I’m a day early but I wanted to give you a little notice in case you haven’t written a post this month yet. (Also, I have a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE giveaway tomorrow so I wanted to share that hint early so you could come back to enter).
We’re just keeping it simple and real this month. Here are the top 10 things I’ve learned from my “One Word” this month:
Top 10 Things I’ve Learned This Month ~ “Health”
1. Eating breakfast is very important. I feel better during the day and my blood sugar is much more stable when I eat breakfast. Some of my favorites are old-fashioned oats, omelet with red peppers and mushrooms, and scrambled eggs with salsa.
2. Water is my best friend. I can tell a huge difference in how I feel when I’m drinking water — and it’s so easy!
3. When I eat junk (Fruity Pebbles cereal, I’m lookin’ at you…), I feel terrible! My head hurts, my blood sugar is all crazy, and I have no energy. I need to remember this.
4. My kids are not traumatized when I take 30 minutes to walk on my treadmill or do a workout video. Most of the time, they don’t realize I was not in the room! (So, I need to stop feeling guilty about exercising!)
5. Brussels Sprouts are the best thing since Nutella. I kid you not, and I realize I may have lost some of you on this one but trust me. SO good if you fix them according to this recipe. If you still don’t like brussels sprouts after that recipe…. well, I’ll just pray for you.
6. I am not at all motivated by *some* unnamed celebrity fitness trainers. Working out to someone yelling or cussing at me on the DVD does not in any way make me want to exercise. It makes me want to give up and eat oreos and chips on the couch. Denise Austin is the only person I have found that I actually enjoy watching and exercising with! She is absolutely wonderful, and her encouraging comments and smiles make the workout fun. I’m sticking with her…
7. Learning about ingredients is one of the best ways I have found to not eat junk food. If I can’t pronounce the words, or if they are all chemicals…. it really takes away my desire to eat it.
8. Health and fitness… eating right… it’s not about perfection. I tend to be all or nothing, and this journey is teaching me to be patient with myself, extend grace, and celebrate progress even small steps.
9. Cutting down on sugar and white bread, flour, potatoes, etc has really improved the stability of my blood sugar. Love that!
10. Stress can really affect my health. All of these years, I thought that was a myth…. turns out it’s true! I’m working on managing stress and making hard decisions about protecting my stress levels.
How has your month been so far with your “one word”? What do you have planned for the rest of the month?
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