Hi Hi! Happy New Years everyone! I did a poll recently on instagram that asked, “do you like making new years resolutions?” “Yes, I thrive off of them” or “No, it makes me cringe”. It turned out almost 50/50! Isn’t that interesting? I totally get it…Making goals is easy but the follow through is a totally different beast. Some people are naturally just driven by challenge and don’t have a problem making changes to complete their goals but for others its really really hard!
I personally find change hard if it requires discipline! I use to be really good at change but like a muscle discipline gets weaker the less you use it and I think the older I get the more set in my ways I get! haha. But talking about health… for the past years it took a lot of discipline to figure out my health, go plant based vegan and learn to love exercise. Now, I can’t live any other way and I enjoy it! Getting to a place where you enjoy the way you live is the goal, I think. If you can get through the battle of change, fight off the cravings, develop new cravings, and find the joy in these new habits you’re wanting to adapt then you’re cruising! This is the sweet spot!
So as we go into this challenge just keep in mind that change requires getting a bit uncomfortable at first. Welcome it as this is where the magic happens!
Personally I am really excited because every since my sweet baby Nalu was born six weeks ago, my sugar cravings have gone through the roof. And it hasn’t been for fruit, its been for processed crap! It feels like over night all the sudden all I want is cereal, and breads and vegan junk food which is taking its toll on me. My stomach has been so out of whack and super bloated and just ugggggh. Im over it.
Every day I say, ’gosh I got to eat better’, but then I don’t know what happens, but at some point of the day I just end up filling up on this junk that ends up making my stomach go crazy! I think breastfeeding and the lack of sleep has got my hormones all over the place and its been a total reminder how hard it is to change when your cravings are strong! So, the inspiration for this challenge is coming from a place of… I need to make these changes asap, I’ve done it before and it fully changed my life and now I need to tweak my lifestyle again so I can feel as good as I did and would fully love to support each other and do it together with who ever is in! The goal is to feel great from the inside out which will also help you be lean, strong, energetic vibrant humans! It will be 100% easier and more successful for each of us if we motivate each other!
So, what is the stacking habits challenge? Its a health challenge that is going to introduce new mini habits every few days to incorporate into your life. Each habit alone has the ability to make a big difference in your health but doing all of them could result in an entire lifestyle up grade.
THE FIRST CHALLENGE:
Every single day, as soon as you wake up, on an empty stomach, drink a tall glass of water ( ie 16 ounces).
WHY? ‘Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and helps curb sugar cravings. Its the cheapest, easiest most beneficial thing you could do to start your day!
If you want to take it one step further, take a ‘morning bomb’ (lemon and or a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with or without molasses and water). This is what I normally do and what makes the biggest difference. If you are a person that craves those quick sugars in the morning (bagel and cream cheese, muffins, cereals etc, this habit will help incredibly).
Personally, I like to make a second small glass of water so I can take it like a shot.
Morning Bomb Recipe
1 Tablespoon lemon
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
aprox 1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon black strap molasses (takes the edge off and is a great source of minerals and fiber)
You might cringe every time you drink it. haha. I do, but it fully sets your mind and body up for the day.
Apple cider vinegar and lemon are fantastic assistants in the detox department aiding in breaking down fats and toxins, and also helps digestion, aids in the absorption of nutrients from your food and helps balance out your body’s ph.
Every day you do this… in fact every time you drink a glass of water, comment a water drop on the last post on my IG @earthyandy to show everyone you’ve done it! It will help motivate us all!
BREAK A SWEAT EVERY DAY. Tell us what you did to break that sweat via IG! If you see someones comment of something you’ve never done before be adventurous and try it! Maybe even dare a friend to do it with you!
If you’d like to share your progress or insights on what your doing tag me @earthyandy and use hashtag #EarthyDays