My healthy living motto has always been â€œsmall changes add up to something amazing.â€ I love this philosophy because itâ€™s so attainable. Even in the face of worries (big and small) and changes (big and small), itâ€™s not so hard to make just one more positive choice. I donâ€™t have to be perfect. I donâ€™t have to overhaul my entire diet or exercise regimen. I just need to keep myself focused on making healthier choices, one by one. And healthy choices arenâ€™t limited to eating my vegetables or doing sit-ups â€“ it encompasses a wide, wide range of physical and emotional actions.
This leads me to my grand plans for this week. Iâ€™m going to focus on making 5 healthy choices every single day, in hopes of achieving a bit more balance, relaxation, and â€“ yup!! â€“ health.
CHOICE 1 â€“ Sweat every day.
Iâ€™ve been relying on the blank training plan method through most of this pregnancy, but this week, Iâ€™m scheduling my workouts. A little focus would do me good right now. My schedule looks like this:
Monday â€“ Treadmill walk workout (I did one of those pre-loaded workouts â€“ it was hard!)
Tuesday â€“ Run in the morning. Aiming for 3 miles.
Wednesday â€“ Swim 750 yards.
Thursday â€“ Walk/run date with my friend Brandi. <3
Friday â€“ Swim 750 yards.
Saturday â€“ Family walk with the Husband, Henry, and the dogs.
Sunday â€“ Yoga class.
CHOICE 2 â€“ Make one green smoothie every day.
My current favorite combo is almond milk, vanilla pea protein powder, mixed frozen berries, and frozen spinach with a giant glob of peanut butter.
CHOICE 3 â€“ Tackle one small organization project each day.
Organized home = Happy Caitlin. I have a long, long list of organization/clean-up projects that I want to tackle before the next baby arrives. Some projects are HUGE and cannot be tackled this week. But most are little â€“ like sorting random drawers and cleaning behind my laundry machines. The small projects take 10 minutes, tops.
CHOICE 4 â€“ Play outside every day.
We are in for a rainy week (the forecast is MISERABLE!), but I need to get Henry (and myself) out of the house. Whether we do a quick park visit or go to the local soccer field to shoot balls at the goals â€“ we gotta burn some of his energy off in between the rain showers. Tired Henry = Happy Mom.
CHOICE 5 â€“ Write Gratitude Paragraph every night before bed.
Instead of letting my mind wander to stressful things, Iâ€™m going to spend my bedtime wind-down thinking of HAPPY THINGS. Each night, Iâ€™m going to quickly write a Gratitude Paragraph for the day â€“ who or what Iâ€™m thankful for. <3
What healthy choices do you have planned for the week? What positive efforts CAN you make?