I decided earlier this week that I would be making some changes to improve my reflux and start feeling better (as I wrote about). Movement was the main habit that I planned to focus on (making a few dietary changes that I knew would benefit my severe reflux).
I started those changes Tuesday and today I notice a huge difference, already.
Tuesday I did yoga with a friend, Wednesday I hiked with friends, yesterday I did yoga with my daughter, and today I did about half of Couch to 5k. I’m definitely having to start off slow with how much I do each day, but I’m learning that a daily movement habit is the way to go. The days I did yoga, it was only 15 minutes. The hike was over an hour. And today my walk/jog time was less than 30 minutes. But just moving makes me happy and feel great. I don’t care how long at this point. Consistency trumps intensity (as we say in B365).
Also, eliminating sodas, eating 3 hours before bed, drinking more water, reducing spicy foods, etc have made a HUGE impact on my reflux and sleep. I have been going to bed easily at night now.
Today I spent some time working through my movement habit worksheet (Balance 365), and I worked on my habit tracker.
It’s so amazing to be feeling physically well, and it will only get better. I haven’t felt this good in a very long time.
I ordered myself some new running shoes (thanks to a good deal and money in my clothing budget). I can’t wait to get them!