Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday's Tidbit Tips

Do any of you struggle with eating nutritious foods, getting enough physical activity, or practicing stress relief techniques?  I sure do, especially if I am tired or stressed.  Recently I have trying to be intentional about changing just one thing.  When I have that one thing mastered, I move on to one more area that needs to be changed.  Here are a few things I have recently added or changed in my lifestyle.
1--All chocolate at our home has been switched to dark chocolate (we aim for 65% or more cocoa).  In order for me to have my daily piece of chocolate, I have to eat at least 5 fruits and/or veggies for the day.
2--I love pepsi!  Now I try and treat myself to this beverage on Fridays and special occasions.  (Okay, some days I think breathing is a special occasion, but I really do try and limit this sugared beverage.)
3--I try and drink 2 cups of green tea (with a little honey) before I drink any pop, etc.
4--I restrict fast food to once a month on a Friday lunch.  Life's too short not indulge in a few fries!
5--I try and walk on my breaks at work, so than I have less stress when I get home.
6--When I am using my lap top, you will find me sitting on an exercise ball trying to build up some core muscles.
7--Before cancer my hubby and I would enjoy a beer/glass of wine on the patio after work.  This new habit has been changed to herbal water, tea, or water.  If I walk 2 miles during the day, I sometimes will treat myself to a beer/glass of wine (but no more than 3 drinks a week.)

Well, those are just a few of the tips I have been intentional about...I would love to hear your intentional health tips!


Roxane B. Salonen said...

Kim, I am feeling inspired to get more fit again, too. My decaf requirement has really made me reconsider my caffeine intake. I'm contemplating cutting back quite a bit. I've been off it now for a week, so why not keep going, right? I don't think I'll give it up entirely. I love your idea of not going all black and white with this, but being realistic. Allowing yourself some indulgences but being intentional about what you take into your body. Thanks for the inspiration!

JeMA said...

I am starting to SLOWLY get back to my excercise routine. Easing into it gently! I am also journaling in the mornings which helps my emotional health, especially to have patience with the four kiddos!

BreastCancerSisterhood.com said...

Hi Kim,
My blog this week is about dark chocolate. I have a small piece each day along with an apple, a handful of walnuts and some green tea. When I discover something to reduce my risk of recurrence, I'm pretty good about making changes and remember Oprah's "When you know better, you do better."