What was your healthiest habit of 2011? What would you like to change or do differently in 2012?
By far, my healthiest habit in 2011 was exercise. Before this year, I could count on two hands the number of times in my life I’d attempted exercise. I guess you could say I wasn’t ready. But still, I had been crying for months because my snack-and-fast food habit had earned me more extra pounds than I was comfortable with and clothes that no longer fit. Enter the engagement — and a concerted effort to drop weight and feel better.
In the final months of the year, my workouts started to grow less frequent. I’m a big fan of the workout-at-home DVDs, but I found myself dreading the work and just napping instead. So I started walking and running in the mornings, and plan to (try to) supplement this activity every other day with some sort of workout to tone certain areas of my body.
So far, I feel healthier and more accomplished, waking up an hour earlier than normal to stretch and walk/run for about 20 minutes. My day is more productive before I even leave the house — time to take my time, eat a good breakfast, do some reading — and I get to work earlier. Things go more smoothly. I still have a ways to go on eating better, but I feel better getting back on things.
In 2012, I hope to continue the Couch to 5K program and run a 5K sometime during the year. I plan to get a routine down for additional workouts that can tone problem areas and help boost my overall serenity — yoga, pilates. I plan to be more conscious of what I eat, practice better sleep hygiene, and get my body and mind nice and prepared for the family planning years.
What was your healthiest habit in 2011?
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