This week for The Fit Dish Linkup, we are talking out Weakest Link when it comes to healthy living.....
So there's nothing better than being open about your weaknesses, to really push you to start making a difference. Otherwise, you can just hide your weaknesses inside and keep giving in to them. There's definitely something to say about coming clean with people, and gaining accountability and encouragement from the along the way to GET STRONGER and DEFEAT your weakness link!
So here goes.....my weakest link is......
I have shared with you all in several posts that I love snacking! I have even shared some of my favorite snack recipes with y'all, and although I am proud to say that for the most part they have changed to healthier snacks, it still isn't a good thing for me to snack at night.
ESPECIALLY when I am snacking on a full or satisfied stomach.
Most times when I want to snack at night it is because we [my husband and I] are finally sitting down just relax together, or because I'm bored, or because my husband is snacking. And it's the nights that I just join my husband that I usually eat the less healthy snacks, like chips!
I listened to Chalene Johnson's podcast a few weeks ago, and she made a profound statement that connected with me so much. She asked...."Why do we feel like we need to go to bed full?" Who taught us that!?!? "If we go to bed on an empty stomach, then our bodies aren't working overtime to digest the food while we sleep. Instead we give our body the opportunity to fully rest, and we wake up feeling better and ready for the day." [paraphrase]
This BLEW MY MIND!
I so often snack at night and go to bed full (like last night).
But it makes total sense to me, that if we go to bed on an empty stomach, then our bodies will be able to fully relax and rest and get a great nights sleep!
So, first step is confessing my weakness.....now the question is, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO TO CHANGE IT!?
****This week I will not eat past 8PM. My bed time is 12:30AMish, so this is early enough for me to stop eating. Plus, it's that 10PM-12AM time slot that is most challenging for me. So I will strive to eat a nice, filling dinner, and be done for the evening. This may seem easy to some, but it will be a challenge for me!
So.....let's hear it,
WHAT IS YOUR WEAKEST LINK WITH HEALTHY LIVING?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO CHANGE IT!??