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The little things:


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I came across an article today on the little things that can be changed or implemented to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. It got me thinking about the little things I do (or have intentions on doing). I started a list and will add things as that appear helpful in the future.
* The music is always on - it makes me 'move'!
* I sit in the sunlight - it gives me a sense of serenity.
* I have a bowl of fruit sitting out - serves as a reminder and makes it easier to make healthy choices
* I printed a picture of a silhouette of a woman (maybe it's a girl) running and pinned it on the fridge - great thing about a silhouette - it's easy to imagine it as me! A visual reminder.
* I leave my running shoes and gear out where I can see them.
* I joined Spark People to surround myself with people like me! Eager to change but don't have a lot of people to participate making those changes. I'm weak! LOL
* Instead of cooking (which I love to do) - I now make smoothies (and freeze them) or make laundry detergent & dishwasher soap! Weird I know - but I don't eat them!!! But it gives me my kitchen fix!

Please share your 'little things' too!
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 9/22/2013 2:43PM

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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STRONGDJ 9/22/2013 1:36PM

    Wonderful list!

I also find that having the music on keeps me moving.

When I get tired of plain water, I fill a pitcher with water and add some fruit slices. I love it with lemon and cucumber.

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SUEPERWOMAN 9/22/2013 11:23AM

 


Fantastic!

Regarding cooking, which I love to do, I have just substituted making healthy meals, so I still get the enjoyment of it.

Best wishes to you!

Love, Ginger

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DEBBIED7777 9/17/2013 9:19PM

    Thank you for responding! And Sirenaleanne - thank you for your additions! Why is drinking 8 glasses of water so difficutl??!!!! Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading about your progress! emoticon

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LETHA_ 9/17/2013 8:21PM

    Great list. emoticon

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SIRENALEANNE 9/17/2013 3:30PM

    Baby steps! It really is the little things that add up BIG.

Mine are:
Walking during my work breaks
Making healthier food choices throughout the day
Getting my 8-10 glasses of water every day
Carrying my gym bag in my trunk just in case.
Marching in place while I watch TV

Great blog! Keep Sparking!
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