Set Realistic Goals


Welcome to day 1 of the Leveling Your A1C challenge, powered by support from Morrison Healthcare, A Division of Compass One Healthcare. 

Before you begin any lifestyle changes, you should create a plan. And a key element for setting realistic goals? Taking time for self-awareness. 

Designate a few minutes today to touch base with yourself. Taking time to understand how and what you’re feeling can keep you on track throughout this challenge — and beyond! 

Follow this format: 

  • Either in your mind or on a notepad, think about or write down what you hope to accomplish and why
  • Allow a sense of calm and confidence to wash over you
  • Now open your mind to attainable changes. Repeat a mantra like “I am capable” or “I am courageous” at least 5–10 times
  • Jot down 2–3 goals for the week, like eating fewer carbohydrates, cutting back on sweetened drinks, or exercising 3 times for 30 minutes

Now you are ready to open the door to healthier lifestyle choices that can help level your A1C (and make you feel great!) 

What are your goals in this challenge? Share them with us here or reply to us on Twitter, in our private Facebook group or Instagram. Also, let us know how yesterday's yoga or mediation session went. Remember to tag us with #healthynurse!

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Nov 2, 2020 1:21 PM America/Chicago

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1. Decrease carbs
2. Eat at regular times
3. Get more sleep
4. Exercise at least 15-20 mins/day and walk 5000 steps
  • Posted Sat 07 Nov 2020 07:33 PM CST
Increase daily steps
substitute water for coke
increase vegetable intake  
  • Posted Thu 05 Nov 2020 03:25 AM CST
1. Eat more vegetables
2.  Drink less wine
3.  Exercise 30 minutes 3x/week
  • Posted Wed 04 Nov 2020 04:17 PM CST
Goal--1  Increase exercise to 30 mins 3x a week
Goal--2  Eating more vegetables
Goal--3  Decrease sweets
  • Posted Wed 04 Nov 2020 12:57 AM CST
My goal for this week is to keep my hands out of the candy bowl at work. Why do nurses bring left over Halloween candy to work?  I have a really hard time resisting those chocolate treats. During the stress of the current Covid surge, I am mindlessly eating unhealthy foods, so my focus will be on mindfulness of what I put in my mouth and focusing on meditation and gratefulness.
  • Posted Wed 04 Nov 2020 12:56 AM CST
My goals are to be more aware of the need to eat. When I do eat it is mostly fruits and vegetables and some carbs. I just never have the urge to eat so yes; my goal is to be more self aware of my need for nourishment. 
  • Posted Tue 03 Nov 2020 06:48 PM CST
Goal 1  increase exercise from 2 days a week to 3
             increase exercise time from 15 min to 20 min
Goal 2  decrease sweets by cutting portions 
Goal 3  Keep a food journal/diary 
  • Posted Tue 03 Nov 2020 06:47 PM CST
My goals are to stop snacking on sweets and be more aware of what I am eating/putting into my body. 
  • Posted Tue 03 Nov 2020 02:57 AM CST

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