Tag: mind body spirit

Food Strategies for the Holidays

The holidays are filled with amazing foods, especially fudge, cookies, pies, and large meals. Traditionally, it is the time to feast and celebrate. It can cause us to gain unwanted weight, and causes food-related stress. It’s not fun watching everyone eat, and feel like…

Holiday Stressors & Food!

We’re coming into the holidays, and often becomes the most stressful time of the year! There is all the “things” to complete, decorations to put into place, shopping, parties, family gatherings, and the holiday food. Sometimes, I think we cram a year of “everything”…

Changing Perspectives

I’ve taken a break from weight loss, and worked to maintain a healthier body weight. My original goal was to be 160 pounds, and I reached 155. My mind kept focusing on the 160, and I actually put the 5 pounds back onto my…

What’s in a Number?

What’s in a Number? Weight is a number. Body measurements are numbers. Calories are counted in numbers. Exercise is tracked in numbers. Time is recorded in numbers. Our minds grasp numbers, and hang onto them. It takes time for those numbers in our head…

Time for Self Care

Self care is healing to the self. It is the moments in our busy lives we stop and honor ourselves. We momentarily let go of the budget, family issues, work challenges, and focus on quieting the inner self. We invest in our own well-being….

Steps to Healthy Self Talk & Self Image

Steps to Change Self Talk & Self Image. . . Listen to Your Words What words do you regularly use? Are they positive or negative or angry or happy? These words define how we communicate with ourselves and others. Our choice of words reflect…

What’s on Your Mind?

So, what’s on your mind? I woke up realizing that my whole life was being colored by a handful of thoughts. Those thoughts were given to me by my mother. I woke up thinking about all the times she accused me of lying, stealing,…

Mind + Body + Spirit

Mind + Body + Spirit = Fitness What does this really mean? We are more than a physical body. Our logic may deem that losing weight is solely associated with the physical body. The physical body reflects the physical aspects of too much weight….

Changes in the Closet!

Benefits of Losing Weight. . . More closet space The clothing worn at smaller sizes use less fabric, thus taking up less closet space. The plus side is that you could own more clothing in the same space, or you could gain space for…

Tomorrow Never Comes. . .

Tomorrow never comes. . . I learned this from all the people I knew and loved that died in the past few years. They all felt that they could start tomorrow. They could do “it” tomorrow. They had plans for tomorrow. . . Maybe…

Then There Was Wildfire Smoke. . .

First came the heat wave. . .then the wildfire smoke. . and a week or so disappeared. Time is an abstract we tie our life events too. A week seems like a really long time to not workout, but it is far better to…

Weight Loss Takes Time

We’re in the heat of the summer, and realistically it’s time to start thinking about weight loss for the Holidays. It takes time to divest one’s self of the extra pounds that gather around the middle of our bodies, or to gain physical fitness….