Things may get a little TMI in this post but I want to be honest with you guys. I was not eating well or exercising. I was all over the place and I wasn’t sleeping enough. My body was not OK with any of that and it let me know. I decided to make a change because my body was suffering. My skin was looking dull, my mid-section was looking pudgy, and my internals were just not working right. Everyone kept telling me that I needed to incorporate a probiotic to my diet. I was skeptical at first because I like seeing quick results and I was not seeing that when I took other products. But I gave it a try and I am SO glad I did. Hello, Hyperbiotics. These are the 6 life changes I made for a healthier me.
Taking Vitamins and supplements
I wasn’t one to take a daily multi-vitamin because I never noticed a difference when I was taking them. One day while at work, I was talking to my co-worker about not going to the bathroom regularly. She asked me if I ever took a probiotic. I told her I hadn’t. She suggested I started because she had difficulties going to the bathroom, too. She said it had really regulated her body. I decided to give it a try because I was desperate and knew not going to the bathroom for 2-3 days was NOT normal. I took my vitamin every single day and you know what? It worked! It took some time but my body FELT so much better. You don’t realize how much your gut health really affects the rest of your body. I felt less bloated. I just felt better. My favorite choice is Hyperbiotics Pro-Women. Hyperbiotics encourages better digestive health, promotes improved immunity, and can improve energy and clarity. Hyperbiotics is the world’s most effective probiotic supplements and comes at an affordable price! Win-win!
I am the worse when it comes to being organized. I always think, “I’ll remember that”. Umm, nope I end up not remembering at all. I decided to change all that this year! I bought a planner, planner stickers, and other cutesy things to help me stay organized. Now I don’t start my day without looking at my “to-do” list every morning. It keeps me focused and helps me feel less stressed. It really makes a difference in my day to day operations. I know what I have coming up so I can plan accordingly.
I always made excuses on why I couldn’t eat well – my kids, my Puerto Rican recipes aren’t healthy, etc, etc. Nonsense excuses basically. My kids are super picky and I just didn’t want to cook double the food. I decided that I would modify things – instead of white rice, I made brown rice. The kids didn’t notice any difference! I cook predominantly Puerto Rican food which usually includes rice and beans plus a meat. The meat is usually fried. I changed all of that by baking and grilling the meats instead. Guess what? They taste just as good and way healthier. I started to incorporate more avocados, tomatoes, and green peppers into my meals. My kids are not big on eating veggies so I added them to smoothies. They didn’t notice any difference, to them, it is a “milkshake”. I’ll take it! Baby steps. It is still a work in progress but it is a start! My body feels better and my skin looks better too! Hyperbiotics Pro-Women aids in weight loss which has been a huge help in combination with eating better. It helps in digesting my food better and regularity which is a big deal for me.
When I was working, I would wake up at 5:45 am to get to work by 8 am. I worked an hour away in Doral, FL. The issue is that I was going to bed past midnight almost every night. I wasn’t getting a full 8 hours of sleep, by 1 pm I was a zombie. I was caffeinating myself way, way too much. It was not doing great things to my body. I knew I had to slow down and plan things better. I worked full-time and was blogging. I wanted to devote time to both. Needless to say, I ended up resigning from my job this past February. I’m working on sleeping at a decent time. Now I can take naps or sleep in a little later than before. My dark circles never looked so good! Sleep is SO important. It is our bodies way of “refreshing” itself. If you don’t get good sleep it affects your health – mentally and physically. Seriously, catch up on those zzz’s.
Guys, exercise is my least favorite thing. I’m going to be real honest – I don’t like the gym, I don’t like jogging, and I don’t like lifting weights. Getting exercise in has been a challenge but I listened to myself. If I don’t like doing those things, it means I need to find things I DO like. My gym membership did not include classes, therefore, I canceled it. I enrolled in my city’s fitness programs and started doing Zumba and Spinning classes. I love it! It does not “feel” like exercising. I look forward to going to classes and the best part is that they incorporate weights in a fun way. I know I have a long way to go until I am at my goal weight BUT I’m being proactive. I’m being truthful with myself and doing things that I WANT to do. I always hear you need to go to the gym, you need to do this, you need to do that but guess what I don’t stick with it because it does not interest me. I rather spend an hour and a half going to Zumba classes 4x a week than dragging myself to the gym where I won’t be happy and won’t accomplish half of what I do at my exercise classes.
Time to myself is essential. I need it to function. Being a mom and wife is work. It could be exhausting at times. Running to drop the kids off, running back to pick them up, running to the grocery store, running to come back to get dinner ready for my family, and keeping the house clean. It is a constant go, go, go. I am sure so many can relate. Having those solid 20 mins of alone time where I can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while reading a book really lifts my mood. I look forward to that little alone time daily. It makes me ready to tackle my next task!
These changes were long overdue. I took me really reflecting on my health and well-being to see that I needed to make a change if I want to be a good example to my kids. I didn’t want to be the mom that was showing them unhealthy habits. We’ve all been adding more vitamins and supplements to our diet. Hyperbiotics makes a line for everyone –
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What life changes have you made for a healthier you?
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