Tempted to start a new diet? Don’t do it! Discouraged because you’ve slipped into old habits? Don’t quit! Keep taking little steps and making little changes. They do make a difference!
Hey Girlfriend and fellow mountain climber! I’m so glad to see you here today. We’ve been climbing the Mountain of Health and Well-being together for a while now. You are making a difference in your health with every little change you make!
We’re just about ready to leave Camp #2! You did it girlfriend. You finished the first and second levels of the climb!
Let’s pack up by doing a little review. You will find a link back to the original posts.
Here are the 4 little steps of Camp #2
# 1 Nutrition – Drink water, instead of other beverages, with your meals and snacks. Continue to use a smaller plate or bowl at each meal or snack. https://littlestepstohealth.com/2015/08/31/water-your-bodys-bff/
#2 Exercise – 15 minutes a day of intentional exercise. Start with 3 five-minute periods if you’re new to exercise. https://littlestepstohealth.com/2015/09/21/find-the-fun-physical-activity-that-is-best-for-you/
#3 Mental – repeat this healthy self-talk statement daily “I am a beautiful, beloved daughter of the King. I’m making small changes. Every little step makes a difference! I’m taking care of me”! http://littlestepstohealth.com/2015/11/02/change-your-mind-its-good-for-your-health/
#4 Spiritual – pray and ask Jesus for His help. Choose a verse to memorize. Here’s a good one. Psalm 25: 4&5 “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” https://littlestepstohealth.com/2015/10/19/accessing-more-willpower-in-one-easy-step/
This month at Camp #2 we have learned that small changes make a difference. Lesley Lutes, PhD, says, “When you focus on just a couple of small changes at a time, you begin to ingrain some healthy habits that last for a lifetime. An all-or-nothing approach often fails because it’s too hard to follow”. Article: A randomized trial of a small changes approach for weight loss in veterans.
We learned that we’ve used food as a reward for way too long. We found some non-food rewards that are really fun! https://littlestepstohealth.com/2015/08/03/21-unique-and-cheap-non-food-rewards/
If you haven’t already rewarded yourself, then it’s time! You deserve it Girlfriend!
We formed an accountability group on Facebook. Search for me on Facebook, look for my pink coat in the Dixie Elliott profiles. When you click on it you should see those familiar pink shoes! Send me a friend request and ask to be added to the group. We need a good team of climbers! . A-good-team-can-inspire-you-learn-how/
TODAY’S little STEP: Review the requirements of Camp #2 and keep taking those little steps. Reward yourself with a non-food reward. Grab your climbing equipment and get ready to climb to Camp #3!
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