Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Walking with Wellness Wednesday!

Wow...can you believe it? Three posts in three days?  Maybe all the physical activity that I have been doing is bringing out some creativity? 

As I am trying to bring a bit more structure to my blogging and writing, I thought I would experiment with some topic specific days.  Since I tend to be a more "fly by the seat of my pants" type of gal, not sure how this type of schedule will work for me. 

Since Wednesdays start with W and so does wellness...seems like this topic would be a good starting point.

Many times when we try to take control of our health--we have an "all or nothing" mentality.  Often we will try restricted calorie diets, elimination of certain foods/drink, and/or a rigid exercise routine.  We do good for a day, maybe two or three if we are really disciplined.  Than life happens. I don't know about you, but this cycle is something I have repeated over and over in my quest for a healthy lifestyle.

NO MORE!!!

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle...it is NOT "all or nothing!" 

It is about choices.  I can choose to eat the food that will give me life and energy.  I can choose to go to the gym--even if I only have the stamina to exercise for 10 minutes.  I can choose to get off the computer and go to bed at a decent time.  Likewise, I can choose to treat myself to a pepsi, french fries, and pizza.  The key for me is to replace one unhealthy choice with a healthy choice.  An example for me was replacing a pepsi with some delicious cinnamon tea.  Or, parking my car at the far end of the parking lot.

A tip from me: I typically only work on one to two health changes at a time.  When I feel like I have one new health change mastered fairly well, I review my health goals and start another new one.

Slowly, but surely...my lifestyle choices are leading me to a healthier and vibrant life!!

Q.  Please share what one healthy choice you are going to incorporate into your lifestyle?

4 comments:

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Susan Stilwell said...

REST. I'm an early riser, so I've got to get to bed earlier. It makes such a difference!

Deana said...

I gave up Diet Coke a couple of months ago and I am so glad I did. My next goal is walking several miles four days a week. I walked four miles a couple of nights ago and it felt good! Thanks for your encouragement, mixed in with a little grace!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I step, one week at a time, for 52 weeks, and in a year, you can look back at all your progress. That's the system I'm using this year!
Cheers to you!

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