This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Evolution Fresh® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
A New Year’s Resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement like losing weight or doing something nice, such as always saying please and thank you. A resolution can range between a number of things depending on your life and can be little or big changes. When I was younger I would always make these silly, outlandish, nowhere near possible resolutions that I found hard to stick too. As I’ve gotten older, and especially more so into my thirties I’ve found resolutions really important. I feel like making a resolution is like making a goal. And I try to make smaller resolutions so that I can keep myself accountable and stick to them. I’m partnering with Evolution Fresh® to share some of my resolutions and how I plan to stick to them while I enjoy the little things and take a Sip In a Brighter Direction.
When it comes to starting fresh and looking at the beginning of a new year, nutrition is something that’s always on my list. It’s one of those things that can get overlooked in your day to day life and before you know it takeout Tuesday has stretched into a daily occurrence. When you make small choices they can have such a big impact. So I always make it a point to include nutrition. What we’re putting into our bodies is super important for a daily life. From energy to overall health. Healthy food swaps can help give you the energy you need to power through the day. I notice for myself, while a chocolate milkshake may seem like a great idea at 1pm, by 4pm my energy is gone and there’s nothing fueling my body to get me through the rest of the day. Grabbing for something like Evolution Fresh® Defense Up is a much better way for me to grab something healthy and keep my energy where it’s needed and focus on the rest of my day. A bonus tip, this is thick enough that you can swap out a high fat salad dressing and use this on your salad, I like to pour a bit on some chinese chicken salad for lunch. It’s delish.
Keeping yourself hydrated is so important. From your skin to your energy levels, you will really notice a difference when you’re hydrated. Midday fatigue is often a common symptom of dehydration. Hydrate regularly to beat that fatigue feeling and power through your day. I have a mini-hydration app on my phone which I have been really bad about sticking to lately, that’s why hydration is part of my list going into 2017.
I think getting enough sleep or getting more sleep should be on everyone’s 2017 resolution list. I have a tough time with this. Most days, I definitely don’t feel rested enough. Getting enough sleep is going to play into all of your other resolutions as well. Being well rested will help you make healthier choices instead of going for the easiest way out when you’re exhausted. 8 hours or more is really important to kick start your day and have more energy.
I’m willing to be a large percentage of the people reading this post will have exercise on their New Year’s Resolution list this year. It’s probably the most common resolution, I have no stat to back that up I’m just making a guesstimate. Working out will help you want to make other healthier choices throughout the day. It will help your lifestyle and you’ll just feel better. Sometimes we want to reward ourselves after a nice hard workout. Try an Evolution Fresh® Cold Pressed Green Devotion, it’s delicious. I was a bit worrisome as I don’t usually like green anything but I gave it a try and I was pleasantly surprised. I love this for after a workout.
Overall lifestyle goals play a big part in my resolutions for this next year. I feel like everything I listed above goes into making my lifestyle that much better. This next year, I’m going to make it a point to be present with myself and carve out some me time in my ever growing to do list. While I’m taking all of these small steps towards a happier and healthier 2017, I’m also going to be taking some out for small sips. A sip in the brighter direction, if you will, with Evolution Fresh®. You can Learn more about Evolution Fresh® and these delicious juices, and find out where they’re available near you! + leave me a comment with some of your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions