For us here in San Diego and for some of you very soon Spring is arriving (and by spring we mean warm weather) bringing us shorts, dresses, and for our festival go-ers midriff baring tops and bathing suits! For some of us that could bring fun and excitement. For others it might bring fear, anxiety, and dread that you might not be ready to so much skin after winter!
While it's important to get back in the swing of things with your exercise routine and of course we'll never say it's a bad idea to choose healthier food options hat's not the advice we're going to give you. We want to give you something a little different than you might find elsewhere.
So here are our must=do things to prepare for spring besides getting our buns back on the exercise routine and enjoying the delicious fresh seasonal foods on the menu.
1. Spring clean - So there are two reasons this is a must-do on our list. Spring cleaning brings a sense of accomplishment and can brighten any mood! The second is the most obvious, it's time to go through your spring and summer clothes and donate or giveaway the clothes that don't fit or aren't in good condition anymore. So many women feel stressed about clothing on a daily basis. Whether it's feeling like they don't feel good or look good in an outfit or being embarrassed about the condition or quality of the clothes. The most important thing is to feel comfortable in what you're wearing. That bring us to tip number 2.
2. Appreciate and Love yourself - The main reason that we get cranky, anxious or depressed during this season is because we don't appreciate or love the way we look or feel. We make it mean we're aren't beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women just because our body's aren't in perfect shape or the way they used to be. We're giving you an assignment on this one. First you're going to write down one thing that you appreciate or love about the following body parts: hands, feet, legs, arms, face or body party of your choosing. Next pick one thing that you love about your intellect, your personality, and your life. Now fold up this little piece of paper and keep it handy when you're having a hard time appreciating your body.
3. Develop your mind-body connection - Start listening to what makes your body feel good and less attention on how it looks. We know easier said than done, but start eating to feel good. Notice how exercise and food makes you feel in terms of energy. Take note of foods that bother your stomach (burping, gas, and bloating) or give you headaches. Pay attention to how you feel after you do certain types of exercise. Which ones do you enjoy most? Do what makes you FEEL energetic, happy, and relaxed!
Let us know how this goes! We can't wait to hear. Leave a comment below or send us an email! We love to hear from you!