Happy and Healthy....
Today marks the start of something new.
I've done some "Biggest Loser" competitions before and always ended them feeling more and more frustrated each time. Frustrated at other peoples success (in weight loss) and little results for myself. Yet I knew my effort and dedication, I knew how disciplined I'd been, which sometimes even made it harder for myself.
But this "competition" is different. You get points for your efforts, not for results. Whew! What a relief. No pressure. Right? Just do your best!
You can earn a max of 10 points each day. To earn a point you:
1. Drink at least 64 ounces of water.
2. 30 minutes of exercise.
3. No soda or alcohol.
4. No sugar, fast food, unhealthy snacks (like chips, etc).
5. Eat 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables.
6. No eating after 7:00 pm.
7. Read something uplifting for 15 minutes.
8. Write in your journal (or your blog).
9. Express specific love, appreciation, or praise.
10. Work on a personal goal.
Okay, I LOVE it! My life will NOT revolve around endless workouts and the thoughts of "I can't eat that or that or that." There's just the recognition and awareness that, yes, exercise and eating healthy will bring more health and happiness. That there is a whole lot more to life than just that. That making time to read something uplifting every day brings you closer to the Spirit and makes you feel better about yourself. That taking time to write in your journal and reflect on your blessings (hopefully my posts don't get too boring) is important. Taking the time to truly give praise and appreciation from my heart will bring stronger relationships. And working on a personal goal...each day! Now THAT sounds fabulous! Taking time for myself to do something that I WANT to do everyday. Something for me on top of cooking and running kids around and cleaning and laundry. Something to look forward to. Working on something I want to work on or something that will better who I am. Yes, please!
A lot of this program I already do every day...or most every day. But it feels good to have a program to stick to...to challenge me. So here's to health and happiness! Yay!