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Now that a new season has arrived, we can officially bid winter adieu, even from the safety of our own homes.

The days are longer and the weather is warmer so it is the perfect time to refocus and align your goals with the season, while also permitting you to thrive on your health journey during these challenging times.

Explore these activities to get you moving, while you are at home:

  • Outdoor cleaning. Take advantage of NEAT, or Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, and dedicate a day for cleaning. Gather your immediate family on a Saturday morning and turn cleaning into a fun event. Instead of delegating tasks, have everyone take turns trying a little bit of everything. Have fun raking twigs together or pulling weeds!
  • Plant a garden. Once your yard is clean, and ready to go, designate an area for a flower or vegetable garden. Fertilize, then plant your favorite vegetables for your lean and green meals, or create an aesthetic flower design.  Order some seeds or gardening supplies online and have them shipped right to your door.
  • Walk or ride your bike. Opt to walk or ride your bike for some outdoor exercise in your neighborhood. Alternatively, take a family bike ride around the neighborhood on a nice afternoon while continuing to practice social distancing. You will burn extra calories in the process!

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Join this week’s Habits of Health® Community Time, Thrive in your health during challenging times, on Wednesday, March 25th at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. PT, hosted by Independent OPTAVIA® Coaches Doug & Thea Wood.

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Now that days are getting longer, you can rejuvenate and/or enhance your progress toward reaching your existing health goals.

As we transition from colder weather to longer, warmer days - thanks to Daylight saving time - you can kick your routine into high gear outside!

Here are several ways to stay on track and maintain your healthy habits now.

  • Get some sun in your backyard. As the days become longer, we get more time in the sun. Use the sun to take in your daily dose of Vitamin D as you spend some time outside. Vitamin D can boost your mood and immune system.
  • Maintain your Habits of Motion. Use the warmer weather to continue your healthy habits of motion. Take your habit outside and take a bike ride or walk around your neighborhood to continue to stay in motion.
  • Take time for yourself. These uncertain times can feel stressful and hectic so it is important to take time for yourself when you can. It can be as simple as jogging outside or reading Your LifeBook each night, in an uninterrupted setting.

Ask me, your OPTAVIA Coach, about other ways to practice healthy habits in the current climate while on your journey to Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time®.

Yield: 4 servings

Complete Lean & Green Meal: 1 leaner, 1 healthy fat, 3 green, 1 condiments

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

4 tsp canola oil

2 oz. seitan chorizo crumbles, such as Upton’s Natural Vegan Chorizo Seitan Crumbles

1½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 scallion, trimmed and minced

4 cups cauliflower rice

Pinch of saffron (optional)

1 cup diced tomatoes

1 cup green beans, cut into ¼-inch pieces

¼ tsp each (or less) salt & pepper

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high and cook the soy chorizo and chicken until brown, but not cooked through.
  2. Add the garlic and scallions and sweat for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cauliflower rice, saffron (if using), tomatoes, and green beans to the paella. Cook for about 10 minutes, season with salt and pepper, and serve hot.

Per serving: 300 calories, 10g fat, 13g carbohydrate, 41g protein

Visit our OPTAVIA Pinterest page for an extensive assortment library of Lean & Green meals.

Nothing is Impossible

“I was looking back at my family’s Christmas photos when I realized this was not the Laura I wanted to be. I knew I wasn’t eating healthy, so I shouldn’t have been surprised that the scale wasn't changing. I wasn’t feeling like myself and I knew I had to make the decision to change.”

Despite recently marrying the love of her life, Laura felt miserable inside. It didn’t help when she saw her friends post their amazing transformations on social media. She was happy for them, but she wanted the same success for herself and was willing to try anything.

“I was done ‘doing it myself’. I knew I needed support, which is what led me to OPTAVIA.”

Laura immediately loved the structure and simplicity of the OPTAVIA Program. Not only did she meet her weight loss goals, she also gained more energy and learned healthy habits that fit her lifestyle.

“My attitude continues to change for the better as I grow in the OPTAVIA Community. My husband supports me 100% and he has also incorporated OPTAVIA into his life. We are truly grateful.”

After succeeding with OPTAVIA, Laura decided to become a Coach to help others achieve the same success.

“I'm new to coaching, but the teamwork is amazing and the possibilities truly are endless. We can change the world. Nothing is impossible!”

 

Kathy Glazer
Independent OPTAVIA Coach
Kathy@EatSmartCoach.com
http://EatSmartCoach.optavia.com/eatsmartcoach
571-213-1988
3 Washington Circle N. W. #303, Washington,D.C. 20037, Also Falls Church,VA

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