Have you ever asked yourself that loaded question? What is spiritual health? What is spirituality? What does it mean to you? How do you become a spiritual healthy being? Everyone will have a different answer to these questions based on their background and beliefs…and that is okay! Find what fulfills you spiritually and do that every single day. It doesn’t have to take up much of your time. A simple reflection at the beginning or closing of your day will do. Imagine if the first thing we did when we woke up and the last thing we did before we went to sleep wasn’t checking our phones, but actually thinking about something that matters. We could find happiness in a balance if we reflected on the reason we believe we are here on this earth. Start small a simple two minutes each day.
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
*Start a journal. Jot down a few thoughts before bed.
*Gratitude section in your journal. Write three things you are grateful for everyday.
*Say a prayer. (if you are into that)
*Short meditation to reflect.
All these are quick and easy ideas to incorporate into your everyday busy life!
Here I am again for your Wednesday workout tip! One thing that I have found on my fitness journey is START SMALL. This is a common theme in my blog. All habits should be formed slowly. Exercise is no exception. Going to the gym can be very intimidating. To relieve that stress, start with exercises you all ready do and know really well. Same goes for working out at home. Begin with the basics and work your way up. Happy Workout!!!
Hello!!! I hope everyone has been having a great new year. I can’t belive we are more than half way through January. Hopefully by now you are in the swing of the new year. If not, it is never too late to get going. Somethings I have been doing this month that has made the most difference are keeping organized, waking up at six every morning to get a jump-start on my day by working out. I’m not perfect some days are more difficult than others. I also have a lot more things that I hope to improve on this year. Starting small is key but I encourage all of you to get started on a great year!
Find a workout buddy! Studies show that people who have people to workout with consistently tend to lose more weight, stick to their goals, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For me it has been much easier to keep motivated when I have someone else to lean on. Reach out to your friends, family, or co-workers to find the perfect partner.
Go for a walk/run (Outside in nature if possible!)
Ride a bike
Clean and Organize any room in your house or your car
Take a long bath or shower
Write a list of all the things in your life that you are grateful for.
Talk to someone. Try talking to someone who will just listen to your issues and not necessarily try to fix them.
Go on a date. You can even take yourself on a date if your significant other is busy.
Write in your journal. Nothing feels better than seeing your thoughts on paper and getting it all out.
Read a book
Draw or take pictures.
Color. I love my adult coloring book to clear my mind.
Turn off your phone, computer, and television. Relax screen-free.
Start your own DIY project that you have had saved on Pinterest forever.
I finally got my cute gym bag in and I am obsessed so I thought I would share with you what is in my gym bag!
- Face wipes and baby wipes.
- Body spray.
- Hand sanitizer.
- Hair ties.
- Hair brush.
- Make Up. Since I try to get some workouts in first thing in the morning I take some make up to get me ready for the day.
- Shoes. I have shoes specifically for the gym. I keep them in my bag at all times.
- Extra Shorts.
- Extra Shirt or sports bra.
- Dry Shampoo. Life saver!
- Hair spray.
- Water bottle.
- Protein bars. It’s important to have a snack on you so before or after you workout you have something quick and easy to eat.
- Clothes. I need to take clothes with me, because I go to school or work right after the gym.
- Sweat towel. It’s so nice to wipe down before leaving the gym.
We all know sometimes working out everyday or even 4-5 times a week can be a daunting task. It also can increase risk of injury and could keep your muscles from recovering. For me working over 40 hours a week, being a full-time student, and building a home…the mere thought of setting time out of each day (or waking up at 5 am) to work out makes me want to cry ugly tears! I have found the best solution to this issue. Start by setting a goal of 90 minutes of physical activity a week. Try to do 45 minutes of strength training and 45 minutes of cardio weekly. You can do it all in one day if you would like. Although, I recommend breaking it up into two workouts if possible. Even if you can work out for approximately 13 minutes a day you will meet your goal! You can make your own schedule just fit that 90 minutes in. (FYI: That is less than a full episode of The Bachelor!) You will see results, especially if you are starting from nothing. Starting small is always the best place to start. After you feel like you can do more, then you can add a third session to your week. I recommend adding a 30 minute high-intensity-interval-training or a 30 minute yoga session to relieve stress! Happy workout!