Last year in May I participated in a 30 day challenge that involved: running/walking 1 mile daily, realacing an unhealthy breakfast with a healthy one (Mine wasn’t unhealthy to start) and journal on what moves/motivates you. I am doing a variation on that theme starting tomorrow…
April 1 – April 30 I will run a mile everyday. I am also committing to three random acts of kindness each day if the month.
I am also giving myself a little push and from April 1 until my husband moves up on April 12. I am giving up junk food, fried food (Which basically IS junk food!), added sugar, and…. drumroll…. breads!
Alright! Its out there in the interweb… no turning back!
For me, these are the three things that make the biggest difference in my personal happiness.
While I totally need all three to keep the boat at an nice even keel and clipping along… The biggest element of them is sleep.
When I get adequate sleep… I can get up and have the energy to exercise.
When I get adequate sleep… I am not as snacky, nor as prone to emotional eating.
When I exercise…. I eat better. Also, my body is happy because it feels used, but not abused.
When I eat healthier… I am not sluggish so I have energy to exercise, and don’t use junk food to attempt to artificially create a non-tired state.
I’ve noticed a marked increase in my happiness and ability to handle day to day stresses already… With just 2 days of solid sleep under my belt. Hip Hip Hooray!!!