Get Moving

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Edmund Pezalla, M.D., M. P. H., poetically states, “if you can run, run. If you can bike, bike. If you can walk, walk. Whatever activity you can handle, it’s important to move your body and engage your mind.” Let’s commit to some sort of regular exercise activity that engages our minds.

“A sound mind in a sound body” is based on a quotation by the Greek philosopher Thales (624-546 BC). Improving physical health will also improve mental health.  Daily habits to keep moving like exercise does not only control weight but it may also prevent health issues that affect our minds & diseases that attack our bodies. We should place every effort into keep moving so we can be healthier physically & mentally.

Staying active also improves our mood and definitely boost our energy. Our bodies crave being active. We are meant to move so why fight against such a natural occurrence? Think about how we feel during exercise. “My creative juices flow during my runs. I am more energized and excited about the rest of my day.” -IAmMsPrissy™. Staying active improves the quality of our lives.

Armand Tecco, M.Ed. says, “If you don’t use your body you will surely lose it.” So why take a chance to lose a body that does not belong to us; that was bought with a price. “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?” -1 Corinthians 6:19.

So I am working towards a personal goal to regularly keep it moving that leads to a healthier body and a spiritually sound mind.

Please join and make the commitment.

 

Success is Determined by What I Do

“My success does not depend on what others are not doing. My success is determined by what I DO.”

NOT what they do

My Success is Determined by What I DO

Think about how unhealthy it is to worry about what other people are not doing. There are no health benefits to constantly complain and worry about what our coworkers, family members, and love ones are NOT doing.

Worrying can have a negative effect on our health. It makes us tired and causes stress. Worrying speeds up our aging process and may cause depression. It makes us hateful. Worrying becomes a cycle of self-perpetuating negative thoughts. Robert L. Leahy, PhD says, “Worriers are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, fatigue, and aches and pains.

To avoid many of these health issues FOCUS on what oneself is doing which is the key to a successful healthy and productive life.

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit saps one’s strength.” – Proverbs 17:22. So don’t let our spirits be crushed by our negative thoughts caused by other’s actions.

Our negative feelings are not the result of our circumstances but of how we view them. So view your circumstances differently. Don’t over think the actions of the deadbeats that surround us, don’t dwell on how we hate our jobs, or what that person over there is not doing and you are doing everything.

Instead plan your path to a successful healthy life. Pray often:  Psalm 34:18 Live better:  Colossians 3:12, 13 Eat cleaner: Basic Food Groups Exercise: Benefits of Strength Train Drink water regularly:  Water-Cold or Room Temperature?  Help others: Give Good  Two Secret Benefits to Help Others

Focus on growth that leads to your personal goals. Appreciate the enormous amount of blessings that Jehovah God has bestowed on you. Always remember that,

“My success is determined by what I DO. My success does not depend on what others are not doing.”

 

resource: http://www.jw.org/en/

Exercise Helps me Get my Mind off my Problems and Clears my Head.

FullSizeRender“Exercise helps you get your mind off your problems and clears your head,” says Thomas Plante, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Santa Clara University in California. I believe it. When I exercise my mind is free and my head is clear to compartmentalize my problems. Especially when I run, I examine the different areas of my life that may cause stress – work, finances, relationships, family. I come up with effective ways to cope with the stress in these areas.

I try to exercise at least 3 times a week. Lately I have come up short yet I never stop trying. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for adults 150 minutes (2 ½ hours) of vigorous activity every week and muscle-toning exercises at least two days a week. So between my running, elliptical, push-ups, and dumb bell strength train exercises, I feel I can at least cover the exercise requirements. After all, exercise does boost my mood, helps to manage my weight, and can help me sleep better.

I come out a winner every time because any sort of exercise increases my overall health and my sense of well-being.

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5.60 Mile Elliptical Run

Exercise improves my mood

I work up a sweat and release endorphins

It helps to reduce stress

Exercise helps me get my mind off my problems and clears my head.

