The Cost of Healthy Eating

I often hear people telling me about how much it costs to eat fresh fruit and vegetables but really this is just another great excuse.

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is about looking at what is seasonally available that you enjoy eating. We are defiantly blessed  this year with the incredibly long period of warm weather we have enjoyed. This has extended the growing period of many of the warm weather fruits and vegetables.

And don’t forget that the fruits and vegetables which you enjoy don’t just have to be the ones from the supermarket. You can alway plant some and grow your own. In September last year as a family we planted the fruits and vegetable which we enjoy and have been reaping the rewards since. You don’t need a large area or much gardening knowledge.

Many veggies can be grown in pots and even some of the great fruits which we enjoy especially the citrus varieties can be grown in pots too (your local garden centre can advise which one are best for you).

We had pea, snow peas and beans only a couple of weeks from planting. Our cucumber plants went berserk and kept us in cucumber for the whole of the summer and they are still going, I have just harvested some more carrots and we even have a watermelon still growing much to our girls excitement.

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And the mandarins are starting to ripen ready to be munched as the cold weather comes – letting us top up the Vitamin C and fight off any of those nasty bugs.

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Yes, fruit and vegetables can be expensive but with some thought about what you are going to enjoy and some planning in your garden or on your deck and you can cut the cost of eating well.

 

Just Start….

One of the biggest things that holds people back from starting something is over thinking it. We tend to think about all the reasons why they can’t do it, why they’ll fail, why it’s “too hard” and then we convince themselves that we can’t do it.

Stepping out of your comfort zone is hard and there will be fears and risks but if you never try you will never know!

Taking action is the key to anything you want to achieve in your life, without trying life stays stagnant and our goals will never be achieved leaving us feeling frustrated and incomplete.

You will not get anywhere just by dreaming about the things you want. While self belief is extremely important, without making a practical plan and implementing it into your life and COMMITTING to it, your goal will remain just a dream.

Any achievement I have made in my life has come about because I decided to stop overthinking everything and doubting myself. Instead of talking myself out of things and convincing myself that I wasn’t “good enough” or worrying about doing things “perfectly”. I decided to believe in myself, accept nothing will ever be perfect, make plans, take action and commit to it. Yes I have fallen but I have picked myself back up and changed my plans when needed – the key is learning and moving on.

This applies to all areas of my life from my business to my fitness goals. 
Learning the lessons along the way and evolving is part of the journey and it can often be what makes it so rewarding when you finally achieve your goal.

Another very important part of succeeding at anything in life is to research! Learn as much as you can before starting and keep learning along the way. Ask for help and accept criticism.

 

Just do anything you can to move towards your goal and KEEP MOVING! 
Every day take some kind of action towards your dreams and make them a reality. 
It is all up to YOU! So get going!

 

Remember:

Set Goals

Work Hard

Achieve