Reaching and maintaining our goals is only as hard as we choose to make it. Seriously! Being healthy and active is way easier than we often realize. The biggest obstacle is thinking that being healthy is an all or nothing thing.
For the longest time I thought I had to live up to some sort of “I only love healthy food” image, but anyone who knows me knows that is just simply not the case. While I do love healthy food and constantly strive to make good decisions, I also make many, many poor choices. However, I have come to realize that my healthy choices, on most days (ha ha) outweigh the less than perfect choices and I am totally okay with that.
One of the biggest thing I look at, especially when I am struggling, is my current habits. Our habits are the key to our success. There isn’t a diet plan or challenge out there that can do as much for you as healthy habits.
Here are four perfect habits that are totally achievable:
#1. Hydrate with more water
Do you get sick of hearing drink more water? Too bad! This is the number one habit we all need to embrace. Do you notice when you drink more water you feel better? Water helps your body to run better and will even help you to lose weight. Water will help give you a beautiful, youthful glow too. Make sure that you don’t just chug it all at once. Grab a water bottle and keep it with you throughout the day. This will make it that much easier to achieve your goal, and it will be so beneficial for your entire body.
#2. Crowd out unhealthy foods
Unhealthy foods that are filled with sugar and toxins do our bodies no good. Instead of just eating because you have a sweet tooth craving or because something looks delicious, eat because you want to nourish your body. If you eat foods that will give you energy and help you to feel better, you’ll be on track for a healthier life right now and in the future.
#3. Move more
Most people think this means heading to the gym every morning. Although this is a great goal, it can sometimes be unachievable with your schedule. You do not need to head to the gym to move more. In fact, if you sit all day it’s a very good idea to go for a walk on your lunch break, or stand up and move in between breaks. Make moving fun. You will feel so much better!
#4. Let go of negative thinking
Every person has thoughts that creep into their head. Sometimes we can become more judgmental and critical of others in our head, or even put ourselves down. Make it a goal of yours to stop the negative thinking. This will help you to be an overall happier person and will even help you to become healthier.
Comment below on what you will do to reach each one of these goals.