::: Tipsy Tuesday :::
“My 6 Habits to Stay Healthy & Happy During Winter"
From its blustery cold days, to the snot slinging, to the bouts of dry skin and hair, now that the holidays have passed I’m pretty much over wintertime and ready for the first blooms of spring. Although I work from home and am not as exposed to the elements as most people, winter is still my all-time least favorite season. I’m naturally an introvert, and can easily go days without leaving my house. However, to keep me from morphing into a recluse, I created a pleasurable routine that not only elevates my energy level, but also helps me to stay healthy and relatively happy in spite of the doom and gloom of winter.
1. Every morning I start my day off with a tall glass of lemon water — sometimes hot, sometimes cold — to prepare me for a good sweat at the gym. I read that hot lemon water has a number of awesome health benefits. I’ll admit that I didn’t really jam with it at first because I normally drink tea every morning. However, the more I drink it, the more it’s beginning to grow on me.
2. To heat up the icy winter mornings, I hit the gym for some power cardio. Depending on how much time I have to spare, I try to at least get in a 20-45 minute run on the treadmill. After I shower, no matter how cold it is, I feel flushed and hot from the inside out.
3. Before starting my actual workday, I make sure to take my vitamins with a healthy breakfast. I’ve recently become obsessed with kale and mozzarella egg white omelets with Italian seasoning. By the time I finally sit down at my computer with my cup of yerba mate to answer the first email or post my first update for the day, I’ve already done three awesome things for myself.
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