Why I Value Developing Healthy Eating and Activity Behaviors

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I've really been focusing on healthy eating and activity since the end of January... Well, I've had the activity down since Sept of 2011, but was noticing weight gain instead of loss.. In January, I added the healthy eating, I was really ready for it then.. Looking back at my Journey since January 23, 2012, here's a list of why I value healthy eating and activity:

1. I'm feeling better about myself as I'm noticing changes in my appearance
2. Exercise is a stress reliever
3. Even though I haven't had blood work, I know that my cholesterol levels are lowering, without meds
4. Exercise is making me stronger and I'm seeing muscle definition
5. Exercise is building my stamina (I'll be able to walk longer on vacations)
6. I'm sleeping better (falling asleep quicker)
7. Strength training is reducing my risk of osteoporosis
8. My resting heart rate has gotten lower

What are some of your values???
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    First, I love that picture of Jim Carrey! So FUNNY!!!! LOL!! ^j^ He is the best. I am addicted to the rush I get after a good workout. Eating healthily is a little harder for me; I do the best I can and I am doing better. I love it when I make something healthy that tastes wonderful. Smoothies, soup or nice salads. I've been trying to make workouts more fun, I have a ton of reasons why I won't ever stop working out now and I even found a workout partner, so now I have another reason to be accountable. If it just feels like work everyday I wouldn't even bother going to the gym at 6am to weight train. We really encourage each other and whenever I am at the gym I enjoy my time there so much, whenever someone asks me a question I love helping them. I really value my time these days too. I'm not the best at time management; but I am making time for myself which I never really did before. Making positive changes and moving forward. I value my health more than ever. People like you on this site really inspire me to stick with it. Thanks for your nice blog! emoticon
    1762 days ago
    Several that you mentioned I can certainly agree with.

    * I'm feeling stronger and more able when it comes to carrying things around.
    * The speed with which my heart rate drops for the high in the midst of an activity to a low has improved notably.
    * I'm more in tune with my body - whether it's hungry, thirsty, sore, or hurting.
    2139 days ago
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