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Kickin’ It with Blogger Ashley Drewes!

by Cascade Ice on July 23, 2015

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This week on Kickin’ it with Cascade Ice, we interviewed blogger and blog owner of Closet of Free Samples, Ashley Drewes. Enjoy!


Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Healthy living is important to me because I have a family consisting of two younger children. With rising health care costs it’s easier to just stay healthy from the beginning – Lord permitting of course!

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

I honestly do not have any. Healthy living was never part of my lifestyle until I started reading facts about what goes into products and food – only then did I start wanting to make some changes. The change is slow, but it makes a difference.

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time?

Honestly, I don’t have one. When I’m short on time eating UNhealthy is what usually happens.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Start small. There’s so many great ideas out there, but overloading yourself with lifestyle changes won’t work. You have to be realistic. For me it was finding a better drink than soda. Drinking plain water would be the BEST option, but it’s not realistic for me as it’s not something I will stick to. Also, don’t be afraid to try new things. I found my BEST jewelry household cleaner was one I made using essential oils and water! It smells and works better than the chemical filled junk you find in the store!

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

For me there is not. While I could make healthier eating decisions for myself, the fact of the matter is I believe anybody can eat anything with moderation. Enjoy that fat filled ice cream, but rather than having a giant bowl, have a small bowl. Limit the amount of something if you know it’s not good for you.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness (i.e. sleep, relaxation techniques, fitness routines)?

I find that getting plenty of rest is key, but getting too much makes me feel more tired! I also found if I exercise in the morning, I feel more energetic for the day. It can be as simple as doing 10 situps, 10 jumping jacks and 10 squats and it makes me feel energized.

What is your favorite Cascade Ice flavor and why?

This is a tough one because there are so many great flavors, but I think Lemonade. I’ve always been a fan of lemonade and lemon flavored things. I also like to experiment and mix flavors to make new ones. I just never remember the combinations I make!

To view Ashley’s blog, go to http://www.closetsamples.com. Connect with Ashley on Twitter and Facebook too!

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