During the summer it is not unusual to get into a relaxed schedule and frame of mind. The summer BBQ’s, ball games and activities can lead us into some former habits and the number on the scale can save us a bit unglued. The best way to get back on track is Log Your Food. This simple act has many great benefits.
First, by logging our food we acknowledge WHAT we are putting in our mouths. This is huge! Second, we begin to take responsibility for what we eat. We acknowledge that it really was not just one chip but the whole bag. Next, we get into the habit of tracking which really is a recommitment of how important we are. Finally, we may even begin to plan our food in advance and start to make positive changes of more protein and less junk. Whoa!
So you can see this simple act of ‘just’ journaling our food is HUGE in make strides to getting back on track. Also if you have not looked at your goals in a while, now is the time time to revisit them.
The start of school is a great time to recommit to your health full lifestyle. Here are some tips to get you going:
- Get back on schedule.
- Journal your food.
- Plan your meals to make it easy to get out the door and also have food prepped for dinner.
- Take a break during lunch and walk outside or do a short weight workout.
- Add one more quart of water.
- Rekindle the quiet of a morning meditation and
- see what changes in your day.
Fall and school starting is like New Years. A time of reflection and setting new commitments. What new habits are you committing too?
Peggi Ingram RN BSN