Stepping on the scale on Monday, I was happy to see I’d lost 3 lbs! Woohoo! I apprehensively step on the scale at 6am first thing every Monday morning. I must admit, the win set the tone for the rest of the day.
I chose to elect Monday as the one day I weigh myself and keep on track or adjust what I need to do for my health that week. Mondays are the beginning of my work week, and I’ve got a full week ahead. I don’t like Mondays. It’s always the most challenging day to get out of bed after enjoying the weekend, and my mind is full of my to-do list.
I chose to celebrate the WIN and did a little happy dance. The win gave me a spring in my step, a smile, and a renewed determination to continue what I’m doing right! My colleague even said “You look great. I can tell you’re losing weight!” I was over the moon.
Don’t the small wins add up? I know they do!
Don’t you love a win? Of course, you do! EVERYONE does….
Let’s celebrate small wins! It’s a journey to changing habits and feeling better and getting our health back. Keep up the small steps. Do not give up.
CELEBRATE THE WINS!
Here’s to our health.
What’s going in your mouth matters! This might be the most crucial realization you face.
Your health and well-being mainly comes down to what you decide to put in your mouth to eat. Every day all of us choose what we will eat. We typically are driven by cravings, how much time we have, how we are feeling, and if we want to cook or not. I’m sure there are many other factors I haven’t listed, but we might make the wrong choice based on several factors.
If I am stressed at work and simply want to go home to relax and release the stress, I usually make a bad choice on the drive home! The dreaded “FAST FOOD” swing in the drive-thru. But there are other weeks when I PLAN ahead, meal prep on Sunday nights so it’s all in containers for me to reheat when I get home during the week. My meal prep is veggies/salad and protein. It’s in those weeks when I’ve planned ahead, I eat better and FEEL better.
What we chose to eat also affects how we feel on the inside. When I have a day of sugar/sweets my body feels sluggish and I want to take a nap! Our bodies are incredible when we really think about it. It responds well when we feed it well. The flip side is the same. When we feed it poorly it responds poorly.
For me, I’m trying to be more mindful about food and what I put in my mouth. “Sugar” is addictive and extremely bad for our bodies. Eat fresh, out-of-the-ground food that you can chop with a knife or peel – not food typically on the inside isles of the grocery store with so many preservatives you have no idea what the words on the label mean.
I know it’s not always easy. My road is an up and down one with my weight and health. I think “it’s never to late to make a change”. Try to plan your meals to avoid last-minute choices. That’s where I get hung up – it’s in the last-minute choices when I make terrible choices!
You have heard all of this before – What I’m sharing is more food for thought.
Here’s to our health and well-being! Keep going….