Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 7

Ephesians 4:29-32

29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,

but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,

that it may benefit those who listen.

We hear what WE say, right. We feed our minds with what WE are saying to others. WE feed our minds what we say to ourselves.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer


Words are so powerful. Can you think of a time someone said a complement to you that you've never forgotten. Do you recall how it made you feel at that time?

Can you recall a time someone said a criticism that has haunted you. I recall My teacher, Mrs. Candelaria in 4th grade who told me I was a terrible speller. So much for the spelling bee's I won in 3rd Grade. She said it, She was my teacher, so I believed it. I am a terrible speller. Is it because those words were planted in my head? I don't know, but how crazy I recall that teacher and what she told me 40 years later. (Ok, maybe a few more than 40.... guess my math ain't so good either, and throw in grammar too. ) HA!

SPIRITUAL: Lord, help me to day to use my words to impart strength to myself and others. Help me to choose words that bring life, healing and wellness to my soul. AMEN

Mental: (See post on Vitamins). I do believe that we can't get all our nutrients from our foods, but Vitamins are not a replacement for a healthy diet. Vitamins can be "overused" and cause problems.

Physical: This is Day 7 - find a way to increase the type and or duration of your activity or exercises today. Find ways to exercise throughout the day!

I mentioned before the importance of "Motion". Toddlers loose their baby fat, why? Because they've learned to walk! That's also why Toddlers loose interest in eating between 2-4 years old. They are too busy MOVING! ACTIVE! CURIOUS!

Take a lesson from Toddlers!

Find opportunities to day to move, stretch. You can walk in place while talking on the phone. Try walking with exaggerated movements (ok, when no one is watching you).

For example When standing at a counter or sink:

Standing Calf Raise: Stand on the floor (or with your heels hanging off a bench or step) and hold onto a bar or wall for balance. Lift up onto your toes as high as you can, squeezing the calves. Lower and repeat for 16 reps.

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Or when the opportunity presents itself and your alone with a WALL (ha ha)
Wall Push Up
(A) Stand a few feet away from a wall and place hands on wall at shoulder level, a few inches wider than shoulders.
(B) Pull the abs in and, keeping back straight, bend elbows and lower body towards the wall until elbows are at 90 degree angles.

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I'm hoping to get feedback. Is this helpful to your journey to health and wellness? What should I add or remove? Please bear in mind, this is my "starting point" ...

Thank you for your comments in advance


  1. I can honestly say that I am look forward to reading your blog. It's funny (Mrs. Candalera, now that's funny) and what she said when you were young is so true. I mean the stories we have from things that have been said and stick with us. Words are so powerful! Mom was frustrated with me one day trying to do math homework. In her frustration she said something negative about me not understanding the problems. Whatever it was, what I heard was "you must be stupied not to get this". Sticks like glue!

  2. Hey my cousin! Bravo!!!! I love your blog. I can hear your voice in my head as I read it! I remember my 4th grade teacher telling my mom something about me at a teacher/parent conference, in which I was present mind you, she said "I think there must be something wrong with Ruthann, she is so quiet." HeLLOOOOO I CAN HEAR YOU! Did she think my ears were quiet too? It's called being "SHY" lady! Fortunately, growing up in a loud and fun family---the Cannizzaro's----I think I finally grew out of my shell. Words are powerful! Thanks for the reminder...keep up the good work!

    By the way when are you coming to Branson?
    Love ya!!