bumps in the road of life…

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We all hit bumps in the road BUT, how do you handle them?

I like to call life’s hardships, bumps in the road. I am not one to think all things are bad for us. Things happen for a reason. The universe does not put things in your way for the fun of it. No, it’s there to teach us something. What can you learn from your bumps?

Instead of crying over spilled milk or worse, why not say a prayer of gratitude and ask the universe to show you the way to the other side. The sunny side. Trust me there is one. You will get through this, maybe not in the timeframe you wish, like quickly, maybe it will take some months to get over it but what lessons are you really learning from the experience? When I learn I feel so much better. When I surrender my darkest hours to universe, I am shown the light. I am not saying it is going to be easy but you will get through this. Prayer really helps.

What lesson are you learning right now? Comment below.

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it’s ok to grow slow…

Wise words from a wise woman. If you not already reading Lara Casey’s blog, get over there now.

I love it, growing slow. It truly is the only way for me. I am not a BIG BOLD kinda gal. Nope, slow and steady for me. I actually is someone who puts a lot of thought behind what I do in life. Each day actually, I take my time and take a break and think before I act. Even with food, I wonder around the kitchen in search of lunch, and sometimes I step away to think about, what do I really want? Do you do this?

Below are some areas of my life I am growing slow at…

  1. health – day by day I take getting healthy slowly, learning new things, making good choices, improving my habits little by little
  2. exercise – day by day I make movement more a priority
  3. meditation – I increase my meditation time little by little, I am up to about 15 minutes now, started at 5 minutes, that’s progress little by little
  4. reading – day by day I read more, I read a different book, I get in a few more pages than the day before, little by little
  5. the universe – each day I connect a little more with the sacred universal love

Where are you growing slow, little by little? Let me know in the comments.

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it takes more than you think to get healthy…

It’s taken me a long time to commit to my wellness journey. Life sometimes keeps pulling me away from what I really want. I fall back into old habits and routines. Ones that don’t serve me well. Commitment to change sounds great, I could talk about it all day long, BUT, implementation is where life trips me up.

What’s one of you hardest hurdles on the road to wellness?

I can even write up a good plan but if I don’t follow that plan, I’ve got nothing.

Just now, after months of work, I am beginning to see the light anew. Making best choices for myself and my body. Eating less, eating good food, and bringing new foods into my diet. Elimination of old foods that no longer serve me like processed sugars and gluten. Did you know sugar and gluten are number one downers for people with depression. I have noticed how much it affects me negatively each day I eat these things. Blah! No more. I want to support my mental health as much as my physical health.

Are you making the new year a commitment to change your health? If so, let me know in the comments or social media. We are all in this together.

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6 month commitment to wellness…

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What is new with me? I am working with Connie again for 6 months to get my health and wellness in check.

I’ll admit after whole30 I jumped off the wellness bandwagon. BUT…

I am ready to re-commit now. Take steps to insure I am crushing it daily for my health and wellness. Be the wellness warrior I know I can be. I am no spring chicken anymore and I am coming into a time of my life, I can’t ignore my health.

I decided a 6 month commitment would be best for me. Or possibly longer depending on how things go.

I also have learned a valuable lesson about myself. I need accountability, and Connie will provide that in spades for me. Someone to report my meal logs too, discuss food issues, learn more about wellness, and etc.

Do you need an accountability buddy? Connie is your girl! 

I need to recommit to improving my health and wellness.

My goals are:

  1. weight less
  2. increase strength
  3. increase stamina
  4. have less pain – joints
  5. vitality
  6. increase energy
  7. feed my body well
  8. improve my digestion

What are you goals? Shout them out below so I can cheer you on.

Join me here on the blog on my new journey. I hope to share how things are going, my ups and downs, and recipes, etc.

 

 

 

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know your path in life…

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How does you know your path in life?

Questions! Ask yourself many questions and answer honestly.

Ask questions about your present life? Are you where you hoped to be? Is your life fulfilling? What changes can I make now to improve my life?

Get help if need be. Hire a trainer, mentor, or coach. Together you can discover you way together sometimes.

Plan your future. What does it look like, write it all out. Then…start taking action steps towards that future. It won’t all happen at once. But everyday schedule something in that moves you closer to your goal.

Change, know that your path will change as time goes by even year to year. And that is ok. That is normal. Change is inevitable.

Have you ever really sat down quietly and reflected on the way your life is going? No? Well give it a try sometime. Break down the roles you hold in life. Set up strategic goals to move you forward.

What are you doing now to keep moving forward in life?

I know I am re-hiring my wellness coach Connie Trowbridge to help me for the next 6 months+ get my health and wellness in check and keep it that way. I admit I feel into old patterns recently and I realize very much that is NOT where I want to be. I want so much more from myself and my precious body. Again, what changes are you making today to move forward? Comment below.

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