(Note: This is the second post in a series. Click for previous post And the Journey Begins….again)
Here we go with week one. I know what you are thinking. Why start something on a Thursday? Shouldn’t you start on Monday or on January 1st since this will be a year long adventure? My responses are also questions. How many lasting changes were accomplished by starting “on Monday”? How many New Year’s Resolutions have survived 52 weeks? Why not strike while the iron is hot? There is no time like the present. Seize the Day! Insert favorite quote here ____. Why wait for some arbitrary date? Let’s get started now.
WEEK ONE of my 52 small changes is to drink more water. I wasn’t surprised to read this. This bit of health wisdom is everywhere. It is actually the healthy habit I have to hardest time implementing. I found it much easier to switch to whole grains, use plain greek yogurt rather than sour cream, and substitute spaghetti squash for pasta noodles. I am not a person who drinks a lot of any liquid. My family may have to hold me down and force me to finish my 64 ounces each day, but I am on the path to a happier, healthier me. Cheers!
Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website for their recommendation on water intake. http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6442462188