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.

 

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.

Elliptical Run

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.

There is No Man on Earth who Never Sins

There is no righteous man on earth who always does good and never sins. -Ecclesiastes. 7:20

“When we look carefully at ourselves in the mirror of God’s Word and see flaws, even evidences of selfishness, we might become discouraged. If that ever happens to you, reflect on the successful man in James’ illustration. James did not stress how quickly the man fixed the problems he detected or even that he was able to correct every blemish; rather, James says that the man ‘continued in the perfect law.’ *James. 1:22-25 He remembered what he saw in the mirror and kept working to improve. Yes, keep a positive view of yourself and a balanced view of your imperfections. Continue to peer into the perfect law, and work to maintain your spirit of self-sacrifice. Jehovah is willing to help you, as he has helped so many of your brothers who, although imperfect, can and do have God’s favor and blessing.” written by the Examining the Scriptures-2015: Daily Text, Monday, September 7

*New World Translation: 22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does. 

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.

reflection stretch

Happy ME

Happy ME:-)

Few People See What You Really Are

 

See MeTo some people I am hard, yet to others I am a pushover. To some I appear to be bossy and loud and to others I don’t speak with confidence and I am too quiet. I appear to be angry at times to some and to others I am always happy. I’m told I am the most thoughtful person one will ever meet, although I am also told that I am sometimes rude.

The truth is I AM all the above plus some.

I am hard on myself when I accept uncaring behavior from anyone.

I am a pushover with things that DO NOT matter to me, yet are important to another person.

I am bossy because I am unaware that speaking my truth considers me to be bossy.

I am loud because I am passionate when I talk, laugh, and live MY life.

I am confident in believing that GOOD always wins.

I am quiet when I am lost for an appropriate response to ignorance and ethically deprived individual behaviors.

I am angry at the lack of morals displayed in the world.

I am most happy when I feel respected.

I am thoughtful when I feel validated, loved, appreciated and not lied to with deceitfulness.

I am rude regarding people stupidity.

Outside the Box

Think Outside of the Box

Few people experience my ‘Uniqueness’ because they are fixated on putting me inside only one of these boxes: hard, pushover, bossy, loud, confident, quiet, angry, happy, thoughtful, rude, etc.

Being tactful may not be my strong skill, although having values and integrity is what drives me.

MOST importantly I am who I am and I DO NOT apologies for how Jehovah God made me.

Everyone sees what I appear to be, a few experience what I really am.

Keep It Moving

Even when I don’t feel like it I DO. So this morning I didn’t give in to laziness. I gave it all I had and ran 7.02 miles. I kept it moving with a 1.04 mile cool down walk.

Always do SOMETHING instead of nothing.

Keep it Moving

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

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!

Think, Believe, Become

I THINK I can #run 3.5 #miles with #nikeplus this morning. Now let me BELIEVE so I can BECOME that kind of #runner.think believe become

Ooops…I #ran my goal plus some – 3.77 #miles with #nikeplus.

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Let nothing stop you from getting healthy.