In this videolink, I discuss socializing with intention, so that you can reach your fitness goals. It's important to feel empowered by our choices, rather than feel guilty. There's no need to become a hermit just because you choose to have health goals. I know how hard it is to stick to a training routine or nutritional plan when there's socializing going on. While training for a competition or preparing for an event, like a photo shoot, you have to be disciplined and not everyone understands what it takes. And guess what, that's okay. Only you have to understand your path. Yet, having a path doesn't mean you have to walk alone. Life is meant to be enjoyed, so enjoy it!
This time of year, however, can be particularly hard with the release of school and graduations, because there are tons of parties happening. And we all know that parties means lots of food and alcohol. Click here to hear about ways you can have fun while living the fit life. All it takes is a little bit of planning.
The pictures are meant to give you ideas on ways you can prep healthy snacks and non-alcoholic or sugary drinks. If going to a social setting, and the thought of saying "no" or giving in to all the goodies overwhelms you, then pack your own meal options. Feel empowered about doing this, too. You can also bring your own flavored waters, by using lemons, rose water, or essential oils to add variety. There are also herbal teas or black coffee drinks. Also, adding cinnamon to teas or coffee helps your blood sugar and adds a bit of sweetness. There are also the stevia sodas or Hansen's diet sodas that are calorie free and preservative free. You too can have fun, eat well, and reach your goals during graduation-time.