Welcome!! I am spending the next year working my way through 52 Small Changes:One year to a Happier, Healthier You by Brett Blumenthal. I am so grateful you have joined me! I have neglected my health long enough, it is time to really make it my focus for the next year. I owe it to myself and my family.
Week #3 – I am focusing on my health and seeing small changes. I can hardly wait to see where we are at come week 52 – You with me???
This Week’s Change: Apart from Exercise, incorporate regular and routine activity into your lifestyle.
Blumenthal shares that, “according to the World Health Organization, a sedentary lifestyle is a major underlying case of death, disease and disability. Approximately two million deaths every year are attributed to physical inactivity.” Yikes….this is preventable, my friends. Let’s get moving!
My Current Habit: My lifestyle is very sedentary. I commute 30 minutes to and from work each day. Then I sit at a desk for 8 to 9 hours most days. I struggle a great deal to even fit in exercise with my busy work and home schedule. I do try to park at the far end of the parking lot at the office to increase my steps.
Some changes I would like to make is to take the stairs instead of the elevator each day to the 3rd floor. My work also offers a Yoga class once a week on Thursday. They are in the middle of a session, but I plan on stopping by tomorrow to see if I can join mid session. Some mid day moving once a week at work will be very helpful!
Join me in finding ways to add more activity to our lives!
Last Week’s Change: Get 7 to 8 Hours of Sleep.
How did you do last week?? I have been working on getting up earlier in the morning, which has caused me to start going to bed earlier. Most nights, I did get to 7 hours of sleep, but I still feel like I need 8 as I struggle to get up each morning.
What Worked for me: I added a notification to my phone that alerted me to get ready for bed. I have a problem with always wanting to do just one more thing. This habit makes me leave work later than I should and go to bed later than I should. The alert helped to get me thinking about wrapping up my activity and head to bed. I did suffer from at least two nights in which I woke up at 3:00 am and found it difficult to fall back to sleep.
What worked for you? Were you able to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night?
Stop by next Wednesday for the next change and to share your progress. Now, Let’s Get Moving!
1. Hydrate with water.
2. Get 7 – 8 Hours of Sleep