Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring Into Health - Day 3 challenge

Today is an important challenge, eating within an hour of waking. Watch the video to find out why. Another breakfast idea that I didn't mention in the video is a smoothie which is always quick and easy. Add milk of your choice, some sort of greens (spinach, kale), fruit (frozen banana adds a decent amount of sweetness), high quality protein powder, and if this is your breakfast, add in 1/3 - 1/2 cup of oats (depending on your activity level for the morning) to sustain you longer. Make sure you add in a healthy fat too - chia seeds, flax seed oil, avocado or coconut oil all are great choices! Good luck and have fun!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

30 day Spring into Health Challenge - Introduction

Yay Spring will be here tomorrow! Or so says the calendar anyway. I love everything about Spring -  from the warmer weather, to budding trees, blooming flowers and the sunshine! In nature Spring represents new beginnings. Everything that has been dormant during the colder months comes to life and fills the environment with splashes of colour - hello beauty!

Just like nature, we too, tend to retreat during the winter months. We venture outside less (haven't seen many of our neighbours in months!), tend to lack on caring for our bodies and generally get by in a Vitamin D deprived funk.

This is why I am beginning my 30 day challenge on the first day of Spring. It is time for you, too, to experience new beginnings when it comes to your health.

Over the next 30 days I will be sharing a video each morning pertaining to a new topic/challenge for that day. They are however, not meant just for that day, but for you to carry forward for the duration of the challenge.  The idea is to start out laying the foundation with some very basic concepts and build upon them as we go. Gradually introducing new habits to you will (hopefully) take the overwhelm out of changing your lifestyle. Even small steps in the right direction can produce significant changes in how you feel and look. The challenges are varied - some topics include nutrition, fitness, healthy habits and emotional well-being.

After the 30 days are up, I hope you will have a renewed sense of self care and I am sure at least a few of the challenges you undertake will have resonated with you. It is my hope that you will continue putting your health as a priority, well after this challenge is complete.

So join me for the next 30 days. I would love you to share your experiences and struggles, and as always I am here to answer any questions you may have. So check back every morning (here or Facebook) to see what your challenge is for the day, I will post them early!

Cheers to your health!

xxoo
Rachel

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Health Challenge!

Just a heads up that I will be hosting a 30 day "Spring into Health" challenge beginning March 20th. I will provide you information and daily challenges relating to health and wellness. Join along via Youtube, Facebook, or here on my blog! It's time to commit to your health!