Wine can be a great addition to your diet. Wine has many positive attributes to it. For some people, it relies them. Red wine has been seen to help protect against cancer. It does contain some vitamins and minerals to promote wellness. However, remember this: wine is still alcohol. Actually, it is high in alcohol- about %12-15! If you chose to enjoy wine, make sure you do responsibly: only 1-2 glasses at a time. In this way, you will reap the benefits while not getting drunk or increasing your waistline. Cheers! As Always, Eat, Move, Improve!
Dear Ice Cream,
I honestly love you. You taste so good and relax me after a long day. What’s not to like? You come in so many forms and flavors: slow churned chocolate, low fat cookies and cream, creamy vanilla, chunky rocky road. You’re always there for me in the freezer. I don’t need to explain myself. You always understand when we spend time together.
But, I realize you are not good for me. You are high in calories from sugar and fat. You really don’t do too much for me nutritionally. I gain weight and regret after eating you too much. From now on, I have decided to spend less time with you. For me to feel and look better, we need to separate. It’s yu really, not me. Please don’t be upset. See you around!
Sincerely, Letting you go
As Valentine’s Day 2018 approaches, I have been reflecting on my previous Valentine’s Day. Considering I haven’t had a real Valentine around this time, this isn’t really my favorite holiday. It always reminds me of the rejections and relationships that didn’t really pan out.
Last year was worse. At the time, I was jobless and living at home. I was job searching without much luck in finding the right position. I had taken a part time position at a bar and grill to stay busy. My first workday was supposed to be Valentine’s Day. To make matters worse, I got sick on my first day of work (eww). I had to call in sick two days in a row! Talk about making a terrible first impression! Sufficed to say, I would happily forget that Valentine’s Day.
Fast forward to this year, my life is looking ALOT better. I am working in a job where I am celebrated and respected by my peers and customers. I have made progress in my hobbies and life goals. I am beginning to create my happiness and separate myself from negativity. I FINALLY moved out of my parents house. And, I won an award at work recently. LIFE IS GOOD.
Why do I share this? Does it sound like a sob story to you? I am sharing because IT GETS BETTER. You may feel like your life is in shambles right now. You may feel down on your luck. You may want to quit. But, life has an interesting way of CHANGING YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. It is key to believe that life offers infinite blessings and opportunities. You have to believe that things will get better and take steps to MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Share your “Comeback” stories below. I would love to hear about them! As Always, Eat, Move, and Improve!
“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.” -Michelle Obama
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or
Put it out”
Values and words are unusual things. They are constant, but ever changing. Values are those foundations we have built within us. They drive our beliefs and behaviors. However, they can be shaped, formed, changed, and even ignored. Words and language are very similar. Words are constant, but can change when combined with other words. The words we choose can drive our beliefs and behaviors. They also can be shaped, formed, changed, or ignored.