How many times have you fallen off the health and fitness wagon this year? We are all human. Including myself. I haven’t been as active as I normally am and I know I have to change that. I can tell that my body starts to weaken. Things don’t feel like they are working quite right. Surprisingly, the one thing that I haven’t neglected is my eating habits. And at least 60% of all healthy lifestyle goals are made in the kitchen, not the gym. Shocking right?? Have you ever heard the phrase “your abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym?” It’s completely true. Good nutrition makes up 60-70% of your healthy lifestyle goals. While only 30-40% comes from exercise. Not knocking exercise because I’m a huge supporter of it, but you have to get your eating priorities straight. Calories in vs Calories out. It all starts in the kitchen.
I’m going to toot my own horn here. My eating is actually on point. Do you remember the Green Smoothie recipe I shared a few weeks back? I drink that smoothie every morning for breakfast and it holds me until a little after lunch. Then I snack on hummus, fruit or whatever I have on hand at work. For dinner, I like to pair a lean protein with some veggies. Sounds pretty boring, but I can tell you that my body is truly appreciating the wholesomeness from it all. Now, I just need to get my rear in gear and get back to working out like I was before.
I’m confident that my wagon is about to pick me back up. One thing is for certain, though, I really couldn’t do all of this without support from my friends and family. Having a support system in place is an essential component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Having someone to share your daily wins and your daily struggles. Someone to push you when you can’t quite push yourself. Someone to cheer you on when you achieve a health victory. It all reinforces your healthy lifestyle journey. And your goals…they get blown out of the water when you have a support system in place. If you don’t have a support system in place, nix the people that are pulling you down and surround yourself with people who will lift you up. No one has time for sabotage. You’ll end up spinning your wheels and the merry-go-round will just keep on going. Find people who are interested in a healthy lifestyle and start buddying up with them. There are programs on line and apps and fitness trackers that come with their own platforms that can pair you up with people trying to walk a similar journey. Get involved. Find a running club or a biking club. Just find people that are on a similar journey as you.
You can do this. I hear your wagon coming! Get back on it!!
Speaking of the eating portion of your healthy lifestyle, let me introduce you to My Fit Foods™.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, My Fit Foods™ is an expanding concept that offers delicious, healthy and freshly prepared food and complimentary on-site meal planning services. My Fit Foods™ makes eating healthy easy by offering over 60 nutritionally balanced, portion-controlled, ready-to-eat meals and snacks that support a healthy lifestyle. My Fit Foods™ has more than 50 locations in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Chicago, Phoenix, Oklahoma and Southern California and is growing.
One thing that really appeals to me is when companies give back and My Fit Foods™ is doing just that and it’s called Pay Fit Forward (#payfitforward). Genius and Cool at the same time!! Just take a read at the details on their pay-it-forward campaign…Pay Fit Forward, y’all!
Healthy eating is taking on a whole new meaning of “feel good,” with My Fit Foods’ “Pay Fit Forward” campaign. During the month of September, My Fit Foods’ is encouraging guests to share healthy lifestyle habits with friends, while simultaneously giving back to those in need. Guests who purchase a meal at My Fit Foods during participating “Pay Fit Forward Fridays” will be offered the option to donate a FREE meal either to a friend, or to a local hunger-relief charity.
Here’s how you can take part to make Pay Fit Forward successful:
ONE: Visit your local My Fit Foods with a friend on FRIDAYS in SEPTEMBER
TWO: Purchase a healthy meal and give your friend a free healthy meal.
ONE: Visit your local My Fit Foods on FRIDAYS in SEPTEMBER.
TWO: Purchase a meal and donate the free meal to a local hunger-relief charity.
Donations at local My Fit Foods retail locations will benefit the following charities:
Arizona: Waste Not, a non-profit that collects excess perishable foods from local establishments and delivers the food to more than 100 agencies that feed the hungry
California: Second Harvest Food Bank, one of the largest food banks dedicated to ending local hunger in the state of California
Illinois: Lakeview Pantry, one of Chicago’s largest and longest-operating food pantries
Oklahoma: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, a private, hunger-relief organization dedicated to feeding the hungry in eastern Oklahoma
Texas: Keep Austin Fed, a non-profit organization that gathers wholesome and nutritious surplus food and distributes to local charities that feed those in need; North Texas Food Bank, the largest North Texas charity focused on feeding the local hungry; Nourishment for the Needy, a faith-based food pantry in the Texas area
I think this is one cool company, y’all. Supporting healthy living AND giving back in a healthy way. #PayFitForward
“For many Americans battling food insecurity, high-quality and nutritious meals are often out of the question,” said Susan Hensarling Nahkunst, Executive Director of Keep Austin Fed. “Through their donations, My Fit Foods is making healthy eating attainable and convenient for everyone in our community. We are thankful to be part of their ‘Pay Fit Forward’ campaign.”
If you have a My Fit Foods in your area, I hope you’ll participate in #PayFitForward every Friday in September!
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