Wednesday, August 26, 2020

move toward better *daily health journal

The chance to move toward better can become a habit. -Seth Godin


there's something that i see a lot of people struggling with and i'd like to offer some insight here in case it helps somebody. once upon a time i needed to hear this myself, and when i did, it changed everything. 

there is no magic pill, wrap, juice, diet, surgery, or smoothie, no shortcut and no fast way to being healthy. all it takes is daily intentional choices to eat clean, exercise, drink mostly water, and get a good night's sleep. seriously. that's it. being healthy is not complicated, expensive, or time-consuming. 
it sounds simple but truly it's easier said than done. and that is why diet plans, juices, and quick fix methods are always so trendy. that is why bulky gym equipment sits unused in so many homes. (the amount of "like new" pelatons for sale online is very telling.) taking a risk on a quick fix with big promises can seem enticing and way more fun than making some simple lifestyle changes. 

what actually contributes to a healthy lifestyle is consistent healthy habits. a decision, a commitment, and then intentional choices every day towards that commitment.  

they say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. and day 22 the habit becomes routine. and by day 62, the routine is now a lifestyle. 

here is the simple way to a healthy lifestyle: 
1. decide
2. commit
3. get a friend to hold you accountable  
4. begin to make changes
5. keep making changes
6. do it again the next day, and every day
7. give yourself grace, then get back in the race
8. repeat steps 1-7 as often as needed

and here is a free DAILY HEALTH JOURNAL download / printable and graphic for IG so you can hold yourself accountable to your friends online.  

click here to print your own DAILY HEALTH JOURNAL PAGE:

or screenshot the image above and to share on Instagram stories. feel free to tag me @mamahall i'd love to cheer you on :)