I’ve realized something. I think.
I have noticed for a while now that breakfast will often dictate how my day goes. If I start my day with a nutritious breakfast, the rest of the day falls into place. But if I don’t plan for breakfast and eat ‘whatever’, no matter how hard I try I end up picking up other not so healthy choices for food and snacks for the rest of the day. I’m not sure if this is psychological or something that is actually physical. But it’s a trend I’ve noticed.
Saying that, I feel like bad habits are starting to fall to the wayside. 9 times out of 10 I am reaching for a healthy breakfast. Not out of any particular feeling of loyalty to this ‘healthy eating goal’ I’ve set for myself, but a general want to start my day right. A healthy, nutritious breakfast makes me feel good. I am craving healthy foods because I like the way they make me feel. That’s a huge step for me.
I start my days with a tall glass of cold water. Then I like to take a walk. It is during my walk that I usually plan my eats for the rest of the day. I feel good when I am walking and I want that good feeling to continue. Healthy food keeps me feeling good. It’s a good routine.
It’s been disgusting and hot lately. It’s been hard to get my exercise in, but I’m still doing well enough. I am motivated to get my morning walk in because I know it will be too gross out to do anything later on in the day.
Breakfasts for the past few days
It has been a good few days.
I’ve been working hard to get my morning walk in. And just generally making good choices when it comes to exercise – tonight I walked to a friend’s house to drop off a bag of clothes for her daughter (could have driven). The kids and I went swimming this afternoon and instead of watching from the side or just splashing around, I swam laps. If I don’t get a morning walk in, then I aim to take a walk in the evening. I’m trying. I really am.
A friend commented that she could tell I have lost weight. It felt so great to hear that! I have noticed changes in my body (small changes but changes none the less) and it is wonderful to hear that it is noticeable to others too!
It is supposed to rain tomorrow (please make it so! we need it so badly), so I plan to continue purging my house! I’ve been plugging away ever since I finished reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo. It really is life changing. At least for me.