January means COMFORT. It’s about making our homes comfortable. Making and enjoying comfort food. And feeling more comfortable with ourselves.
And which of these should we think about first? It’s the one that is most important. We need to make sure we are comfortable with ourselves.
So that is what January is about. It’s about taking the time to do whatever you have to do to feel good about your self. It could mean setting some new fitness goals to get in better shape physically. Or maybe you want to eat healthier foods, get more sleep and drink more water. January is a great time to start getting healthier and I am all for it.
If you are a blogger or Instagrammer, there is a chance you have a goal to spend less time on social media (i.e. your phone). You would like to spend more quality time with your family and children. That’s not hard to do either. And it’s a great idea.
If there is anything you are feeling guilty about, now is the time to get it handled. Maybe you are late scheduling an annual doctor appointment. Perhaps you need to reach out to some of your friends that you haven’t seen in a while. Guilt is such an unhealthy thing. So be sure to do absolutely everything you can to rid your self of anything that is causing you guilt or anxiety.
So what are my plans? I need to exercise more and eat healthier. I have changed my daily schedule to include walking three days a week and working out in our gym. It’s only an hour of my day and I have to make it a priority. And I am going to report here on how I am doing. So why don’t you join me? (Of course, I am wearing a boot right now on my left foot so I may not be able to start today but that’s ok. I will start as soon as it makes sense to do so!)
I am also going to change my diet a bit to more of a low carb diet. It isn’t that hard and my body reacts very well to it. I will start on January 8th, the first day I am back home. The program consists of six meals a day. Breakfast is coffee and a hard-boiled egg. Two hours later I have a protein snack of either cheese or a protein drink. Then lunch which is a salad and either a piece of grilled chicken, fish or beef. Then I have another afternoon snack and dinner (which is the same as lunch). Plus I will drink 80 – 100 ounces of water every day.
The first week is the hardest as your body craves carbs. But your body starts to feel so much better that it is totally worth it. I still have my coffee in the morning and an occasional glass of wine or vodka drink so it isn’t that hard to stay true to the meal plan. I will let you know how it goes. (The last two times I did this I lost 30 lbs in less than three months.)
The last thing we all need to do is make sure we are getting enough sleep. I am a terrible sleeper. In fact, have been a terrible sleeper for a very long time. I am going to have to force myself to get at least six to seven hours of sleep a night. I am not sure how to do this so if you have any tips, please send them my way.
Give your self some time to think about how you are feeling about yourself. Becuase you can get more comfortable with yourself. You just might need to make a few changes. And baby steps are a good thing when it comes time for a few changes.