Start Off Right
New ways of living a healthier lifestyle and what I call wellness living. Hang out with us as I share new ways of living a healthier lifestyle and what I call wellness living. It’s time to learn how to make a fresh new start.
Each day is a fresh new start and that is exactly what we need in our lives and what we need to learn to cherish more of.
As we age we lose strength and tenacity.
A healthier lifestyle must include plenty of exercise. Find ways to remain fit around a gym membership if at all possible. I used to have a membership for Hot Yoga and various other memberships. I found that the Hot Yoga helped my mind and body the most.
Inclines And Declines
Our over ten-acre parcel has various inclines and declines that allow for much-needed exercise. Having land means there is a vast array of needs and responsibilities that comes along with it. Whether that be meeting our daily needs or seasonal needs we have a plethora of work to get done.
I’ve relied on the non-winter months for keeping me fit. But, during the winter months, I must find ways to stay on top of my fitness and my movements.
The exercise I get is from being outdoors mostly. I’m not even aware that I’m exercising because the work has to get done. This can include dragging hoses on the property, moving soil, digging holes, pounding in stakes, carrying gardening equipment, using a wheelbarrow or even stacking chopped wood.
Things Calling Our Attention
From the time all of us walk out our doorstep, we see things calling our attention. My mind goes wild as I’m sure yours does when it comes to cleaning, organizing, etc. Our mind races about thinking about what needs to get done. I could be using a broom, shaking a rug, racking, pulling weeds, planting seeds, watering the garden, or hanging something up.
There is always something that requires a form of movement and a deterrent to making other priorities number one.
My first priority each day is must read a verse or a devotion to start off on the right foot. Then, I get up and out of bed to get ready for the day ahead. After getting some healthy meals into my body. I must think about the weather and what I can get done during a certain period.
To be Fit
Stay Strong, Live long
Eat the best, leave the rest
Don’t be a brat burn that fat
Seven days without exercise makes one weak
Eat right, be bright
Eat wise, drop a size
No pain no gain
Rest a while and run a mile
Eat right so your pants won’t be tight
A mind is a terrible thing to waste and A waist is a terrible thing to mind!
A moment on the lips equals a lifetime on the hips
Early to bed, early to rise keeps you healthy wealthy and wise
Take care of your body and it will take care of you
Show you care by being aware
Eat your veggies to have less wedgies!
Hustle to gain more muscle
Eat to live not live to eat
Give up the fat, watch your belly go flat
Move it or lose it
If you let the cake control, you’ll look like a cinnamon roll
You didn’t gain it overnight so don’t expect to lose it overnight
Take charge to not be large
Bigger snacks equal bigger slacks
You talk the talk but can you walk the walk?
Easy to gain, hard to lose
Be organic, eat clean and green
A nagging wife may save your life
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels
Don’t give up what you want most for what you want in the moment
Don’t go out of your weigh to please anyone but yourself
Diet cures more than doctors
Grown In Nature
Knowing the farmer is knowing your food
Taking it one day at a time.
Taking on one workout at a time.
More to come, one rep at a time.
We walk to the same beat
I live my Life by the Seed of my Plants
Currently, my favorite thing to do is go into the forest with my Stihl chainsaw to take down the pine trees growing too close together. I then drag the cut-down branches and trees to areas that provide shelter for wildlife and for future cutting up or burning. We must remain diligent when it comes to having enough resources on our property.
During the summer months, it’s easy to shed weight because of all the sweating you do. My mind is lighter when I’m outdoors seeing all that surrounds us, and the accomplishments I achieve in the small and big things I’m able to do. You too can find something to do outdoors no matter how small or large of a property you have.
A Healthier Breakfast Recipe
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 cup Blueberries, frozen or fresh
- 1 tsp Lemon, zest
- 1/2 cup Peaches, fresh or frozen
- 2 tbsp Peanuts
- 1 cup Raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup Strawberry, frozen or fresh
- 1/2 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
Place all the ingredients in a mason jar. Screw on the lid and place the mason jar in your refrigerator overnight.
The next morning grab a spoon and your mason jar. This breakfast item is all ready to go any time of the year.
I’m grateful for the peace our property brings to my life. Owning something free and clear frees your mind even more so.
As I work around the property I have to make myself number one when it comes to my safety and my well-being.
I enjoy creating small areas around the property that allows me a place to sit, relax and reflect. One of my favorite spots is being next to the year-round creek that we have in the middle of our property. When we moved here it was only a leap to the other side. Since the two major storms we have had over the last two years the span across the creek is massive. We cannot cross unless we make something sturdy to go across or when the water stops flowing so fast.
Because some major trees have fallen over near the creek, this summer we will be able to work and stay cool and hopefully find gold in these areas. This summer may be the time that we create a bridge using the wood from all the trees to create a bridge we can walk from one side to get to the other side.