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Lent and healthy habits!

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Today is the second day of lent. I have decided to make it a time for beginning healthy habits. I have decided to not only give up something but to hopefully create some new healthier habits.

My birthday always falls during lent so I don't give up all sweets because I like to have birthday cake especially ice cream cake! This year will be no different. I am going to give up diet and regular soda, candy and try to stop night eating.

I am also going to try to create some healthy habits to replace my less healthy ones. I'm good at drinking my 8+ cups of water a day but I have a hard time with most other things. Some of the healthier habits I am going to attempt to create are:

1 - Only eat healthy snacks when I'm hungry and my next meal isn't ready!
2 - Limit my snacking to after breakfast and before dinner! No late night snacking!
3 - Exercise for at least 10 minutes every day! This one is tough for me!
4 - Sleep for a minimum of 6 hours every night!
5 - Allow myself ONE dessert for the week. Only if I really want it and stop when I'm full!
6 - Don't wait too long to eat. I do this often and then eat everything in sight!

I would also like to get my son back to the gym during this time. His knee is mostly healed. 4 hour knee surgery to repair his MCL, ACL and meniscus. He is still not allowed to completely engage in his martial arts training. That is driving him crazy! He is not allowed to kick, jump and pivot on the knee. He is still teaching classes 1-3 days a week and participating in most activities but slowly and carefully.

Here's to new healthier habits!
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    Excellent ideas! Hope this kicks off healthy new habits for the future. Please tell your son to get strong soon and get back into the swing of things as soon as he can. He'll be glad to get back into routine once he gets warmed up.
    682 days ago
    Good ideas for Lent. I don't usually give anything up for Lent, but this year I have decided to use a new calendar book as a health calendar/journal. I have been recording appointments for health and beauty and massages etc. I have begun to record how I feel like when after eating wrong or when not using orthotics but more to remind myself that I can avoid these things to feel better. It helps to use the book as a way to journal, although I also do a lot on SP. I can use it while watching TV and away from the computer. Blessings as your son continues to heal and gets back into the gym. emoticon

    ~LadyPJay, PF Team Leader
    682 days ago
    Great ideas for healthy habits...especially like number 6 since I do the same thing but have never put it in writing so have never viewed it as something I need change. But the more tired and hungry I am, the more likely I am to grab loads of junk food rather than take the time to put together a healthy meal. Your son's knee surgery sounds extensive. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery!
    683 days ago
    Hi Denise ,
    good afternoon. I understand about your son missing his martial arts training.

    Hugs for your healthy habits. They all sound great.

    Have a nice rest of your day.
    Hugs and smiles,
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    684 days ago
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    684 days ago
    I'm also considering healthy habits for Lent. I would really love to get consistent sleep and not drink soda!
    684 days ago
    I'm also using Lent to kick-start better habits! Working to feed my body and my soul. Better food choices and more time with daily reflection. Good luck and God bless!!😊🌼
    684 days ago
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