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Little Changes that Add up // Fit For Me

January 21, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie
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As I mentioned in last week’s post, this week I’m going to be talking about Little Changes that Add Up to lifestyle changes. Before I dive into the post, I want to take a moment to clear up some confusion: Your post topic does not need to match mine to join the linkup. You can join any health and/or fitness post with the linkup which is open over two weeks!

That being said, let’s dive right in! I searched the depths of the web to get advice from fellow bloggers to share especially with you, so here it goes!

“Buying a Fitbit changed my life. After putting on weight post-injury I stopped moving, and wearing a Fitbit really opened my eyes to how little I was burning by being inactive. It’s a great motivation tool and so easy to find ways to take extra steps each day (ie: marching in place while brushing teeth, dancing around the kitchen to your favourite song, etc.).” – Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diaries, Scotland

“Walking to work instead of jumping on the bus has made me feel more awake by the time I get to work and feel good for making that decision each morning. In January it will have saved me £44 too, which I have used to treat myself to a dress” -Betty T., Sheffield, UK

“I realized I wasn’t drinking enough water (which is unusual for me), so at the beginning of the year I started filling a tumbler with water every night. I put it by my phone so that I grab it in the morning and start drinking water while I get ready. This gets my day off to a great start and I’ve been more mindful to continue drinking water throughout the day. I had been feeling a little “off” for awhile, and upping my water intake not only made me feel better, but I noticed that my skin started to look better too.” – Crystal from Dreams, Etc., Minneapolis, MN

“Getting off the couch, even if you’re just watching tv, walk in place during commercials. Sometimes I forget and walk in place through the actual show too!” – Jenn from Makeup my Mind, British Columbia, Canada

“I park farther away and always take the stairs.” Heather from Simply Save MN, Minneapolis, MN

“A fifteen minute to half an hour walk each day can do wonders to relieve stress, improve circulation, and mood!” – Alysha from Heatherly Ever After, Sacramento, CA

“Water, water, and more water + face cream” -Tanya from DIY Tanya

“Ever hear the question, “how do you eat an elephant?” The answer is “one bite at a time,” and it can make your health and fitness journey so much more manageable. Don’t go all gung-ho in the beginning or you’re going to burn out the first time you go off plan. Trust me–I have failed so, so many times in the past! When you’re first starting out, pick one aspect of your life you want to change. Drink soda all the time? Switch to water. Eating tons of white pasta and bread? Switch to whole grains. Get used to ordering side salads with fast food combos instead of French fries. Making healthy habits is a lot easier than trying to overhaul your entire life. Once you’ve mastered one habit, implement another one. This will also help prevent you from hitting that plateau later on.” -Jessica from Jebbica’s World, Highpoint, NC

Those all sound like great tips to me. Tell me what you would add in the comments and don’t forget to linkup!

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Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.