7 Ways to Live Smart and Stay on Track with your Wellness Goals

You took a peek to see if this aligns with your healthy lifestyle, what is she talking about, maybe you’re just being nosy, or can really use the help. Take advantage of this list and create your own smart list that can be designed for your wealth and healthy lifestyle.

1. Take Walks – You don’t have to be this fitness guru you know you can’t be. Workout at your level and start somewhere. Dance as often as you can. My excuse for being at a club would be I needed to get some cardio in.

2. Are you Hungry or just Greedy? Part of the reason why most of my money goes to food because I’m constantly eating out every day. I don’t meal prep and I buy what I want to eat at that point and time. Don’t blow your budget on junk food or spending on unnecessary snacks.

3. Community – Don’t have enough strength to eat well on your own? Look into the benefits of free community programs that offer nutrition classes or look at health programs your insurance can cover. Take advantage of all the wellness discounts and memberships.

4. Don’t Overthink – Who am I telling? I wish I knew how to turn off sometimes and relax my brain. Retreat for a better purpose.

5. Apps – Oh you just got the Nike app for discounts you don’t actually use it for workouts I completely understand. Utilize these apps if you want to go far or be more serious than others. Invest in a virtual trainer for accountability. Face your struggles they are real.

6. Health Check-Ups – You’re in good health and your doctor don’t see anything wrong with you, but nobody knows your body better than you. Be concerned.

7. What’s in your Fridge? I have absolutely nothing in my fridge or freezer. My excuse is because I live alone and I don’t have any major responsibilities or a husband to make lunch for. Ok, honestly I buy everything that makes me feel bloated and I don’t want to see it in the cabinets. I am in the process of training my mind and body to stop eating junk. I know the fries are tempting.

I hope this gave you the motivation and inspiration you needed to push through and get to the next level when it comes to your health. Feel free to leave any tips you may think will benefit the list as well.


Holiday Inn Mansfield, MA

Complimentary stay at The Holiday Inn. I had a wonderful time and I enjoyed every bit of it from when I walked in up until check out even though I had a busy weekend I still found the time to get in the hot tub and that was something I had to do early in the morning to reap the full benefits of sharing one hot tub with numerous guest.

Breakfast came with my stay and was complimentary from the Salvation Army as well as my stay and not the hotel itself. It was a “Womens Getaway” mini vacation. I didn’t eat the bacon or sausage when I ask the server she said, it was pork and I had already refrained from eating pork so I just ate the eggs, fruit, potatoes, and the sweets. I was thinking the hotel should offer a variety of meat.

Wifi was working perfectly fine when I wasn’t in my room. I’m not sure if the signal strength got weak towards the back of the hotel it barely worked in my room, and the wifi was split up in over 3 sections of the hotel. Great high speed internet when using “Holiday Inn Lobby”

The bathroom was a decent size, but the toilet was a little to high. It reminded me of being short and when I sat on the toilet properly my feet were dangling. I wasn’t to happy with the shower drain not sure if that particular hotel needs plumbing work. The water was stopped up each day I took a shower and that was pretty aggravating.

My bed was so comfortable with fresh clean linen and I woke up like this. I loved the fact that I don’t have to make my bed and the housekeepers came into our room and even gave me fresh towels. I didn’t care what pillows were given to me. The Holiday Inn allows you to have your choice of pillows.

I was so busy I didn’t make time for my fitness routine and I felt very guilty of that, but knowing where the fitness room was is good enough for me.

If you forget your laptop and haven’t checked your email they got you covered with 24 hr access to the “Business Center” When I was taking these photos someone walked by and asked “if this was my future office” I just looked at her cause I didn’t know how to take it. How obsessed can someone be by a desktop on a desk. I just thought it was underestimation that lady have no clue of what I do or what executive office I may run and programs I may direct. I learned to look at it as a compliment and her witnessing my business skills and if this is my future office I’m pretty please with no paper work on my desk, so yeah I’ll take it.

The Holiday Inn offer you to rent space for any occasions such as wedding reception and celebrations.
The Holiday Inn offer you to rent space for any occasions such as wedding reception and celebrations.

It’s Never too late for any Physical Activity

What do you eat? Are you eating whole foods made by God? If it grows from a plant eat it and if it was made in a plant leave it on the shelf. Many times we go to the supermarket without reading labels or checking ingredients. We tend to eat food based on our taste buds and not checking if it might be good for us, but it tastes delicious. Food tip: A great way to start healthy eating is to clean out your pantry. Eat more light and smaller portions don’t overstuff yourself. Don’t wait until it’s too late and complain that you wish you have eaten healthier or exercise more your lifestyle starts with you. The Bible tells us “So whether you eat drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Think of all your favorite foods and the attitude and moods it put you in. When going out to eat with friends do you call the eating shots or do you just agree with someone else’s taste buds? Think about that. If you’re not in a restaurant with a variety of servings how fair would it be if your date wants pizza and you are craving Chinese food? Enjoy a healthy appetite spending time with people you love doesn’t mean sitting around. Get some fresh air and work up a healthy appetite for the next feast as you enjoy each other’s company. God says that you are to be the caretaker of your body.

Don’t blame anyone else for your poor eating habits and choices. How well do you fight temptation when it comes to something in your control? The Bible tells us “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him” James 1:12 perhaps you can memorize this scripture to overcome temptation when being put to the test. We all struggle with finding ways of disciplining ourselves.

There are ways we can change our brains based on what we eat. Allow me to remind you to start your day with protein eat regular intervals and don’t drink liquid sugar calories. Once you learn to eat right lets tone your body up with some good ole exercise. I remember reading a quote by Dr. Mark Hyman “You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet” point to ponder. Whatever you do your goal should be to feel good all around. Strengthening your body with fitness. There are many great benefits of exercising, but how about how to get motivated and find movement you enjoy. Explore the joy and power of healthy living. Discover the direct connection between the mind, body, and spirit all necessary components to happiness.

Set goals that will open yourself up to a fresh new lifestyle. Empower yourself to live the life you long for. You are the best physician you will ever be based on your daily activity. Energy is the power that turns intention into reality. It’s never too late for any physical activity it’s too soon to quit. May you feast on all the joys of healthy living. Increase the length and beauty of your life. Don’t lose your motivation because you may not have a prize continue to work twice as hard. Have you met with a nutritionist yet? No need to beat yourself up there is always room for improvement.

The best exercise you can do is walk if you do nothing else. Give yourself a regular exercise program whether it’s walking, running, swimming, tennis, soccer, basketball, or dancing. Any fitness program will help you handle stress because it gives strength to all the body’s systems. I encourage you to remain active here is a quote I heard and it stuck with me “You are as young as you feel” don’t claim old age when your still active and moving. I want to leave you with this the next time you see an elder jogging don’t focus on the looks think of how they feel. The greatest wealth is health. The power of possibility.