30 days ago I set out to add three achievable healthy habits into my life. My 30 days are up and I have learned a great deal about myself.
Health Habit #1: Drink nothing but water for 30’s days.
Goal achieved: Yes
Challenges: First few days I was in panic mode. It became clear that I was consuming very little water in my diet. I soon became parched. I wasn’t consciously transitioning to drinking water only. If I couldn’t drink soda, ice tea, or juice, I didn’t feel like drinking at all. After the first week I began to feel really dehydrated and my quench for water kicked in. After the transition I became addicted to water.
Health Habit #2: No pastries, candies and ice cream for the next 30 days.
Goal achieved: Yes
Challenges: This was a much harder challenge then I had anticipated. Pre-challenge, I consumed a sweet daily. The first week I found a lack of sweets causing irritability. I was not pressured by outside factors when it came to drinking water only. Yet, often bombarded by pressure to consume sweets, I almost caved in. The temptation throughout has been shocking. However, I feel this last week, the temptation has tapered off. People are expecting me to say no, therefore they are no longer suggesting.
Healthy Habit #3: Spend 20 minutes each day, for the next 30 days, sketching
Goal achieved: No
Challenges: I have failed this healthy habit miserably. With my condition this is not an area that I have much control over. There are days where the imbalance and dizziness is so strong and I can’t imagine staying still and sketching.
What I learned:
There are still aspects of my life that I can control. What I put into my body ultimately is my choice. This has been a true revelation for me. It has inspired a new passion within me to take on a healthier life style. I may not have the same control over my life as I did pre-disability, however, I will work to make sure to appreciate and foster the aspects of my life I still have control over!