“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”
” Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
– John F. Kennedy
“The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?”
– Greg Plitt
This is the season every one in the Navy “looks forward too.” This is our physical readiness season. Is this my favorite time of the year? To be honest, eh not really. Sometimes I am more prepared for this than other times. With all the recent schoolwork, stress and working that I have been doing, I neglected the gym. I’m not where I want to be but I can pass and hold my own. I find out soon how well I will do on this test. I have already passed the first part: The weigh in. I know I can do better and I keep striving to be better. It takes time and persistence.
If you get curious and want to see if you are up to the Navy standards have a look for yourselves! It’s a fun way to see what you would have to improve. I keep pushing myself until I feel stronger and happier with where I will eventually be.
Down below you can see where you fall into each category, based on age. From there you will see how you rank from satisfactory to outstanding!
October is not only known for being spooky month because of Halloween. October is also the month for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For everyone fighting stay strong, stay tough you got this! If you have never had a mammogram done before, do it for you, do it for your health.
“The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.”
– Robert C. Peale
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore
SO! I actually COMPLETED this challenge. There were a few days where I had to double up on or skip just because of how busy I was. What I noticed about doing this was my form got a lot better. My body mechanics got better, which helps me with my EMT job. Lastly I became stronger. Not just physically but spiritually as well. It showed me that if I keep up with things and stay determined I can complete challenges and gain benefits from it. Keep pushing! Dont quit, you have the strength to continue and push on (:
Walking Towards Health And Wealth
Walking is what a majority of us do today. Walking to and from work, walking to relax, walking for our health. It calms our mind, soul and pumps that blood through us. I stumbled upon an add a year or so ago that talked about incentives on walking. I thought to myself “what the heck, this can either be a scam or something cool.” So I researched and in the end downloaded an app called Sweatcoin. Catchy name right? It basically is a pedometer that stays on in the background of your phone and tracks all the steps that you take in a 24 hour time period. Then it converts all your steps into it’s Sweatcoins. I thought this was pretty neat. I already like to keep track of my steps I take during the day to see how active I am, this was basically bonus points. So in about a months time I had accrued one thousand Sweatcoins. This in turn allowed me to look at all the incentives they have on there that I can purchase with my Sweatcoins. Most of the items on there are health related or payouts with paypal. I ended up actually seeing a yoga tank top that I really loved and bought it. The only thing I had to pay for was the shipping, that’s it. I was pleasantly surprised and happy to find out that it is in fact a real thing and not just another scam. Although I love to walk for free, it’s always fun knowing that I am walking and saving up for a fun gift for myself! Having little incentives like these make working out fun again. You react more positively towards working out and becoming more healthy when you enjoy what you’re doing. Once you feel like it’s becoming a chore or a job you start to lose interest quicker and then eventually all together. Let this be fun, walk and save up for yourself, for your health and wealth!
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
Does “Self Care Sunday” Only Have To Be On Sunday?
The answer to that is simple. No. What “Self Care Sunday” is all about is taking a breath and realizing you need time for you. A tiny break from the craziness of the world to focus on your heart, health, soul and of course face masks! Self Care Sunday is generally known to be done on Sunday because it marks the end of a week for most of you. You can do these little “self cares” on any day that you have time, or feel that you need it. My goodness it could be on Thursday at eight o’clock if you’d want!
What I Do For My Self Care Day!
For my day, it generally has been falling on Sunday. Sometimes it will be the day after though it just depends on my schedule. I like to do this time with mom, because she could always use a break from my brother especially lol. We like to keep it simple, a yummy semi healthy dessert, maybe a fancy drink, face masks and one of her TV shows she likes to watch. Sometimes we involve dad too, but not yesterday. We used a charcoal face sheet mask, (I’ll have everything we used in a list for you), watched Dead Files, split a strawberry cheesecake, and did a warming olive oil treatment for our hair! It was super relaxing, fun and mom and I always love when we do things together. This helped kind of rejuvenate us for the upcoming week, a recharge for our batteries since were constantly going. This is exactly what its supposed to do, relax and recharge. It helps when you can enjoy it and not have to rush or anything.
Self Care Sunday Goodies!
Here’s just a small glimpse in my speedy yet relaxing and soothing Self Care Sunday. Every Self Care day is different. Sometimes I have to move the day because of my schedule. Just make sure you give yourself the time you need for you. You are number one, there is only one of you! Stay relaxed and mask up!
“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
– Lalah Delia
Do Something For You!
Doing challenges for yourself is not only motivational, but it’s beneficial for you in more ways than one. I want to start off August with a determined and positive outlook on the upcoming month. I want to fill it with inspiration, motivation, new challenges and maybe even results. Starting now I will be doing a 30 Day Fitness Challenge. My challenge to ya’ll is to do a challenge with me! It could be this same exact one or something more to your liking. It doesn’t even have to be fitness. It could be taking a picture of something new everyday. This challenge is for you, your body, your mind, and your soul. This challenge is meant to reconnect yourself with you, to show you how strong, motivated and strong willed you can be. I will be doing this challenge with my biggest supporter and motivator that I am so happy to have! You can do this on your own, with friends or anyone! I will be more than happy to have you as a partner in this challenge 🙂
What My Challenge Will Be
I’m choosing this challenge because it seems manageable. I can do this literally anytime during the day. I like that it is simple, yet it works different parts of the body so you can have a fun workout. I found this workout off of Pinterest (I know its pretty much my favorite site). I plan on sticking to this to see how much stronger I can get. I also am excited because I get to keep you involved with me on one of my new journeys! Along with fitness, there was a self appreciating challenge I saw that I thought was cute.
I’m excited, and I hope you guys are too. I can’t wait to see how I feel and how much I will accomplish! I hope you have fun and feel motivated and inspired! Let the challenge begin!
“If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.”– Fred Devito