of motivating people to get moving and eating healthily today not tomorrow, I have to disagree on this one. There definitely is a good time to start and it’s not when you know the month is filled with social festivities – like mine was. Yep, over the 30 day challenge I endured 3 x goodbye lunches/dinners/drinks, a baby shower, a birthday, a happy engagement arvo tea, a catch-up-with-the-girls dinner and my favourite one of all – ‘the day ice cream showed up to work day’ (*fyi - this NEVER happens). Feeling my distress? It was by far the biggest test of my will power, but I am proud to say I made it through…even if salted popcorn and cheese was by my side the whole way. So lesson being, if you know you have no social occasions coming up, start then!
4. Motivation is paramount
Having a few tools and tricks to get you through is a big help. For me, there was two main motivators – good music and the fundraising aspect. When you’re bleary eyed and dreaming of coffee that you can’t have, there really needs to be something getting you out that door. Good beats are my new energiser- I love the Monster iSport headphones – they make you feel like you’re in your own silent disco. Music seriously made the difference between me choosing savasana (corpse pose) before class (read: staying in bed) or a savasana after a flowing vinyasa sesh where a moment of rest is well earned.
My other major motivation was the fundraising side of the challenge - all proceeds raised went to Beyond Blue. The charity is not only one I’m passionate about but knowing people are giving you money for your efforts keeps you on the straight and narrow – why cheat when you can give so much back (and it will only benefit you anyway)?
5. Being healthy full time is actually awesome!
It probably goes without saying, but being healthy is pretty damn addictive. Other than the two-day caffeine headache at the start, there was no down side to sticking at a clean living lifestyle; it was only gives ‘feel good’ benefits. I now feel lighter, my tummy is less bloated, I have glowing skin (or so I’m told), I have more energy and just generally feel better about myself. By investing in my body and health it has helped my body confidence and boosted my spirits *yep I may be mentally high fiving myself! I won’t lie though, the first coffee I had on day 31 never tasted sweeter. But as for the actual sweet stuff? Happy to take or leave it! Bring on the clean life!
For more on 30 Days Clean, check out Flow Athletic.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
- Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
- Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
- Play more games.
- Read more books than you did in 2012.
- Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
- Sleep for 7 hours.
- Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
- Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
- Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
- Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
- Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
- Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
- Dream more while you are awake.
- Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
- Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
- Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
- Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
- Smile and laugh more.
- You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
- Call your family often.
- Each day give something good to others.
- Forgive everyone for everything.
- Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
- Try to make at least three people smile each day.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
- Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
- Do the right thing!
- Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
- However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
- No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
- The best is yet to come.
- Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.