Take Baby Steps Towards Health
Begin your physical health quest by thinking about the magnificent body you have. Do not go negative now. Instead focus on how grand it is that your heart pumps and blood flows throughout your body. You body performs miracles all the time. If you cut your skin, it heals itself. If you break a bone, it heals itself. If you suffer an injury your body goes to work to make it all right again. Concentrate on the goodness going on inside.
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You may be intimidated, as I often am, by all the many examples of physically fit women. Then I feel guilty thinking of all I ought to be doing to improve my physical health. One of the lessons I’ve learned over many years is to not eat the whole enchilada at once. Baby steps have there advantages. You may not reach your destination quickly but you will be going in the right direction.
I’m on this journey with you and will share with you a few things I’ve been doing.
Over two years ago Dr. Carmen Cawley, my niece who is an internist in San Antonio, advised me to remove gluten from my diet. I was having symptoms related to digestive disorders. Going gluten-free was less trouble than I thought it would be. And wonder of wonder I lost five pounds. I felt more relaxed. Then six months later I learned that I needed less thyroid replacement because gluten interferes with the absorption of thyroid. You may not need to do this. I’m just giving you my personal experience. (This is in no way medical advice.)
You may want to try just giving up the white stuff. Rice, potatoes, flour and sugar are culprits for putting on weight i.e. fat. You may be surprised when you simply remove them from your diet. I can’t say that I have cut these from my diet—yet. 😉
These are baby steps and yet I know they will take you a long way in a healthier direction.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.
I am a Certified Professional Coach and I hold a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. I married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. I was an educator in regular and special education for twenty years, finishing my professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 I founded SMORE for Women. SMORE is a nonprofit association whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. My stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. My Website.