Thursday, April 17, 2014

Healthy Habits

Spring time is a time to clean out, to reflect and renew.  So much symbolism in spring the plants begin to bloom again ready for a new year to show their beauty, it's when babies are born showing new life, it is when we all get the urge to clean out and purge our homes and it is usually the moment we realize we need to shed some winter weight and get back into shape for summer time.  The fruits and vegetables that produce in the spring are ones that help the body to cleanse such as strawberries and asparagus.

So much of what we do is built around habit.... Why do you reach for comfort food during stress, is it because that food helps you feel better or is it a habit you picked up along the way.  It is a habit, I have never felt better after indulging in something bad for me because I was stressed.  A lot of what you do is built around habits you have formed, so in order to change and be better, you need to build better habits right!  They say it takes 21 days to build a new habit and I think that is about right.  What I am wanting to do is start slowly and implement one healthy habit each week (meanwhile keeping the old habit going too), and slowly build myself into a healthier version of me!  I am hoping that you will join with me and we can support and encourage each other along the way.  Things are always better with a friend, and studies show that being accountable to someone else increases your chances of success.  I am hoping that you all are as excited about this as I am.  Each Monday morning I will post a new habit that we are working on that week and some information about how to succeed doing it, and why we would want to.  Who is in on this with me?  I will post the Challenge on Monday on the blog and the fb page and then I will be checking in daily to remind you on the facebook page.  Healthy-Intuition  If you sign up for our e-mail list you will be sure not to miss the challenge for the week.  I will be going with this through the remainder of spring, and at the end there will be prizes and possibly surprise giveaways along the way so be sure to follow and participate, and let me know you are participating. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm in!

    The healthy habit I want to get in again is only eating sweets one day a week. I used to be so good at it! Saturday was my day, and it was a nice reward after being so good all week. I found that not eating junky so many days in a row, typically I didn't want to by Saturday. Or, if I did splurge, I felt so crappy afterwards, it wasn't worth it the next week.

    Hold me accountable! I'm going to do this again, starting now!

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