Some of my online friends choose a word, a concept, on which to focus throughout the year; improvements they'd like to make in their own lives. There have been a couple years I've chosen a word; I don't remember what they were now.
This year, I am choosing HEALTH, because I am really feeling a need to focus on improving my health and lifestyle. I need to add some daily physical activity to my life, instead of being as sedentary as I am. I also need to make some changes in my diet. I'd like to increase my daily raw-food intake by quite a bit. (If only fresh produce was easier to come by around here!!)
- Cut out soda/pop (this is a continuation from last year)
- Cut out caffeine
- Cut out the rest of the dairy products (cow's milk has long been out of my diet; now I will be working toward cutting out cheese, sour cream, yogurt, ice cream, eggs); in other words, I plan to cut out the rest of the products containing cholesterol
Another step I plan to make is to start exercising on a daily basis again. Last year, I began exercising daily in February, but in September when I weighed in on my mom's scales and saw I wasn't losing weight like I hoped I was, I became very discouraged.
But I want to exercise, not with just the hopes of losing weight (which I badly need to do), but I also know that the exercising improves my mental health as well.
Would you join me on this journey? If for no other reason than to help keep me accountable?
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