I can't believe we are already at the end of January! As much as I am not fond of wishing time to go faster, this Winter weather has me looking forward to the snow melting and seeing the leaves appear on trees and the grass turning green. With all of that to look forward to, sticking to my Eat.Live.Be. goals should be simple, right?
For me, I think making exercise a priority has resulted in feeling physically better and sleeping more soundly. This is even the case when I get my exercise done in the evening, which I was afraid would end up keeping me up later at night. In spite of a bad week with planning my workouts, I actually missed them. So, I'm putting them on my calendar so as not to miss a single one... if it's scheduled, I have the time set aside no matter what!
Another healthy change that is making me feel good is really thinking about how I am eating. Rather than just grabbing whatever is nearby, I'm taking a moment to think about it and whether that is what I really want. For example, we had a school event on Saturday and they were selling hot dogs... which I'm not a huge fan of to begin with, and while I was hungry I didn't have one. Why? Because I didn't want to take in calories on something I knew I wouldn't enjoy in the end. Yes, it would have filled the need to eat something, but I would have still be craving something that tasted good later. I waited and came home and had one of my new favorites - Chobani Greek Yogurt. Surprisingly, that totally satisfied me and I didn't waste calories (or points) on something that wouldn't have satisfied me.
If you are making healthy changes, what are your favorite changes so far?
Check in with the other bloggers in the Eat.Live.Be. challenge and see what they have found to be their favorite changes so far:
● Sarah - Sarah's Cucina Bella
● Cate - Sweetnicks
● Maris - In Good Taste
● Chris - Mele Cotte
● Faith - Blog Appetit
● Kristen - Dine & Dish
● Emily - Three Boys and a Little Lady
● Jenna - FireMom
● Joanne - Eats Well With Others
● Casey - The Starnes Family
● Tri-Fit Mom -Trying to be Fit Mom
● Claire - Cooking is Medicine
● Allison - Sweet Flours
● Jen - NJ Epicurean
Next week, we'll be blogging about "Rut Rescue 101"... how we each find ways to bust out of a exercise or healthy eating rut.
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