It’s the new year, so why not be entirely honest with you all. It’s hard to be healthy 24/7, 100%, or at least it is for me. I am not a healthy eater every day, 365 days in the year. I slip sometimes or in other words I let myself indulge every now and again. But I think we all have unhealthy habits and it’s okay. There’s always room for improvement.
Maybe I share some of these habits with you. Who knows, we could help each other out. Since every day is a new day, I have lots of days to work on making these unhealthy habits more of a rarity. It’s fun to be open with others, because it brings more accountability. I want to make these changes into the new year to help me stay healthy. I also need more accountability in some areas of my life, and starting here is one step.
My Worst Unhealthy Habits (and my plans for action)
I have a major sweet tooth – Maybe I inherited this from both my parents, and part of the problem is a sugar addiction I am sure. Sugar lurks in many products, under many different names. Eating an overload of sugar only creates an addiction for the body, always wanting more. I love my dark chocolate, but I also love chocolate. I need to be better at sticking to just my dark chocolate square each day and sweets on occasion.
Plan of Action – Keep the sugar out of my house. Limit myself to a few sweets a week, not one every night. Get back into making my healthy dessert options, like chocolate avocado mousse or chia pudding. Less chocolate and more dark chocolate. Practice self control and keep healthy snacks on hand.
I sit too much – Sure I run upwards of 40-60 miles per week and do my strength, but I find myself sitting most of the day. Sitting and working on my blog, responding to emails, updating photos, etc. With my new Fitbit, it has helped me to get up and move around. I do have to say having R makes it easy to move around. When she’s awake she keeps me busy for sure.
Plan of Action – Get up and move. After a half hour to hour of sitting, get up and move around. Do those squats, walk around, take R for a walk. Sit on the yoga ball so I am at least engaging the core (which I did nearly everyday during pregnancy).
I skip meals – I can get so busy I forget to eat and sometimes drink anything. I did better when I would put healthy snacks and fruit out to see. This helped remind me to eat. I will be honest, if I am low on time I just skip a meal or if I am just too lazy to make anything then I just have a cold bowl of LoveGrown cereal or cheerios. Especially when my hubby works late and R has already had her dinner.
Plan of Action – Set an alarm to remind me to eat when I have those busy days. Do meal prep on the weekend and put out healthy snacks and fruit so it’s easily seen.
I love chips and salsa – Tortilla chips and salsa are a weakness for me as well. I could live off of them. I am into eating them with guacomole dip for a meal. Guacomole isn’t unhealthy when made right or salsa for that matter, but the tortilla chips even if they are organic aren’t a healthy option. There’s lots of sodium.
Plan of Action – Stop buying them (sounds easy right 😉 ) and make taco salad if I do have to have them. Limit portion sizes when I do consume them, and never eat from the bag.
I don’t sleep enough – I much rather get a few chores down or laundry folded, dishes done, meals prepped for the next day, my blog up to date before dozing off. So it’s rare for me to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep, or even 7 hours of sleep. Now that I have the Fitbit I can see how little sleep I am getting, and how restless I am during the night, which affects sleep quality. The last couple of weeks have opened my eyes. I don’t sleep enough, and when I do I am very restless.
Plan of Action – Start a bedtime routine again (like I had in college). If all the chores aren’t done for the day, only pick whats absolutely necessary and the rest can wait for tomorrow.My Worst Unhealthy Habits via @wholesomelybry #health #healthtips Click To Tweet
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit
What are you’re unhealthy habits?