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Word of the Week: Healthy x2

I declare a repeat of "Healthy" from last week. Taking care of our bodies and its needs are really important. I also failed in the movement/exercise category last week and I want to work harder in that category this week!


Healthy definition: beneficial to one's physical, mental, or emotional state.

Do what works for you, not what everyone else is doing.

Physical: Focus on eating foods that make your body feel good. Eat things that fuel you. Don't eat because you are bored or society says it's time to eat. Eat when your body is hungry. Eat what you know is good for your body.

Move your body. Walk, run, play with the kids, ride a bike, lift heavy things or do a 4 minute workout. Find what your body enjoys. You don't have to go to a gym or follow a strict routine. Find what works for you.

Mental/Emotional: What are you reading, seeing or hearing this week? Is there positive or negative things entering your mind? The news tends to be depressing. Take a break from watching the news. Who do you spend your time with? Are they pushing you towards or away from your goals? Limit your time with people that bring you down.

Taking care of our bodies doesn't have to be hard. We don't have to follow the latest fad. We do have to take the time and experiment with our bodies to see what works best for us. We are each very unique. Do what works for you.

What are you doing to be healthy this week?

The Kitchen where I Walk in the AM (plus dog getting into trash)

I started my day today with a 15 minute walk inside of my house. Yep, inside the house. I walked hallways and circles in the kitchen. It helped my mental state and gave me a great start to my day.

#dowhatworksforyou #healthyx2 #balanceandbabysteps

About Me

After 20 years of dieting, frustration, self-confidence and body image issues, I found myself as a contestant in a transformation contest. I stepped on stage in a bikini and dark tan and won 5th place. Walked off stage, started eating, and gained 50 pounds in a year. I felt so defeated, lost, miserable, and out of control.  

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Matthew 17:20

"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

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