Balancing Act

Work, home, kids, sleep, exercise, food plans… everything takes planning and needs a balance in your life. However, finding that balance can be rough in the beginning when starting new routines for a healthier you.

Even after years, seasoned veterans can tell you that everyday will be bring a new set of challenges that will throw you off balance but there is a hope!!

If you form habits, it’s easier to find that balance again. It’s also helpful if you can have a “back up” plan for just about everything. If you can’t exercise in the morning see if you can carve out sometime at lunch. If you didn’t prep your lunch the night before make sure you know the places you can go to that have the healthiest options for you.

Making time for a healthier you can take some “work” but you’re worth it.

Have a great Monday!!!

Affirmations

Fitness and diet can and usually are, the biggest struggles that people face in their lives. They start out at a great pace and then get derailed.

I know, I’ve been one of those people many times over. It’s frustrating and heartbreaking and so many people just give up. We want to be healthy and fit and feel good but… and this is when the list of things that get in our way start piling up. Now I’m not going to talk food right now just fitness. The biggest barrier anybody faces to their fitness goals is THEMSELVES!!

Our minds are capable of giving us the freedom to fly or sink to the bottom of the ocean. We have to be able to conquer our own minds and the best way to do it is daily affirmations.

Start out everyday and I mean EVERY DAY with POSITIVE feedback for you.

I AM A RUNNER

I AM FIT (even if your not)

and keep telling yourself theses things. You can list 5 or 10 maybe just 3. They can be the same ones everyday or they can change. Just as long as you continue to do them. Your mind will follow what you tell it and soon you will see the changes you have been telling it.

It’s amazing how much we can do when stop getting in our own way.

So be your own inner champion and start the day with a positive attitude!!!

Invest In You!!!

As a nurse, my whole job is about helping people. Advocating for those who don’t know how to advocate for themselves and sometimes having a heart to heart those who don’t realize that what they are doing is harming themselves.

Now I fully realize that there are many people out there who know full well they are hurting themselves and don’t care and for them well that’s a post for another day.

This post is about my second job, as an itworks distributor. This job isn’t much different than first. It’s all about helping people. Finding what works best for someone’s lifestyle and hopefully making them happy. It’s not all about weight loss but let’s face it most people focus on that. We do have many other things.

A facial cleanser that leaves your face feeling fresh and ready for the day! A hydration supplement that helps you rock your workout or helps you bounce back from whatever just kicked your hinny. We even a mild to moderate pain reliever that helps with chronic daily pain! All these are natural and so helpful!!

So why am I penning this blog tonight? I want you to think about what change you think you might need in your life right now and then decide if you are worth that investment. Let me tell you right now, YOU ARE. You are worth every investment that you make in yourself. The time and energy that you put into your health is never wasted no matter how small it might be. You don’t have to make big changes overnight either. Little steps become big changes over time.

So take a chance and invest in you!

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Water Wars

Water is the main source of our bodies. It makes up over 60 percent of our bodies and is vital to our daily lives. This is not in dispute. What is in dispute is how much water should people should be drinking on a daily basis.

According to a recent article from the Mayo Clinic, “ The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men
  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women” (www.mayoclinic.org, Sept. 6, 2017)

Now notice this is not water… they mention just fluid intake. The article later on does mention that the old adage of drinking 8 glasses of 8 ounces daily is not a bad idea but that some people probably don’t need it while others may be falling way short. It all depends on where you live, how much you exercise, what your diet is like and of course if you are male or female.

The Mayo Clinic did have some good solid advice that you can go by to help make sure you are staying hydrated enough, “Your fluid intake is probably adequate if:

  • You rarely feel thirsty
  • Your urine is colorless or light yellow” (www.mayoclinic.org, Sept. 6, 2017)

However, your doctor is always there to help too! They can certainly help you find the best water intake for you.