Moving Toward Healthy Living Goals

by Mary on May 28, 2009

Ask yourself with all actions: Is this bringing me closer to or further away from my healthy living goals?

Miz asked this on Twitter yesterday and it stuck in my head (as much of what she says does). I carried it around in my mind all day. Every time I started to eat, I asked myself if it was moving me closer to my healthy living goals. When I wanted to sit and be lazy, I asked myself if it was moving me closer to my healthy living goals. When I decided what I wanted to read, I asked if it was moving me closer to my healthy living goals. Every single thing I did was put under the same scrutiny.

And yesterday was a very good day.

It was a very healthy day. It was a day of very conscious living. If something moved me further away from those healthy living goals then I didn’t do it. If it moved me closer then I did. Pretty simple.

And what are those healthy living goals? Remember them? For me daily and long term healthy living goals:

  • eat clean and stay away from junk food
  • exercise 30+ minutes daily
  • weigh around 175 (my current goal weight)
  • run a 5k, then run them regularly
  • complete a triathlon
  • and live a life that inspires others (someone told me I was inspiring the other day so I decided to add this to my list of healthy lifestyle goals).

Maybe I’m only moving inch by inch toward them, but I’m moving.

So what about you? Are you questioning your actions? Have you thought about whether what you are doing right now is moving you closer to your healthy living goals?

{ 5 comments }

1 Hanlie May 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I’ve definitely noticed the shift in you these last few days… I’m glad you’re finding your true motivation.

You’re right, that is the real question. With food it’s a matter of asking whether this food will cleanse or clog you. I’m all about the cleansing!

You’re doing great!

Hanlie’s last blog post..Three things I learned at gym today

2 Cammy@TippyToeDiet May 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm

For me the question is “Why am I eating/doing this?” The answer (most of the time) should be “Because it’s the right thing to do.” I even wrote it on my message board so that I’m reminded of it frequently. Cheesy, but it got me through 100 pounds. :)

Cammy@TippyToeDiet’s last blog post..Crises to the Left of Me, Perils to the Right

3 wildfluffysheep May 28, 2009 at 4:26 pm

*nods* Pretty simple.

Nice new look on the blog btw. Its probably been like this a while and I just noticed. Sorry.

wildfluffysheep’s last blog post..Quitting quitting….

4 Merry Mary May 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm

@Hanlie
Yeah, I have. Totally been figuring it out, kinda like I’ve been waking up out of a coma I’ve been in for about a year (since I moved home).

Thanks. :)

@Cammy
Nothing you do is cheesy. You are the bomb. The end.

@Wildfluffysheep
Thanks! I’m making things pretty around here. I was going to update about the new look on Saturday. I know a lot of people don’t always come by, they just read in google reader or stop by occasionally. Which is totally cool!

5 MamaBearJune May 29, 2009 at 12:40 am

You are awesome! Congrats on a great day. Several chances every day to make healthy choices.

MamaBearJune’s last blog post..Motivation for exercise

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