When starting or staying true to a healthier lifestyle, one must have deal breakers. Right? Boundaries. Lines that cannot be crossed, at least not often. Perhaps you've set out to change the way you eat or decided to get more exercise. Maybe you're swearing off fast food. Or you're planning to take 10,000 steps per day. Or you aim to get 7+ hours of sleep each night. How strong is … [Read more...] about What Are Your Deal Breakers for a Healthy Lifestyle?
Vision Boards help people clarify their desires, quiet their negative voices, and keep focused when willpower wanes. And they're fun to make. The start of a new year, when we're looking ahead to creating a better lifestyle, is a great time to make Vision Boards, and the ways to do it are endless. I wanted my first vision board to represent my priorities of my faith, my family, and my … [Read more...] about Vision Boards: The Why and How
It is not uncommon for many of us to "blow it" over a holiday weekend, but Stretchy-Pants Week doesn't have to turn into an entire month. Want to get back on track? Then take a look at the list below. Here are 5 ways to refocus and recover after a holiday: Stop beating yourself up about what you ate, drank, said, did, or didn't do. It's a new day. Stop replaying the narratives. Forgive … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Get on Track after a Stretchy-Pants Week
What would it look like to meet your fitness goals this summer? Fitting in time to take care of us and meet our fitness goals sometimes can prove challenging in the summer. With changing routines, family vacations, and warmer weather, who has time to fit in us? But we don't have to give up completely on our vision of being fit and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Meet Your Fitness Goals this Summer
Like many little kids, I played sports through local youth recreation leagues. Some of my favorite memories came on a softball field. Because the coach never sent me to right field (thanks, Dad!) and I made some key plays, I thought I must be a pretty good fielder. I was a decent batter. But when it came to my base running, my speed never was in doubt. I was slow. My sophomore year of … [Read more...] about Field of Dreams: Examining What Keeps Us Down
We’re off and running in a new year, and you’ve set some goals and dreams. Is it time for some accountability partners? Perhaps you've vowed to get and stay organized. Or maybe you've decided you're ready to cut out sugar. Maybe you want to exercise consistently. Are you already wondering if you can keep it up? Or have you already stumbled? The times I’ve been most successful reaching … [Read more...] about Worried About Reaching Your Goal? Don’t Go It Alone