By now, many of you have received your April Women’s Health Birchbox, so you know that this month is all about tiny tweaks, big results. In honor of that, our video intern, Charisse, is focusing on improving small things in her daily routine. She’ll be sharing the results with all of you, of course! Next up: her snacking habits.
Week Three: Snacking Habits
Though my official title here at Birchbox is Editorial and Video Intern, my unofficial title is Queen of Snacking. As a lifelong fan of Nutella and pretzels, I love sweet and salty things. Let it be known that I also occasionally indulge in a scoop or two of ice cream—and by occasionally, I mean every night. This week, I rose to the challenge of changing my food habits by switching out the snacks and drinking more water.
By now, many of you have received your April Women’s Health Birchbox so you know that this month is all about tiny tweaks, big results. In honor of that, our video intern, Charisse, is focusing on improving small things in her daily routine. She’ll be sharing the results with all of you, of course! First up: fitness.
Week One: Fitness
Lucky for me, the walk from my apartment to the Birchbox office is about one mile—a completely manageable foot commute. While I know I’m lucky I don’t have to take the subway or bus to get to work, I’d be lying if I said I happily walk the 20 minutes every day. Sometimes I’m running late, or it’s pouring down rain, or my choice of footwear is not exactly distance-appropriate. That’s when I’m guilty of hopping on the M34. But no more—I’m vowing to walk everyday. After all the New York Times says it may actually be better for me than hitting the gym!
Equinox trainer and all-around badass Rachel Buschert Vaziralli. (Photo: Ryan Michael Kelly)
Since high school, when I blearily logged pre-dawn laps during swim team practice, I’ve been a committed AM exerciser. Dragging my tush out of bed is painful, but it’s way better than being sluggish and grumpy—the way I feel when I miss a workout. On the flip side, I’ve been known to go too far and ignore my body when it needs rest. With that in mind, I asked Rachel Buschert Vaziralli, one of my favorite Equinox instructors (not to mention a Master Schwinn Trainer and recent winner of Fit or Flop), for advice on balanced fitness. Read on for her tips, plus the best post-sweat breakfast.