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30 day Yoga Challenge, Mindless Snacking & September Goals – #MoveitMondays

September Goals - Being Mindful.

Confession time. Over the past couple weeks I’ve noticed some of my clothing fitting a little more snug than usual and have also noticed myself slipping into old habits of mindless snacking. You know what I mean. As in you are working on a paper or doing something around the house and all of the sudden your homemade jar of trail mix has somehow disappeared and that half that bar of dark chocolate suddenly seems to be missing. Oops!

Not that this is the end of the world but I would much prefer to sit down and enjoy my meals instead of mindlessly snacking throughout the day. Especially since that when meal time does roll around I am often no longer hungry. Which kind of takes the joy out of eating altogether doesn’t it? Food is meant to be nourishing and bring us joy. Food is meant to be enjoyed and savored. None of the latter is happening when I am going through the day mindlessly snacking.

This is exactly where September goals come in. I have been itching to do a 30 day yoga challenge and stumbled across Esther Ekhart’s September Yoga Challenge. Yoga in the past has helped to be be more mindful with my food choices by helping me reduce my overall stress level and thus not give into stress or binge eating – but that is another story altogether. My aim with this Yoga Challenge is to become more attune with myself and the world around me – to become overall more mindful in my day-to-day life.

The running and veggies? Well those are just good goals to always have in general and this girl needs a lot of nutrient-packed fuel to keep me going during my busy days and beloved morning runs. Plus, the fruit and veggies keep me satiated and happy until my next meal or ‘mindful snack time’, hopefully further deferring the oh-my-gosh-did-I-really-just-eat-a-half-a-box-cereal-mindless-snacking. 😉

Hopefully by the end of this month I can cross number 17 off my 30 before 30 and learn something about myself in the process.

Goals towards health and well-being can be so simple and attainable. Every positive change helps.

Happy September everyone!

Move it Mondays

Do you have any goals for the month of September?

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  1. I think I’ll join you on the mindful eating front! But from today as I’ve already failed on days 1 and 2 of september…
    My downfall is dark chocolate after dinner. I want to be able to just have one piece and not half the bar!
    Good luck with your goals 😀

    1. My downfall is dark chocolate as well! I should get back to freezing my ‘stash’ and then only taking a piece out & waiting for it to de-thaw before enjoying it! Living in Belgium there is so much good dark chocolate to enjoy and go around!! Good luck to you as well Emma!

  2. I love your positive words, Ceara! I often find myself doing mindless snacking, too. Something I definitely need to break the habit of. And you’ve definitely inspired me to keep up with and create my own goals, too. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are so right Lori – so much of this healthy eating journey is reached through the mental! Thanks for the wise words!

  3. This is soooo great! I love your goals!! …and I hear ya! Last year at college I snacked wayyy too much. I find that eating more satisfying meals (balanced meals) helps to prevent/ reduce mindless snacking! Good luck girl! You got this!

    1. Thanks Cailee! My first year at College I snacked (and maybe drank!) wayyy too much as well!! Eating satisfying, nutrient-filled meals definitely helps! Love it! Thanks!

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