Since having children, terms such as “healthy lifestyle“, “organic living” and “holistic approach” have found their way into my conscience. While I’ve overlooked my own bad habits over the years (coffee and a chocolate bar for lunch; dinners spent in front of my laptop) I now put a lot of thought and consideration into how to make lifestyle improvements for my whole family.
And for the most part, it’s pretty darn simple. We’ve curtailed the amount of take-out we consume, reducing our dial-a-dinner usage to just once per week; snacks for Ryder stay mostly preservative-free; and both Mike and I have found ways to work around stress – which includes increased communication, relaxation techniques and a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Baby steps, really, but every little change surely helps on a journey to wellness.
In 2011, it’s our goal to rid our home of all foods high in sodium, which loosely translates to pre-packaged meals and snack foods. It’s quite the task for my husband, who is a self-proclaimed salt fiend… but I think we can wean him off chips slowly but surely (be gone sour cream ‘n onion!).
Quaker realizes that wellness is a goal for many families, as has invited mommy-blogger Lynn to document her family’s journey as they challenge themselves to make healthy changes. Her candid experiences, wellness resources and monthly challenges can be found at quakerjourney.ca.
Go on and check it out – you’ll be happy you did! The best part – there are lots of different ways that you can get involved and enter to win awesome prizes! Weekly prizes are randomly awarded to readers who comment on the blog, vote in polls or share a tip with Lynn about healthy living. There are larger monthly prizes to be won by voting on the challenges that you’d like Lynn to take on.
I’ve been following Lynn and have come across yummy recipes, exercise tips and lots of suggestions for lifestyle improvements. I’ll have to remember to share my recipe for award winning chewy oatmeal cookies – made with Old Fashioned Quaker Oats, of course!
Click here to visit quakerjourney.ca.
I am participating in the Quaker Journey to Wellness program by Mom Central on behalf of Pepsi Co. I received a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.