There are too many winter haters out there. Granted, I am spoiled by winters filled with snow & sunshine here in Colorado, but I’m convinced winter doesn’t get all the love it deserves. We use winters as an excuse to stay in, eat carbs, and (essentially) hibernate. While there is nothing wrong with this (I’m a huge fan of cuddling up by the fire,) sometimes we make it a burden – complaining about how we are trapped inside & there is no healthy food in site. Then in April when summer is on the horizon, we panic and try to get ready for summer and swimsuit season – “alas, the season for active and eating fresh has arrived!” we cry out. If we get trapped in this pattern, we miss out on experiencing all the seasons and maintaining a healthy lifestyle year round. We just kind of swing the pendulum back and forth – Happy, Not Happy. Healthy, Not Healthy. Active, Hibernating.
Now before you think I am “holier than thou” know that I do not live or expect everyone to live the same in winter as they do in summer (and know I eat Oreos & sour gummy worms during Super Bowls 😉 ). Here in Colorado most (if not all) the farmers markets close up and the produce selection at the grocery store isn’t as bountiful. The truth is that summers were meant for all things fresh and winters were meant for anything baked (because having the oven on wont make out house overheat.) I also shamelessly sleep in on snow days and run from my car to the house when bitter winter winds blow. Of course things look different in each season but they don’t need to always be opposites.
I’m passionate about getting outside, finding adventure, and blazing new trails year round – that’s why we started the Instagram hashtag #wildernesslore to encourage us to look for the stories outside year round! I’m also passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle year round. That involves eating healthy & staying active. I love having a stock pile of Naked Juice in the refrigerate to help fill in all those gaps that we miss during the winter. It is perfect for last minute breakfasts or winter adventures (because hiking in snow is hard and you need snacks for that!)
Or for those new trails that you want to blaze. Bring Kale Blazer on those ones. It’s only fitting. Plus it is packed with Kale, Spinach, & Cucumbers. #allgoodthings,allgoodthings
Thank you Naked Juice for sponsoring this post.
What are your thoughts on winter? Are you a lover or a disliker of the season? What are your favorite ways to stay healthy & active year round?