I bought this book by Brett Blumenthal 2 years ago. I have attempted to make it through all 52 weeks twice. I never seem to make it very far. This year will be different as I hope you will join me on this journey. 52 small changes??We can do that!!
What I love about Brett’s approach is that by, “Easing into change helps make it seem less overwhelming and more manageable.” I can so related to this!! I go all crazy determined to eat healthier and lose weight….a week later?? Back on the couch reading my book! I think this easing into things will be beneficial for me!
Of course there are many changes we all could make in our life, but Blumenthal selected the changes that he felt would have the largest impact on our happiness and health.
Blumenthal describes 7 Benefits of a Happier and Healthier Lifestyle:
1. A Fuller, More Rewarding Life
2. Improved Outlook
3. Gracefully Aging
5. Natural Prevention
6. Increased Control in our Life.
7. Raised Awareness.
Sounds great, right??? So take a moment to purchase or borrow this book, 52 Small Changes:One year to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal. You can also take the baseline assessment, there is info on the Sheer Balance website on how to access this assessment.
WEEK #1 – “Drink an adequate amount of water each day to maintain a healthy level of hydration”
Blumenthal shares a lot of great information on the importance of maintaining a healthy level of hydration. Make sure you read the info on Week #1. Blumenthal, answer the question on how much water you should drink – “Drink the amount of water in ounces that is equals your weight in pounds divided by two”.
My Current Habit: Definitely not drinking enough. I gave up soda about 6 months ago. Instead I started drinking carbonated water, but found other health problems with that choice for me. As of today, my beverages are water, herbal tea and one cappuccino a day. I know I do not drink half my weight in liquid.
Stop by next Wednesday for the next change and to share your progress. Now, GO DRINK SOME WATER!
Happy Drinking! (water)