Carol Williams and Andrea Bedard challenged the ActiveRain community in the December Challenge: 'Tis the Season for Miracles & Scares to “take a look back and identify the one thing you'd like to scare away or free yourself from, and not bring into the new year with you.”
For me, New Year's Eve is like a reset button. The end of a year is a great time to reflect on the year and decide, both personally and professionally, what changes we would like to make. Notice I did not say resolutions.
The ONE thing I am letting go of is the nasty habit I created for myself during the pandemic. That habit is simply stated as overeating!
While what I eat is good clean organic food, (no junk food) eating too much is not healthy.
I am sporting XX COVID pounds that neither feel good nor look good.
The process of letting go of the pounds, and it is a process, has already started.
The process starts with the declaration of what I am committed to followed by action in alignment with my declaration.
Eating less food less frequently is the action in alignment with losing weight. No snacking in between the two meals I consume each day.
Not even the healthy raw organic nuts. If I feel like snacking, I get more water and add freshly squeezed lemon juice with a little real salt.
Eating a light breakfast by 10:30 am and dinner by 5:30 pm leaves 7 hours of “fasting”. No eating after dinner. Period.
But wait, there’s more. In combination with managing food intake, I also need to get back on the exercise routines pre COVID. I am not there yet, as I am with the food, however, there is a plan in place to start walking 3 days a week and build up adding various exercises and work out 6 days a week. It will not be at a gym wearing a mask. Nope. That is NOT happening.
Cheers to a Healthier 2022!