When All Else Fails, Try This!

by | Aug 13, 2015 | Healthy Living | 0 comments

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Now here’s a loaded question. What does it take to truly change your health lifestyle? Google this question and you will come up with a multitude of answers. There is never a shortage of information on trans formative exercises and nutritional supplementation.

Where has our OWN intelligent trust and knowledge of self gone?

It is mind boggling to read all the newest fads in the health industry. To keep up with the competitive changing health industry, businesses must be in constant renewal of their information. I am an advocate of the mindset that change is positive and the only constant in this wonder-filled world, but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. I am a true believer in the wisdom of the ancestral lifestyle. Spend some time with elders to gain insight and listen closely to their advice. Some of their words and actions may resonate with you, as you may have heard them over the years from your own family members. Simplicity, gratitude and hard work seem to be a constant in their lifestyle. Eat in moderation, take time to prepare fresh foods for your family, keep the body moving through physical movement, (walk, garden, yard work, housework) and live a thankful life.

Today’s lifestyle has changed dramatically and we tend to be in a chaotic state of busy-ness. With the intention of making life flow a little easier, SCHEDULING and PREPPING can be a godsend. How do we do this? Here’s an example of a daily routine. All aspects of leading a simple, yet focused and goal-oriented thankful existence are laid out. It has been stated that repetition is the mother of skill and can lead to life changing habits. By making the intention to switch old thought patterns into new and energetic habits, one must repeat over and over again until the mind believes. Once the mind believes, it will start to draw in more healthy experiences into daily life.

The sample day below can be written down on a recipe card or piece of paper. Carry with you and ensure you read it when you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed at night. They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit, but what they don’t mention is that without a burning desire to change and follow through, change is only temporary.

SAMPLE DAY: (food menu, mantras, breathing and gratitude reminders)

“Take small steps daily to increase fruits and vegetables”

  • Wake up and say THANK YOU 3 times
  • Take 3 deep breaths
  • Get in 30 min of exercise

Breakfast: Smoothie recipe- 1 cup frozen blueberries, ½ cup fresh spinach, 1 TBSP Chia Seeds, ½ banana, 1 cup Almond Milk, 500 ml water

Lunch: Salad- Spinach, red pepper, cucumber, tomatoes. Top with chicken, turkey or legumes. Condiment- Fig balsamic vinegar

Dinner: Green steamed veggies, ½ potato, and 1 chicken breast. Condiment- Salsa

Evening:

  • While lying in bed, take 3 deep breaths
  • Write all the things for which you are grateful in life in your journal

Follow through with this for 5 days.  IF you followed through, ask yourself whether you are committed to changing old habits.  If so, use this example, and create your own.  Ask yourself how much time and effort you are willing to invest in your health.  Preparation, repetition, belief and trust are the keys to success.  Life is a vivid and delicious exploration of self.  The only boundaries are the ones we create for ourselves.

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