Aiming for a long, healthy, happy life ... one habit at a time. I used to weigh 325 pounds. I used to wear size 5X shirts. I used to get winded walking the block or up stairs. Now I don't. Join me in my adventures of fitness, photography, travel, poetry and beyond.
Do you plan it or wing it? One of my amazing sisters (in-law) says ‘failure to plan is planning to fail’ … or something like that. I think she rocks at the whole planning thing, even with three kids. I kinda stink at this. Truly, I do.
So I dare to ask you this question: Do you prepare your food in advance? If by chance, you do, then you probably know this: It is far easier to reach your nutrition goals when you plan your diet. If you don’t, that’s fine too, but it means you surely have to plan well for the week that lurks ahead.
When you do not plan in advance, you are far more likely to snatch unhealthy meals, hit up the fast food drive-thru or gulp vending machine snacks ‘on the go’. Sound familiar? It’s okay, you don’t have to raise your hand.
So many people, busy hard working people, choose those…
So, you’re not a reader. Well – – read a book anyway. Make the time. Sometimes ya just gotta do it. I have several that earn that phrase ‘changed my life’. I’m not an avid book reader in that I have piles and piles laying around to step over; but I do like to read. I like non-fiction as well as fiction. I like real books as well as my Kindle. I do own entire too many books that sit on my shelves; despite the hundreds I just recently gave away and donated. Yes – – we own a lot of books.
But nonetheless; here is my list of books that I read at different times in my life, for different reasons, and they each affected me in great ways. I inhaled them all word by word. So, thus, they are highly recommended by little…
Something people have heard me say often is … Eyes on your own plate; you are not the food police. Now; granted I may be more sensitive than others on this topic due to my selective eating disorder and such … but I still stand by the sentiment wholeheartedly. What is healthy for me, could be toxic for you ~ and vice versa.
It used to drive me crazy when people would look at my plate at restaurants, or Church pot lucks, or holiday dinners …and say “oh honey is that ALL you’re going to eat” …. ugh! Or worse; when they try to add to my plate … oh hell no, don’t even try that. You worry about your body’s fuel, and I will worry about mine. Period.
The bottom line is this: who are you to judge what someone else is eating, unless possibly it is your child. Yet then it is not so much judging as parenting. At any rate; even if someone is piling up their plate with sweets and treats and fat-laden selections; that is THEIR business. It is quite likely that you do not know their story.
Now — if someone asks my advice, then they have opened a line of communication and conversation. Even still though, I will ask questions, not judge, and try to understand their needs, struggles, goals, etc. If you happen to be someone who is seeking nutritional counsel or personal training, let me know.
As always, make champion choices, The Healthy Habit Lady
Welp ~ She’s baaaaccck … After almost a year hiatus from my Heathy Habit Lady page and blog; I’m reviving her. Between a Pandemic and menopause and the death of my daughter… it’s time to get back to basics and return to doing what I love: Helping People! Please like and share my Facebook page if you’re so inclined.https://www.facebook.com/HealthyHabitLady.
Meanwhile; there are days I feel like I can conquer the world and some days I can’t manage to tie strings into a bow on a new blouse ~ and decide to skip it ! But every day is a blessing … with or without a bow
Stay tuned … more to come.
As always, make champion choices The Heathy Habit Lady