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The Expectations Vs. Reality Of Trying To Be Healthier

Committing to a balanced lifestyle is so important! But it can be harder than it looks. At least there’s a snack you can count on, with 90 calories per serving to balance the choices you make every day: Pepperidge Farm® Cracker Chips!

1. Expectation: You'll start running. Maybe you'll even do a 5K this year. Or a marathon!

Reality: Running is harder than it looks. In fact, you hate running.

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2. Expectations: Yoga seems easy enough. Plus you'll look fabulous doing it.


Reality: Yoga is hard too. And it's way less glamourous than it looks.

3. Expectation: You'll start each day right with a healthy breakfast.


Reality: You forgot how much you love maple syrup. (But at least you're eating breakfast, right?)

4. Expectation: You'll start some new, active weekend hobbies like hiking.

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Reality: You join your company softball team and get winded running to first base.


5. Expectations: You'll just quit sugar cold turkey. Pass the veggies!

Reality: Have you ever had a cupcake? Who in their right mind would quit cupcakes?

6. Expectation: You'll finally make sleep a priority so you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day.

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Reality: You're still staying up until 2 a.m. looking at your phone in bed. You do not wake up refreshed.

7. Expectation: You'll start strength training a least twice a week and get super strong.

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Reality: A month into your strength training routine, you're still only using the 1 kg weights.


8. Expectation: You're going to start cooking a ton of fresh meals for yourself.


Reality: Pizza is your favourite thing in the world. Pizza just gets you.

9. Expectation: Your new activewear will make you look like an internet fitness model.


Reality: You're new activewear makes you look like a grandma doing a jazzercise.


10. Reality: You'll start drinking decaf green tea in the mornings for a healthy boost.


Reality: You just can't quit coffee. Or caffeine in general. Or sugar.

11. Expectations: You'll join a high-tech gym that will motivate you to workout every day.


Reality: Gym memberships are $$$$.

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12. Expectation: You'll have no problem saying no to snacks between meals.

Reality: You love snacking. Like, really love snacking.

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Making balanced choices will help staying on track much easier! Try Pepperidge Farm Cracker Chips — with a bold taste, crunch, and 90 calories per serving, there’s no need for compromise!