What, trying is lying? I realized long ago that when we humans say we will "try" to do something, we are actually lying. We most likely will not do whatever we said we would "try" to do. Just think about it. You are having a party, gathering, business event, whatever, and some people tell you they will try to make it. Do they actually come? NO! If they were willing to commit to coming, they would have said yes. We say we will try & do something when we really aren't committed to doing said activity. It feels better than simply saying "no" which would be better all around. Mom was right, honesty is always the best policy.
By now we are several weeks into the new year. How are your 2020 resolutions going? Did you set resolutions this year or simply say something like, "I'm going to try and lose weight this year."? Did you draw a line in the sand and make a commitment to do something that will benefit you, like lose a few pounds, give up sugar, etc.? Do you find it challenging to stick with your resolutions? If you do, it could be that the goal isn't attainable, as in you didn't put it in your calendar. If the action steps to your goal are not scheduled in your calendar, they won't happen. You must schedule what is a priority.
I realized how important scheduling what is important was when I kept making a new year's resolution to exercise consistently only to fail year after year. The problem wasn't that I lacked motivation. The problem was that I didn't schedule exercise in my calendar. I would start each day & have exercise on my to-do list. Most days I would finish the day without checking off exercise because I let everything else in my life take precedent & exercise never fit in with all the other stuff on my calendar. I was leaving my goal to "chance". I then realized the only way I was going to be consistent with exercise was to do it immediately when I got up each morning. I put it on my schedule first thing every morning and made it non-negotiable. Consequently I trained my dogs to expect a walk every morning, no matter the weather, so they hold me accountable.
Guess what happened? In the past 5 years since I started this habit, I have had very few days where I didn't exercise. It can be 25 degrees outside when I get up but that doesn't stop me. I just bundle up, grab the dogs, and head out the door for my 2 mile walk. My hubby is now on board with this habit as well so it makes it even more fun having a buddy with me. Exercise starts my day right and gives me a sense of accomplishment all day knowing I made what was important a priority. I no longer have it hanging over me throughout the whole day. What a great feeling that is.
As the cartoon depicts, exercise is a key component to health. I hope you are scheduling it into your days. Remember, the best exercise is the one you will do!
Schedule what is important to you in your day. Make your goals SMART - specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. You make them attainable by putting them in your calendar and making them non-negotiable.
Draw the line in the sand. Make this year your best & healthiest yet! You are worth it! If you need help with your goals, check out our FLOURISH course. We would love to help you make this year your best year yet!!
Dr. Deb's 20 Top Tips for Sailing Through Holidays & Special Occasions in a Healthy Way While Having Fun
I remember holidays and vacations where I indulged too much and came away with some extra baggage. Like the time I vacationed in Ireland for ten days and gained six pounds. Or that holiday season where I gained five pounds. Oh yeah there was that trip to Peru over the holidays (double whammy!) where I gained eight pounds. And then we have the two cruises I took where I went on as a passenger and came off as baggage. Yikes! Anyone relate?
We often think, oh a few calories here and there won't really matter that much. We rationalize, "The holidays (or vacations) are meant for fun and indulgence after all. I don't want to deprive myself." Or how about, "New year's is right around the corner, I'll start taking care of myself then." Perhaps you think that you earned all those treats (and hence calories) by working hard at your job all year. So you reward yourself with food!
The average American gains 2-12 pounds over the holiday season beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with New Years. Those pounds go on a whole lot easier than they come off. The older you get, the harder it is to lose them too, I can promise. The real effect of these indulgences is to your health. Eating junk, not exercising, loading up on sugar, consuming excessive alcohol, all lead to a weakened immune system. We need our immune systems in tip-top shape all year, but especially during the holiday season which coincides with flu season.
I offer you these tips that will allow you to indulge in this time of celebration while maintaining your weight and health. You don't have to forgo the fun to maintain a healthy weight and body by applying these tips.
Twenty Healthy Holiday Tips to Maintain Your Health & Weight:
Make your health a priority today and everyday, even during holidays & special times. Be willing to participate with God in the divine-human partnership for your health. Because after all, if you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live? It is the vehicle that carries you around on planet earth. We need you healthy & whole so that you can impact the world in ways that only you can!
With much love & appreciation!
Canker sores (also called aphthous ulcers) are small, red or white, shallow ulcers occurring on the tongue, soft palate, or inside the lips and cheeks. They are very painful and usually last 5-10 days.
One of the best ways to prevent mouth sores is to drink one tablespoon of Bragg's apple cider vinegar first thing every morning. I personally put it in about 12 ounces of water to make it more palatable. My husband prefers downing it with about 2 ounces of water. Whichever way you choose to ingest it, just get it in every single day. You will find your mouth sores disappear for good. Apple cider vinegar provides many health benefits to the body and is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle.
I had a molar removed last year and went through the nine-month process of getting an implant. As a result, I found myself getting canker sores weekly and was becoming very frustrated with the situation. My research showed that stress and trauma can be a cause in these painful lesions. Prevention is always forefront in my mind and I was very grateful to find this simple solution for prevention. ACV not only prevents mouth canker sores but provides a host of other benefits to the body as well!
These benefits include:
This year seems to be a bad flu year. So they say. As one who survived the 2018 influenza, I'm inclined to believe them. About two days after I recorded this video with my flu recommendations, I started feeling bad. I'm here to tell you that even if you do all the right things to protect yourself, there may be times you catch what's going around. Sometimes it's inevitable. Unfortunately. But in looking back at the days before I got the bug, there was one thing I didn't do right. We'll talk about that.
I mentioned most of my recommendations in this video but forgot a couple of things. Here's a recap of my recommendations to build your immune system:
Keep these things on hand for when you get something:
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Enjoy & be well!
Deb Harrell, ND
Deb teaches you how to use food as medicine to prevent & reverse disease! She is a Naturopathic Doctor &
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