We all know that starting a healthy routine is the easy part. I mean millions of people do it every year on New Years, with resolutions to get healthy or lose weight or whatever. The hard part for me is sticking to a healthy routine! That’s why it’s important to me to have a healthy drink recipe plus 6 healthy tips to keep me on track.
I really do try hard to take good care of myself and most days I just do it without even thinking about. Sometimes though life just gets in the way. Either I’m too rushed to eat a proper healthy snack or my kids need so much running around that I can hardly even think about getting some exercise in.
I like to take at least a little time each day to pamper myself in some special way. I’m pretty simple and little things make me happy..LOL When you have a lot of kids I guess you just learn to think that way!
Water is of course part of a healthy routine…right?! I love the Crystal Light flavors and there are ZERO calories in it, so Yahoo for that!
This is just one healthy drink recipe I make for myself and my kids. You get a fruit portion plus 0 calories from the Crystal Light! Yum! When I know that my kids need a little more calories and protein (because they are athletes) I add Yogurt and Milk.
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- 1 Very Berry Lemonade Smoothie
- 2 Ingredients:
- 3 Directions:
- 4 Here are 6 tips for sticking to a healthy routine:
- 5 Try to do at least 2 -3 healthy routines a day:
- 6 Don’t beat yourself up:
- 7 Don’t get into perfectionism:
- 8 Be honest with your friends if you need support:
- 9 Consistency and discipline:
- 10 Set realistic expectations:
- 11 You might also like to know how to Create a Self Care Basket!
Very Berry Lemonade Smoothie
- 2 cups Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade
- 3 drops Blackberry Lemonade
- 5-8 Frozen Strawberries
Simply add 2 cups Raspberry Lemonade, 3 drops Blackberry Lemonade and 5-8 Strawberries to a blender and blend until you have a Smoothie! You can also put less liquid in and make a yummy Healthy Dessert Sorbet!
Here are 6 tips for sticking to a healthy routine:
Try to do at least 2 -3 healthy routines a day:
Like I said, it’s sometimes hard to fit every little “take care of Shari” things into a day, but I feel good about myself if I can at least fit in 2 –3 good healthy routines that I have chosen for myself. Sometimes that means just taking my vitamins and drinking my water, creating healthy drink recipes or taking a nice long hot bath in the evening.
I’ve found that relaxing with either some stress relieving candles OR one of these new Natural Pink Himalayan Salt Rock Crystal Lamps is the PERFECT solution for me! If you have the room in your bathroom, I would definitely go for one of these super relaxing lights.
Don’t beat yourself up:
Ok if I have gone a whole week and have not exercised I try super hard not to beat myself up or get depressed. Every day is a new day, a day to start over.
Don’t get into perfectionism:
The longer you have healthy routines the better you should feel. However it is going to take a little time, so don’t get into perfectionism and think you are suppose to be at a certain level. You are right where you are supposed to be, even if it’s been 6 months. It just plain takes time.
Be honest with your friends if you need support:
We all know that we aren’t meant to do this life stuff alone and sometimes sticking to a healthy routine requires that we need a friend to give us a little boost! I used to like to exercise by myself..sometimes I still do. Now and then though I need a little pep talk and so I call a trusted friend and feel much better.
Consistency and discipline:
Whenever I have had a set back, I can always fall back on the discipline and consistency of habits that I’ve set up for healthy routines long before the set back happens. Something I learned long ago… the habits and routines that we do today..really aren’t for today but for tomorrow. In other words, the consistency and discipline we have for habits today will be the ones we go back to very quickly when trouble comes our way. They will keep us from drowning.
Set realistic expectations:
If you have small babies and your husband works 50 hours a week, you really need to be realistic about what you can get done. However one thing for sure is that you can always have a healthy meal and drink a healthy drink..so no excuses there. Just don’t get down on yourself if you are truly exhausted and need some help from a friend.
Do you have special healthy drink recipe that you use in your healthy routine? How do you keep motivated to keep up with a healthy routine?