New Year, New You, right?
This is the year you’re going to be fit. Be healthy. Be strong. How ya doing with that?
They say it takes three weeks to form a habit. (I don’t know who “they” are, but I do know that’s what “they” say.) Well, we’re a little more than three weeks into 2014. Have you formed any healthy new habits yet? Sometimes we need a little help. A little push. Or just an awesome sale!
Well, if you live in Southern California, Arizona, Las Vegas or Hawaii, you’re in luck, because Whole Foods is having one heck of an awesome sale on everything that is going to get you healthy this year.
That’s right – vitamins, protein powders, homeopathic medicines – all that good stuff that you know you should be taking, but maybe haven’t started quite yet. (And if you are already taking them, this is definitely the perfect time to stock up!)
If you are a regular reader of my blog (thank you from the bottom of my heart, BTW), you know that I’ve been on a fitness routine for the last six or seven months. One of the ways I try to stay fit and strong is by drinking a protein shake almost every day.
Here’s my favorite shake recipe:
- one cup of almond milk or coconut milk
- one scoop of vanilla protein powder
- a tablespoon of chia or flax seeds for my omega 3’s (I switch back and forth between the two)
- 1/2 banana
- a glob of peanut butter (yes, my very scientific measurement – a glob)
- 4-5 ice cubes
- and once in a while I’ll throw in some spinach or kale (You can’t taste it, I swear!)
Well, you’d better believe I’ll be heading to Whole Foods this weekend to stock up on protein powder. No matter what type of protein powder you’re into, Whole Foods will have it on sale January 24-26.
If you’re a vegan and whey powder is not for you…
If you prefer your protein powder made from hemp (hey, I’m not judging!)…
If you like your protein gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, hypoallergenic and vegan then this one will make you feel like a warrior (and give you extra stamina to hold that warrior pose even longer in your next yoga class)…
They even have protein powder for people who dig Fabio (I kid you not)…
What I’m trying to say is, if you’re into protein shakes, then Whole Foods definitely has a protein powder for you. (Oh and the chia and flax seeds I throw in – they’re on sale this weekend too!)
Another thing I’ll be stocking up on at the Whole Food Whole Body Sale is vitamins and homeopathic medicine. I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on my blog, but I will tell you that I am a big believer in supplement taking.
Every day I try to take:
- Vitamin D (helps me hold onto that calcium being sucked out of my bones due to
being a middle aged womanhow unfairly the universe treats women’s bodies, is good for warding off colds, and is good for your skin)
- CoQ10 (great source of anti-oxidants which is great for your heart – and your skin!)
- Fish oil or Krill oil (good for brain power and reduces signs of aging)
- Vitamin B (increases energy and is really, really good for your skin)
So in case you haven’t noticed I take vitamins because
I’m incredibly vain and terrified of looking my age I like to be healthy.
And because it’s cold and flu season I like to have a lot of Emergen-C and Boiron products on hand. I’ve only been sick once in the last two years and I truly believe it’s because I load up on vitamins and homeopathic products when other people around me are sick. I swear by taking Emergen-C to keep colds away and taking Boiron products at the very first sign of cold or flu if those sneaky viruses somehow slip their way into my body despite my best efforts to keep them at bay. Trust me if you do get sick and take a product like Boiron right away, you won’t feel nearly as bad. (In my opinion anyway. Like I said, I’m not a doctor.)
So, if you really are wanting a new and improved you this year (and live in Southern California, Arizona, Las Vegas or Hawaii) you might want to consider heading out to Whole Foods this weekend (Jan 24-26) to stock up on some fabulous health items. And if you end up in the Thousand Oaks store you might just bump into me. (I might or might not be the one with Fabio in my cart.)
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market, but my opinions on supplement taking and almost-daily habit of protein shake drinking are still 100% true.