Blogging has been something lately that has been put on the back burner. I’m currently reading a book by Rachel Hollis (see a future Fave Reads Friday post) that reminded me that if this is something that makes me happy, it should be a priority in my life. So, just like I’m working on making my training more of a priority, so too will the blog be again. Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday #8 – Health as a Habit”
I haven’t been as successful as I had hoped with posting weekly Wellness Wednesday posts, but I feel like I have been better about reflecting upon these elements of wellness. When last we “talked” we were discussing Feelings. Today I chose to combat some of my negative attitudes and emotions toward chiropractors and I went to one to have my shoulder evaluated. If you follow my training on Map My Run you will have seen many posts this past week about my shoulder clicking and popping. I may have an injury, but… Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday #7 – Changing My Mind”
It’s been 15 days since my last post. However, I’m not too bummed about it. I’m still being far more regular than I was last fall and that is an improvement by anyone’s measure. The last Wellness Wednesday post was about Eating. That can cause a lot of stress for anyone to handle in the best cases. For me, my eating of late has been all over the place. I find myself choosing and wanting to choose more things that I consider “healthy”….although I hate using that word.
Recently I read a post on Fit is a Feminist Issue about tracking the variety of foods you eat. We are kind of in a rut at our house with meals and produce and other plant based foods. Tonight will be one of our favorites….burrito bowls. This usually consists of rice and beans and avocados and salsa and whatever else we dream to put into the bowl. I know, I know….the last post was about EATING, so why am I still talking about it? Well, because Eating tends to lead to stress for some people and stress is one of our FEELINGS, and that’s the main focus of our discussion today… Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday #6 – Under Pressure!”
Last week I was only able to crank out a Wellness Wednesday post on the topic of Sensing. I had hoped to also sneak in a Meditation Monday post and a Fave Reads Friday about a book I’m reading….and then I didn’t even write a travel post about my time in Sheboygan! Isn’t that just fun to say? Sheboygan. Try it. Anyway…..Six inches of snow and below freezing temps and now, here we are again at Wednesday and it’s time to talk about EATING…. Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday #5 – Food for Thought”
The last time we had a Wellness Wednesday post we were talking about Breathing…..something Yoga Instructors spend a lot of time focusing on. This time we’re going to cover another Yoga Instructor favorite: Sensing! Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday #4 – Cold Hands; Warm Heart?”
I’m not making 2019 a year of anything right now. I am just trying to let life flow, but I feel like a blog still needs structure and a predictable format. So, I want to still do Wellness Wednesdays (and eventually alternate them with Workout Wednesdays). In 2018 I tried really hard to focus on my wellness and I did a great job of learning more about myself and standing up for things that made me well from time to time. This year I’m continuing that trend and stacking my wellness bit by bit. My body may not be a bank account, but I am definitely investing in my wellness.
So far I have been consistent in working out for the past 7 days. I had started a new routine before Christmas and quickly put it on hold that day. Why? Because I chose not to stress about my physical wellness at that time. Wellness means so many things that I needed to make sure that I was giving the correct balance to the areas that needed it during that time. I took Christmas Day off and then drove to Iowa the following days and spent time with family and drove back after the New Year. Then, the day after I returned….I started back up again.
Another area of wellness that I am working on this year is being more financially well. I have stopped using my credit card for anything that’s not A- work related for which I will be reimbursed or B- a serious emergency that I can’t cover at the moment. Knock on wood, but B hasn’t happened in a LONG time. Unfortunately, A hasn’t been happening as much lately either. Stopping credit card spending isn’t the only area I’m venturing into in this category, but I’ll write more about my attempts at #adulting as I go along.
My mental wellness is an area that was in major turmoil from about September 2017 until just recently. Mental wellness encompasses so many of the dimensions of wellness that it’s hard to define just one way of making yourself well. For me, as a fitness professional, it also has a lot to do with my physical fitness and my intellectual stimulation. If I’m not moving and not learning new things, then I suffer.
In the coming weeks I begin teaching Wellness Lectures again. I hope to keep pushing forward past just the posts on Moving, Self-Love, and Breathing that I’ve already written and to watch my wellness continue to grow this year.
Which parts of your wellness will you invest in this year?
Another week done and here we are. Last week I asked you to consider accountability, responsibility, self-love and self-care. This week we’re going to delve into something a little bit more tangible: Breathing Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday #3 – Because I’m All About That Breath”
Last week I asked you to get up and move to be well. This week we’re on to the second dimension of Wellness: SELF RESPONSIBILITY and LOVE. Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday #2 – I Am A Glorious Series of Contradictions”
Last week I said I wanted to start writing each Wednesday about the 12 Dimensions of Wellness. So, this week we’re going to start with one that is near and dear to my heart: MOVING. Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday #1 – Why I Run”
I wanted to write about something else today, but I’ve been putting this off for some time now and I need to get my act together. If I want to start something, I should do it now. So, here we go with Wellness Wednesdays. I don’t know that I will post every Wednesday, but I think in saying that I’ve also given myself an out. If I say I will post every Wednesday I have set myself up for failure. Either way, the Obliger in me is worried about commitments to others and what taking the time to write on the blog does for that.
The thing is that I tried to make my 2018 the Year of Wellness because I NEED IT! I teach it and I need it more than anyone else knows. Including today there are 14 Wednesdays left in this year. There are 12 Dimensions of Wellness, so I plan to try and tackle a little of something each week from now through December 26th. But what to cover? I plan to write about three things….consider this my “writer’s statement”:
- What is the dimension
- Why it’s important
- What it means to me
I need to write. It’s one of many things that makes me happy and whole in life. (see next week about why I run) I need to feel whole right now and ditching the blog has been part of what made me feel empty. I hope to find some connection through this blog with you and I hope that this wellness journey can help you to start one of your own.
Until next week….Be Well.