To A Healthier You
I have to be supportive as well as commited to myself when it comes to making those choices and decisions to be a healthier me! In order for me to be successful in being a healthier me I have been taking it one step at a time over the past 3 years. I am learning to make better choices by educating myself on wellness and nutrition as well as health and fitness. I am trying to find that balance in being consistent instead of swinging from one extreme to the next!
Support vs. Swing
The #1 place I face sabotage is with me, myself and I! The second place is the work enviroment and the laden goodies that dominate the break room. The treats, the sweets and the candies, Oh My! The third place is at the grocery store and not putting certain items of sabotage in the cart.
Changes for the Better
I made the decision to be my own accountability partner! This includes being proactive about my health as well as creating a team of support to assist me in my goals in becoming a healthier me. I am not all that amazed in what I do to myself on a daily basis for the better and for the not so good too! I have to take better responsibilty for my actions and for my needs on a daily basis.
I did not listen to my body and my needs when it came to exercising 3 to 4 to even 5 days a week! I enjoy being active, but not when it becomes a health hazzard for myself. I had to make a change for the better! I have recently discovered a better groove as well as getting a total body workout by exercising 2 to 3 days a week now.
I have not been the greatest sleeper lately while recovering from an injury! I try to stay on some type of sleep schedule and adjust as needed. I am like Dr. Jekyll when not rested and like Mr. Hyde when rested – ha! If nothing else I try to catch up on the weekends by sleeping in or taking that 20 minute power nap in the afternoon.
I am slowly getting into the whole meal planning process for myself by adding in more mixed meals (carbs, proteins, fats, fruits, veggies, etc.)! I also make up meals on Sundays to have throughout the week, so I am not stopping for the not so good stuff that is fast on the way home from work. I always make sure to have good pantry items on hand as well as plenty of fruits and veggies too! This certainly helps out in making a 30 minute meal at times.
Guilty as CHARGED
I am guilty as CHARGED when it comes to blaming the extra junk in my trunk to STRESS! I only have one person to blame too and that is me. I am in control and I am the change in MY LIFE, so have to OWN IT! I need the good and the positive in living my life. I am the one HOLDING myself back, so need to start CHALLENGING myself more!
Breaking the BAD!
I am learning that ONLY I can take care of myself, my needs and my whole being for the better by making lasting changes in my life! Plus everything is connected too from you and your whole being as well as your personal and professional lives!
I am learning that change can be good and that change can go in a positive direction too! It is about making those small to minor changes along the way that prepare me for the big changes and major transitions in my life. I can procrastinate, make excuses, and just avoid a situation. However, all that really does is frustrate me even more and drain my motivation and energy. It is so not worth it and it is pointless too!
The most important way I track my progress in becoming a healthier me is by HOW I FEEL! I also ask myself questions the following questions too.
The Whats . . .
- What is driving and motivating me to become a healthier me?
- What choices and actions am I taking to support myself and my well being?
- What’s my WHY in this whole process of creating a healthier lifestyle?
The Whys . . .
- Why do I want to be a healthier me?
The Hows . . .
- How do I feel today?
- How do I meet my needs each and every day?
- How do I achieve my goals (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.)?
You have to DO what works BEST for you, your needs and your whole being! It is NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL!
I FEEL the Beach Calling Me (Photos by RSheridan)