Thank you as always for taking the time to visit my little blog here <3
This is an exciting post for me, as I have been blogging for a little while now. The world of blogging has been an amazing opportunity with a strong and supportive community behind it. But I have wanted to branch out a bit more lately and expand my blog by involving more of a business aspect.
That being said, I am excited to formally announce that I have become an Independent Consultant with Arbonne! I am so excited for this business venture and the opportunity for personal growth and development. This means, I will be doing more posts that have Arbonne products featured and will be posting about it more frequently. It is very important to me that I am using and promoting brands and products that I trust and that I believe in.
What does that have to do with healthy living you may be asking? well Arbonne does a 30 days to healthy living challenge for preferred clients and consultants. To be honest, this program was a huge reason behind my personal involvement with Arbonne.
Upcoming 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge:
If you all have seen on my social media, I have been posting a little tiny bit about my weight loss journey. One reason a lot of my older blog posts don’t have personal pictures is because I gained a lot of weight over the period I was writing my Dissertation and when I had to move back home. However, I have been working extremely hard to transition to a healthy lifestyle over the last few months.
I have also made great strides in my athletic abilities. I have been doing pole dance fitness for about a year and a half, and had really hit a wall in terms of what I could and could not do. It made me feel insecure and all my friends were advancing far more quickly than I was. Once I started working out to supplement my pole, I became better at the sport. It only took me a year and a half, but I can finally invert! whoot whoot! These small victories have motivated me to continue to push myself and become better.
I know this challenge will allow me to push through the end to help meet my health and fitness goals. I have noticed a huge change in not only how I look and feel, but my overall confidence levels.
So for this 30 day challenge I have set some goals:
- I will continue to change my body composition to be more muscular so that I can continue to advance in sports
- I will learn to transition off of processed foods and refined sugars to support a healthier lifestyle
- I will get settled into a routine with meal planning and fitness so that when I start school again, I can have a solid system of self-care in place.
My Steps to 30 Days:
I have started the challenge today, and will be participating until August 21st. I have a little over a month before I move back home. So, I will be starting this challenge in time to finish it before I move. I will be updating all you with my progress over social media so be sure to follow so you can be updated regularly!
I have embedded a video from Arbonne that goes over a bit of what the 30 Days to Health Challenge is, so if you have a moment, take a wee look 🙂
For 30 days here is what I will be eliminating:
- Animal Based Products 3-4 days a week
- Refined sugar – that means NO sweets, no Yogurt with added sweetener, tomato sauces with added sugar etc.
- Processed Foods -I will be sticking to whole foods, so no salt and vinegar crisps for me.
- Dairy -I will be switching to plant based diary products full time during the duration of this challenge. I have already eliminated pretty much all diary from my diet (Except cheese), but I will be stricter about it for these 30 days.
I will be replacing 1-2 meals a day with meal replacement shakes. Meal replacement shakes are different from basic protein shakes because they require an assortment of fresh fruits and veggies as well as healthy fats. This ensures that you are still getting the nutrients that your body needs in a day.
The other meal of my day will be proportioned as such:
Half the plate- fresh veggies
1/4 of the plate- lean protein
1/8 of the plate- Complex carbs (sweet potatoes, whole grain pasta, brown rice etc)
1/8 of the plate- Healthy Fats (Avocado, nuts etc)
If you want more information about the 30 days challenge, send me a wee message either via the contact form or my Facebook page
Make sure to check in on Instagram and Facebook over the next 30 days! I will be posting lots of recipes, tips and updates to social media. Additionally, I will post my results the day I leave for Scotland on the 22nd of August.