We have been very encouraged by the positive response to the One on One Nutrition Habit Challenge. For many, there were unexpected benefits of practicing a healthy nutrition behavior for an extended period of time. Other areas of their life were positively influenced without even making a conscious effort to change them. This phenomenon is a great example of how success breeds success, and is why we go to such great lengths to set every client up for that success right from the beginning.
When I was deciding what I wanted to commit to for the Nutrition Habit Challenge, I looked at what I was struggling with the most. I wasn’t getting enough sleep and because of that I was skipping breakfast and getting a cappuccino instead. I decided to focus on eating a balanced breakfast each day, hoping it would help me to get more sleep and to stop buying useless cappuccinos.
Over the course of the challenge, I had my balanced breakfast everyday but one (that day I had breakfast it just wasn’t balanced). The real rewarding part was that I consistently received 7-8 hours of sleep each night, didn’t have any cappuccinos and have saved money.
I was hoping that my new commitment would drive these other habits. It has done that and more! I have added three servings of fruits and vegetables each day, packed my lunch everyday rather than eating out and I have significantly cut down my portion sizes (no overeating) in the evening. I have also maintained my new year’s resolution for nutrition of not having any soda/pop or candy for the year.
All of this has increased my motivation to workout more consistently. Who knew just committing to a balanced breakfast each day would do all this?