Monday, June 21, 2021

Taking Steps in the Right Direction

Hey, everyone! It's Monday and I am feeling motivated to make healthy choices! My motivation and will power have been struggling to get on the same page lately but, I am never going to give up on myself. I try to aim for an 80/20 balance when it comes to making healthy decisions with food. Personally, the worst thing I can do is move forward with an all-or-nothing mentality. That is a restriction-based mentality that always leads me down a bad path.

Today is all about identifying the things I'm doing to point me in the right direction for creating a healthier lifestyle. Let's start here: my fridge is full of healthy ingredients for the week. I feel like that's a good step in the right direction!

As soon as I woke up this morning, I began drinking my water. It's 10am now and I just finished 40 oz. That's another good step in the right direction!

I made myself a list of things to accomplish for the day and I am working on slowly checking them off, one by one. Delaney (my 6 month old) is down for a nap right now. Typing out this blog post during her nap is another thing I'll be checking off my list for today! I think it's another good step in the right direction, too.

Are there things that you've done to prep for this week that are leading you to take steps in the right direction? I'm sure you could think of at least one thing and if not, it's not too late to do something that will help you take that step!

The reason I wanted to point out the things I'm doing to take steps in the right direction is because I'm working on setting a positive mindset and outlook for the week! I've been on a rollercoaster with moments where I'm doing really well with my food choices and then other moments where I'm not doing well at all! These past few weeks have definitely been leading me outside of the 80/20 balance that I strive to maintain. It's been more like 50/50. That's not necessarily bad - 50/50 seems to help me maintain my weight but my goal is to lose weight to gain better health and so, that is what I'm working toward this week!

Make it a great day, everyone!