Ok before you read any further, let’s chat about this title! Besides being an awfully random individual, this was actually the latest harvest from our newly started vegetable garden!
We’ve recently started a vegetable patch (of sorts) due to wanting to be healthier, live more sustainably and for the sheer pleasure of giving it a go (sense of accomplishment at doing something new). Our harvests have been slow so far, but we have come a long way – I started a few of the plants from seed, massive accomplishment that they are still in fact alive (especially considering that I do not have these magical ‘green fingers’).
So why? Why bother to grow your own vegetables? Well this brings me to a new series that I want to put forward. Healthy living – where, what, how..
When we started on this healthier journey, I didn’t know where to start – a smoothie is supposed to have cream in it right? And other similarly nonsense statements.. I thought it may be a good topic for us to chat about – I’d love to get your feedback, advice and comments! Let’s work on this together.
Getting back to our 5 bags of lettuce and a handful of beans – We have started introducing a lot more veggies into a day while cutting out many (many) take out and pre-prepared meals. For two reasons – one for the amount of salt, preservatives and fats we were consuming, but secondly, and the main reason was to be more aware of the food we were buying and putting into our bodies.
First steps first, where to start – if you too are looking to improve your life, then where should you start? And if you have already been on a healthy living journey, this might be a reboost of energy you have been seeking!
Super simple solution! I found it tough when starting to change our behaviours, it was overwhelming and confusing. But here’s the thing, if you can just change 1 behaviour a week, by the time you know it you will have moved mountains.
I started by changing my water intake – goal? Drink 2 or more litres a day. The best way to get started with any goal is to set an action plan for your idea. For the water goal, I bought a water bottle and stuck that baby on my desk. That way I couldn’t avoid it!
My next goal was home cooked meals, every meal and every day needed to be home cooked food. My action plan was a menu outlay and a good shopping list!
Some other things you could focus on include eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day or no alcohol, or even taking a good multiple vitamin a day.
By getting started now, you will find that sticking to your new years resolutions a breeze! What are some of the things you are going to change to improve your life today?
Next in line is looking at so-called super foods, what are they/what are the benefits and when it is best to stick with basics.