Being a wife, mother, minister, and entrepreneur is a full time gig but I realized from past mistakes that if I don't keep up with my health and wellness, I won't be able to keep up with any of those roles well. Although I knew this, I recently remembered that I needed to put this knowledge to work and put myself on the calendar to care for my health and wellness. I didn't want to become overwhelmed, so I started my weight loss journey by creating some realistic goals that this chick can actually do and maintain.
As I mention in the video above, temptation to overindulge by eating the wrong foods will always present itself as a vital option for me, but I'm sure you'll agree that the older you get, the harder it seems to maintain your health and wellness... but it's not impossible. Nowadays ordering the extra slice of cheesecake isn't worth the added pounds to my frame because it's just too darn hard to get it off. Gone are the days when I could woof down 3 slices of pizza and drink soda during a meal because nobody has time for extra pounds showing up on my waistline the next day.
I, by no means am an expert in health and fitness, but I've been active and fighting to maintain a healthy lifestyle all my life. I suggest before you start on any health and wellness journey that you consult your physician to assess where you are and what will work best for you. Healthy living has always been my desire and it will always be something I'll have to do, because "BIG BONES RUN IN MY FAMILY..lol!" However, with a little motivation and inspiration from God I can do this and so can you!
3 John 1:2 NLT Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you
are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.
I have seen some success so far in my healthy living journey and I wanted to share with you what I've been doing. I've been making small adjustments that are adding up to a big impact...looking and feeling better. Many of you who have been following me on social media and have inquired about what I'm doing to reach my goals so I put together my top 4 tips that are helping me get back on track to a healthy lifestyle.
Create opportunities to move more often
Instead of parking in the parking space closest to the door, dare yourself to park in the space furthest from the door. This is a great opportunity to power walk to the entrance and do a mini jog back to your car. These extra little steps will add up to a better heart rate and a little bit healthier you.
Make smart food choices daily
We all have cravings for the sweet stuff, however if we substitute even half of the sweet food for more healthier choices we will see a big difference in how we look and feel.
Dress up to show up to your work out
I know what you are thinking, what does dressing up have to do with healthy living? Everything! Being a stylist for years I understand the power of dressing up for the goal at hand. I suggest that you look your best while pursuing feeling your best. It's time to shop for cute workout clothes and if you need help with that I can help you right here.
You must wear clothes that make you come alive from the inside out! How you dress on a daily basis reminds you that you are worth fighting for - the healthier version of you. Speaking of looking good during a workout, when my "boo thang" saw that I was taking my workouts seriously he brought home these comfy sneakers that I absolutely love. This entire workout outfit has me ready to rumble with a punching bag, yoga mat, and salsa dance groove at Zumba.
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Drink plenty of water
Don't earn all of you calories from sweet, sugary drinks. If you can make a small adjustment from drinking soda, teas, and juices to good ole' fashion water you will feel so much better because you're refueling your body with what it craves the most...water. Water is also good for healthy glowing skin as well. It's a win-win!
I'm so excited that you are considering improving your lifestyle and I hope that you will always make your health and wellness a priority and don't let setbacks keep you from pursuing living long and strong daily. If you haven't already I would love for you to join the jushhy party by subscribing today!
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