Going to bed earlier than our usual time was met by a lot of resistance, whining and door banging. (Bad habits are definitely hard to break.) But I reckon, it was a good time for a change as Anya starts school next week, (a new school and middle school in fact), and the kid is still in holiday mode. I also was initially adamant but I noticed how waking up has become easier. And my eye bags are getting lighter. So yes, there is such a thing as beauty sleep!
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As for our 60 minute exercise, walking the dog around the reserve in front of us was still the main source. (I do the morning round, hubby does the levening). I complimented it in the past days by bringing down the Christmas tree and decors (lots of arm stretching there), and organizing wardrobe closets. And I covered Anya's books last night! (That counts, right?).
And as for avoiding electronic gadgets during dinner, I no longer bring Anya's food to her room whilst she play Minecraft. I now give her fair warning that it's almost dinner time (so she have to wind down her gaming session and head to the kitchen counter to eat.) Told her it's the healthier way and she can tell me all about her game and more during dinner. And the kid will never pass a chance to talk and explain "stuff".
To be honest, this week started to be very trying with these added changes, especially come bed time. But we are getting used to the new routine and actually feeling good about it. As they say, no pain, no glory.
Have you visited the Bupa Family Challenge website yet? It is loaded with brilliant ideas to bring about healthy changes for the family. And if you join in and complete the challenge, then you'll be in the running to win great prizes including a family holiday to Dreamworld!