I want to feel better, have more energy, be more patient and be able to keep up with my kids. Yes, I also want to fit into my clothes... not the ones I bought because I can't fit into my clothes.. the ones that sit around waiting for that 10, 20, 30 pound weight loss.
In the past I would try to do everything all at once. You know... you are laying in bed thinking about how fat you are and decide tomorrow you are going to get up early, drink a bunch of water, exercise, eat nothing but veggies and it is going to be the best day of your life? Yes sirree.. you are ready.. health overhaul is happening when that alarm goes off!
Then your alarm goes off and you are too tired. you go back to bed... when you get up 4-5 snoozes later you try to make all those changes only to feel frustrated and like a failure. It is overwhelming,... so you decide you'll do it tomorrow... yep, tomorrow you will get healthy.
I decided this time it had to be different. I decided to do one thing each month towards living a healthier life. Each month I added to my already existing change. They say it takes 2-3 weeks to form a habit. So I figure after a month my change would be routine.
I started with vitamins. I know they are crucial to being healthy... but I didn't take them. They make me sick. I have to have at least 2 good meals in my belly or I will probably throw them up.
First off here is what I take... I started off December 1st with your basic Women's One a Day. After that I added Vitamin D and B-6.
My solutions to actually taking them...
1. Easy access. They are all in a cute little sugar bowl from my Grandma's on my kitchen counter. Front and center. No opening each bottle I just fish out one of each.
2. Be prepared. I bought pill containers. I felt like I was 80 buying them... Sometimes I still do when I'm out in public, whipping my pills out after lunch but I know I won't forget to take them when I get home.
3. Remind yourself. Set an alarm on your phone. My friend does this and I thought it was genius. I have it go off after 1:00 so I am sure I have eaten. If I'm not where I can take them or haven't eaten yet I either snooze it until I can.
I have been taking my vitamins everyday for the past 2 and a half months. It is just what I do and I often remember with out my alarm. It is definitly a step in the right direction towards living the healthier life I want and fitting into those clothes!
My month 2 change I will share on Monday! Have a great weekend!