Being a wife, mother and woman is tiring work y’all! From the time my feet hit the floor in the morning until everyone is tucked into bed at night, I don’t stop. Now, with the time changing, I’ve been struggling even more just to keep my energy level up during the day. You see, I want to do it all and be it all. Heck, I want to look good while doing it if at all possible. But, much to my chagrin, I’ve discovered that I’m not superwoman. However, in lieu of developing some super powers (don’t I WISH), I have discovered a few simple tips that help me to boost my energy level and make the most of my busy mom days!
One of my biggest goals in 2017 was to live a more balanced lifestyle. You see, I kinda have a tendency to be an all or nothing kind of gal. While this can be beneficial in some areas of my life, overall it hasn’t been the most successful approach. So, going into the new year I decided that a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle was what I wanted. However, achieving this balanced and active lifestyle required making a few changes. Well, let me back up…it doesn’t really require even making a few changes. It’s simple requires making one change a day! Here’s a few simple changes that I’ve discovered can help me make the most of my day.
Remember those Very Important Vitamins
Taking my vitamins daily is one of the easiest things that I can do to balance my lifestyle. I mean, think about it…I only have to pop open the top to a Nature Made® container and I’m on my way to a more balanced day. However, I’m often SO BAD about remembering to do just that. But this year, I’m making taking my vitamins daily a priority by adding them to my morning meal. That way I don’t forget to take them with lunch or dinner. It’s the perfect way to ensure that I’m starting the day the Nature Made® way!
While I’m a big believer in vitamins in general, one vitamin that I’ve added to my routine this year is Nature Made® B-12 Softgels.
With their easy to swallow form, these Nature Made vitamins are a perfect addition to my daily routine. Since Nature Made® vitamins are an easy way to make every day a little healthier, they are the natural choice for me! As as added bonus, knowing that I’m taking the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand that is made from quality ingredients makes it easy to choose Nature Made®. In fact, it’s quickly become easy to see that when I want to feel my best I take Vitamin B–12 to support my energy on a cellular level.† While this sounds like such an easy change that requires pretty much no effort on my part, it’s making a big difference!
It’s one change to my daily routine that simply requires picking up my Nature Made B-12® Softgels at my local Walmart and setting them next to the blender so that I’ll remember to take them each and every morning!
Easy peasy, right? Right!
Start the Day with a Smoothie
Remember how I said I sit my Nature Made® vitamins next to my blender. Now I’m sure you were thinking my tired brain was confusing my blender with my coffee pot which is so not the case! By starting my day with a smoothie packed full of energy boosting fruits, I’m able to replace my regular breakfast with one that helps me achieve more. One small change, right? Instead of grabbing a muffin or reaching for toast, I stock my fridge with energy boosting fruits like strawberries, peaches, oranges and avocados (mmmm….avocados). Then in just minutes I can whip up a delicious smoothie that helps balance my day. Take my Berry Avocado Smoothie for example.
What You Will Need:
1/2 Cup of Low Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
1 Ripe Avocado
1 Ripe Banana
1 Teaspoon of Honey
How to Make It:
To make this energy boosting Berry Avocado Smoothie (have I mentioned how much I adore avocados? I have…OK then) I simply add all my ingredients to a mixer and push blend. The best part is, I can pretty much use any fruits I have on hand and in just seconds, I have a delicious, nutritious, energy-boosting way to start my day!
It takes me no more time in the kitchen. It’s less energy that cooking. And it’s one small change that makes a big difference in how I feel all day.
Achieve 30 Minutes of Activity
I often hear other moms say that they are too busy to exercise. Heck, I often utter those same words myself. However, I’ve discovered that by simply adding thirty minutes of exercise to my daily routine, I have more energy. That doesn’t mean going to the gym every day. It doesn’t mean running a marathon either. It simple means finding a way to increase my heart rate and get thirty minute of aerobic exercise.
A simple trick I’ve been using is arriving to my children’s school thirty minutes early to pick them up. I can then park my car, walk around their school for thirty minutes and still be at the front of the pick up line! The best part is, this simple change helps give me energy that keeps me going all afternoon! Woop!
By simply finding 30 minutes in my day (who doesn’t have 30 minutes), I can feel more refreshed and have more energy. Whoever said small changes don’t matter has obviously never made these small changes!
Honestly, I could go on and on about small ways that I’m finding to make my life more balanced every day. But the important part isn’t making a list. The most important thing is to just start making one simple change today! If you’re looking for the perfect place to start, I recommend adding Nature Made® vitamins like the B-12 Softgels to your daily routine starting today! By choosing Nature Made® vitamins as your trusted partner, you can make one small change that makes every day a little healthier!
Want to get a boost on living a balanced lifestyle? How about a few prizes to get you started? Check out the two amazing ways below to win from Nature Made® Vitamins!
Win on Facebook
Nature Made® Vitamins is joining forces with Women’s and Men’s Health to sponsor fun Facebook promotions where the weekly prizes are perfect to help motivate you to stay healthy! From now until April 9th, you can enter for your chance to win a prize through the Nature Made Facebook Page! Simple complete the call-to-action for that week’s post and by just submitting your comment as a reply to the post you’ll earn one entry for the chance to win the prize featured in that post. Don’t wait! Head to the Nature Made Facebook page today for all the details and information!
Enter to One-Up Your Health Sweepstakes
Right now, Nature Made® Vitamins is hosting a fun sweepstakes where you can enter to win the grand prize of a spa vacation (OMG, right?). From now until April 9th, simply visit this website and click where indicated in order to complete and submit the registration for for one (1) entry into the grand prize drawing! One lucky winner will receive a spa vacation that includes a 4-day/3-night trip for two to the Red Mountain Resort in Ivans, Utah! Be sure to click here for all the details and official rules and regulations!
So what are you waiting for? Start today by making one small change that can help boost your energy and lead to a more balanced lifestyle by adding Nature Made® Vitamins to your daily routine. Then keep going! Try the other changes listed or come up with your own. And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win big! Then make this year the year of balanced, active living that leaves you feeling your best!
Tell me, what small changes are you making today to help boost your energy?