The holidays are a busy time. Filled with friends, family, sweets and other delightful foods, beverages and experiences. It is easy during the holidays to “treat yo self” and lose sight of pre-holiday goals and health commitments you had made to yourself.
It's that time of the year when more than normal we push ourselves to the side and really focus in on spoiling others and taking care of the needs of others. Now in no way to do I want to discourage anyone from building and supporting others in the community, but what I do want to take time to do is take the time to remind you that you can't help others unless you also support yourself.
Here in Ottawa racing season has started. Whether you are a runner, cyclist, swimmer or all three we all tend to turn our minds to being sure to fuel our bodies appropriately for the heightened levels of physical stress we are and about to put on our bodies. Now, this is a good thing, but our issues tend to arrive because we end up paying a lot of attention to food and not to our hydration.
Meal prep has been receiving a lot of traction online, on social media and heck in my own household. I rely on meal prep days to get me through the week so that I am able to enjoy healthy tasty meals and not have to stress about planning a last minute menu, which is when I am most likely to cave and just say "the heck with it let's order some pizza".
It is Valentine's day which often means indulgent chocolate covered goodies, rich dinners, and other ways to share food love with others, but February is also heart health month. So show yourself some love by adding in these heart healthy foods to help you keep ticker happy and healthy.
My name is Brittany, I am a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher and Certified Personal trainer. My hope is to help inspire, encourage and motivate others to live their happiest and healthiest lives.