You know, I was contemplating a New Year’s resolution two nights ago and learned a very valuable lesson I’d like to share with you.
The number one New Year’s Resolution (in America at least) was to lose weight. I wasn’t any different when 2012 was rolling around, however, although I certainly did stick to my goals and lose 30+ pounds, I kind of obsessively wanted to keep going. For the first time, two nights ago, I had an epiphany. The only reason I am going to eat healthy and exercise is not for more weight loss or not to be aesthetically pleasing, but to be healthy. I find when I am in that mindset, things seem so much clearer. Exercise (other than walking as I have always loved to walk) doesn’t seem like a monotonous chore, and having a grilled chicken salad isn’t a toss up between a burger. Now, not to say if you need to lose weight, you most certainly should, I personally left mine back in 2011/12 thankfully. You most certainly should lose weight for a myriad of health reasons you could repeat in your sleep. Whether you are already at your healthy weight or not though, keep the mindset to always exercise and eat well to be healthy. Not to be the thinnest. or the most muscular, or to prove some type of point. No. Don’t do it; you’re only harming yourself. Beside, when you only act to be healthy, everything else follows. You will lose weight because you are eating well and moving your body, you will gain muscle because you are eating and lifting weights and doing bodyweight training and not insanely obsessing over how many calories you have left for the day. Your body needs fuel to live, and your body needs movement to live. Give it both. If anything, I truly wish a New Year’s full of health for you. Blessings and a lot of love.
I was searching aroung Google and found My FitnessBliss. If you click there, a real treat for your chest and back awaits! Simple and no equipment needed except for dumbbells which as I’ve said before can easily be replaced with anything that has some weight to it! Good morning all and enjoy! Have a blessed, positively charged day!
Sweat and New Year’s aren’t generally two ideas that go together, but why not? Put down the cake, wine, and bon bons and get movin’! Try out this daily workout, brought to you by yours truly. 🙂 Enjoy!
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You know, I swear you find the best things when you’re not looking! Today on a trip out to dinner my boyfriend spotted a little spiritual store we’ve never seen. We went in and found so many beautiful items. We ended up leaving with the little pocket loves here! I’ve never seen a little Green Man! I am so happy to have found him! Then the pentacle – it’s perfect! As much as I love the seasons and the Wheel of the Year, I don’t have any pentacles, and to find this special little one (a pocket charm so I can always have it close) is such a delight! I love them so, they have all of my happy energy in them, they hold it quite well! Oh, and not pictured, but we left as well with some Nag Champa organic incense. I wasn’t aware they made organic, I am just so happy! Happy energy and love to you all!
One, by ArtlessPoems is so beautiful and speaks such truth. All there is, is you. The world is not as it is because the world is only as we perceive it. There are as many worlds as there are people. I love to view other people’s blogs and content as I come across them one way or another, and I find that each one holds such a treat for me to see. Thank you to ArtlessPoems and everyone who has given me the joy of viewing your work.
Enjoy everyone! Your body will thank you. Happy moving my friends!
The beautiful background used in this picture is not my own, it can be found here. The quote, however, is by myself. Winter blessings to you all!
© Quote by Attem Noom