In the name of health, sometimes you have to make yourself do something even if you don’t want to do it.
As the momentum of the new year wears off, getting into the habit of making daily healthy choices has not been as easy for me as I would have liked.
I have to expect some unhappiness and frustration, though right? If it was easy, I would have done it years ago. But now it’s time for the tough to get tougher as the struggle hits.
So rather than focus on the difficulty of breaking bad habits, I think I’ll focus on the new healthy habits that have already begun to settle in…
I rode my bike to the store for some things we needed today even though it was cold and the car was right there.
And then for a snack, I made dehydrated apple chips. I haven’t bought a bag of potato chips since I began this project and for me, that’s a big deal. (I friggin’ love kettle chips.)
I suppose that some things will come more naturally for me, like biking instead of driving, while other things, like quitting fast food fries, will be more difficult. That’s just part of the deal.
And discipline and strength have a ton to do with it.
I think if I summon these two things, I’ll make it past the initial difficulty of breaking the bad habits that have become such a part of my life and replace them with the healthier ones that I want.
It’s a matter of staying strong. Wish me well as I keep moving forward… (and go another weekend without a glass of wine!)
Make healthy a habit. #makehealthyahabit
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