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It’s been quite an interesting year! I’ve been consistently motivated and inspired by fellow bloggers, friends, and family to stick with my New Year’s resolutions, and slowly turned the activities I used to only see as chores into a lifestyle filled with better decisions for my health and body. My resolutions included spending more quality time with loved ones, enjoying what I already have instead of buying more, getting fit, losing a few extra pounds [I got so motivated that I lost quite a bit!], phasing out processed products, refined sugar, and learning to control my sweet cravings in general. I also wanted to find a way to remember taking my Sundown Naturals® vitamins every day, because my body definitely feels that something’s amiss if I forget for several days in a row. There were more resolutions, but these are the ones I wanted to talk about today.
If someone told me last year that this is what my mornings will look like today I would simply not believe them. I am not a morning person, or at least I wasn’t, but I feel like forcing myself to make all of these changes to my life slowly converted me. I don’t know how long this will last, but I hope I don’t lose track of these healthy choices again.
My morning starts with a nice stretch while still in bed. I also give a big kiss to my husband and my cat, and tell them how much I love them. With all of the terrible things going on in the world, you just never know when a morning with someone you love will be your last one. I feel like adopting habits that force me to live every day like it’s the last day make even mundane activities feel extra special.
Immediately after getting up I drink a full glass of water [16oz feels like the right amount] and make breakfast for myself and my husband. The only thing that baffles me is why in the world have I not been doing it all my life, because having something wholesome in the morning really fills me up and fuels my body with energy better than any caffeinated drink ever could. I admit that I vastly underestimated the value of a good breakfast, but now I’m a believer.
Now this is the step I used to forget all the time: multivitamins. It’s common sense that most supplements absorb best when taken with food, so normally I would have bottles sitting out on the counter all day until I remember to take them with lunch or dinner, kinda looking like eyesores. On days when I eat out, or when I clean the counter and put away clutter, I would forget to take them all together. Now that I have a habit of eating breakfast every day, I leave the bottles on the counter overnight and put them away in the morning after I’m done.
To make vitamins more fun I recently started transitioning from pills to gummies. Latest finds: Sundown Naturals® Adult Gummies that I picked up at Walmart during my last grocery shopping trip [they have great variety of vitamins for the entire family that you can trust by the way!]. Adult Multivitamins are always a good idea so grabbing a bottle of those was kind of a no-brainer. I also picked up Probiotic gummies because I decided to phase out most dairy products from my family’s diet. We still have Greek yogurt and ice cream sometimes, but they’re no longer part of our daily lives. I think giving up cheese was the worst, at least for me, but I got over it quickly and never really crave it these days.
I don’t know about you, but I sure am glad that supplement gummies aren’t just for kids anymore. These yummy vitamins are free of gluten, dairy, and artificial flavors◊, which makes them a great choice for the whole family. If you are curious which variety of Sundown Naturals® Adult Gummies would be best suited for your lifestyle, you can take this quiz to find out.
To wrap up my morning I turn on Youtube on my TV and enjoy a relaxing yoga session together with one of my favorite fitness gurus, then hit the shower, and pamper my face and body with scrumptious beauty products before finally getting to work. Having such event-filled mornings every day makes me feel energized and ready to tackle anything that stands on my path to success!
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Are you a morning person? Did you stick with any of your New Year’s resolutions? Which of Sundown Naturals® Adult Gummies supplements would like to try the most? Let me know in the comments below!
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