Keeping Track of Your Good Intentions!

With heaps of good intentions to

get healthy, lose weight, get more exercise and all … how can we possibly keep track of it all with the endless distractions we have during each day?!

I’m sharing my favorite calendar that I use three different ways:

  1. As an actual calendar, so I can tell where I waste time during the day – being accountable for those lost hours …
  2. With project/jobs headings, for example, mine might have column headings: “wedding, family, reno, business, house cleaning.”  If you need eight columns, keep going across the page.
  3. To chart my supplements and food (as above).                                       Add any medications that you might be taking to a column, and this way you can be sure that you’re not mixing things you shouldn’t.  For example, blood thinners with aspirin, Vitamin C, lettuce, etc.  Or, antibiotics with yogurt or probiotics, which will nullify the antibiotic.
If you have old spreadsheets, you can use those up and put your times, as shown above, if you’re patient enough to do that, I’m not, so I just start with the calendar.
This is what it looks like on the cover
(I buy them without the dates:
Professional Group Practice Any Year, “day at-a-glance”).
It’s a way to keep track of the water we drink, be accountable for all those cups of coffee (that dehydrate), beer, wines (that slow metabolism), calories – and track that we have enough protein to build the muscle that will burn the fat!
One great idea might be to use a highlighter to go over the hours we sit at the computer or watched television, since that’s counter-productive to good health and good posture.  Wow, that’d shock a lot of people!
The success of the food-delivered weight loss programs is mainly because it keeps you on track, that’s about all.  
Keep track with this calendar-column system and make small changes that can make a radical difference to your health – whether it’s weight loss or exercise, or both – or just eating better.
You might think that a sheet of paper will do – but it’s never worked for me, because I’ve found that after one sheet was filled, I’d forget to get the next one set up – so that’s why the spiral book works better in the long run.  Keep the loose sheets for when you have to travel away from home.
Sure hope you’ll try this … let me know how it’s working for you.

 

About Margo

Margo Linder has over 24 years experience helping clients (http://betterhealth-fast.com) gain better health with her products. She is a busy mother of ten (19 - 39) and grandmother of seventeen, who enjoys reading, sewing painting and interior design. Margo writes as if passing on bits of information to her very large family of children, their spouses and grandchildren - and anyone else who might be listening. She will explore how small life changes (tweaks) will make a huge difference to enjoyment of life and general well-being. The World Health Organization defines health in terms of complete physical, social and mental/psychological well-being. So this is about the "whole" person. She emphasizes that she is not a health professional or scientist, but offers food-for-thought from life experience, her health business and their scientists, her own research and common sense.
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One Response to Keeping Track of Your Good Intentions!

  1. Monica says:

    great idea, Margo! I’ve tried doing this kind of thing before. Having a visual reminder of one’s resolutions and priorities is very helpful. I really recommend it.

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