Little Steps Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

Last week I posted about wanting to make some healthy changes in my life, and now I’m finally setting goals! Yay! I think the biggest problem that I have had in the past when I try to start living healthier is I jump right in & try to make all these dramatic changes at once. I get frustrated when I mess up, lose all motivation, and usually end up quitting within two weeks. I am determined to make sure that doesn’t happen this year.

This time around, I am going to try things a little bit different. My plan is to work towards living a healthier life by slowly changing habits and picking up new ones. Every 2 weeks I will be introducing new (or getting rid of) things in my life in order to work towards being happier and living better.

Welcome to week one of Living Happy and Healthy (the name is a work in progress). I have 3 goals to work towards for the next two weeks. Next Sunday I’ll be posting my week 1 progress and an update on the project! If you want to make some changes to your life as well, set some goals for yourself or work towards these with me! Comment below with your own & maybe they will make my next list in 2 weeks!

Weeks 1 & 2 Goals

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1. Walk 10,000 steps a day. This is a small change, but a good habit to work towards! I have a Jawbone Up (love it) so track my steps and encourage me to meet my goal every day. Plus, I can have friends join my team using the app to keep me accountable in reaching my goal! Want to join my team? Comment below & I will totally add you!

2. Do not hit snooze in the mornings. Living a healthier life isn’t just about food & exercise. Getting up right when my alarm goes off, opposed to laying in bed a little longer, will help me be more awake (and probably be in a better mood) in the mornings. Plus, I would be more productive and have more time to get ready before class!

3. No soda! Every time I go out to eat I get a full calorie Coke. It is an addiction. This one little change could cut at least 700 calories from my diet every week!

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12 thoughts on “Little Steps Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

    • AbbyyBro says:

      Not drinking soda is going to be one of the hardest habits for me to break- I’m addicted! But knowing that you felt better when you drank less is very encouraging. Thanks!

  1. Kristina says:

    I didn’t even finish reading after I read ” I jump right in & try to make all these dramatic changes at once”, because this is EXACTLY what I do. I’m all about the plan; research the plan, execute the plan, see results…only it doesn’t happen that way, which frustrates the crap out of me LOL. I like how you are breaking it down, changing things little by little. The best of luck to you!

    • AbbyyBro says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that seems to have this problem! Hopefully trying things a little different this time will produce better results! I’m excited to keep up with your blog & hopefully see progress for both of us!

  2. MamaPains says:

    I use to drink soda all the time, like it was water! I didn’t even stop when I was pregnant although, I did switch to caffeine free. But it was still the full calorie. For some reason with all the water I drink lately, I don’t even want it. 🙂

  3. The Sunny C says:

    This is a brilliant idea! I’m the same way, when I want to get ‘healthy’ I make drastic changes, fail and end up at ground zero. This is a good way to change that though. I think I’m going to start doing something similar very soon. 🙂

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