. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Small Swaps

April 14, 2014

Small Swaps

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I'm pretty sure everyone has some kind of goal to get healthier, especially with summer right around the corner.  I'm also pretty sure everyone wishes that it was easier, that sweets were healthy and that working out wasn't so hard.  I'm trying to find easier ways to eat healthier and make better choices. 

Here are a few easier ways that I am trying to get ready for summer with changes in my diet and lifestyle:

1. Exercising.  I am beyond thankful for this warmer weather so Addilyn and I can get out of the house. The last two days we've gone on a hour walk and not only it is a great time killer for a longer day, but it makes me feel better about myself and definitely counts as a workout.  If I can only get over not be embarrassed by people and houses that I pass, I want to start doing some lunges, pushups and situps along the way so it feels like more of a workout.  

And on the days that it isn't possible to get outside, I'm thankful for free online workouts like bikini body mommy and fitness blender that have awesome, hard and thankfully short workouts.  

2. Meals.  Thankfully with summer coming up it's easier for me to eat healthier.  There is more produce that is fresh and on sale, we do more grilling, and I don't spend as much time instead snacking all day.  I've been trying to find meals to make that are healthier, but still taste really good.  Like these skinny enchiladas.  I made them a few weeks ago and they were delicious, easy and a healthier option than my other enchilada recipe.  Thankfully with pinterest and food blogs, it's much more manageable to find healthy, easy recipes. 

3. Small swaps.  This one is easier for me but it's a little harder to convince Chris.  I have no problem putting skim milk in my coffee or eating the light versions of cream cheese.  He takes a little more convincing. I mean tricking, as I'm convinced he wouldn't even notice that things are the lighter version.  Drinks are a huge calorie consumer, which is why I'm thankful for products like Ten Sodas or Beverages.  These drinks only have 10 calories, but are still full of flavor.  Sweets is my biggest downfall and drinking the 7-up TEN tasted sweet, without sacrificing tons of calories.  

Chris is a big ginger ale fan so the Canada Dry TEN would be his first choice, but there are also A&W TEN and Sunkist TEN, all with only 10 calories each.  

Checkout Walmart.com for a coupon which will save you a $1.50 off your purchase of the Four Ten Sodas or Beverages, available until April 17th while supplies last.  Follow DPSG on facebook and twitter to be notified of savings. 

4. Snacks. Turns out that despite the peanuts and raisins, I'm aware that my trail mix snack isn't very healthy.  Especially when I eat countless handfuls all afternoon.  I am determined to make some better snacking choices like fruit, veggies and hummus or cheese.  

With the few nicer days of weather we've had recently, I couldn't be more excited for summer and am determined to make some changes to be overall healthier.

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Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad you shared.

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this....those first few days are the hardest!!! and tone it up has some great short workouts too - they're my faves!

The Girl who Loved to Write said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Small swaps make a huge difference!

Sarah Nicole said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad I'm not the only one who feels awkward while passing strangers on walks! Lol

Lindsay Ropella said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A great list! I've been loving these youtube channels I've come across lately that have "dance fitness" routines that are super fun to do and a great indoor activity for when the weather is crappy. :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those enchiladas look SO yummy!

The Tiny Heart

Sarah L.J. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great ideas! I am struggling with getting healthier as summer comes, because baby #2 is due in August. It's hard while chasing around a 1-year old to make healthy choices, but I like your idea of small swaps.

Wifessionals said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Thanks for the shoutout!

Kaitlyn (: