Welcome to week 2 of the 28 Days of Healthy Habits series!
Below you will find the next 7 days of healthy habits, as well as a link to the first 7 day’s habits to keep you going strong. Enjoy!!
Healthy habits for the second week
Day 8 – Keep a food journal.
Start keeping track of everything you eat. This will help you to be conscious of what you put into your body. It helps you see what you are eating, what you should eat less of, and what to stop eating all together. You can either do this with a notebook, journal, or even an app on your phone or tablet. I use MyFitnessPal and love how it tracks everything.
Day 9 – Skip the Treats.
Do you have that one weakness? That candy bar or bag of chips you just can’t go without? Today skip it. I know how hard it can be, but when we get to the point where we allow a food to control how we eat, something is not right. Treats, whether sweet or salty, should be just that….a treat.
Day 10 – Don’t eat after Dinner.
When you stop eating after dinner this allows your food to digest before you go to bed. When you keep snacking after dinner you’ll end up eating more calories than you really need which leads to excess weight.
Day 11 – Eat Slowly.
I know first hand everything is very fast paced. Take today to slow down, even if it is only at meal time. Sit down at a table, eat from a plate, take your time and eat slowly. This gives your stomach time to realize that it’s full and send the signal to your brain that you’ve had enough.
Day 12 – Try some Yoga.
It is proven that yoga benefits both your body and mind. Use this today for some mild stretching or just to clear your mind from the day.
Day 13 – Exercise for Fun.
What type of exercise do you enjoy? Sports? Dancing? Bicycling? Whatever it is do it! I know when I dance I have so much fun I don’t think of it as exercise and before I know it I have burned 400 calories!
Day 14 – Set a Daily Workout/Diet Goal.
Setting goals help get you motivated. Whether it is to accomplish these healthy habits every day, or walk for 30 minutes, write it down. If you accomplish it give yourself a little star on that day. If you don’t slip for an entire week, reward yourself with a little something (just be sure to stay away from food as a reward).
You can find the healthy habits for the first 7 days here. Don’t forget to keep doing these too!
How are you doing with your healthy habits this far?
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