Moving Naturally, 80% Rule, & Family First
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-by Seth Glingle
About a month ago I started focusing and developing three of the Power 9 life style habits. Throughout the month there have been some ups and down developing these habits. Today I feel great about how well I’m doing and how people have felt about these changes.
My friends and family have noticed how much more I’ve been off the couch and moving around. They are impressed and proud that I am getting out and doing productive and healthy things. Overall I feel like I’m in a lot better physical shape as well as a mental state. The more I move the less tired I am, and I’m in a better, more engaging mood throughout the day. I hope my family and friends will also start moving more naturally after observing me. It’s overall how much better I feel that keeps me inspired about developing this habit. Continuing to move naturally is very important as I want to keep improving on living a healthier lifestyle.
The 80% rule is what I’ve had the toughest time developing the last month. Although sometimes it has been tough, overall I feel pretty happy and healthy. Whenever I eat until I’m 80% full I always feel so much better afterwards. I’m not bloated and can continue on with my day feeling great. Almost every meal each week I’m able to eat until I’m 80% full. Maybe 3 meals a week out of 21 I lose focus and might overeat. This is a huge improvement from where I was a month ago. My family and friends have both noticed and I have some people who say it’s a great thing I am eating this healthy, and others say they don’t get why I’m only eating so much. It’s how I’m feeling that keeps me inspired and wanting to keep up with this lifestyle habit. I also want to continue this habit to show the people who don’t get it how much healthier I’m getting.
My family has definitely noticed and love that I have put more time into visiting and keeping in touch with them. My grandparents are especially glad I have been including them more in my life. I feel great about putting my family first as I’m a very family oriented person. My family has always been there for me so I should be there for them. The way my grandparents react to seeing and hearing from me is an amazing feeling and will make it a lot easier to keep this lifestyle as it means a lot to them.