Hormones, Fat, & Why Both Matter

When you hear about hormones, you probably think about testosterone or estrogen.  You might even remember that cortisol and insulin are also hormones.  But did you know there are dozens upon dozens of hormones coursing through your body?  Well, there are.  And your hormones control pretty much all the processes in your body.  They are the chemical messengers that help your body function properly.  Your hormones need to be in a perfect, delicate balance to continue doing their job.

Why am I droning on about hormones and their importance? Because mine are wonky, whacky, and wayyyy out of balance.  Hormones, Fat, & Why Both Matter | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Working on Restoring

I think a lot of us, me included, feel like in order to be good and productive members of society have to do more.  More work, more outings, more social functions, more workouts, more dieting, more social media worthy activities, more whatever.  Because if you’re not doing more, you’re being lazy.

I have noticed lately that I always feel like I need to do something, whether it’s work, working out, going out with Adam, or whatever.  Slowing down feels lazy.  Another part of the constant more for me is trying to keep up with what I *think* everyone else is doing.  Because I work from home and I set my own schedule, it’s easy for me to jam as much stuff into my day just so I can keep up and not be lazy.    Picture by Yoga with Dearbhla https://www.yogawithdearbhla.com/yoga-styles Continue reading

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

What's The Worst That Could Happen? | Life Healthfully LivedAhhh.  A new year.  Can you smell it?  The resolutions, the goals, the promises, the hope.  It’s all still pretty fresh just four days into 2016.  I’m all about setting goals and intentions for a new year, but I want them to be something more fulfilling than lose weight, exercise more, be more organized.  I want them to be specific.  I want them to have steps that I can take to reach them.

I want them to be something that will make me and my life better.

So whether you call those resolutions, goals, or intentions, make sure you choose something to direct your attention at.  It can really help motivate you to do new and better things.

Last year I chose a word to define my year.  I picked one word and tried to make my decisions and choices with that word in mind.  I chose passion and I think I did a fairly good job of putting passion into everything I did.  I’m going to do a fairly similar thing this year, but instead of one word I’m going to use one question to frame my goals.What's The Worst That Could Happen? | Life Healthfully Lived

What’s the worst that could happen?

This isn’t a nonchalant “Eh, what the heck, let’s give this a go” type of attitude.  I frequently don’t do things because I’m afraid of what might happen.  Mainly failure.  I hate to fail and that fear has held me back from trying or doing new things.

Not anymore.What's The Worst That Could Happen? | Life Healthfully Lived

I want to approach this year with the idea that even if I do fail at something it isn’t the end of the world.  At least I tried something new.  And there is a really good chance that I won’t fail, that I’ll excel at my new endeavor and find new strengths and happiness.

So with that in mind, what do I want to do this year?

  • Dive deeper into yoga (maybe even become certified)
  • Expand my writing (maybe even some non-fiction works)
  • Be stronger (physically and mentally)
  • Nurture face-to-face relationships (the internet is great but so is being with someone in persn)
  • Create new things (recipes, art, love…. anything)

There are plenty of things that I am ready to dive into and some of them scare me a little, but hey, what’s the worst that could happen?

What's The Worst That Could Happen? | Life Healthfully Lived

Ready for 2016?

 

What are you ready to try in 2016?