I’m Taking 5 Small Steps – #QuakerPopped $1,000 Giveaway

by Susan

My “one word” for 2013 is “Enjoy” and while I’m doing rather well focusing on enjoying the small moments with my girls and being thankful for each day, I’ve slipped a little on some of my other goals for healthier living. 

January kicked me off track with a 3 week flu. So while I spent the first part of the new year coughing uncontrollably, I wasn’t able to exercise.

But, I’m not letting myself feel guilty for too long.

These are 5 small steps I’m taking to create a healthier lifestyle…

  1. Power walk in the morning. This is the toughest step for me to implement. I absolutely LOVE power walking, but doing it first thing in the morning is a tough habit for me to get going. Still, I do believe walking in the morning will help me ensure I make the time for my walk and energize my day.
  2. Meditate. I want to meditate at least 20 minutes each day. So far, I haven’t got this habit locked in either.
  3. Sleep 8 hours on a regular schedule. Not counting tonight, I have been doing better with getting to sleep at a reasonable time.
  4. Eat healthier snacks. Eating on the run is a constant for me. I want to try to improve the snacks I grab and eat on the road.
  5. Exercise WITH my children. My girls learn yoga at school and enjoy doing a little at home with me. I want to increase the amount of time we exercise together.

I think a key to making these changes in my routine is celebrating my successes along the way. I’m trying to pat myself on the back and encourage myself as I take steps towards changing my lifestyle for the better.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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