Well hello there, my friends! Happy New Year to you all!
Did everyone ring in 2015 with a bang? Or is it bring in? I never know. Or did you keep things low-key with a quiet evening at home?
I’m not much of one to enjoy the whole bar/crazy busy downtown scene for New Years. It’s just too chaotic, too expensive, and frankly, too late for this old gal. Instead, we enjoyed a very last-minute, quiet, and crazy fun evening with friends, babies, a delicious dinner, and some champagne.
Because, I mean, you can’t ring in the new year without champagne, right?
I’ll share more details about our New Year’s Eve tomorrow! But for now…
So. 2015. How are you guys feeling about it? Excited? Inspired? Ready to tackle it head on?!
I think it’s really no secret that, come a new year, many of us take this as an opportunity to get back on the healthy bandwagon. Sure enough, we’ve all been indulging a little extra with the holidays (As it should be! And hopefully you’ve been doing so without regret!) and by this point, we’re all feeling the effects just a bit.
So I know I’ve mentioned this probably a hundred times on this blog, but it’s worth mentioning just one more time. In fact, I’d shout it from the rooftops if I could! With the new year upon us, and inevitable goals of “getting back to normal” are forming, I would tell you all to remember one thing:
Healthy living is not all or nothing.
Hopefully, if you’ve been reading STSL for any length of time now, then you already know how I feel about this. To maintain a healthy lifestyle does not mean you need to be all in, 100%. Personally, I think that looking at things with that perspective is really just bound to set you up for failure. When I hear people say things like, “This year, I’m committing to eating salads every day! Cutting out dessert! Hitting the gym 6 days a week!” I just sort of cringe. Partially because I’m pretty sure I was once guilty of that mindset, and partially because I realize just how unattainable that can be.
Sure, some of you probably can manage your lives that way, and if that’s for you, then major props. But I think for the majority of us, it’s important to remember that healthy living does not have to be that “all or nothing” mentality. It’s about balance, and setting realistic expectations.
It’s for these reasons that I’m actually extremely excited to be teaming up with Lean Cuisine for the month of January. When the originally reached out to me a couple of months ago, asking if I’d like to work with them a bit to encourage others to live a balanced life, I was intrigued, but I needed to know more.
After some back and forth conversations, I quickly discovered that we are all totally on the same wavelength when it comes to their new project. Through this project, Lean Cuisine is trying to show consumers that there is a more realistic path to a healthy lifestyle, and they’re having some fun “poking fun” at the “fitspo” and diet trends that many, myself included, just do not find motivational.
But I do find this pretty hilarious.
Throughout the month of January, you’ll be able to see me teaming up with them on social media with some funny pictures, so be sure to join in on the fun, following the hashtag #MMMotivateMeLC! (Plus follow me on Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest).
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lean Cuisine. I am a member of the Lean Cuisine Team and help spread the word about Lean Cuisine. As a team member, I receive product and incentives in exchange for participating in brand related activities and spreading the word about Lean Cuisine. Thank you all for your continued support of STSL!