I Love A List!

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I LOVE A LIST!!! My husband always makes fun of me because I have multiple lists all over my house. Some people love lists and others are not big fans of them but I find them very useful! If you have a habit you want to break or even have something you are proud of yourself for doing and want to know how much you are doing it, well then keep a list. I was reading a book where a man wanted to make more time in his day so he listed everything he did in a day and how long he did it. Of course this was very time consuming but he found out a lot about his day that he had not considered before. When he woke up he watched the news for 30 minutes, then read the paper and then the first thing he did when he turned on his computer was check out the news. By keeping a list he realized that if he were to just get his news from one source it would save him a whole hour in the day. THAT IS AWESOME!!! Have you ever kept a list of the foods you eat in a day? I have before and it is SCARY!! Even if you think you know what you eat in a day you should still keep a list because you might surprise yourself. Today for is a perfect example for me, when I think back over my day I would say I ate great today but then when I look at my list 😛 I realize I had a granola bar which is actually pretty high in sugar when normally I have my apples and almond butter (I ran out of the house this morning late, so I did not have time to put together my yummy healthy snacks). Then I was starving part way through the morning I did have an extra handful of almonds (those weren’t junk food but not planned). Then at lunch one of the teachers sitting across from me opened a package of Oreos and I had to steal one. All of a sudden I realize I did not eat badly necessarily but I did not keep on my exact plan for the day. I found this out from my list. This week I want you to try it. You can do it with your eating or with your use of Facebook or any activity. Make a list of every time you do the activity and see what happens. It might just surprise you!

Sarah is a mother of three children and a wife to a farmer. Make sure to check out her Facebook page, Farm Girl Fitness, for more healthy information and HA-larious personal posts.

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