Today I want to share with you some simple, practical choices that I made to start nourishing what really matters again, myself. I hope they leave you encouraged and confident that you can make better choices and nourish yourself too.
The first area I wanted to start with was my nutrition.
As a busy mom I seem to default in two different directions, especially at lunch time. I either eat anything, like literally anything. Crust off a sandwich sure! I don’t take the time to think about my lunch choice. My other default is to make a guess about what I think is a good choice and then eat the same exact thing for lunch EVERY single day until I just can’t anymore. Not only does this result in eating meals I don’t enjoy, it is boring!
I knew there had to be a better option and it turns out there is!
Other good choices I have been making
* Drinking more water and less coffee or soda.
Giving up some coffee has been hard, but I feel better when I drink more water
*Keeping track of my steps.
There are so many great options now days. It is so nice to have a tool to use as motivation. Sometimes I even find myself pacing the house to get some steps in.
*Parking further away from the door at stores.
Definitely a hard choice to make when its cold but those extra steps are worth it.
*Find a workout buddy and/or support.
When you are doing something new it is always great to find support in others.
You can also check out Lean Cuisine’s® Well Being for more support and rewards.
*Add exercise to your everyday life.
Dancing with the girls and jumping on the trampoline do more than make my girls laugh.
Set a schedule and stick with it. Your schedule should be based around a time that you can be consistent. For me, that means early mornings.
*Keep it simple.
You don’t go from a couch potato to a marathon runner in a week. Taking on to much is frustrating and an easy way to burn out fast. Keep things simple and slowly work your way forward.
*Set a goal and give yourself plenty of grace.
The best way to keep myself motivated is to pick a goal But I also set goals knowing that if I don’t achieve them when I hoped I would, I can keep pushing forward. Missing a goal is not failure unless you give up.
Do I really need to explain this one?!
For more information on Lean Cuisine® check this out!
What Lean Cuisine® Marketplace flavor would you like to try?
What is one good choice you can make today?