Confession: winter is not my favorite time of the year. This year has been especially hard with the wet, cold weather and day after day of being stuck inside. I’ve found myself going into a hibernation of sorts; spending my days sitting inside looking out through the windows while making some less than ideal choices when it comes to my usually healthy lifestyle. A few weeks ago, I woke up and realized that I felt sluggish. My energy was at an all time low and I just couldn’t seem to break out of that winter funk that I had gotten stuck in. This “winter slump” as I like to think of it has happened to me before, so I know from my own experience that to break out of it, change was necessary. When I sat down and looked at why I was struggling with feeling sluggish so much more this year, it quickly became apparent that the way I was starting my days was impacting how I felt. After taking an inventory of what I was doing wrong, I started experimenting with simple changes that didn’t disrupt my mornings but helped me make more of my days. Some of them worked. Some didn’t. So, from my own experience, I decided with spring on the way, it was only fair to use the lessons I’ve learned to benefit all you other mamas out there who are ready to break out of that “winter slump” and share with you my three easy ways to energize your day.
Let me start by sharing with you what a typical winter morning has looked like for me the past few months. The alarm that I forgot to set doesn’t go off and my eyes pop open in a panic as I realize that once again I’ve overslept and need to immediately get the kids up for school. As I pull back my forty layers of blankets and pull on my fuzzy robe and wooly boots to fight the cold, I’m resigned to the fact that my next 30 minutes will be filled with making breakfast for the kids, packing well-balanced lunches and fighting over school clothes. All these struggles culminate with me hopping in the car (still in my fuzzy robe and boots of course!) and rushing to get through the drop off line so that I can come back home and try desperately to re-start my day in a productive way. Sounds familiar, right? Well, I want to ask you to join me in changing this! Now that the weather is warming up and spring is within sight, I’m implementing easy changes that help me energize my day, including starting every morning with Happy Inside™ cereal that’s now available to Publix! Here’s how I’m doing it.
Be Intentional About the Morning Rush
I used to think that getting up earlier meant being more exhausted as the day wore on, but I’ve discovered that waking up BEFORE I have to start the morning rush actually gives me the time that I need to make sure my day stays on track. Instead of thinking that my feet need to hit the ground running when my alarm goes off, I’ve started being intentional about getting up earlier and setting alarms to allow me to have time to ensure my day starts the way I want it to instead of in a flurry of kid-centric activity.
Energize Your Morning with Happy Inside Cereal
While being intentional about getting up early so that I have time for myself has made a huge difference, what I do with that time has made even more of an impact. Growing up, I always knew that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. However, energizing my day is about more than just eating breakfast… it’s about eating the RIGHT breakfast. For me, that right breakfast is Happy Inside cereal from Publix. This new digestive wellness brand from Kellogg’s® that is now available at Publix offers a delicious, crunchy cereal that’s made with real ingredients and boasts wholesome fruit, yogurt pieces and specially selected whole grains in every bite. Available in Bold Blueberry, Simple Strawberry and Coconut Crunch, Happy Inside cereal is a delicious way to start my day and from 3/2/19-3/15/19 you can try Happy Inside cereal for less by saving when you purchase it at your local Publix! Click here for savings!
In addition to being a quick and delicious breakfast that’s worth getting up for, Happy Inside cereal has the added power of 3-in-1 prebiotics, probiotics and fiber to help support my digestive wellness and keep me energized all day long. While I may think that I’m just pouring a delicious bowl of cereal to start my day, I’m really saying “good morning!” to my body in the best possible way.
Happy Inside Bold Blueberry is my absolute must-have morning meal because simply by pouring it in a bowl and adding some milk and fresh blueberries, I’ve got an amazing breakfast that tastes great and energizes my body and supports my digestive and overall wellness. That’s a total win in my book!
Not only does Happy Inside cereal ensure that I’m doing something just for myself every morning, it’s also a delicious way to ensure that no matter how busy my mornings get, I’m starting my day by making myself and my digestive wellness a priority.
It’s funny how such a little change can make such a big difference but truthfully, starting my day with Happy Inside cereal from Publix ensures that I’m on the right track to accomplish all my goals from the moment I take that first bite!
Once I’ve started my day with the delicious taste of Happy Inside cereal that boasts my daily serving of prebiotics, probiotics and fiber, I’m able to take on the day in a much more productive way.
Find Ways to Get and Stay Active
Remember that sluggish feeling I struggled with all winter? Thankfully the 3-in-1 prebiotics, probiotics and fiber in Happy Inside cereal that support my digestive wellness are helping me get rid of that, meaning I have more energy to do the things that make my day productive. Fueled by my Happy Inside cereal, I love to start my day with a brisk walk that gets my blood pumping and ensures that I’ll finish the day just as I started it, by going strong.
Gone are the days of putting off exercise because that sluggish feeling is slowing me down and here to stay are the days of being happy, inside and out!
While I recommend making all three of these simple changes to your daily routine in order to energize your day, if you only make one change, I encourage it to be adding Happy Inside cereal to your mornings. Available in the cereal aisle at your local Publix, this new at Publix item is on sale from 3/2/19-3/15/19! Click here to find out more about how you can try Happy Inside cereal from Publix for less!
Then start your spring off in a way that ensures great mornings, energized days and a fabulous feeling you!
Tell me, which of the Happy Inside cereal varieties from Publix do you start your day with?