Going raw vegan has been the best journey for me. It has helped me get rid of my Prurigo nodularis and get my weight back under control.
BLACK HISTORY IS EVERYONE’S HISTORY
GOOD, BAD AND INDIFFERENT.
6 Simple Ways To A Healtheir Life-Style
Before starting any new journey, start with embracing who you are. Love you for you, not for what others think you should be. You are special and beautiful just as you are. Wanting to make changes doesn’t mean you don’t love yourself, it means you’re taking charge of your health and wellness.
1. Declare who you are and what you want This is a very important step in getting healthy. Embrace who you are. There’s only one you. Find the things you love about yourself and embrace those things, then find the things you don’t like so much and work on changing those things. This requires you to change your mindset. Once you’ve decided that your really ready to having a healthier life style, start using words like “I can and I will be healthy“. Don’t self sabotage your journey before you start by saying things like “i don’t think I can” or “this is way to difficult”. You can do it if you take yourself out of your normal way of thinking and surround yourself around like-minded people. Let your friends and family know your seeking a healthier life style and their support is needed.
2.Keep it real Setting realistic goals are key to being successful. Don’t set yourself up for failure by setting goals that are not attainable. Unrealistic goals like, loosing 20 lbs in a month, or trying to completely cut foods out your diet that you’ve been eating your whole life. Take it slow. For example, if drinking soda is something you want to remove from your diet, start with noting how many sodas you drink in a day or a week and reduce that in half.
3. Eat this not that Making healthy choices will help you see steady results in no time. You can start by swapping food choices in your diet. I know bread can be a hard swap for a lot of people, ( i was one of them) look into multigrain breads instead of white breads, or if ice cream is your thing try switching to a yogurt or a soy ice cream. There is also a book out there called” Eat this, not that”, (Zinczenko & Goulding) which can be very helpful in your journey. You can also find tons of healthy apps online that will help keep track of what your eating.
4. The couch is no longer your friend You have to move if you want to loose. You don’t need a gym to get moving. Start with baby steps if your new to working out. Invest in home workout videos, a jump rope, or small hand weights. If these things are not in your budget, you can incorporate a few simple exercises into your day, walking, sit ups jumping-jack,- planks push up, etc. It doesn’t matter what you start doing, just start.
5. Be true to yourself Being consistent is key to your success. Pre-plan your weekly agenda, grocery list and meals. Having a planned agenda takes the guess-work out of your day. Keep your grocery list consistent to your new healthy eating habits. If you don’t have self-control around food (just yet), bringing home your trigger foods is not the best choice. This can be a bit of a struggle at first, but it will get easier, if you stick to the above list.
6.Seek support If this all seem a bit overwhelming for you to commit to on your own, seek a health coach. A Health coach is your #1 cheerleader. We are here to meet you where you are in your journey. Educating you on the most effective ways to sustain a healthy life style, while embracing you for who you are. Health coaching is not just about what your eating,but what drives you to what you’re eating, such things like, stress, work, family life, illnesses, etc. Contact me at factsoflyfe2.gmail.com for your complimentary phone coaching session.
What is coconut water?
Not to be confused with high fat coconut milk or coconut water in the can. I have tried coconut water from the can and there is no comparison.. Fresh Coconut water from an actual coconut, is one of my favorite ways to keep hydrated after my workout or on a hot day.
Coconut water is a clear liquid that comes from the center of a young coconut. It has a naturally refreshing taste, with a sweet nutty flavor. It is also a great option to use in your favorite smoothie. It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes.
You lose electrolytes when you sweat, Electrolytes are minerals in your blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge. Electrolytes affect the amount of water in your body, the acidity of your blood (pH), and your muscle function (NIH).
Coconut water has been said to aid in the digestion process because it has high concentration of fiber, which helps prevent indigestion and helps reduce acid reflux. It contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. It is also Low in calories, naturally fat, cholesterol free, and super hydrating
With fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than four bananas, you would be coo coo not to drink it.
The ‘N” word! Are you afraid to use it?
If you’re thinking what I think you’re thinking. Yes. You should be afraid to use that word. But the word I’m talking about is “NO”.
Why is “NO” so difficult for some people to use? Is it that you’re afraid of letting someone down? You don’t want to hurt the other persons feelings? You think saying no is gonna take you out the running for that long-awaited promotion, or you think others like you more when you say yes.
Here’s the thing. When you’re always the yes person, people really don’t respect you. They call on you when everyone else has told them NO! or HELL NO!
Learning to say “NO” takes confidence in who you are and what you stand for. Now, I’m not saying, you should never say yes, but don’t just say “YES” because you think that’s what others want to hear. There is power in saying “NO”
When you should say NO:
> If your plate is full, don’t try to squeeze in something else.
> If you’re unsure of whats being asked of you.
> If it jeopardize your safety.
>If you’re trying not to hurt someones feelings.
>If you just don’t want to do it.
> If it goes against what you believe in.
Live Life With No Regrets
What does it mean to truly forgive? Is forgiveness a conscious choice or an emotional choice? Or does it matter.
The act of forgiveness doesn’t come easy for most. I’m sure we can all recall a time or two when someone has wronged us. Betrayal hurts, no matter how big or small the act, how far back this experience took place, or whether it’s a family member or a friend.
Think back on a time when someone betrayed, offended, or cheated you. How did you react to this? How did it make you feel? Did it consume part of your life? Having feelings of anger or rage are normal. However, if you’re holding onto these emotions for weeks, months or even years, your letting someone else dictate your happiness and control your emotional well-being.
Your probably shaking your head (No) as your reading this, thinking that if you’re not in contact with that person or have little to no interaction with them, how could they possibly have a hold over your emotion or even your life.
OK. Let’s evaluate this. Since having been betrayed, have you discussed the incident with someone other than the person you have the issue with? Have you had thoughts of that person? Are you waiting for the other person to apologize?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your emotions and your life functions around the other persons actions. If you answered yes that your waiting for the other person to apologize. don’t hold your breath. Maybe they feel they don’t owe you an apology or there is a great chance they’re not aware that they’ve wronged you. How could that be , you say.
Well, think about a time when you’ve been accused of hurting a friend or family. When it was brought to your attention, you were caught off guard. SO, the time and energy you put into being upset, unhappy or loosing sleep, is your loss, literally
Heres your red flag🚩. Forgiveness does not excuse the behavior, it prevent the behavior from destroying your heart and emotions. There is power in forgiveness.
The other person doesn’t need to know you forgave them, remember, this is about you, not them.
Some of you are reading this and rolling your 👀, and thinking, “oh they need to know” so they can apologize, That would have been my exact reaction a few years back.
Forgiveness is not a feeling. It’s a choice. A choice to gain back control over your life. As I’m writing this, there are a few people i need to forgive, so that I can move on.
Remember, Live life with no regrets
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV