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Since the last digit of the date just changed, that means it’s obviously time for us as humans to make a massive life change! (Duh.) Personally, I’m not a resolution-ist because I honestly set goals all year long. I just set NOT-DUMB™ goals. (It’s an acronym. And also a literary description of how goals should be.) In this episode, I define NOT-DUMB™ goals, I rant a tiny bit about goals vs. intentions and how you need both to succeed versus flying solo with one or the other, and I suggest 18 (cuz it’s now 2018, duh) 18 specific, NOT-DUMB™ party in my plants approved positive HEALTHY GOALS that you might wanna consider setting. Try some on for size. Meditate on them. Ponder one during your next sweat session. Modify them to fit your unique desires. Whatevs you wanna do, here are some of my ideas on goals.
This episode is enthusiastically sponsored by Four Sigmatic Mushrooms. I’m telling you – these mushrooms are magic! Although they don’t make me hallucinate in a bathtub like my exboyfriend’s famous magic mushroom experience which honestly, he seemed way too proud of. But hear this – I wasn’t hallucinating the magical effects of these shrooms – they’re ultra scientifically proven to boost immunity and gut health (yes please and thank you!) and the four different shrooms that Four Sigmatic uses most (hence the FOUR in FOUR Sigmatic…eh? I just got that too, well like 3 minutes ago) all do different epic things for your bod. Reishi helps you relax, Cordyceps give you non-caffeinated energy for sports and stuff, Lion’s Mane which doesn’t come from a lion’s…mane…boosts your BRAIN and Chaga is ya ya good for immunity issues like when you’re traveling or feeling run down and/or both.
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Those 18 Health Goals That Are Not Dumb!
First of all, A NOT DUMB goal:
and is B….BELIEVABLE
Here are 18 (cuz it’s now 2018, duh) 18 specific, NOT DUMB, Party in My Plants approved positive HEALTHY GOALS that you might wanna consider setting. Try some on for size. Meditate on them. Ponder one during your next sweat session. Modify them to fit your unique desires. Whatevs you wanna do, here are some of my ideas:
1.) Start eating banana ice cream instead of regular ice cream or even store-bought highly processed “vegan” ice creams. Here’s my perfect recipe for banana ice cream!!!
2.) Once a week, substitute a veggie pasta for pasta pasta at dinner. I love spiralizing zucchini and sweet potatoes into noodles (if you don’t have a spiralizer and don’t want to have veggie noodle FOMO, some stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes actually now SELL spiralized noodles so yay!) also you can always just cut open a spaghetti squash, scoop out the seeds, drizzle 1/2 tbsp of olive oil on each side, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast it at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes and then you’ll be able to scoop out veggie noodles right from the squash!
3.) Drink one plant-packed smoothie a day for breakfast or a snack. Easy enough.
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4.) Make this year your year of plant-proteins! (Here’s a podcast episode all about plant-protein.) Don’t be afraid. Tofu, tempeh, lentils and beans are actually awesome so make it a GOAL to phase more of them into your diet. To make these even more specific, maybe you set the goal of making Tuesday night tofu night and trying 1 new tofu recipe each Tuesday! Ohh and then Thursday could be tempeh night! And then beans and lentils are screwed because there are no days of the week that starts with B or L…
5.) Drink one mushroom tea or coffee or hot cocoa a day. You know I love Four Sigmatic and you can hear more about the almost sounds too good to be true health benefits of shrooms in this podcast episode!
6.) Make Sunday protein pancakes in bed day.
7.) Look at your next week’s dinners in advance and make a little plan (this episode can help with that!) so you’re not winging it. Winging it hardly ever results in winning meals.
8.) However, if you really prefer the winging it lifestyle, set a goal of keeping your pantry, fridge and freezer stocked AF at all times this year! My downloadable guidebook: Plant Party in Your Kitchen gives you exact shopping lists for keeping turning your home into a Whole Foods!
10.) Re kindle your love for a healthy habit that you led slide away. We all have habits that we love but drifted from. A weekly bath, using your crock pot, batch cooking quinoa for the week, meditating in the morning…pick that thing you love but don’t do for whatever reason back up!
11.) Set a goal to start every day with a cleansing plant drink! For me, you know this means my amazing apple cider vinegar drink, but for others it could mean lemon water, chlorophyll water, 16 ounces of water water….
12.) Drink your full water bottle 4 times each day. Start to finish, top to bottom, but have a bathroom nearby.
13.) Diffuse orange or a citrus oil in your home to keep your spirits super high or lavender oil to keep your energy super chill. Learn more about essential oils in this podcast!
14.) Go put 3 packets of stevia in each purse and coat pocket right now so when you’re on the go you can sweeten coffee, tea, cocktails and oatmeal with plant-derived stevia instead of chemical-filled Splenda.
15.) Master a homemade pesto that you can make in seconds and put over quinoa, veggies, pasta, sweet potatoes, etc. for quick weeknight dinners. Here’s my formula for the besto pesto:
16.) Eat or drink 1 fermented thing each day (kombucha, apple cider vinegar, sauerkraut, kimchi!) And listen to Terry Walters talk about the amazing health benefits of doing so in this episode!
17.) Become the person who shows up with those amazing black bean brownies for every Super Bowl, birthday, and dinner party! The recipe for those amazing black bean brownies you’ll become legendary for is here!
18.) Eat at least one plant at each meal and snack you have each day. And while you’re at it, PARTY in your plants, right? Eat healthfully with joy and happiness knowing you’re doing your bod really really good.