Small Changes-Big Results!

waterMy journey to health and wellness didn’t just happen one day. My desire to become my best self started about 10 years ago when I started nursing school. I am not sure what exactly triggered this change of diet-thinking-being but I am sure that the diseases and illnesses that I was immersed in through my school readings helped some.

I remember my first conscious thought about living a healthier lifestyle started with “I probably should be drinking water…..ya, that sounds like something my body should be getting…” Ummm, hello!!!! It wasn’t until this moment that I realized that I never, and when I say never I mean NEVER, drank water unless I was forced to (thanks mom;)). So that is where I started: drinking water. I made an effort every day to drink at least one bottle of water and it was this little step that catapulted the progress that I  have made 10 years later. See the key, for me, was to change one health habit at a time. By making small (but significant) changes, I was and am able to manage all of the changes that I would like to make. So my advice to you my friends would be to make one small change at a time because even one small change can transform your health and well being!

Below I have shared some manageable changes that I have made over the years, one step at a time:

1) Drink more water!

2) Cook most of the food I eat

3) Move my body for an hour at least 2 times a week

4) Plan “meat-less” meals more often

5) Make sure that my plate is filled at least 50% with veggies and/or fruit

A decade later I am still improving on these goals! Now I make sure I drink at least two bottles of water and the only times I eat meat are when someone prepares a meal for me and it has meat in it! Definitely most of my meals are home cooked and I try, I really do(!), to eat more fruits and veggies. My point in telling you all of this is that being healthy is truly a lifestyle and it is a continuous journey that, if you choose to, will last a life time. Does that sound daunting? I don’t mean it to! Once you make the decision to change your eating habits and lifestyle, a whole new world opens up to you! You will soon be tasting-eating-buying new foods that you have never heard of, you will begin to meet like-minded people who share the same “wellness-warrior” mentality that you do and most importantly, you will feel good-really, really good!

So let’s all rally together my fellow crusaders of health and start making some changes…that is of course if you’re up for it 🙂

Peace & Agua…lot’s and lot’s of agua, nikki (for my Spanish side)

Peace & Nero, lot’s and lot’s of nero, nikki (for my Greek side:))

3 thoughts on “Small Changes-Big Results!

  1. Cheryl says:

    Hi Nikki, I too have been making more of a conscious effort to drink water. There is a book called, “Our Body’s many cries for water,” which suggests that all of our ailments stem from not having enough. I’m so glad that we do not have chlorine in our water here at the farm.
    I’m also adding more lemon, which I think helps the liver a bit.

    • nikkiglo says:

      Cheryl, thank you for sharing! It really is a struggle some times for me to get enough water in every day. I have to give myself small goals in order to attempt to hydrate properly becuase I know that it is so important! I will have to check out the book you suggested, maybe that will give me an extra push :). I too add lemon to my water every morning!
      Thanks, nikki

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