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Whether you workout before work or after work, chances are if you workout outside you'll be working out in the darkness or very dim light.

And one of my major pet peeves is to see runners or walkers or cyclists or really anyone out and about who doesn't make sure that they can be seen.

Because the majority of my workouts are before Hubby goes to work, and usually I'm solo, safety has always been a priority for me. And when I say that I won't run outside in the dark / low light/ fog without my Noxgear, I'm serious.

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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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