Okay so back to the Fitbit.
We all know that it is recommended that we take 10,000 steps in a day. If you think you are taking that many...you might be surprised that unless your making a point of exercising daily.....you are no doubt falling a few thousand steps short of that healthy goal.
I have been challenging myself since the beginning of February. First I committed to a whole month of purposeful workouts. Workout clothes had to be on and I had to be doing something everyday. Some days it was just 10 minutes and others days an hour. Then when March rolled in I began a running challenge. A ten minute run everyday. Some days I have just done the ten minutes among my treadmill walk and some days I have surprised myself pushing well into a 20 minute run. Either way I am moving and once I put my Fitbit Flex on a few weeks ago, I felt such a motivation to push for more steps in my day. I have added in extra walks with the dog or sometimes a friend and there are days I have pushed way beyond the 10,000 steps. It honestly is a high.
It also tracks your sleeping patterns. I sleep well when I get to sleep. My issue lies more in the fact that I cheat myself often of sleep. I feel the need to get everything done and some nights I am getting into bed with the possibility of only getting 5 or 6 hours of sleep. So I use this feature to remind myself that I need to treat my body to a good nights sleep every night. Nothing is more important then my body getting the sleep it needs to rejuvenate. I work at trying to get up past 7 hours. Sometimes it is tough. It is a habit I am working on breaking.....improper sleep. The Fitbit Flex is definitely helpful in this quest.
The whole moving more has a domino affect...you feel compelled to eat better. One of my new favorites is rice cakes with peanut butter, Nutella and banana. I love this combination. It helps curb my wanna eat a whole bag of cookies sweet tooth.
As well I made these amazing fruit and seed bars from the book Weelicious Lunches by Catherine McCord. They were super easy to make, taste delicious and are jam packed with healthy goodness.
I feel so fantastic finally getting back on track and treating my body well. These changes....the bad habits I am breaking...it all is paying off. I am well on my way to some really great fringe benefits that healthy mindfulness creates.
Were my thumb is was were I was doing my belt up back in January. I was not wearing my jeans a whole lot back then because they were tight...uncomfortably tight and my belt was on it's second to last set of holes. A different story now with two months of eating healthier and most of all moving...you really can't have one without the other if you want lasting success!!!! I love these sort of victories. They motivate me. They give me that push I need to get in an extra walk and to remember the bigger picture and that is to bring my body to a place that is balanced and healthy.
A place were homemade peanut butter cups are okay with tea!!!!
I am sitting here working on an assignment....the last one for the course from hell I am taking and beside me sits a painters drop cloth and black felt. I have ideas people and it is killing me not to be venturing into elbow deep craftiness.
One of these kinda of banners a'la Alishaized.......I might forgo the felt and just jump in with a trusty can of black spray paint. I haven't decided yet. Plus the possibility of chalk board paint and a homemade reusable bunting along the lines of this one....maybe minus the lace.....not sure I am a fan of that. And while we are talking painter drop cloths......go now and do a Google search for painters drop cloth diy.....seriously go. Now click on images.....oh the possibilities for a mere $15. I am thinking drop cloths might be a new addiction in my crafting world.