Thursday, January 14, 2010



Studies haven proven that habits developed in 21 days. We are on day 14!

The habits we have been developing in the past 14 days are habits of "Health and Wellness". Habits that become a way of living. Habits are behaviors that take no thoughts. They are reflects and automatic.....
Our Journey is 21 days of making Choices that balance our Minds, Bodies and Souls. Choices that become "habit"..... Habits that bring Us into harmony with Life.
A Harmony is sweet, pleasant, joyful and peaceful to our being.

Welcome to the Last week of this journey.

Proverbs 4

Wisdom Is Supreme
4 he taught me and said,

"Lay hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands and you will live.

10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,

and the years of your life will be many.

11 I guide you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.

12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.

20 My son, pay attention to what I say;

listen closely to my words.

21 Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;

22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to a man's whole body.

23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.

Spiritual: Today I will make time (15 minutes feeding your spirit today!) to read God's Word and seek HIS wisdom.

QUESTION: "If not for God then Who?"

Mental: Read today about Healthy Foods and their benefits. ( 15 minutes feeding your mind today!)

Physical: I doubt you'll have to work at " 15 minutes feeding your body today". Yet, you have to "work" at M A K I N G time to feed your spirit and your mind! Yes, that's what this journey is about. Developing Habits that are life giving to the WHOLE YOU!
Spend as much time and effort during the day
thinking about what to feed
your Spirit and your Mind
as you do thinking about "what do I want to eat".
(yes, that's harsh and it's direct to ME TO).

an awareness of taking care of your
body, mind and spirit

DO this TODAY and every day.... look at food from a perspective of :
  • Is this a healthy choice? (Not fried, fatty or White)
  • Does this provide fuel for my body?
  • Will the benefit of this food be a benefit?
  • Is this a food that I N E E D?
Have this internal monologue !!!!! EVERY TIME you look or think or see food (ie magazines, TV commercials, grocery stores, menu's) EVERY TIME!

This Journey is one that make us re-think what we've been programed - develop a new mental program! Once our minds are re-programed our actions will automatically respond (habit) without a "fight".

Do you fight with yourself every time you look a menu? Do you fight with yourself during the day when the thought of exercise comes up? STOP the war inside yourself.

STOP THE INSANITY! as that crazy "diet" women Susan Powter use to scream...
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The war rages because there is enough "smart sense" that is crying out to you to "do the right thing", to "stop acting out of impulse and ...... dare I say lust? Lusting after rich, gooey, fattening, feed my emotion- food. Lusting after being L A Z Y, and calling it something else... like "I deserve to rest!".

1 Peter 2:11
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Yes, heavy message today.... but we're in the final stretch!

So, pump it up!
From Prevention Magazine December 2009
Title: You already Walk regularly. SPEED IT UP.
Pick up your pace and you'll burn an average of 25% more calories - and target belly fat. .... those who did shorter, high-intensity workouts had a 20% drop in visceral (deep abdominal) fat after 3 months, while those who did longer workouts at a moderate pace had no change. Aim for 2 or 3 weekly speed sessions lasting about 30 minutes each. You should be walking at an intensity level in which you can speak only a few words at a time. If you're unable to maintain that effort for the entire workout, practice intervals, alternating short bursts of fast waling with slower segments.

Some easy ways to incorporate intervals: Speed up every other song on your MP3 player...Or use a sport watch and alternate 3- to 5 minute fast -paced bursts with equal length bouts at a moderate pace. Or Walk in as quickly as you can to the top of a hilly area and then down to recover.
(Please check with your Physician before starting any exercise program)

SALUTE! To your Health and Wellness

Re-read some of the prior postings - Keep in mind
the past 14 days of Posting suggestions.
For example ....suggestion of quoting God's word
when tempted to eat
something unhealthy! Only HE can satisfy!