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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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Hi Danielle, I have only listened to a couple podcasts but really enjoy what I have heard so far and appreciate all the work you put into this. I think your overall mission is an important one and feel like the tips and thoughts you give are doable and just come from the right place, like talking to a trusted sister or friend, so thanks. My only issue is with the sound bites that are added- the clapping or “you got this” I don’t feel is necessary and it’s a little distracting. Sound wise it doesn’t flow, and startles me with my earbuds sometimes. I think just you transitioning would be fine. Again, I love what you are doing and think you are bringing something much needed into the podcast world, and you do it well.
Thanks for the feedback and the encouragement, Jill! I will take your comments into consideration. I’m so glad you’re listening!