What was your healthiest habit of 2011? What would you like to change or do differently in 2012?
Contributed by Tonya [life-accomplished.com]
I telecommute, and work on my computer sometimes 12+ hours per day, which wasn't helping me in the weight loss department. But I've learned over the past couple of months that I really just need to be more active. Counting calories only does so much for me.
So I've found exercise that I actually enjoy doing! It's a completely novel concept, but it's so much easier to motivate myself to put in the exercise time I need, if it's more than just exercise. It's actually enjoyable! For me, I've found Pure Barre classes, and tennis lessons are what I enjoy doing. Which make sense, because when I was younger, ballet and tennis were both hobbies of mine.
I only started my serious weight loss efforts in September, with counting calories. But in late October I got really serious, and broke down and bought a scale. I'd never owned one before! And to date since October 28th, I've now lost 6.2 pounds.
So finding something that gets you to be more active and is something you enjoy is the key to getting healthy, and making it a habit, not a fad. Or at least that is what is working for me!
For 2012, my goal is to keep on with what I've been doing this fall, since it seems to be working. Using my Fitbit, and counting calories religiously. Getting exercise through activities I actually enjoy, and really thinking about what I'm eating, and making choices about what foods are "worth it" or not.
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