We allllll know I'm not about those "quick fix" solutions to achieving a specific goal. Living a truly balanced & sustainable lifestyle is more about what you do CONSISTENTLY over MONTHS (and years!), versus what you do PERFECTLY right NOW.
However, there are small changes we can make TODAY that can instantly benefit our overall health, fitness and #bodygoals. (And trust me, if you continue doing them each day, these changes can lead to major results in the long run!)
1. MOVE MORE - Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Get off one stop early and walk a little further to your destination. Go for a brisk, after-dinner walk. You'll feel more energetic, increase blood flow & even burn off some extra calories.
2. EAT MORE GREENS - Add some fresh arugula to your omelette. Opt for the salad instead of the rice bowl. Not only does adding greens increase the volume of your meals to help you feel fuller, but they're also filled with lots of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants that will nourish you from the inside out.
3. DRINK WATER - Aim to drink between 6-8 cups of water each day. Drinking enough water helps to maintain the balance of fluids in your body, which can improve digestion, nutrient absorption, blood circulation, transportation of nutrients & maintenance of body temperature.
4. INCREASE YOUR PROTEIN INTAKE - I say this alllll the time, but we don't naturally eat enough protein. Try to eat around 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight per day - especially if you're working out. (ex. for an 140lb person, eat around 140g protein.)
5. SET DAILY GOALS - To help manage stress and expectations, I tend to write 3 non-negotiable goals that I absolutely NEED to accomplish today and can't be put off until tomorrow. (To do this, write a longer list of things you'd LIKE to do, and ask yourself: Does this need to be done today, or can this be put off until tomorrow?) Although the list can always be endless, as long as I get those three things done each day, everything else is just a bonus.
Which of these tips are your favourite? Are there any others you'd add to this list? Comment below!