By Sharon Kim
While all the fun (and bloat) of the holiday season comes to an end, I’m pretty sure that everyone feels super determined to make their 2018 resolutions and #goals a reality. New year, new me, am I right?
It goes without saying that healthy living and fitness is probably at the top of everyone’s resolution list. But it’s easy for the dream of our perfect summer body to become a nightmare once we remember how busy we actually are. Meal prep is time-consuming. Going the gym is expensive. Running outside…well, we don’t have an excuse for that, but yeah, sticking to our resolutions is just hard. And, unfortunately, the baseline level of difficulty that comes along exercising is compounded when you’re a frequent flyer. Nearly impossible to get that six-pack. Should we give up now? Nope, keep reading.
And, ok, real talk: Airport food and in-flight dining is kind of disgusting. I have yet to see a major airline in the Zagat guide, but please correct me if I’m wrong. And, sometimes we like to take the ignorance is bliss approach when eating away from home. Everything in moderation, including moderation, right? But, like, sometimes we take it too far. And, in all seriousness, we do certainly have to be cognizant of our macronutrient intake.
BUT, eating well and dieting while jet-setting just got a little easier. By a little, we mean a lot. And, we have Thrive Market to thank for that. They do say abs are made in the kitchen…or in this case…in the sky…so maybe our six-pack resolution isn’t so far-fetched, after all?! CORRECT. Thrive Market to the rescue.
If this is your first time hearing about Thrive Market, let’s back up for a second: Thrive Market makes it crazy-easy to pick delicious, packable foods that are good for you. They sell natural (!), organic (!) foods at…wait for it…wholesale prices! Mindblowing.
And, Thrive Market has made the lives of all of us afflicted by allergies, like, ten times easier. You can filter by brand, diet, and all the other healthy and awesome stuff that is definitely delicious, but also inadvertently makes our lives slightly sadder since some of us can’t eat all of the macaroni and cheese we’d like (celiacs and lactose intolerants, I’m looking at you. And myself. Because I can’t eat that stuff either. Ugh).
So, instead of frantically reading through every ingredient of every food in a tiny airport kiosk that sells the same self-help book that I’ve seen at the checkout counter at Duane Reade since 1997, neck pillows that aren’t even comfortable (who really even likes those, anyway?), and a jumbo pack of Hershey Kisses, I make sure to pack all my snacks in advance with assistance from Thrive Market. Huzzah!
I bet after reading all this good stuff, you’re probably thinking “This must be insanely expensive. I should stop reading before I feel all the FOMO that comes along with reading about expensive health foods.”
I beg to differ, my friends. First of all, let it be known that there’s a 30-day free trial, so naturally, it’s love at first sight. Then, I became all heart eyes emoji when I found out that Thrive Market has a membership program. YUP, you read that correctly. After the 30 days are up, there’s an annual membership of $59.95. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a pretty small price to pay to have a hot summer body all year round. Oh, and to be healthy.
Just kidding-- Health always comes first. Seriously, always.
Also of note, on a very human level, the Thrive Market people seem to be pretty cool. They clearly care about giving back. By partnering with Feeding America, Thrive Market sponsors a free membership to families, teachers, veterans, or anyone in need for every membership that is purchased. I’m on board.
With all this in mind, it’s hard not to feel excited about signing up for Thrive Market. After packing up all my cool new healthy snacks, my worries of eating healthy vanish up into the stratosphere and beyond (without harming the ozone layer, of course), and never return. Thrive Market, for the win.
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