I read a lot of business books. I even have one packed for my trip to the Dominican Republic with Sarah next week (Stay tuned for tips from the beach)! In all of these books there is a resounding theme, what doesn’t make it on your schedule, never gets done.  And taking time for yourself makes you a better business person, boss, employee, and friend.  So today’s post is going to be a little bit about what I do to keep on track!

One, as an environmentally conscious person, I can’t stand all the individual serving size plastic cups that everything from K-cup coffee to yogurt come in. So I buy a big tub of yogurt that I divide out into my smoothies (or into reusable, washable containers to take on the go) But more importantly – If I only want one cup of coffee I use my french press! It’s quick, it’s easy, and there is no plastic cup to throw away at the end!

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Then I make a smoothie! My favorite is ice, a tablespoon of peanut butter, vanilla protein powder and almond milk! I make these in my Ninja blender which has individual cup sizes that fit onto the blender and have travel lids to take with you on the go. This is definitely my go to on a busy morning. It takes under 5 minutes and it’s a very satisfying breakfast. Especially for someone like me who is on the go in the morning and more likely to skip breakfast altogether if it’s not quick.IMG_3544 IMG_3879

I follow a 5 factor diet, I eat 5 times a day, and yes I have an alarm set on my phone to remind me to get up and eat. Keeping my blood sugar even keeps me from snacking on unwanted foods. And I fully admit to getting busy and skipping meal times! But in the 5 factors you need a healthy fat (olive oil, avocado, or ghee), healthy carbohydrate (think veggies), protein (at least 10 grams per meal), fiber, and a sugar free beverage! I’m a huge water drinker so I also partake in 1/2 my body weight worth of water – so about 75oz of water a day!

And I finish off my day with a glass of wine and a colorful meal.  What you’re eating doesn’t have to be hard, but colorful or presented well makes a world of difference. And studies have shown that red wine is good for many health reasons. Everything in moderation – if you live on a strict diet you’ll give it up before it ever becomes a lifestyle change.

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So those are just a few tips from me on what I do on a daily basis to stay healthy, and keep the environment friendly.

Till next week in the DR ~ xoxo Em

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