Welcome my friends to a fantastic opportunity to kick start your health goals for 2013. We are already 3 weeks into 2013 and I am sure some of you are well on your way to reaching your goals and many of you may have simply flat lined. I know we all have great ambitions and goals to start a new year, and oftentimes we stumble out the gate when trying to reach these goals.
Here are my 2013 health and happiness goals :
2013 actually got off to a rough start for myself and my other half. I had lofty goals and was absolutely pumped to get them underway. Those goals came crashing down fast. I won't go into specifics, but we had a relative in a serious car crash and time was not on my side. Days spent in the hospital, running around tying up loose ends and having to empty an apartment due to the circumstances following the car crash, all led up to eating on the go, not sleeping well and stress.
Fast forward a few weeks into 2013 and I am well on my way to my original goals. My goals were slightly lofty but definitely reachable. I decided it is now high time I finally beat the weight loss demons and get into a long term healthy mindset. I have started a green coffee bean weight loss plan and so far have lost 12 pounds in just under 2 weeks. I am definitely feeling a surge of energy and this plan is a breeze to follow. This weight loss plan is about eating sensibly, but not drastically and taking 2 green coffee bean pills a day. I feel absolutely terrific.
My other task for 2013 is dealing with my mindset and taking care of me in the process. I am by nature a people pleaser. I have always went out of my way to take care of others and in the process have oftentimes forgotten about my own wants and needs. Well, my friends I am here and I have needs that need to be met too. I will never forgo my friends and family, but I will have to balance this out and feed my needs too. I just turned the big 40 on January 17th and I think part of the maturing and ageing process is being graceful with self and others. I have put these plans into motion and actually have had that elusive AHA moment finally hit me. What have I done differently you ask? You likely won't believe it, but I have recently turned to God and have made some really simple changes in my mind and my outlook. Each stressful moment that comes my way is now put to god. I decided to walk with faith and ask god to help me deal with each stressful moment that comes my way. This has been the key for me. Instead of turning my stresses in life inwards and trying to deal with them I let them go and ask god to take care of them for me. That my friends has been, truly life changing. I am not really the religious type, nor have I ever read the bible in its entirety and I've never even prayed in my life.
I can't explain how this works, I could never fully grasp having faith and I did not know or even understand the power behind prayer and god.
Today, after a few weeks of turning towards god and asking for help and to show me the way, I am walking with more oomph in my step, absolutely full of self confidence and just feel incredibly amazing. I also believe this has helped boost my weight loss. They do say stress adds pounds to your waist, as it releases chemicals and toxins that do not allow your body to function properly. No more stress, might just mean no more weight. I have also dropped much of the anxiety I carried throughout the day. I just don't bother looking at stressful things. Again, my motto when they arise now, is to say take this from me god and I move beyond it. It really has been as simple as that. Its almost as if someone has reached inside me and just yanked my stress away.
I would really love to hear what some of you have decided to do this year in regards to your health and wellness goals and plans.
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