Did you make any workout-related New Year’s Resolutions this year? How are they coming along? Don’t worry if your goal to become more active got pushed to one side. You’re certainly not alone! Taking some time out to exercise and improve our bodies sounds like a great thing in theory. But in practise, you have to juggle setting aside one hour of “me time” a day with working, food shopping, meal preparing, looking after your family, seeing friends, cleaning the house, taking care of kids and generally running a household! When you’ve got all that on your shoulders, taking some time out to hit the gym sounds like a fairytale which will never, ever happen!
You know the saying, “You can’t have your cake and eat it”? Well, forget about that. With this healthy cheesecake recipe, you totally can have your cake and eat it – all for just 160 calories a slice! Take a look at the Cheesecake Factory’s nutritional chart. The lowest-calorie cheesecake there comes in at a whopping 600 calories! It’s the Low Carb Original Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries Sweetened with Splenda if you were wondering. And if you’re really curious, the highest-calorie cheesecake is the Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake which packs in an amazing 1330 calories per slice. That’s sometimes more than I eat in a full day!
It’s the start of a new month, which means I’m setting you a fitness challenge! Yoga is a great place to start if you’re just getting into fitness and this 30-Day Yoga Challenge from Do You Yoga is my favourite I’ve ever tried so far. The classes are run by a super-friendly woman named Erin Motz who clearly explains each of the postures and does them at the same time, so you can watch and copy her to know you’re doing them right.
There has been so much going on this month that I’m going to struggle to fit it into just one blog post! Sure, I spent a lot of time changing my old site to my new one, but there has been so much more going on than just that. Holiday planning, life organising and sticking to a new fitness routine I never thought I’d get into are just some of the things I’ve been loving this month. Winter always tends to be pretty productive around here because it’s usually too cold and windy to chill by the beach all weekend!
Have you tried chia seeds yet? If not, you’re seriously missing out. Those tiny black and white pin pricks that look like they wouldn’t have any affect on your body at all are the total opposite. They are amazing – so much so that I eat them every single day without fail! Because they’re so tiny, mild in flavour and versatile, you can easily add them into practically every meal to give your body a nutritional boost it will definitely thank you for.