Sunday, August 28, 2011

small steps towards the person I want to be...

I want to be healthy, and right now I'm using food as a crutch in stressful situations.  I decided that when a small step is missed it can effect my whole day, like not enough sleep.  So I've decided to come up with a few small steps to keep me on track.

1.) Go to bed by 10:00pm every night.
That means lights out, with concentrated effort and eyes shut.  It sounds very strict to me, considering I stay up sometimes until 2am chatting with Joel and working.

2.) Water at every meal.
No matter what I'm drinking, I need to have a glass of ice water with it.  I think I don't drink enough, and this step should be pretty easy considering I only drink milk or water normally.

3.)  Exercise 30 minutes daily.
I never keep up with my goals, but I think making it a daily goal will help keep it a habit.  I'm not good with the on one day/ off another.  I'm going to think about a Y membership as well.  I hope to keep it to a morning routine after my good night's rest!  Hopefully I can rise before Joel and Jack so it won't effect my schedule or theirs much.

4.) Take 20 minutes each day to think about the health steps I want to take and where I want to be and read up on it.

And that's it for now.  I think although small, these steps will make a big impact on my health and help me make more wise decisions daily.  And really, I think these are somewhat tough rules to follow, so in the meantime, they will be my major focus.

Here's to a healthier me!  Any health tips appreciated :)

2 comments:

  1. good for you, olivia!! i think writing things down a lot of times makes it easier to stay on track with things.
    i am so bad with drinking water. i REALLY need to start. amongst starting a lot of things.
    i love your determination and how you just put it all out there! you will do amazing things!
    wishing you a happy, healthy week! <3
    maria

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  2. How are you doing with your goals?

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