I have met with a Behavior Nutritionist twice in the past month and boy is it interesting. The doctor has opened my eyes to many, many things and I recognize how long it is going to take to normalize food and to change my habits. Not dieting is really hard, especially when it’s the only way you’ve ever worked towards living a healthy life. On a number of occasions I’ve felt a little lost as I’m so used to following a diet plan. Not dieting is hard, but I know if I work on my mindfulness and focus on my habits, that overtime it will become the new normal.
This past week I thought a lot about times when I felt healthiest. I looked back through blog posts and my Instagram and was encouraged by what I saw. I realized that learning from myself was something I needed to do and that it would be easy to live out all these habits again. I notice that a lot of us reinvent the wheel over and over again. We know what makes us feel better and improves our health, it’s just a matter of making habits permanent.
I was confident in who I was and how I felt.
We went on a lot of walks as a family…
I ate a lot of salads.
I participated in workout challenges.
I ate healthy and balanced snacks.
I ate healthy and balanced lunches.
I added vegetables to every meal.
I visited farmers markets every weekend
Created my own workouts
Made a lot of smoothies
I ate and enjoyed treats without guilt
All of these habits made me feel great. I love these habits and the lifestyle that accompanies them. I’m excited to bring back some of these lifestyle habits, especially as the weather gets better.