Healthy Temple: Learning to Listen

Hey Friends!

It is ironic that I am writing about nutrition and a Healthy Temple while on “Day 6 of Influenza”. More than anything I am cherishing the brilliant person who thought to put lotion in these stupid tissues. I had been in the middle of a 30 day challenge to eat ‘one ingredient’ foods (such as a salad comprised of spinach, almonds, carrots, etc. no dressing) and really give my max effort on workouts, and was doing fabulous… until this week. Workouts ceased, and my body went into starvation mode as I only was taking in fluids. However, today is a new day!

No matter where you are in your health journey, remember that you can always start over fresh.

I have found that often the biggest “bully” in my life is me. When I beat myself down and tell myself, “You’re never going get this right. Why even bother?” I am only setting myself up for failure. We are so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for! Have you been on a lot of crash diets in the past? I certainly have. Have you never been able to do a pushup? That’s ok, same here. Are you sick with the flu? lol ME TOO. That’s alright though. Pick yourself up and listen to what your body is telling you it needs today. The way to change is by making realistic, small changes so you don’t feel overwhelmed. I tend to make big commitments, that are generally unrealistic, and then I kick myself for failing later. Instead, take baby steps. Make the choice to pack some veggies or fruit to snack on at work instead of going to the vending machine. Put down the energy drink, and see how many pushups you can do today, you’ll be surprised the energy you’ll have after you’re finished. If you are sick, and unable to work out, pay attention to what your body is saying. Maybe your body really needs to sleep and reboot. Be proud of yourself for beginning to listen to your temple, because not everyone does. You are taking responsibility to care for the body God gave you, and that is a beautiful thing! I am right here doing this with you, guys. We got this.

If you have any specific questions, comment below. I’d love your feedback!

Peace and Love!

Rhed

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