Monday, December 21, 2009

It's the little steps that get you there!

This morning I was lying in bed, before everyone was awake, thinking about the changes that I'm really wanting to make for this new year.

My biggest goal, is to become a healthier, more fit version of the person I am today. I know I need to lose weight, but it's not an enormous amount. I'm looking for health, not a certain waist size, and I know that my goal is attainable.

But why on earth would I want to finally start this right before the Christmas season? When people show up at your home non-stop delivering things like chocolate covered carbohydrates? do they not know that THIS is the year I'm going to get my stuff together?!?!

Of course they don't, but I do!

So in the spirit of making life changes and keepin' it real, I'm going to begin my new year a couple of weeks early! Today will be my first (albeit small) change and first step at becoming the woman I want to be!

DAY 1: I will drink more water.

I know, I know...way to shoot for the sky there Eliz! It seems silly, but for's something that I really struggle with. Keeping myself hydrated is not something that I take time to do on a daily basis. It should be a simple basic thing, but I guess that goes to show you just how slack I've become at taking care of myself. I'm really needing to start at the basics here!

So, I will begin to make drinking 8 glasses or 64oz of fluid a day my priority. My hope is that by doing this I will be cutting out beverages that have more sugar and calories than I need in a day as well as keeping myself hydrated. I'm convinced that part of why I over eat is because I am mistaking thirst for hunger. I guess we can call this an experiment...I'll keep you posted on how this changes my appetite, if at all.

This is my first (albeit small) step at getting myself back! So what is yours?


  1. I think drinking water is actually an important step towards health. Earlier this year when I began my own personal journey to wholeness, water drinking was tops on my list.

    I serve myself a liter of water at a time and when I finish that I serve myself up another. I try to drink 2 liters a day.

    I am proud of you as you go on your journey. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thank you so much Chloe! I'm honored to have you reading my blog!