Keeping it Healthy

Last week,I went on my first run in my new shoes and absolutely loved them.  They feel different from my NB Minimus Trail shoes for a variety of reasons.  For one thing, they are road shoes, and so even though they are both minimalist shoes, they have a different feel.  The road shoes seem to have more cushioning (for the pavement) and yet the heel to toe drop is lower (4mm instead of 10mm).  I went for 3.5 miles, and enjoyed how the shoes fit, felt and worked throughout.

I have been very intentional the last week or so to make sure I am eating a normal amount of vegetables and fruits throughout the day.  By normal, I mean my  normal which is more than the average person.  When I lived in Phoenix, I rarely ate with other people and when I did, I had probably spent the rest of the day eating by myself, so I could make sure I got in the amount I needed.  I could make sure that at least 90% of my diet was good, whole and healthy foods which gave me freedom in the other 10%.  I have heard that is a good goal in general, rather than counting calories, or having cheat days when you are eating healthy, to instead be sure that 90% of your regular diet is healthy and leaving the other 10% for those things we love but don’t love our bodies back how we wish they did!

This past weekend I did not get any runs in, but I did get to hit the tennis ball around for a while.  Am hoping to run tonight after work so long as it’s not raining too much.  I forgot my socks, so will be running sockless (luckily, the shoes are made to be used either with or without socks).  I am never a big fan of Mondays.  I don’t think the weekend is long enough, just as soon as I am starting to feel partially rested, Monday morning is here and the week starts over again.  The last few months, it’s seemed like every week I had so much going on and so I haven’t had a lot of time to just enjoy hanging out, relaxing, etc. It’s so much better than it was this spring though, so I can’t complain!

I saw this list on pinterest and thought it was great and wanted to share a few things off of it:

1.  Drink FRESH water and as much water as you can. Water flushes unwanted toxins from your body and keeps your brain sharp.

2.  Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself.

3.  Stress is related to 99% of all illness.

4.  That which matters the most should never give way to that which matters the least.

5.  SWEAT once a day to regenerate your skin.

6.  Communication is COMPLICATED. We are all raised in a different family with slightly different definitions of every word. An agreement is an agreement only if each party knows the conditions for satisfaction and a time is set for satisfaction to occur.

What are you doing to live a healthy life today (mentally, physically, spiritually, relationally- all and any part of your life)?

I’m aiming to be disciplined in my reading and writing times, exercise, eating healthy and drinking lots of water.  In addition to that, since I’ve had medical insurance I’ve been trying to take care of any appointments that I have needed in the past.  Tomorrow I have a dentist appointment to get two cavities filled; I got set up with a family physician (first time), so I will remain disciplined throughout my life to have regular check-ups (so many illnesses are preventable or can be caught early as we age if we are getting our regular check-ups).  Preventative measures!  I’m also attempting to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night- I haven’t every night, but I feel 100% better when I get 8-9 hours as opposed to the 6-7 that I may get after filling my time with too many other things.

Until next time… Keep on keeping it healthy!










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