Wellness Wednesday: Week 7

I want to say first and foremost that wellness isn’t strictly about what we eat, how often we exercise or how much we way.  Wellness is about being in good health and more specifically having this be a goal for yourself day in and day out.

That is what this weekly post is about.  A check in for myself, keeping myself accountable for my good or poor choices throughout the past week.  So, time to see how I did!!

A week ago I downloaded a new app on my phone #gratitudeapp.  It is incredible and I urge you to download it right now if it is available to you.  I have an alarm set on it for 6am.  Every morning it reminds me to go into it, to journal and read my inspirational quote for the day.  Here was my quote for today.

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” Steve Furtick

I have written about this very thought pretty recently in Public vs Private Life & Public vs Private Life pt. 2.  The reminder is nice though.  Anyway, I do believe that the practice of writing in a gratitude journal is great for your wellness.  Remind yourself of all the things you have to be thankful for!

I read 2 books in the last week.  That takes my Goodreads total for the year up to 16 out of 50.  I read 13 Days in Ferguson and If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free.  I encourage you to check them out!  Reading is so good for my wellness.  Not only is it a bit of an escape, it is also a way to rest and also to learn.

I am down another .2 pounds this week and 1.5 inches.  Which is huge considering that I was in rough shape last week.  I had a headache that came on Saturday the 9th and lasted through Saturday the 16th.  It was a long, rough week.  I didn’t do yoga at all and I ate everything that I wanted.  Which meant a lot of ramen noodles (not low-carb).

I went back to the mat this week on Monday.  My goal is to do yoga 5 times this week.  Which means I will head there after I am done writing this.

Happy Hump Day everyone!!  In honor of my husband, who laughs every time he sees this commercial…I share this with you.

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Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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