Did you set New Year Resolutions on New Year’s Day? Yep, me too.
Let me guess – was there something in there about drinking more water, doing more exercise, and eating more healthily? Yep, me too.
A few weeks later, how are you going? Super duper? OK? Not so great? Yep, me too!
For the last couple of years, I’ve set this New Year’s Resolution. Wake up, be awesome, repeat. This year, I also decided to add some lifestyle goals.
New Year Goals | Drink More Water
I’m going great guns with my water consumption – sitting pretty on about 2 litres of water every day.
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My trick is to buy super cute drink bottles that I can grab and go, or pop onto my desk.
It’s all about making it easy for myself. Drinking eight glasses of water every day can be a bit tricky – I always forget how many I’ve downed and how many I have left. But when you use a drink bottle, you know how much you’ve drunk every day. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
New Year Goals | Do More Exercise
My exercise plan is kicking along OK. Post my hysterectomy and endometriosis removal operation last year, I’m super excited about the opportunity to regain my strength, and hopefully a little tone!
In conjunction with my physiotherapist, I’m working on a strengthening program to recover what I’ve lost over the years of chronic illness.
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My trick to make it easier for me is using the awesome PhysiApp iPhone app. My physio sets my exercises, reps and sets, and I can watch the videos, set reminders and kick my exercise goals every day!
New Year Goals | Eat More Healthily
My plan to eat better and put more healthy food on my plate and in my mouth every day is going, well, kinda OK. Let’s be honest. It was going OK but … hello holidays!
After the constant parade of Christmas feasts, hot weather ice cream treats, and two weeks in New Zealand, where I pretty much ate every Kiwi iconic treat food of my childhood (not to mention drank far too much alcohol), I’ve put on a couple of extra kilograms. I’ve also eaten way too much dairy and gluten – not good when I’m lactose intolerant and affected by gluten.
I’m getting back on track, but habits are harder to break than set!
Breakfast is easy – my go to bowl of gluten free cereal, goat milk yoghurt, fresh blueberries, crushed linseeds and organic coconut chips ticks off all my boxes, fills me up and gives me energy for the day ahead. It’s also bloody delicious!
Dinner is another easy one. The Welshman and I love to eat our summer salads, made with grilled meat (chicken, lamb and fish are our favourites), tonnes of leafy green salad, chopped vegies and nuts, with an EVOO and lemon dressing. Sorted! Yummy AND healthy.
However, let’s talk about lunch. I often get busy and, well, forget to eat. I know, I know. It takes a special kind of stupid to forget something so important, right?
As I work from home, I don’t have cafes and food courts and restaurants handy. Instead, I find myself hitting the fridge, rummaging through the cupboards, and grabbing something I can eat quickly because I’m fricking starving. These options are unlikely to be something I should be eating, let’s be honest.
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My trick to have some pre-prepared options so I can eat healthily without being tempted to grab something naughty. My go to meal is a can of beans mixed with a can of salmon and chopped tomatoes (plus whatever left over salad and vegies are in the fridge). I also love gluten free toast with horseradish and delicious smoked salmon slices. Raw carrot sticks with some dairy free trout mousse.
Tassal Snacking Range
Now, this is where I get to talk to you about the new Tassal Snacking Range. I’m a little bit jealous of you because you get to have a healthy lunch option that I can’t eat because of my allium food allergy.
The Tassal Snacking Range includes Salmon & Quinoa, Salmon & Rice and Salmon & Beans. One can packed full of protein, fibre and omega 3. It doesn’t need refrigeration and even comes with a little spork for the ultimate grab and go meal.
Chuck them in your desk drawer, or your gym bag. Throw one into your baby bag when you’re packing for a day out. You might not get another chance to eat!
When we think about eating healthily, we often think it means boring, tasteless food. I know I refused to go near a green smoothie because I thought it would be vile. Until I tried one and now I drink one every single day!
I can’t taste test the Tassal Snacking Range for you, but I have the Welshman and Boyo who did the job for me. The verdict was positive, double thumbs up, yummy! No need to choose health or taste, because the Tassal Snacking Range offers both.
This is a question we need answered when we talk about fish. Is it sustainable? Imported?
Tassal is the only brand supplying 100% Australian grown and canned salmon to our major supermarkets. Love knowing that whilst we don’t have to sacrifice health for taste, we also don’t have to compromise our principles. Tassal salmon is locally and sustainably sourced and canned.
If you’re looking for a grab and go healthy snack option to help you fulfil your New Year goals, then try Tassal Snacking Range. Find them at your local supermarket for about $4.30.