Healthier…One Click at a Time
We’ve been friends for three years. She is as good as having a clicker in my pocket. She exudes positivity and happiness all. the. time.
I realized Jani was a clicker last Friday morning when we were driving together. She pulled her lime green clicker out of her purse, clicked once, then put it right back.
“What was that for?” I asked incredulously. Why had she only clicked one time? Did she randomly have one happy thought? Not two or twelve? One? When I am counting my positive thoughts I click and click and click! I let my mind run wild with happy clickitive thoughts! For Jani to go to the effort to click just once spurred my curiousity.
Her answer inspired me.
I think it might inspire you too.
So…in Jani’s own words…
“I want to share with you how excited about my last two weeks of “clicking”! I decided that I wanted to “click” every time I made a healthy choice. The first week I clicked 39 times. The second week I clicked 86 times – for a total of 125 clicks. The first week was fun but the second week was phenomenal. I realized and became more aware of how many opportunities I really had in a day to make a healthy choice. It was amazing! And the result? I am much more conscientious of how I am taking care of my body and the number of choices I really have in a day AND I have lost 4.5 pounds.”
Listed below are just some of my clicks:
Walking or riding my bike to a neighbor’s home
Parking in the far corner of the parking lot
Eating more veggies at meal time
Every time I drink water
Putting moisturizer on my face at night
Going to bed earlier and getting more sleep
Taking the stairs instead of the elevator
Scraping almost all of the icing off my cupcake
Not stopping at fast food (I planned ahead and had a snack in my purse)
Or, If I do eat fast food, order the Kid’s Meal
Not eating the samples at Costco (that’s gotta be 500 calories right there!)
Portion control at meal time
If I need “seconds” at meal time – only veggies
Eating an open face sandwich thus cutting 90 calories for that top slice of bread
No eating late at night
Walking around the soccer field while I am waiting for my children’s games to start
Every time I walk away from an unhealthy food
Every time I made a meal from scratch
Adding spinach and carrots to our morning smoothie
I am inspired…
I began clicking today for the very same reason – every time I made a healthy choice, I clicked. I am up to 19 clicks.
It. Feels. Amazing.
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