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Embracing a Healthier Me, One #TinyWin at a Time

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So a few weeks ago I did a post about my #FABFit challenge in which I made a promise to myself to do my best to eat healthier and cleaner, cut down on my calorie intake and start to work out. It wasn’t a “diet” or a “cleanse” or anything dramatic. Just me and some friends dedicating ourselves to doing better and making small changes in our lifestyles that would eventually lead to big results over time.

Well I’m proud to say that since starting my challenge to a healthier me, I’ve not only lost over 12 pounds but I’ve also gained a tremendous sense of awareness about how change REALLY takes place. It’s not about a crash diet or a crazy 6-week workout regimen, or even one particular “miracle” product. It’s about making healthier choices and decisions each day, no matter how small.

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This is exactly why I was so excited to partner up with Crystal Light’s #TinyWin campaign. Cutting down on excessive calories is just one small piece of the puzzle towards being healthier. Crystal Light obviously helps with making the switch from high-calorie beverages by providing low or no-calorie options that are still delicious and make it easier for you to make the transition. Whether it’s mixing up a mocktail with one of their powdered mixes instead of a high-calorie cocktail or simply choosing to walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator at work in the morning, celebrating just one tiny win a day leads you to ultimately embracing a healthier you. So here are some of the GOOD habits I’ve picked up after my recent fitness challenge:

1. Drinking WAY more water.

One of the most important ways to live a healthier lifestyle is to drink more H20. As a building block of life, it’s the best way to hydrate yourself. I’ve never really had a problem with drinking water straight up without any flavoring or extra anything added to the mix. But I know so many people who need great taste in order to get their extra liters of water in for the day. Do what you need to! I’d suggest trying out Crystal Light’s Liquid on-the-go packs. They’re great for flavoring your water when you’re out and about and don’t have much time.

2. Exercising at LEAST twice a week.

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So I started both Zumba and Kickboxing classes and I LOVE them. I’ve posted on my Instagram page before about my new love for my group exercise classes. I’ve found that working out in a group is best for me because I’m motivated around other people. It makes exercising easier for me.

3. Eating more GREEN.

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Can I be real with y’all for a sec? I really don’t like vegetables. Yeah I said it. Eating more vegetables has been my biggest challenge and the only way I’ve been able to get more green into my life is with creative recipes and juicing. I’ve developed an affinity for green juices in the morning (and when I get a sweet tooth!) and I’ve also tried quite a few new salad and grilled veggie recipes that are now my staples. It’s not as difficult as you think. Once you being to experiment and find what works for you, the rest falls right into place.

So, what are some of YOU doing to keep yourself healthy despite the “lazy summer” draws of BBQ & beer every weekend. Share your #tinywin with the class and let’s motivate each other!

This post was sponsored by Crystal Light. Opinions expressed herein are my own and not those of the company.

  • http://www.yummommy.com/ K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    Drinking more water and staying active are definitely helping me get more fit. We already eat pretty healthy due to food allergies, but I’ve been going a step further and cutting back on my late night snacking. Keep up the great work as you continue on your healthy living journey!

    • http://www.lovebrownsugar.com lovebrownsugar

      Omg late night snacking is the ultimate culprit. It’s SO hard to keep my fingers away from the midnight Oreos. Totally get it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

  • StushiGal Style

    Love this post! It’s hard sometimes to stay active lol. I need to get back on it, and this post encouraged me. And I like the idea of putting fruit in the crystal light!

    • http://www.lovebrownsugar.com lovebrownsugar

      Yay! I’m glad I could provide some encouragement for you. You can do it! I know the struggle, but it takes baby steps.