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Healthy Thoughts for December

December 3rd, 2013 at 03:26 am

I ran 3 miles yesterday, it was so nice to get that runner's high again! I've started myself on a "3 miles or 30 minutes in 30 Days" campaign. I run 3 miles or workout for 30 minutes for the next 30 days, which brings me to Dec. 31. I tend to eat better when I exercise, so if I commit myself to the exercise I know I will make better food choices, even with all of the delicious goodies around! And 30 minutes of exercise is not that hard to do. I may not be able to get on the treadmill each day for 3 miles, but I can get creative and do 30 minutes of some form of physical activity.

I'm mostly focusing on my exercise and diet to keep me feeling good, I don't really have too much excess weight to lose. Depression runs in my family, and I already deal with anxiety, so I need to be super vigilant about my lifestyle choices. I don't like feeling sad and anxious. Except when I am, does that make sense? Sad and anxious are normal feelings, and it's okay to feel that way sometimes, but I don't want to be feeling that way all the time. I need to set myself up to have positive thoughts for myself. It's much easier to think positive after a good workout, when fabulous feel-good chemicals are flowing through me. And food also impacts how I feel. If I'm stressed and rushed and cram junk in my mouth, I feel lousy. If I start out calmer, and make good decisions about what I eat, I'm going to feel better.

Bottom line is that I'm responsible for myself, if I feel anxious or negative, those are my thoughts. I need to set myself up to feel better. No one else will do it for me, and no one else will feel what I feel.

Tying it all into money, obsessing over my numbers doesn't change anything. I am making the best financial choices that I can make right now, and I'm setting myself up for success. Obsessing isn't going to get me closer to my goals. Day to day choices will get me closer to my goals. Desiring less is an easy way to improve my finances- the simpler my lifestyle the fewer my wants. I'm grateful for what I have, I have more than enough, and I am making the best choices that I can to provide for the future.

4 Responses to “Healthy Thoughts for December”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great plan!!

  2. laura Says:

    Very helpful and insightful post!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Sounds good. Do you live where you will be running in cold weather?

  4. Buendia Says:

    You are so right!

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