In an effort to be more mindful of my health this year (I currently have a humongous fever blister and a head cold), I have resolved to do the following:
1. Drink water and lots of it. I struggle with this. Drinking water is like a dreaded chore. There are honestly days, if it were not for tea, coffee and a soda, I would have no liquid at all. I know water is so good for the body. I’ve tried flavoring powders, which I like, but it gives me heartburn. Anyway. This year, I am making a huge effort (using a water tracker) to get the water in. How much to drink? POPSUGAR and WebMD both suggest drinking half your body’s weight in ounces. Ex: 150 lbs = 75 ozs water. Hmmm, I’ll be drowning by the end of the day, but a promise is a promise. Pass the water pitcher, please.
2. Exercise, preferably in the morning. I have re-downloaded the 7 minute app and already have one workout under my belt (short, I know, but it’s a start). Also, for me, our office is on one floor, our file room, kitchen and mail room are one floor below. My “new” exercise routine consists of taking a walk down one set of stairs, cross a long hall, and come up the stairs on the other side of the building every 60-90 minutes (depends on the work load how often I can “take a walk”).
3. Make an energy drink. Now, I like to chew my food. Call me strange. I really don’t find much satisfying by drinking your meal. However, my middle son and his wife gave me a Nutri-Bullet for Christmas, which K totally loved, and which we have great plans for, like, actually using it. A co-worker gave me a free (free!) bag of Tropical Strawberry Shakeology which we are now going to put to use.
What about you? How have you resolved to take care of yourself this year?