In this week’s episode, I share 3 practical, “do-able for anyone” health goals we should all consider setting in 2016:
1) Change your mind. Can you consciously change or expand your idea of what foods and activities you “enjoy”? What gives you “pleasure”? A bag of chips and an evening on the couch? But overindulgence, even in “pleasurable” things, often just feels gross in the end. It’s not pleasant at all. Could you expand your mindset to realize that taking care of your body with nutritious food and exercise can also be fun and enjoyable?
2) Limit something. The something can be anything that’s a “bad habit” for you. Your bad habit might be drinking too much coffee, binging on Netflix while not moving for hours, or drinking alcohol every evening. Your bad habit might be hitting the drive-thru regularly, buying candy bars, or always skipping the veggies. Whatever your “something” is, this do-able goal is not to eliminate it completely so you wind up feeling desperate and deprived. Limit the something. relegate it to weekends, or only when you are a social event, or whatever limitation works for you. Just limit it. That’s all!
3) Try something new. If you don’t exercise at all, this is easy. Just do something! Pick an activity that seems attractive to you or even just remotely possible. Walking is great and accessible to everyone, but maybe you’d like to try a workout DVD or join a class this year. You decide. Just do it! If you are already active, trying something new can round out your fitness repertoire and give you new motivation to keep moving in new ways. Also, consider adding a social aspect to some of your workout plans. I sometimes talk myself out of going for a run, but I never cancel when I’ve made plans for walking with a girlfriend!
This week, we interview author, and radio and TV host Teresa Tomeo (TeresaTomeo.com). Teresa shares some of her journey from secular news media to reverting to her Catholic faith. She also passes on some of her mom Rosie’s awesome advice. Don’t miss what she has to say!
This week’s Girlfriends Shout Out goes to Anna Mitchell of the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio (and EWTN) based in Cincinnati. Anna is an inspiration to women working in the media and balancing excellence in radio with a busy family life. Way to go, Anna!
Finally, this week’s challenge is to think about the health goals we shred in this episode, come up with a plan for each one, and then share them with someone. Our goals become real when we say them out loud and share them with other people. Hold yourself accountable!
Thanks, as always for listening. Know your worth, find your joy!
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