Healthy Living: A Fresh Start
It’s March 1st and a great time to renew our commitment to healthy living! It’s easy to let things slide during the winter months, so I am encouraging myself (and hopefully you as well) to take the month of March to focus on nourishing our bodies, nurturing our souls and refreshing our spirits.
As we get started I just want to remind you that the best way to make a permanent change in your life is to decide where you want to go and then start making a small change. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past, you can make a fresh start today in a small way. Those small changes will add up over time to create a new life for you!
One of my goals this month is to renew my commitment to daily exercise. I am not putting any pressure on myself about what that looks like, but I am committing to do something every day to move my body. I have exercise listed on my Weekly Plan, but I have missed several days over the last few weeks.
If you want to join me, here are a few fun alternatives to consider:
walking in the park
climbing stairs while listening to a podcast
hiking in the woods
doing situps while watching tv
Maybe your healthy living goal has nothing to do with exercise, but whatever it is remember that you can make a small step today to get started on your journey.
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What small step will you take today? Leave a comment so we can encourage each other! 🙂
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Cindy Schoneman says
It really helps me to stay on track wit my own exercise program by reading about other people trying to do the same thing.
David Turnbull says
Ok, I needed that. Here we go with sit ups while I watch old Star Trek re-runs.
I added a picture of a woman doing yoga on my 2013 vision board so I will kick off March by attending my first yoga class on March 2.
I have the HARDEST time with this. I was great for a few years in college, surprisingly when I had no time, and ever since I’ve been horrible.
Three weeks ago I decided to try something I never have before, morning workouts. I am not a morning person, but I read that people who work out first thing in the morning are more likely to stick with it. So I started leaving at 530am for the gym before anyone else wakes up and to give myself enough time to be back before my husband leaves for work. It’s working! I’ve stuck with it every weekday. I haven’t worked out this consistently in a decade and even though I haven’t lost weight yet, my clothes are fitting better and I feel great!
Thanks for the post! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one to struggle with this. I’m taking it one week at a time and that seems to be working. I agree with you, the less pressure the better 🙂
Woohoo Karen! I have found the same thing, I have to exercise first thing or I find a hundred other things to do instead. Good for you for figuring out what works for you instead of giving up.