What if this next year you do things a little differently?
Instead of making resolutions, you could start creating healthy habits.
Resolutions are hard to stick to, but slow and steady habits can build over time.
For the 12 days of Fitmas, I’m giving you small healthy habits that you can easily fit into a busy life. You are worth the work to feel good in your midlife!
You can find days Part 1 of 12 days of Fitmas here and Part 2 of 12 days of Fitmas here.
On the 9th day of Fitmas
your health coach Jenny gave to you….put your phone to bed around 9.
How’s your mental health?
The holidays can stir up a lot of emotions. Maybe it hasn’t always been joyous or maybe your missing someone this year.
God sees you and loves you whether you have a Hallmark Christmas or a disfunctional one!
One way to protect your mental health is to put your phone down. Comparison can be the thief of joy.
On today the 9th day of Fitmas, I challenge you to put your phone to bed at 9. Turn on do not disturb and enjoy some screen free time before bed.
This will also help you sleep better! Take some quiet time to look at Christmas lights, journal, or pray.
Over this next week find ways to unplug and enjoy real life!
Prioritize Your mental, spiritual, and physical health this season!
On the 10th day of Fitmas
your health coach Jenny gave to you….a 10 minute walk.
Is your energy starting to dwindle?
Exercise can actually create energy!
Don’t have time for long workouts this week?
Do something instead of nothing! A 10 minute walk could help you feel more awake and energized.
Good self care this week with water, eating veggies, managing stress, getting enough sleep, and moving your body will help you have enough energy to soak up all the Joy of Christmas!
On the 11th day of Fitmas
your health coach Jenny gave to you….count your blessings.
Do you have a 🍀 lucky number?
Some people think 11:11 is lucky.
I believe more in God answering prayers instead of luck.
Whatever you believe, I challenge you to pay attention to your blessings and practice gratitude.
Start or end your day, writing down 3 things that you’re grateful for.
Gratitude helps you change your attitude and improve your mental health!
This season of Christmas is the perfect time to focus on the good in your life!
On the 12th day of Fitmas
your health coach Jenny gave to you….a 12 hour eating window.
You don’t have to be extreme with feast or famine. Just close the kitchen after dinner till the next morning.
This is a gentle intermittent fast that helps with weight loss, lowers inflammation, and promotes better gut health.
If you’re not close to this, just start working toward it. This gives your digestive system time to rest and reset.
This is just one more tool to use to improve your health.
Building anything worthwhile takes time. When you want to build a healthy lifestyle, you need to be consistent with the small habits.
Over the last 12 days, I’ve given you some small habits to easily fit into your day. Start with the easiest one first and commit to doing it every day.
Once that becomes second nature, add another habit. You begin training your brain that these habits are just what you do. When that switch is flipped, the habits go on autopilot.
Here’s a summary of the 12 Habits:
- 12- Work on shrinking your eating window to 12 hours.
- 11- Count your blessings! Practice gratitude!
- 10- 10 minute walk
- 9- put your phone to bed early
- 8- counts of dancing or something that brings you joy!
- 7- hours of sleep
- 6- glasses of water
- 5- High 5 habit
- 4- controlled breaths using box breathing
- 3- healthier oils (avocado, olive, coconut)
- 2- feet on the floor to remember to be present where your feet are
- 1- extra veggie a day
If you’re ready to train your brain to make these daily habits, my new group Midlife Health Revival is for you! Stop staying stuck in your thinking that getting older means getting sicker and slowing down.
The best is yet to come for you if you will prioritize your health!