I love fall in Montana! And those of you that live here know exactly what I am talking about! Montana has it's own exquisite beauty, and there is nothing quite like going for a walk outdoors to enjoy the sight and smells of fall here in the Treasure State. Whether my view is overlooking harvested fields or the golden color of changing Tamaracks, it's hard not to be grateful that I live here!
Gratitude is one of the most powerful ways that we have to change our perception. From the many negative things going on in the world today that is constantly being put in front of us on the news and via social media to our own thoughts inside of our heads, it is easy for our mindsets to hit the bottom of the barrel. Especially when the stress of the holiday season is coming at us like a freight train.
When we make an effort to show appreciation to others, we make them smile. They get that warm and fuzzy feeling inside that makes them happy and shows value of their presence...
We tend to hibernate during the colder months and it's not uncommon to pack on the pounds when doing so. Sometimes we feel off track and it's hard to aren't quite sure where to veer back onto the road. I have a few simple ways you can start improving your health right now!
First, I want you to forget the bathroom scale. Hide it. Put it in the closet, throw it away, or stick it out of sight in the garage. Do whatever it takes to get it out of your mind. Staring at that number looking up at you can truly divert your healthy path in a negative way. The important focus here is on your health.
Make it a daily task to work on accepting yourself where you are this very moment. Have you ever heard the saying, "Life's a marathon, not a sprint"? It's so true! Marinate on that! It will take time to get where you are headed and I want you to love and accept yourself every step of the way. Once you work on that, more effortless relaxing will flow naturally....
Have you been feeling guilty about not working out as much as you want lately? Once Summer is over, it is easy to rely on those loose sweaters and oversized coats to hide our figure while we indulge a little too much in the holiday feasts.
The end of the year is a busy time for all of us, so it is understandable if you are finding it difficult to be at the gym at 6 am 5 days a week. And let's face it, if you live in the northern part of the country like me, it's pretty hard to leave that nice warm bed to go out when the temperature starts to drop! But you are not alone! There are plenty of things you can do to sneak in exercise throughout the day!
1. Take the steps
2. While you are on the phone pace around your office or stretch your legs
3. Squats while brushing your teeth
4. Take an a walk each night after dinner to enjoy the breeze
5. Go outside play with your kids or grandkids
These are some quick easy ways to get you on the move! Think about some of your favorite ways...
Do you feel out of control when it comes to your cravings? Have you not found an effective way to manage them just yet - an effective one at least?
I know how hard it is! I've been there Sister! When I was fighting my Chronic Fatigue and Anemia, I craved energy. And at the time, energy equalled sugar. I couldn't get enough sugar because for a little while at least I would be able to have enough energy to cook dinner, do the dishes, or most importantly, play with my daughter! Little did I know that the relief that I got from the sugar was supporting the very diseases I was trying to fight! Not to mention the weight gain that came along with it!
What are you doing to combat those cravings? Beating these cravings is a major factor in losing weight and better health. We have all tried different methods to get over those cravings, but we ultimately give in. So how do you control those cravings? With the holidays coming up just around th...
Have you ever left the grocery store to drive home, pulled into your driveway, and realized you zoned out the entire time? Your body knew where to go out of habit and luckily you made it home safely! But this is a perfect example of mindless habits. Same goes for our automatic eating habits.
Do you ever automatically reach for that bowl of ice cream after supper and realize that you don't actually WANT it, you are just reaching for it out of habit?
We all have our own eating habits! I used to reach for a couple of cookies every morning to go with my coffee. Not quite the breakfast of champions, was it? Becoming mindful of these habits is the first step in rearranging your habits and creating new, healthier ones that make you feel great!
Tomorrow, be mindful of each thing you eat. Examine what was going on around you, or in you when you chose to eat anything that may not align with your health goals. What are your typically doing when you find y...
When it comes to eating healthy, the emphasis goes beyond just carbs, fat, protein, and calories. It even goes beyond food groups!
When you make the conscious decision to start eating healthier foods, it’s important to pay attention to what’s in your food.
Did you know that the nutritional value of most our produce has decreased over the last few decades? The food we eat no longer gives us the nourishment it used to, requiring us to seek other sources of vital nutrients.
This is due to the increasingly more common use of pesticides and genetically modified foods (GMOs).
By consuming organic food as often as possible and choosing foods that are locally grown, you can minimize the effect of pesticides and GMOs in your diet!
Beware These Foods: The Dirty Dozen
These foods have been named as the most likely to be contaminated by pesticides. If you’re on a budget, these are the foods you want to prioritize buying organic.