Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear Aprylle, happy birthday to me!
Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend 🙂 My birthday was Friday, so I definitely enjoyed having some time off and relaxing a little bit before I go back to school on Friday (crazy right?!). How has summer flown by so quickly?! Oh, I know, because I’ve been so busy working, taking a class, etc. etc. Life story right? At least I’m really looking forward to getting back into the school year and enjoying my last year of the DPD work before I move into my internship (whoa, what?). And it’ll be my last year living on a campus. Ever. That’s so weird.
Anyways, this week I was inspired by this video by Karlie Kloss she filmed on her birthday and listed 23 things she learned in 23 years. Since this is a healthy living/nutrition blog I thought it would be apt to tailor it to nutrition and health specific things. What have I learned in all my 24 years about nutrition and health? Here we go!
- Drastically cutting out foods is not the way to go.
- And neither is cutting out entire food groups.
- Balance, moderation, and variety are essential in everyone’s life.
- At-home workouts > workouts at the gym. For me anyways.
- Find a workout you love doing so working out doesn’t feel like a chore.
- Take rest days. Seriously.
- Strength training is important for everyone.
- Roasting veggies is sublime.
- Sneaking veggies into meals is the best thing ever.
- Have fruits or vegetables at every meal. Trust me.
- Learn to read a nutrition facts panel. And actually read them when you do learn how.
- Sugar is a sneaky son of a bitch. It shows up everywhere.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Water is the most important nutrient. Ever.
- Plus, it also helps your skin look really nice.
- Get adequate sleep! Aim for 7 hours minimum. Getting good sleep helps so many things.
- Eating probiotics, like yogurt and kefir, with prebiotics like fruits and vegetables helps your gut health
- Take some time for you. Even if its only 5 minutes.
- De-clutter a room in your house. It feels so good and productive.
- Enjoy your accomplishments. You deserve it.
- If you’re thinking about becoming a dietitian, do your research. There’s a lot more that goes into it than you may think.
- If you want to go into this field, put in the hard work and get certified as a dietitian. The RD credential goes a long way.
- Be prepared to have people get a little judge-y about what you’re eating. It comes with the territory.
- Don’t compare yourself to other people. You are unique, and you are you.
- You never stop learning. No matter what. And you shouldn’t. Learning enhances your life.
And there we have it folks! I hope you take away some nuggets of info here. This was so fun to do, I encourage you to give it a whirl 😀 In other news, I can’t believe I’m 24 already. Within a year I’ll be in my mid-twenties (quarter-life crisis hello?!). It’s crazy how fast time flies.
Hope you all have a great week. The next time you hear from me I’ll be back at school!
Question of the week: what have YOU learned recently?