Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Walking with Wellness Wednesday!
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.
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?