Let’s make health and wellness a focus! Be Motivated!

What happened to those New Year’s Resolutions? Now its summer and we are all thinking about “why don’t I have my summer body?.”  Let’s make the following our goal for the remainder of the year Be Healthy Be Happy Be Well!

Health and Wellness is the talk of the town! Time to get down to basics, make realistic goals, become a planner and transform your daily existence from one of chaos to one of balance.

Simply Health’s Life Balance Approach takes into account that each area of our lives affects how we feel about ourselves. In order to “Be Empowered,” we have to learn how to keep each dimension of our lives balanced. It is essential to understand that when one of our circles (Physical Environment, Nutrition, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Movement, Mind-Body Connection, or Personal Growth and Development) is affected the other circles need to activate to keep your life in balance. Contact me to be coached in order to create balance and order in your lives!

Life Balance Approach

Be Balanced!

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So the question is what area of your wellness wheel is pulling you out of sync?  Where do you need to start?  Here are my goals for 2018, please share yours and then we can work on the next stage, making it happen.  My goals:

Physical Movement:  I have set a goal to do a race this summer it is a 17 mile trail run/hike! Time to train: run, yoga, hike

Mind Body Connection:  Yoga yoga this is so helpful to me I am moving, stretching, strengthening and at the same time breathing.

Physical Environment: Keep my desk organized and up to date

Interpersonal Relationships:  Work on being present whether on the phone or spending time with others.  Putting my phone away at meals and when in a conversation.

Personal Growth and Development:  Make a commitment to write one new blog a week and post an interesting article pertinent to my blog for my followers.

Nutrition:  continue eating a whole foods nutritional diet on a regular basis and also enjoy food to the fullest when presented with a wonderful eating experience.

 

Share just one goal for this upcoming month!  Time to Be Motivated, Be Empowered and Be Healthy Be Happy Be Well.  So…. how do we do this? There is not one plan that works for everyone.  Each individual has different goals and different ways of achieving them.  Hearing what others do helps all of us.

Share your goals!!!

Share what helps you to stay motivated and accountable!!!!!

Teaser: FOR THIS WEEK LET’S ALL EAT A WHOLE FOODS DIET.  MAKE NOTE ON HOW YOU FEEL: ARE YOU LESS HUNGRY, MORE FOCUSED, AND FEELING MORE BALANCED? SHARE THIS PLEASE!!!!

 http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/whole-story/take-28-day-challenge

Check out this article too it is a woman’s journey of a year of unprocessed whole foods. Be Motivated!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/24/quit-processed-food-megan-kimble-a-year-without_n_7648276.html

 

 

Why Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Well is a balanced approach and how it transformed my life!!!

How Be Healthy Be happy Be Well Transformed My Life

BEFORE AND AFTER THE LIFE BALANCE APPROACH!

The Life Balance Approach and Me:

**My son Brandon wrote this blog as a birthday gift to me.  He continues to be one of my biggest fans and a supporter of me as a health coach and a mom.  Thank you Brandon for believing in me as I have believed in you and will continue to do so each and every day.  I love you to the moon, the stars the universe!

As a middle school boy, despite what you may think, living a balanced and healthy life was not my most pressing concern. I was concerned with recess football, practical jokes, and the opportunity to ichat girls after school.  Everything changed, however, when I went to the doctor to get my yearly checkup: I was obese according to my BMI, my cholesterol was too high, and the doctor suggested that I change my diet.

As a young kid, having a doctor tell you that you cannot eat all the junk food I loved felt like someone was taking away a big piece of my life. I loved food! My family always laughed about the endless plates of food that I would fill up at dinner, and they even called an overly big bite of food a “Brandon Bite.”

The night after I went to the doctor, I hopped in a car to go to Buffalo Wild Wings with friends before a movie. I had just found out that I couldn’t eat unhealthy food, and I needed to somehow circumvent the junk that would be thrown in my face at both the restaurant and the movies. After a night of avoiding wings and popcorn, I went home, saw my mom, and I immediately started tearing up. I didn’t understand why I had to be different, and I didn’t understand why I now had to worry about everything I ate.

What my mom would go on to explain to me would change my thinking and continues to affect how I act today; she said that everyone should be able to go to the movies and eat a bowl of popcorn, if that isn’t their routine every day.  What my mom said that day underlines the mantra of the Be Healthy Be Happy Be Well blog, balance is the key to success. My mom and I began to develop a plan that allowed for me to eat healthier and be more active while still being a normal kid.

Before discussing how I should eat or proceed, my mom and I discussed basic nutrition, weight, and health. We discussed which types of foods were important to stay away from if I wanted to lose some weight and reduce my high cholesterol, and we talked about why it was important for me to do so.  Balance quickly became the main topic of discussion as I learned to eat nutritiously on a regular basis without giving up all the food that I loved. I found that I should eat normally in social situations and at school, but I should control my meals and my snacking while at home. Although changing my habits was difficult and did not happen overnight, the balance and newfound control in my life became an integral part of my happiness.

My mom taught me that healthy, happy living is not about giving up everything unhealthy, but rather it is the process of learning to balance the healthy with the unhealthy. I never cut out Pizza. I never cut out Pasta. I never cut out ice cream, and I never cut out chicken parmesan, but my cholesterol returned to normal levels, my weight fell below the BMI obesity, and the doctor no longer suggested I change my diet. I balanced the good with the bad, and I began to equate my good eating decisions with happy and healthy life decisions.

On the heels of Thanksgiving dinner, I have no regrets about the 2 pounds of stuffing, liter of gravy, or full pie that I shoveled down my mouth because I love Thanksgiving, and I look forward to stuffing my face on turkey day every year. For the next couple days, however, I might think about heading to the gym or eating a couple of healthy meals.