Here at #FITGIRLCODE HQ we keep up with the latest health trends not only to share them with all of you but also to apply them to our own lives! Each of us is different and has unique strengths, weaknesses, schedules, and needs. After a summer filled with one too many scoops of ice cream (sound familiar?) we are ready to conquer September 2015 by trying out something new!
We'll each share with you one workout, food tip, beauty tip, or new habit we're trying out this month to continue unlocking our personal code to a healthy and happy lifestyle. We are determined to make September healthier!
Drink 2 Litres of water per day
Shelley, Brand Relations Manager
"I've started committing to drinking 2L of water a day and plan to make this a habit. For some this is super easy but for me it's a downright struggle - I'm just a very non-thirsty person and now I have to go to the bathroom ALL. THE. TIME. They say it takes you 2-3 weeks to form a habit so let's see if I can do this! Why? Drinking enough water is very good for your health and on top of that, my skin definitely can use some improvements."
Bottoms up, Shelley!
Vary workouts to avoid a Fit Girl rut
Anna, Press Relations Manager & Lead Editor
"Prevent yourself from getting into a workout rut. If you do the same thing over and over again you'll get bored no matter what, and the same goes for your workouts. I was doing CrossFit all the time and just didn't feel like it anymore"
"This month I'm going to try all different types of workouts to keep surprising my body and mind. I want to keep it playful and exciting to avoid getting into a rut and to make sure I keep enjoying exercising!"
"... recently I've tried Hula Hoop, swimming, Grit Strength classes, running, and I'm having such a blast!!"
Cutting out dairy and adding fermented foods
Andrea, Marketing Intern
"My skin has been all over the place this summer, and I have not been able to figure out what's causing it. I eat super well but have a weakness for certain dairy foods (cheese, greek yogurt, ice cream...). Dairy products are full of natural hormones, are a natural source of sugar, and increase inflammation in the body. These are all things that could be contributing to my not-so-great complexion as of late."
"So as much of a cheese-lover as I am I will do my best to skip the dairy products and go for kimchi instead as I embark on my mission to baby-soft, clear skin"
Train for 10K
Starting fresh with a positive mindset
Start going to yoga again
Laura, Chief Production Manager
"Team #FITGIRLCODE is moving to a new HQ! A new office means a new start. I'm letting go of old bad habits, including not going to yoga. I see every Monday as the 1st of January, a new opportunity to start fresh. You'll see me back at yoga in September!"
Joey, Graphic Designer
"This month I'm going to catch more zzzz's and rest so that I can properly focus during the day. I plan to have more energy so I can be more productive and get better results in all I do, in and out of the office"
"A clear mind allows me to be on top of my game while working on my latest big project for the #FITGIRLCODE website! Stay tuned in the coming months to see if I succeed!"