Daily Challenge Friday Apr. 27, 2012
Life Evaluation is about examining your life in the present day and taking action to shape the future.
Name a positive health change you made in the past, and reflect on how you overcame any challenges.
How to do it
Name one positive health change you have made in your life, and reflect on any challenges you had to overcome to do it. Perhaps it's a new health habit you learned by doing Daily Challenge, or something you picked up from someone else. It could be as small as deciding to floss each day, or as big as quitting smoking for good!
Why it matters
We all need positive reinforcement, and what better source than from ourselves? By focusing on one change you've made to better your health and remembering the hurdles you overcame, you remind yourself that you can take on other things, too! Being successful at one thing can set the stage for others.
Pop star P!nk began smoking at age 9 and gave it up more than two decades later, at age 30.
- Para Q.GrowingLevel 58
I use to work at the computer 18+ hours a day on graphics, six hours at a time without breaks. I've always been a person who kept at the job untill it was completed. With advice from my sister, I put a timer on my computer to turn off automatically. Eventually, I was able to quit before the timer did a blackout on me.
Joyce W. replied May 4, 2012 at 13:34 UTC:
What a great idea. I don't know how you would stand to be on the computer that long. But I do understand a strong work ethic. Way to go.
- Elizabeth M.SproutingLevel 55
- Mismac M.LeafingLevel 169
In 2005 my weight had dropped from 120 to 94 before I was finally diagnosed with sarcoidosis.
I was prescribed prednisone and wow! I gained over 90 lbs on that drug over the 6 years I was on it!
I had always been active and athletic, but now with this lung condition, I was fat and now couldn't really exert myself enough to lose the weight.
I had been a member of a fitness center but decided to join Curves (for a slow start).
As I slowly started building up my stamina, I needed a full gym again. About a year ago, I incorporated a personal trainer.
I am committed to fitness and healthy living.
This is indeed a challenge I must continually overcome.
- Allison B.GrowingLevel 33
Done, MANY years ago -- late 1980's. Gave up Coke-A-Cola. When I saw a bus stop sign in Ottowa, Canada with the word "POISON" spray painted across a Coke ad, it got me to thinking. In my mailbox when I returned home was a copy of "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" by Dr. Batman. It was from my friend who was trying to kick the cola habit too. Reading how important H2O is and how toxic cola is -- no brainer and quit cold turkey. Best positive health change I made many moons ago.