healthy thoughts? Are you energizing your body and mind by being active?
Take inventory and journal for 1 week by tracking what you eat and how it made you feel. Pay attention to and learn to listen to your body. Record any activities or exercise you did and how it made you feel afterwards. Was there any connection with the food you ate and the headache you got? Did that late night snack lead you to waking up with the feeling of shame? Are you beating yourself up and feeling guilty for sneaking those cookies? All six of them? Do you actually stop eating when you are full? Did you get up off the couch and get moving at least once per day?
After one week, identify your unhealthy choices, proportion sizes and activity levels and any connection to any discomfort or even pain signals your body was sending. What were the emotions associated with your choices? What did you do that made you feel good? What left you feeling sluggish? Did you do anything that kicked your energy into high gear? Your body is always talking to you, are you listening?
Continue to journal every week. The things that left you feeling better...do more of those! It can be as simple as that! Adjust your lifestyle according to the feedback you get from your body. You will find when you are loving your body, your temple, by honoring it with healthy choices, not only will you see results (healthier body, skin, hair, nails, etc...) but you will FEEL the results. Your self-esteem will increase, which will affect your level of happiness which can snowball into other areas of your life in a positive way!
Learn to honor and listen to your body. Start today. You deserve it!