Saturday, May 21, 2016

Pauses in the Day

Got up at 6 am like clockwork on a weekend away.  Why I don't get up to be outside like this everyday...I don't know.  It's such a refreshing and peaceful way to start off your day.  Instead of immediately going to electronics and the online world.

Might be implementing some time limits to change up routine.  Five minutes max in the morning to check if anything has an immediate need or if the world is going to explode.  Then get up, get outside (if only for 5 minutes), and move a little.  Chances are...I'll want to keep moving, which would be a much better start to the day.

Same goes for after work.  Twenty minutes of nothing, to make the transition, and then decide what else I will do next.  Thoughts are that the little pauses throughout the day may help adjust old routines, and better choices will be more likely to follow.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Coming Out of Hiatus

Sometimes we may feel like physical change needs to happen before any progress is made.  But that’s not always true.  Positive change towards a healthy lifestyle doesn’t always have to be about weight, or bulk, or tone.  Sometimes it’s as simple as the act of starting again - like that first day you get your nutrition back in order or making it to the half mile point towards the 2 mile mark you used to be able to do before.

It’s a time when negativity can easily set in.  Especially if it happens to be the same goal as it was before.  But the thing is, when you really think about it…that point in time when you are coming out of hiatus can be quite valuable.  It actually means you’re further along then you were before.  You’re aware of where you are in progress towards your goal.  And you’re wanting to continue the changes you started.  

If you recognize that you have been on a hiatus from something, and are feeling the need to get back to it…that’s a positive thing!  Value it.  Use it.  And get your head back in the game.