Be a Reflection of What You Would Like to Receive.

Be a reflection of what you would like to receive.

I want to receive a healthier mind; therefore, I must mirror healthier actions.

refelction 2 timesThis morning I saw myself running no less than 6 miles. Guess what? I ran farther than 6. I ran 8.81 miles with nikeplusrunning tracking my every step. Running is my therapy. My mind gets uncluttered and my creative juices start to flow as the wind hit my face and the sweat start to pour.

Don’t get it twisted, the first 1 ½ half mile was a beast. My legs felt heavy and I felt awkward. I felt like turning around and going back home. Yet, I did not stop. I did not turn around. I kept going because I have been doing this long enough to know that those feelings were normal and they were going to pass.

I reflected on how I normally feel when I complete my runs. I challenged myself to go one more mile, then one more mile, then another mile. I noticed that my legs started to feel lighter. My balance was right on time. This happened because I followed my basic rules of running: chest and shoulders up, back straight, stomach in, elbows to my sides, arms swung back and forth while I kept my elbows close to my waist. My body was relaxed and my palms were open and facing inward. I imagined my body image to make sure I was following these rules. I looked at my reflection as I passed glass windows to make sure that my body was upright. I landed on the balls of my feet every step.

Oh yes, there is an art to my runs. I don’t play around.

So when it is all said and done, I was a reflection of what I wanted to receive this morning: a healthy complete run.

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Happy ME

Happy ME:-)

Dollar4MyWorkout

There’s nothing like building a little bank as you get healthier.

Dollar4MyWorkout

I pay myself $1 each time I exercise. Paying myself motivates me to stay active. My determination to become healthier and persistently push myself to exercise pays off. It inspires me to “Keep it Moving”.

It is beneficial to find various ways to become healthy motivated.

“Dollar4MyWorkout”

A Healthy Life Motivator

Excuses: Do Not Let Them Catch Up With You

FullSizeRenderExcuses are a part of life. Yet if we continue to make excuses for not becoming healthier, not thinking more positive, not moving toward living a more productive lifestyle, we will become complacent to do the same things over and over again. We will subconsciously stump our growth.

So today I decided to not let any excuse catch up with me and I just ran. I ran 15.36 miles with 1.16 mile cool down walk. BOOM…leave excuses behind and allow “Life to Ignite Growth”.

 

Fit for a Run

The weather this morning was fit for a good run and I took advantage. I had a great 7.15 mile run. I haven’t run this distance in a while. My distance run was slow and steady. I picked up speed in the last three miles. I was conscious of my form with each step. Breathing in through my nose and out through my mouth. I kept my chest and shoulders up. I made sure my back stayed straight. My elbows I kept to my sides as I swung my arms back and forth. My grip was relaxed and my stomach was held in. I landed each step on the balls of my feet.

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Yes I had a great run today 🙂

Regular cardiovascular exercise is important!

Yes I had a great run today 🙂

Regular cardiovascular exercise is important!

My Fast, Cheap, Easy or Fake

My Fast, Cheap, Easy, or Fake t-shirt reminded me to eat HEALthy after running 5.01 miles. http://www.cafepress.com/iampstore.1109992192nikerunning07072014

It felt good to finish my daily run and it felt even better to focus on my after run nutrition. I ate carbohydrates and protein foods within 45 minutes after my run. This reloaded my muscles with the basic nutrients and fluids I lost during my run. I wanted to speed up my recovery time and be ready for my next cardio exercise.

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Always remember HEALthy nutrition should always be included with exercise.

PUSH through to HEALthy

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There are times when I have to be persistent to make HEALTHy happen. When it comes to living a healthier life I have to sometimes push myself to achieve that lifetime goal. Today I was persistent to complete my cardio with a 3.27 mile #run on my #elliptical.

Always remember to be persistent, make HEALthy happen, and enjoy a healthier you.