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The Power of Small Choices: Building Big Health Goals, One Step at a Time

In a world where instant gratification often takes priority, it's easy to overlook the significance of small, consistent efforts towards our health goals.


Just like saving a dollar a day can gradually accumulate into substantial savings over time, making small healthy choices can lead to remarkable improvements in our overall well-being.


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Consider this analogy: if you were to do just 10 pushups a day, you might not feel much of a difference in the moment. It might seem inconsequential amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. But let's do the math.


Ten pushups a day amount to 3,650 pushups in a year. That's 3,650 opportunities to strengthen your muscles, improve your endurance, and boost your overall fitness.


Imagine the cumulative effect of all those seemingly insignificant repetitions. It's not just about the physical exertion; it's about the incremental progress, the dedication, and the commitment to a healthier lifestyle.


The same principle applies to other aspects of health.


  • Opting for a piece of fruit instead of a sugary snack,

  • Taking the stairs instead of the elevator,

  • Choosing water over soda when dining out


These may seem trivial in the moment. But over time, these small choices can make a significant difference in your health and well-being.


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Just as each dollar saved contributes to your financial security, each small healthy choice contributes to your overall health and vitality. And much like compound interest, the benefits of these choices tend to compound over time, leading to greater and more sustainable results.


Also, embracing the mindset of small, manageable steps can make the journey towards health goals less daunting and more attainable. It's about focusing on progress, not perfection, and celebrating every victory along the way, no matter how small.


Of course, it's important to acknowledge that making healthy choices isn't always easy. There will be days when motivation wanes, and temptations abound. But by consistently making small, positive choices, you're laying the foundation for long-term success.


So, the next time you're faced with a choice between convenience and health, remember the power of small decisions. Whether it's opting for a salad instead of fast food or squeezing in a quick workout during your lunch break, know that every small step you take brings you closer to your big health goals.


Let us know in the comments what small healthy choice you choose for your overall health goals!

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Hi, I'm Michelle!

Michelle Walker Health and Nutrition Coach

As a mom of 2, bonus mom to 3 more, teacher, and health coach/nutritionist running my own business, I know what it's like to be a "busy mom" trying to stay healthy in a way that actually works!

 

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