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Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

Your Body Is A Gift

It was like I had a major light bulb moment. I mean for the last 6 years, weight loss has always been a goal along with getting more physically fit and stronger. And I've heard people say that you only have one body, and you need to take care of it blah blah blah...

But it's like I felt this on a personal level - like WAKE UP GIRL! You have ONE BODY. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of the GIFT that you have been given. I experienced this while I was in bed with pain in both of my feet. My right foot was throbbing from the arthritis, and my left foot was in as much pain from my plantar fasciitis. In that moment it didn't take a genius to figure out that my body is really dealing with a lot of inflammation. And that I had been eating more for fun than for healing and nutrition.

It was definitely another nudge for me to really work on focusing to eat with a purpose. Oh, another highly processed cookie, another scoop of ice cream, another handful of marshmallows really isn't that big of a deal! Or is it? There's a fine line with moderation. My moderation is obviously going to be different than yours.

But lately, and for quite some time, my body has been yelling at me for crossing over moderation far too many times. Honestly, it's breaking down. I can't blame it on age. Sure, I'm 44, and my body is going to be different now than at 22. But I'm a smart lady to know that my body reacts to what it's fueled with. If you put the wrong fuel in a car, it's not going to work efficiently. Over time, damage is going to happen. Sometimes the damage is immediate; sometimes it's gradual.

So, now that I have the knowledge of what to do, it's applying that knowledge and putting it into action. And I'm here to tell you that I am well on my way.

Your body is a gift, how are you treating it?


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  1. Amy, so very true. Our bodies are wonderful things and try to tell us things. It is so easy to give in during the moment. Moderation is key.Having a balance and still enjoying our treats is awesome. Lately, my will power has been not so good as I am feeling sorry for my self about certain things. Hope things start looking up for you.

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