Well, here we are, at week 4--the final week of the Harvard Pilgrim Well-Together Challenge! It’s been a lot of fun checking out the posts from the other bloggers that have been taking the challenge as well. Hopefully, you guys have followed along and picked up some great tips for better health and wellness.
What have I learned in these four weeks? I’ve learned that healthy habits don’t always mean giving up what you love. I’ve learned that small changes make a big difference over time, and if you stick with them, you’ll be better off in the long run, and you won’t have to say “Why wasn’t I doing this all along?”
I’ve also learned that healthy habits don’t have to take all day. It all adds up. You don’t have to feel like you need to work out three hours a day. A little here and a little there, and before you know it, your new challenges turn into habits that you actually enjoy!
The yoga challenge for me has been very helpful. It just feels so good to get into those stretches, and to take some time to actually breathe deeply and release that stress of everyday life. Do it in the morning and you’ll feel refreshed all day. Do it before bed and you’ll sleep like a baby. You just can’t lose! And if you’re stuck in the office all day, you can even do yoga at your desk! If your boss is wondering what the heck you’re doing, just reply that it’ll make you more productive--who can argue with that?
Be sure to also check in with Carrie at Maine Mom on the Run. She’s been trying out some of my recipes that are family oriented and pretty easy to get on the table. Which isn’t always simple, as we all know! Having a family means less time and more running around.
I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well atHarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn. Harvard Pilgrim is on Facebook, as well as Twitter--follow this hash tag for more tips in the #WellTogetherChallenge.
This is a paid post, but as stated above, the thoughts and opinions here are my own.