Happy New Year and Welcome to 2022

Happy New Year everyone – I hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy some time with your loved ones. My husband and I are so grateful for the opportunity to spend time in Denmark with Family, kids and grandkids. We have had a blast, and my grandma heart is full. 

We have also had time to reflect, relax and recharge the batteries, and are so ready to kick off 2022. I don’t know about you, but I have a feeling that a lot of great things will happen this year.

Now is a good time to start
Are you looking to change your lifestyle in a simple and easy way – yes, I know it almost sounds too good to be true – then keep reading.

There are so many different “diets” out there, and it can be difficult to choose. I’ll make it easy for you, because NONE of them are good for you in the long run. Meaning, dieting isn’t healthy, and it won’t get you the change you are looking for.

I have struggled with a healthy balanced lifestyle for many years, until I pieced together my own program from all the educations I have received.

If you are disconnected from your body, you don’t pick up the signals it sends you all the time ei. sleep when you are tired, eat when you are hungry, go to the bathroom when you have to go; you are out of balance (homeostasis).
But don’t stress yourself, and make major changes all at once, because when doing that you’ll most likely fall back into old habits within a short period of time.

It is to powerful and yet so simple
With all the things going on in the world, timing couldn’t be better for taking action and jump onboard with “The Back to Basics Lifestyle”
This way of living is so much more than just a diet, yet very simple if you think about it!
Going “Back to Basics” is to listen, and learn, what your body is telling you, and what it really needs. It’s easier than you think!

Think of your body as an engine! It needs clean fuel, oil and water, and it needs to be maintained on a regular basis! Pretty simple right?
The same goes for your body; it needs great fuel and regular maintenance too.

“The Back to Basics Lifestyle”, is so much more than a diet
Eating well and exercising makes up only about 30% of a healthy lifestyle, which is why I am so passionate about my “Seven Steps”

Food – Exercise – Sleep – Water – Fresh air – Gratitude – Silence

Food
Eat real food, and organic whenever possible – simply Buy organic and from farm to table.
We need about 2 cups of fruits and 3 cups of vegetables every day – WE DON”T GET THAT!! 

Exercise
Be active for at least 30 minutes no less than 4 days a week. Going for a walk is better than nothing, but it’s a good idea to get your heart rate up and strengthen your muscles as well.

Sleep
Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night in total darkness No alarm clocks, tv or small bright lights, as they provide stress to your body, and interfeer with your melatonin production.

Water
It’s so important go get enough water and we get many different advice on how much…. I say, drink water till your u 

Fresh air
Go for a walk 30 minutes every day. It clears your head and provide new energy. 

Gratitude
Every night before bed, write down a least 5 things you are grateful for  – even the smallest things. It will have a huge impact in your life. 

Silence
It’s a good idea to give yourself total silence at least 10 minutes a day. Wether it’s mindfulness, meditation or just to sit with your eyes closed, it is up to you. 

The next couple of week I will dive deeper into both “The Back to Basics Lifestyle” and “my Seven Steps