"Those who mind don’t matter,
and those who matter don’t mind."
I have been pretty absent – For that I am sorry. I have too much going on… Although I have been reading and knitting a lot which are things I enjoy… In turn I am happy.
While reading one of my many magazine subscriptions, this quote was in it. I believe Dr. Seuss was correct. We all need to stop caring what other think because we will always second guess out selves. Enough is Enough. I refuse to care to think… “oh what will they think if they know I…”
According to my horsescope today… I am a Scorpio
You may be desperate to start something new but the planets warn you should wait a bit more time before you begin. The new moon at the weekend will be your signal to begin. Start then and you just cannot lose.
What is my plan that I am so desperate according to my horoscope to start is… I have been talking a lot about having a healthy spirit. I have truely been considering exploring Paganism. I have been intrigued by Paganism for many years now, although I never had anyone activly in my life who was a Pagan. My best friend Ellie_Di invited me to Samhain. We had a wonderful evening and some delicious foods.
I just recently finished a book she gave me on Wicca. I am happy to have finished it. I am looking right now at all aspects of my life and seeing if a deity is particularly alligned or benifical. We shall see…
I am currently think about Brighid…
When I think of what it means to have a healthy food blog I take into consideration more than just the food stuffs that I consume. I think of Fresh… A New Chapter, way to open up my way of thinking.
I started writing this blog as my new beginning. I had closed the chapter of my life and was starting a new one and why not start it off Fresh. The whole concept did not quite click in until much later. As we do in our life go through transformations, so did my thought process and my blog.
First I felt that I needed to eat healthy and that would start the process. I would like to state this is a great place to make changes and see them. For example do you drink pop/soda?? I did. I had restricted my pop intake and my skin was clearer, my attitude and sleep improved. I share the wealth of healthy bloggers recipes that I have tried and my own.
Healthy Mind and Body
That leads to the second area that we need to work on, and this is a work in progress the mind and body. I reached out to Rita a few months ago and that was the best and hardest thing I ever did. I needed a total stranger to know my story. I did not think that I would ever hear back, but to my surprise my biggest supporter lives a few thousand kilometers away! Thank you Rita!
Lastly my spirit and this is the area I will be sharing more with is in the weeks to come. I feel spirituality comes from with in you as does your strength and your inner-ness. My inner me was my worst friend for a long time. Now that I have begun to share my adventure with the world my inner nay-sayer has gotten smaller.
I hope that you follow me on my journey to overall happiness and throughout the new chapter of my life. I look forward to hearing about your healthy journey!! Feel free to send me a email or leave a tweet!!
Please check out Rita’s great site at Fitblogger!!!
I think we have all felt like this at some point in our lives… I have been back to my Office job for 8 weeks now. Working 50-55 hours a week has started to take a toll on my mind. I wake up early, eat breakfast work a 11 hour shift and then come home and … try to relax.
Here are some of the things I have been doing to relax:
- Read a Good Book – Right now I am still working to finish Eat Pray Love. I promise I will finish it soon.
- Listen to music – I have been making some playlists for the gym. I am going to be posting a new playlist every 2 weeks. Feel free to try it out…
- Snuggle up with a good show
- Pour a glass of Wine
What do you do to relax??
Is there a person in your life you look to for advice? Are they a friend or family member? Or do you have more that one.
I have many Guru’s. I feel that one should have a multitude of life experiences which in my opinion bring us Gurus.
I posted last week that reaching out to a stranger can be a GREAT thing. Well I would like to say that Rita @ The Giggly Bits has become my Motivation and Healthy living Guru. (Surprise Rita).
She has written many posts that I whole heartedly recommend. Her most recent post is to create a vision board and to write a mission statement for your healthy lifestyle. So I took her advice and here is my Healthy Mission Statement (note it may evolve as it is a work in progress):
“Ensuring to promote healthy lifestyle by learning and exploring food options. Promoting a stronger and flexible body, mind and soul, by partaking in physical exercise and yoga.”
In January this year I had set a resolution No Fast Food and I had hoped that it would lead to a healthier lifestyle. Well like most resolutions it did not last. Recently I have notices a little more around my waist and well I am tired. I never want to be as round as I am tall. I currently weight the most I have ever had in my whole life and it is a time to change.
I am 5’3” and I would guess… *as I have been to nervous to stand on a scale* that I weight about 220-225. I always swore I would never weigh more than 200 well that changed some where in the past two years.
I must say my downward spiral of bad choices and bad eating started in 2008. Just after New Years I had found out the my boyfriend of 4 years was cheating on me online… We had not been happy for a while and this was the final straw. We basically had a 4 month long break where we were living together although not together. In June of 2008 I met a new group of friends. They were both good for me and bad at the same time. It was 3 guys… (one who is the love of my life). I hung out with them and they introduced me to new people and I joined an improve group and well, my social network exploded. For the rest of 2008 I ate poorly and enjoyed pizza pasta and McDonalds. 2 liters of coke and Pepsi and no veggies! I did not exercise and gained my weight. I was stressed about my life and money and what I wanted to do and where I was headed. I hit a funk and pushed a lot of the positive friends and my family away. I did not want them to see me as I was embarrassed of who I had become. Aaron was one of my new friends and he stood by me throughout the whole year of stupidity and bad choices.
In February of 2009 my family had said well enough is enough. We had many long unhappy conversations and still Aaron stayed by me. He had told me he loved me although I did not love myself and was not ready for someone to love me. He still stuck around. In May 2009 I had sorted nearly all my mess out and was ready to be loved. We started dating and pretty much most of the bad things drifted away. I removed the negative people from my life and was ready to start a new chapter (well whole book). In June 2009 my friend Ellie got married and well we were friends before her wedding but afterwards our friendship blossomed. She became my shoulder to lean on and she was there during some hard chats. By the end of 2009 Aaron and I had moved in together and all is well.
So that brings us back around to the beginning of the post. Well for the past 2 months I have been on twitter and chatting with fit bloggers. I have also read many fit bloggers and reflected on some of the things that have done to change and improve there lives. I really want to get my life and weight in order. I want to be happy and healthy. I have chosen today to reflect and post this as it is time for that Change! It is time for me to shed the pounds and let go of the pain. I have been on this big kick where I want to run a 5k and well I am.
I AM A RUNNER *If I say it then I must be right?
Well here is my pledge:
I pledge to reflect on my choices both in eating and exercise. I am going to eat healthy and the CORRECT portion sizes. I am going to exercise on a regular schedule. I am going to follow my dreams and make goals (and stick to them). I am going to reduce my consumption of fatty foods and cut back on the amount of sugar I consume. I am ready to be HEALTHY HAYLEY!