Make Healthy A Habit – Day Ten

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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2 thoughts on “Make Healthy A Habit – Day Ten

  1. For me, I had to really identify WHY I’m eating what I’m eating. You can exercise til you’re blue in the face, but until you decide that food is not a reward for exercise, that fitness itself and taking care of the most fundamental property you have is the reward, you’re doomed to quit and revert to old habits. Check out this discussion on YouTube by my favorite healthy living expert, Dr. Rhonda Patrick….

    Hang in there. Add me on mfp. tekmonster99. :)

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  2. Day 10, huh? Great you are nearly 1/2 way there! Keep going! They say it takes 21 days to create a new habit. As for the chips thing….. get an air fryer…. and / or make home made chips in the oven. In my opinion, healthy habits only stick when they are lifestyle changes made permanent. And that only works when we figure out how to make them enjoyable. Kind of a have your cake and eat it too thing. Sorry about mentioning “cake”. I gave that up too….unless it’s grainless or at least gluten free. Heh. Anyway, keep connecting with how good it feels and how good it is and it’ll stick! ;) – The Mouse

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