People are always talking about having a healthy lifestyle. We are bombarded with ads telling us what we need to do to be healthy. They often try to shame us into thinking if we don’t use their products we will never be healthy.
Being healthy is more than just exercising, eating right and keeping a good weight. I believe each of the following are important for a healthy lifestyle:
- Fresh air
- Mental and spiritual well being
Beginning October 1, I plan to join #Write31Days. I will use it to keep me accountable as I work towards a healthier way of life. Hopefully I will make new habits and revive some that have fallen by the wayside.
EXERCISE AND HEALTHY FOOD
Exercise is on the top of my list, because I need to lose weight and strengthen muscles. Most days I follow a 15 minute routine developed by Teresa Tapp. Along with that I plan to take walks and ride the exercise bike a few times per week. I believe it will not only help me feel and look better, but be better able to do my work.
Food also plays a big part, because we all need food to survive, right? I’m not a fan of weight loss diets, because it’s too easy to put the weight back on once you stop the diet. The key is to take smaller portions. That can be hard, because if a food tastes good it’s tempting to eat more.By eating less, I can enjoy favorite foods and still lose weight. At the end of the 31 Days we’ll see if I am right.
OTHER AREAS TO CONSIDER
Rest, work and leisure also contribute to a healthy lifestyle. I do not go to a job, but there is much to do at home with writing and chores. Leisure includes time for art journaling, reading, taking a walk to get fresh air, or practicing some other form of self care.
I also plan to read scripture and pray each day. Music also plays a big part in my life. I enjoy word games with friends, and also a little Sudoku, Blendoku and Spider Solitaire. I’ve heard that playing games is a good way to exercise your brain. Reading a book for information or from a different viewpoint is great for stretching our minds.
MY HEALTHY PLAN FOR WRITE 31 DAYS
This is not a “how to” and the path is not crystal clear. I make no promises of success, but at the end of the month I plan to be well on the way to a healthier lifestyle.
Each day I will share snippets from part of my daily activities. On Tuesdays I will share a recipe our family enjoys. Sundays will include a poem or scripture with a photograph.
I also gave myself a challenge to use the 31 Days of #FiveMinuteFriday FreeWrites in my daily posts. Impossible? We’ll see!
I’d love to have you join me for this #Write31Days challenge. Along the way, maybe you will be inspired, too. Feel free to share your own tips or struggles, and we will encourage each other.
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