Salads, Habits and Health
And then suddenly the weather turned to spring, it has felt wonderful! Each day I've walked once or twice with Frodo enjoying the mild temperatures, feeling free with just a jacket and yesterday without at jacket! I am thrilled with the sunlight and breezes that have graced this week.
Three weeks ago I decided to get "healthy". My definition is quite fluid on what healthy is. When I was younger, the definition would have been to be skinnier, in a smaller size oh and whatever the trend would have been in the fashion magazines. When I was 25 years old, I'd longingly look at photos of my 17 year old self wishing for that body shape and size. Same as when I was 33 years old looking back to the past and measuring my physical present. Why as women we are never happy with the here and now? I wonder.
So three weeks ago, my definition of healthy changed to internally healthy. I wanted to eat fruits and vegetables, gain more flexibility and strength in my body. Focusing on what I can do instead of what I cannot do. Celebrating my little achievements in big ways. I think my biggest challenge was not in the wanting but in the executing.
One day I woke up and said, today is the day to start. I've been walking once or twice daily, incorporating a little yoga each and every morning. Oh and the salads for lunch-a big improvement. I feel wonderful and now that 25 days have passed me by, I believe that I have created a habit. A good habit for me.
My goals are simple, live a healthy life and being physically active. I also wonder why I waited so long to do a simple 15-30 minute yoga routine (beginners!!) ? I feel so much better.
Have you created a healthy habit? If so, what?