Happy Hump Day!
On this lovely Wednesday, join me in welcoming day 11: share your habit hacks! Similar to last week’s intention of share, I encourage the sharing of advice, tips, and/or encouragement for others on their wellness journey.
Share your ‘hacks’
What do I mean by this? Think about what ‘hacks’ make exercising, eating well, and taking care of your mind and body easier for you. Share these with someone else who is also on a journey to better their health and wellbeing. If you have been on this journey for a while, think back to when you first started. Send yourself back in time in order to be able to provide insight into what worked for you.
You can also share something with someone that has been focusing on their health longer than you!
Do this by sharing your excitement and enthusiasm for your new goals and intentions. This energy is contagious and can remind them of why they started in the first place!
Don’t be afraid to share the fact that you want tips or advice.
Your confidant will be flattered that you thought of seeking advice from them. It can open up a meaningful conversation and connection. Which is extremely important now!
Here are my ‘hacks’
Below, I will list some of my favorite ‘hacks’ for eating well and/or exercising regularly
- Music! I absolutely cannot run or do any sort of cardio (aside from hiking or biking) without music. Not just any music, though. The specific songs make such a difference for me. Find your ‘feel good’ songs and go!
- Don’t let yourself have the option of not working out. Take away the decision power needed to exercise by telling yourself if WILL happen. (I believe in this one so much I made a post on it recently).
- Choose not to stock your house/apartment with sweets and junk food. This one is huge for me. I have gotten better, but when I first focused on my eating, if I had any sweets or junk food in the apartment, all bets were off. I would want to eat it all so it was no longer a temptation. This may not be a long-term solution depending on who you share a living space with, but it helped me when I first focused on eating well. Now, I can have a 1 lb candy bar in the freezer that I take a small bite of every other day or so and be content!
- Focus on adding rather than removing. This is one of the biggest pieces of advice I give my training clients looking to eat better. Focus on adding more vegetables, fruit, and whole grains rather than obsessing over cutting out specific food groups. You may be surprised how filling a big salad or plate of vegetables can be. Add more of these and the weaning off of less healthy foods will come naturally!
Follow any or all of these ‘hacks’ during your wellness journey.
Now it’s workout time!
Today is a strength day and I want to focus on upper body by referencing this series of YouTube videos for upper body strengthening.