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My New Morning Self Care Routine – Health from the Inside Out

This post is in sponsored by Viactiv and I was provided product to facilitate my post.
All opinions are 100% my own.

We all have setbacks from time to time. Well, I’ve had a bit of a setback when it comes to my self-care routine. As with many busy moms, I put myself low on the priority list. As my teen daughter is starting to be more mindful of her personal care needs, I want to be a role model for her. Taking better care of myself shows her that self-care is important.

Yoga & Stretching

Before I leave my bedroom, I do some stretches or a few sun salutations to get my blood flowing. If I have time, I pull up a quick yoga routine on my laptop. It always gives me an energy boost to start my day.

Peaceful Cup of Tea

My morning cup of tea is something that I look forward to each day. Lately, I’ve been grabbing it on-the-go for the drive to school. I have returned to having my cup of tea before the kids wake up. I find a quiet place to really savor the peaceful moment.

Setting My Intention for the Day

I have a pretty little pad where I set an intention for my day. Sometimes I come up with something of my own and sometimes I find a good quote to use. I found this one the other day. Don’t you just love it?

“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.”

Healthy Breakfast

In addition to my cup of tea, I am focusing more on having a healthy breakfast. I try to balance my intake of carbs and proteins and keep my sugar intake low so that I don’t crash mid-morning. I love making omelets with lots of healthy veggies.

Supplements for Healthy Digestion

I sometimes struggle with tummy trouble. A recent change in my medication has exacerbated the issue. When the folks at Viactiv asked me to try their Digestive Health Chews, I was eager to check them out. These delicious dark chocolate chews have the following benefits:

  • A Probiotic-Derived supplement that helps digestive upset* and has 1g Prebiotic fiber, which feeds good bacterial growth++
  • Helps to reduce occasional upset*
  • Helps promote healthy, diverse gut bacteria*
  • Fermentate inhibits the growth of bad bacteria*
  • 10 billion cells of Lactobacillus LB Fermentate+
  • Only 1 gram of sugar, and no fat
  • Backed by 15+ clinical studies

More About Viactiv Digestive Health:

Only Viactiv® Digestive Health chews help balance gut bacteria by feeding the good bacteria you already have, and fighting the bad bacteria, so you can feel your best — all without the survivability issues of live probiotics. They are such a tasty way to get prebiotic fiber plus 10 billion cells of hearty, heat-stabilized Lactobacillus bacteria. I get to build my digestive defenses, while feeling like I’m indulging with a delicious piece of chocolate.

A reset for my morning self care routine

I love that I can just pop them in my purse when I’m on-the-go!

There you have it, my new morning self-care routine! It only takes about 30-40 minutes and helps set the tone for the rest of my day.

Do you have a morning routine and if so, what do you include in yours?

+Intact bacterial cells
++Provides 1g prebiotic inulin per chew as supplement to your diet. Prebiotic effect is shown with 5g per day
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



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Heather Stone

Monday 14th of May 2018

I was able to sample these at GNC one day while walking by in the mall, they were good, I will be honest I thought they were going to be dry and tasteless. I am working on a routine of self-care too. It is important.

Nikka Shae

Saturday 12th of May 2018

Your so right, some mornings up up and refreshed and some morning not so much!! I have to look into this.

Peter

Friday 11th of May 2018

Self care is super important to moms and dads. I have no set morning routine and quite often find myself lacking food and no doubt some good exercise as wel

Karen Morse

Friday 11th of May 2018

It's really nice to have a morning routine that helps make the whole day so much better! I think it's good to have yoga included because it helps relax your mind and your body!

Felicita Moncada

Thursday 10th of May 2018

I need to try these! I have been taking a probiotic daily to help my gut so these are perfect as an on the go option! Definitely needed for overall health

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