For the past several months, I’ve been focusing on using food, natural remedies and rest to recover from an especially stressful year. I’ve got more energy now, my skin is looking great and the weight I gained is coming off.
I’m excited! But there’s something missing.
Part of my why, my reason for pursuing wellness is to be able to go on adventures with my family that require physical fitness and endurance. I want to be able to keep up with my kids and husband and, someday, my grandkids.
It’s similar to my friend, Kevin Miller’s, “why”:
Someday, Lord willing, I’ll be 85+ with great grandkids. I want to be able bodied, and as my mind lives in this body and isn’t separate, I also want mental clarity. I want to be laughing and working and hiking with my family, not having them sit me in a chair like a lump or worse, visiting me in my dementia in the nursing home.
My vision is an active lifestyle focused on drawing closer to God, building meaningful relationships and living simply.
After spending so much time focused on my diet, I’m ready to incorporate more fitness into my life, so I can get closer to that vision. Right now, it consists of inconsistent HIIT workouts, yoga, walking and jogging.
I want to be more active, more fit and, ok, I want my butt to look amazing in my skinny jeans.
What I’m doing about it
What makes physical activity sustainable for me? Fun and support. If I dread doing a workout, I quickly drop it. If I feel like I’m all alone, same deal. Fortunately, these are simple fixes and I’ve found two solutions:
Our church has created teams to participate in a local wellness challenge. Ian and I were asked to be the Team Captain “Captains” so we’re helping others set goals and working together to meet them.
Slim & Sassy Challenge
doTERRA runs an annual Slim & Sassy Weight Loss Challenge that focuses on helping people lose weight by creating a healthier lifestyle. I’m taking part in their official challenge and using the Slim & Sassy essential oil blend to help me with my weight loss goals (by helping with sugar cravings).
My sister-in-law and I are also leading a local challenge.
If you’d like to join us, registration is going on now until the 15th, with the challenge starting on February 15th. If you’re not in Central Oregon, don’t worry, we’ll be providing support via teleseminars, so anyone can join us. I’ll also be providing free coaching to participants who need help with a game plan.
Please contact me to join our challenge.