The past few weeks I’ve been on a quest to rekindle the fire for healthy decision making in my day to day life. One tiny, yet super fun, thing I’ve been doing is using the hashtag #Make1HealthyDecision on twitter and instagram, as a way to help myself stay accountable and motivated in my healthy choice making. [I invite you to start using the hashtag, too. I’d love to see snap shots into your healthy choices as you make them!]
This morning I had a few minutes before work and decided to set some healthy intentions for the week. I set six simple goals and took Jess’s Say It, Do It approach by sharing them in my (fairly new on the scene) instagram feed.
This Week I Will:
Run Three Times. I’ve been doing a great job running about once a week over the past few months, but I know that’s not enough for me right now. It’s time that I make running a priority in my schedule for both my physical health and my mental health, too. Running makes me a better person and gives my self-confidence a serious high-five. I’ve been feeling a little crummy about myself lately and know that getting back in the running several times a week habit will battle that, presto-chango style.
Drink lots of water. This is one of those healthy intentions that I can totally rock – as long as I make sure to say I’m going to rock it. I never have a problem drinking water when I actively make it a goal. Plus, if I’m upping my running, I should be upping my water intake a bit, too. Gotta keep this body hydrated!
Cut back on caffeine. It’s something I like to keep in check, since I’ve been known to rely on it too much from time to time. I love my morning coffee fix, but lately have been relying on caffeinated beverages in the afternoons and evenings, especially for the past few weeks which have been filled with lots of must-do-before-sleeping tasks. I’m aiming to get back to my one cup a day habit and am slowly transitioning by switching to tea after lunch.
Shut down at 8:00 each night. I spend way too much time behind my computer screen. That’s that.
Read. I’m loving the #hlbbookclub selection for May, The Interestings, and want to make sure to set some time aside this week for more reading.
Lift some weights. Because I’m just so excited to have my arms feel like jello.
What healthy intentions are you setting for yourself this week?