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I’ve noticed a growing trend over the last few years of people designating a word to focus on when the new year rolls in. For 2020, the word I’ve chosen to focus on is wellness. My goal is to regain strength and establish wellness physically, spiritually and emotionally. Each year I create a vision board with my dreams and goals on it and hang it on the wall where I can see and review it daily. I’m a very visual person, and getting to physically check off items on my list gives me a monumental feeling of achievement that I’ve grown to crave. One of the biggest ways I’m channeling wellness into my day to day life is by making simple swaps that help keep me on track.
Swapping in cauliflower in place of other starches has been a growing trend over the last few years, and I am 100% here for it in 2020. While browsing the freezer section at my local Walmart last week, I noticed these Green Giant Cauliflower Veggie Hash Browns and I knew I had to try them. Breakfast is an area I struggle in when it comes to finding better-for-you options, and having these on hand has been a game changer.
This year I’m aiming to be more mindful of artificial flavors and fillers inside my food, and these veggie hash browns contain no artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. They have a hearty flavor and a crunchy bite just like a traditional hash brown, and each serving contains 1 full serving of cauliflower! I love them for breakfast, and my 4 year old daughter is crazy about having them for her after school snack. Green Giant also has other options to help you swap those veggies into your diet, such as Green Giant Cauliflower Gnocchi – which we’re having for dinner tonight!
Incorporating a solid vitamin routine for all family members is another great way to fuel your body in a really simple way. Walmart carries an assortment of vitamins for all ages, and my eyes were set on vitafusion Men’s and Women’s Gummy Vitamins for my husband and I and L’il Critters Children’s Gummy Vitamins for my oldest daughter. I prefer vitafusion gummy vitamins because they’re the only gummy vitamin brand with “clinically proven absorption”* and Award Winning Taste.** Plus, they’re really tasty and are fun to take compared to traditional tablets and capsules.
I choose L’il Critters for my daughter because they contain the nutrients she needs without all of the extras. I absolutely love that these little bear-shaped gummies have no artificial sweeteners or flavors, and there is no high-fructose corn syrup or synthetic dyes! It’s also the only gummy brand with “doctor tested proven nutrient absorption”* so I know she is getting those important vitamins and minerals her growing body needs.
When it comes to fitness, I didn’t make any specific goals as far as weight loss is concerned. Instead, my goal in 2020 is to move my body more and work on muscle toning in my core. Moving my body for at least 30 minutes a day is not only important for my physical health, but my mental health as well. As a work from home mom, it’s important for my overall mood to get out of the house and get things moving, and exercising helps release endorphins to help keep my mood positive. My body has been working hard at the gym over the last few weeks, and I’ve been supplementing my body with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey and Amino Energy, which are conveniently located at Walmart.
Gold Standard Whey helps ensure my body is meeting its daily protein requirements with 24 grams of protein per serving and only 120 calories, 1.5g of fat (or less) and 2g sugar (or less.) Because it’s a whey protein isolate, many of the carbs and fat have been isolated out of the product so that I can feel assured that I’m not consuming a bunch of empty calories. It’s available in double rich chocolate, vanilla ice cream and strawberries & cream flavors at select stores!
The Amino Energy has been great for supporting my daily energy and performance, as well as my muscle recovery before, during and after exercise. It offers a combination of 5 grams amino acids and 100 grams of caffeine from natural sources, which is the equivalent of 1 cup of coffee.
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It’s so important for me to keep my resolutions simple and achievable. If I try to over complicate them, I know I will likely struggle in keeping them. Fortunately, making little swaps and changes here and there such as choosing Green Giant Cauliflower Veggie Hash Browns instead of traditional hash browns or starches, incorporating a daily vitamin regimen for my family and supplementing my body with extra protein and amino acids after workouts has helped keep me on track so that I can easily see my resolutions through to the end of the year and beyond!
What resolutions did you make for yourself this year? How are you making simple swaps in your daily life to help improve your overall health and nutrition? Drop a comment below and share the love! Don’t forget – you can stock up on these favorite products of mine by shopping at your local Walmart!