Hi Friends! Another Transformation Tuesday! Been a busy week here. Lots of events coming up, lots of preparation and anticipation. This week has been stressful, busy and lacking in sleep. I must say that has gotten me a bit off track for my Transformation, but it is never too late to get back on that track and that is exactly what I am going to do!
As women, we all crave something. Whether it’s love and attention, success, building better relationships or something else, we all crave SOMETHING. I think for a lot of women, that lack of whatever it is causes us to turn to food for temporary comfort. Very temporary, am I right?!! I always get so discouraged when I don’t see immediate results after starting a new healthy habit. I have given up many times and easily fallen back into my old habits. But anything worth working for IS NOT going to happen overnight. It is in the perseverance that we are able to change and learn and reach our goals.
I was reading this verse yesterday and I am encouraged to persevere. ”You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 A steadfast mind has eyes focused on the goal far out in front, not the daily troubles that are very much right in front of our eyes. Hard to do, but look past those!
Today I wanted to share with you some great tools that have helped and continue to help me on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. Last week was about my “go-to” foods and this week is about my “go-to” tools.
1. Easy exercise- I have been using these “Walk at Home” DVD’s by Leslie Sansone for at least 7 or 8 years now. They are perfect if you are not super coordinated and if you can’t get out of the house or don’t have much space for exercising. There are many different DVD’s from 1-5 miles. So whether you are just beginning or advanced, there is one for you.
2. Strength training- Hand weights and Stretchie band. These two strength training tools make a big impact without being too strenuous. I must admit I have not been using them lately and my arms are paying the flabby price for it! Using these with the walk at home DVD’s really gives a better all around workout. I really like that the Stretchie band is light and folds up small so it travels easy.
3. Great reading- ”Made to Crave” by Lisa Terkeust, “Love to Eat, Hate to Eat” and “Uncommon Vessels” by Elyse Fitzpatrick. These three books are tremendous help and encouragement! They really get to the heart of why we crave what we do and how we can develop healthier habits. Not for just physical health, but spiritual and mental as well. I recommend them HIGHLY. Not just another weight loss book and not a diet book, so much more!
For the month of October I am going to be writing a 31 days series as part of a once a year event with thenester.com So I will resume my Trasnformation Tuesdays in November! Lots of fun stuff coming up next month, follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing!