Here are your Tuesday Spiritual Fitness and Nutrition Tips!
Fitness: Start small. Like anything, if we make the fitness process complicated or overwhelming, we are going to be less likely to do it. Start small and easy. As soon as your feet hit the floor do 1 lunge, 1 push up, or one 10 second plank. If then you feel like adding a little extra you can, even if you only do the one, you at least showed up to your fitness practice. Sometimes getting the energy going can be the hardest part, and showing up is essential. Just being present and fully conscious in that first push up of the day can make a big difference in how the rest of your day will go. Start today!
Nutrition: Plan ahead. My theory on planning is simple: If you have time to tweet, email, or Facebook–you have time to schedule your meals for the week. Many of us live busy lives, and being busy causes us to reach out in convenience. If you did not plan ahead and forgot to bring your healthy snacks, then that bag of chips becomes that much more attractive. It only takes a few moments to pack some veggies, nuts or even to decide where you will go. Busy lives also do not always sneak up on us. We know when we can expect things to typically go haywire. If Tuesdays are always crazy for you, then especially plan to be more mindful on that day. Stress also causes us to reach out in convenience. Knowing you have a healthy option at arm’s length can also help to reduce guilt, stress, and anxiety associated with not taking care of yourself.
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Michael Brazell CFT CSN MAT PAT