Do you ever wonder why you feel so run down and fatigued all the time? I believe my body’s wisdom is great and symptoms or problems warn me of illness. Managing my weight also is my personal goal to reduce my risk of developing disease and increases the effectiveness of my therapies.
Small Steps Lead to Success
Obesity is associated with increased risks in getting cancer, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. My goal is to prevent these diseases from overcoming my body by taking a proactive stance in my life. This starts with small steps toward lifestyle changes that will lead to large rewards.
Giving it my best means starting my morning out with a large glass of water upon waking. Hydrating the body gives me a great boost at jumpstarting my metabolism! I turn on the tea kettle and start the sauce pot on low with water to begin the daily breakfast routine. Today it’s oatmeal but tomorrow will be eggs. Cooking my breakfast gives me the fuel I can easily absorb and therefore the blood to nourish my entire body.
Recover from Weekend Binges
The leftovers from the weekend feasts are used to prepare snacks and lunch bags in the controlled chaos of my morning routine. I schedule a few hours in my week to shop for organic milk, meats and produce at my local Grassway Farms store to limit the amount of toxins I ingest. I search out seasonal vegetable recipes on foodnetwork.com and plan my grocery lists based on what I have choosen for that week.
Weekends are full of fun easy times with family and friends in the kitchen. Nourishing food is an excellent way to prevent illness, spread the love and improve emotions all around. Sharing the wonderful fruits of your labor is almost as rewarding as eating them yourself!
Coffee + Body = Less Water
At the office I find the coffee appealing in between meetings, so I fill my mug with water to rehydrate. I drink a lot more water when I use a mug that has a straw! Every cup of coffee takes two cups of water out of my body so I know I need to balance my intake by constantly filling my mug and drinking. I add a little lemon or lime juice to the water to give it a kick!
Revive the Drive
After my work day is over I drive home with music that makes me feel like dancing and start my dinner prep or reheat leftovers after feeding my pets. Food choices are pre-purchased in the forms of organic vegetables, fruits, meats, dairy, and fresh sourdough bread. Homework may be going on at the kitchen table so I may be late with dinner, but we always stop to enjoy the work our teachers have sent home for us to review.
Go With the Flow
I try to enjoy some exercise or movement before the bedtime routine preferably because then the children are involved in the activity. Walking the dog, getting out the yoga mats or dancing to a favorite artist are some of the many options I enjoy. The acupuncture treatments I need are scheduled via email to ensure I have them planned.
Washing up for bedtime cleanses my mind and body and prepares me for the relaxation of settling in for the night. I choose reading material that I enjoy or I stay quiet for some time in meditation or prayer. My sleep is peaceful and I am ready for tomorrow. I feel happiness in the fullness of my life and I know that anything less would only be the result of my own choices.
The choices I make reflect my reality. Taking the time to write down who I want to be and finding my own personal solutions is the constant work I do for me. When my diet and exercise is managed I give everyone around me my best.
Acupuncture rebalances my body and allows me to jump start my system to achieve my goals. What do you want from your life? Lets all start our year off listing our goals and then list how we can achieve them to ensure our success!