I don’t know about you, but I have decided that I am tired of the symptoms I’m experiencing that maybe by eating better and exercising more consistently I might be able to do something about! So, here is my Word of the Year for 2015: Health!
Here are the symptoms I’m hoping getting healthy will eliminate: low energy/fatigue, brain fog/poor memory/poor concentration, joint pain (arthitis), poor sleep (trouble falling asleep and staying asleep), hormonal spikes leading to irritablilty twice a month, and headaches.
I’ve been reading The Daniel Plan and there are 5 areas which need to be addressed in order to live a more healthy life: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends. I have some goals for each of these areas and will be working on them in 2015. (I’ll be sharing a full review of the book in the coming weeks!)
Faith: I’ve starting reading the book of Isaiah from the Bible, and am looking forward to studying it this year. I’ve gotten some great recommendations for study guides and commentaries, so I’ll share those in another post!
Food: I think I’ll start with the 10-Day Detox diet that is laid out in The Daniel Plan. I don’t know how I can possibly live without sugar, gluten, or dairy. But I need to see if one or more of those is contributing to these terrible symptoms I’m feeling.
Fitness: I’m starting the T-Tapp 60-Day Challenge on January 10, so I’ll be working on losing those last 15-20 pounds that I’m tired of carrying around. T-Tapp is my go-to workout because it can be done at home with DVDs, doesn’t require any equipment, is a whole-body workout, is quick (all the workouts I do are 30 minutes or less), and really works–if I’m consistent! I’m hosting a giveaway of the T-Tapp book Fit and Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes in a day or so, so stop back by the blog (or follow me by email so you don’t miss it–see sidebar for a way to sign up.)
Focus: Ways to control stress– breathing, prayer, and meditation. Pray through the Scriptures and use a gratefulness journal.
Friends: Connecting with others who are also deciding to get healthy this year. Most of this will be online, especially with a new Facebook group I’m a part of. I’m thinking of getting a FitBit as well, so I can have challenges and encouragement with friends through it!
Please leave a comment with your “Word,” resolutions, or goals for the new year!
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