November 30, 2012

Healthy Writer's Club: The Law of Giving

It's Friday and time for another Healthy Writer's Club post. But, um, well...I got nothing for you. Not really. I didn't exercise. I went for a few walks, but nothing really recordable.

But I have been focusing on the spiritual and soul aspect of my health. I just finished reading The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. And since we just had Thanksgiving, I pulled a quote from The Law of Giving.

The best way to put the Law of Giving into operation - to start the whole process of circulation - is to make a decision that any time you come into contact with anyone, you will give them something ... When you meet someone, you can silently send them a blessing, wishing them happiness, joy, and laughter. This kind of silent giving is very powerful.
I love this! It doesn't cost anything to give someone a compliment or a smile. There have been numerous times in my life when I was feeling down or out of sorts when a stranger's smile completely made my day.
I'm giving away prayers for Random Acts of Kindness Week on Facebook. Stop on by if you or someone you know would like a prayer. Can't hurt - might help.

And how was your week? Are you keeping up on the exercise, healthy eating and healthy soul endeavor?

November 16, 2012

Healthy Writer's Club: Godwinks

Thanks Shallee McArthur for hosting!
Sorry, my Healthy Writer's Club peeps. I don't have much of a post today. It snowed on Saturday with a high of 23 on Sunday, and so my healthy motivation just froze up!

I do have a quote, though. I just finished reading When GOD Winks at You: How God Speaks Directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence:

Leave your baggage behind and get onto your life's path, on a quest for your destiny. Your destiny will not come to you. You need to go to it. And this I promise: the godwinks will be there to guide you. p195.  ~ Squire Rushnell

Ah, yes. The Path.

For the past three years I've finally started to find and follow my path. I don't always know if I'm doing things right, or if the decisions I make along the way are correct. But I do know, without a doubt in my heart, that I am on the right path. It feels good. Am I chasing a dream? Absolutely. Will I be successful? Who knows? Am I happy with the direction I'm headed? Positively. It's not easy, that's for sure, but my heart is happy in a way that it never has been in the preceding 52 years of my life. I pray a lot - for direction, confirmation, a sign, a godwink. And the answer I get? Keep Going!

Not to sound like Oprah, but what do you know for sure?
Are you on the right path?
How was your week?

November 9, 2012

Healthy Writer's Club: Stepping it Up

Thank you to Shallee McArthur for hosting The Healthy Writer's Club. If you'd like to join, go HERE.

All in all, it was a great week. I walked a lot - almost double what I did last week. I walked two miles per day (for 6 days) plus my regular daily steps.

Here are my fitbit stats for the week:

Total Miles Traveled: 24.78 (just missed walking a full marathon!)

Steps Taken: 60,334

Sedentary: 84.1% (I walked a lot, and I'm still getting 84% sedentary?! I curse you sedentary statistic!)

Last Song: Angel by Shaggy with Rayvon

Best Quote: "You may face problems and setbacks, but remember, God is still leading the way. He has given us the strength to be where we are with a good attitude. When that discouraging spirit comes knocking on the door, you don't have to answer. Just say, No, thanks. I'm keeping my joy. I know God is in control of my life. He will allow me to go where I'm supposed to be." ~Every Day A Friday, by Joel Osteen. P 155 - 156.

Every morning and every night I read something short but inspirational, to both start out my day and end my day with something positive. Right now I'm reading The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo (mornings - a daily devotional) and Every Day A Friday by Joel Osteen (evenings - just a page or two). I have done this for years and find it helps to keep a positive attitude and lifts me up when things are rough.

How did you do this week?

What do you do for a healthy soul?

Any recommended inspirational reading?

November 2, 2012

Healthy Writer's Club: Stupid Sedentary Stat

Thank you Shallee McArthur for hosting!

Now that the company's gone home and I'm not housesitting with my granddoggies, I'm anxious to get back on track with my health and fitness.

I improved a bit over last week, when I was still away from home. I started walking again on Tuesday, a two mile walk per day plus my usual daily steps. So next weeks fitness should look a lot better than this.

Here are my fitbit stats for the week:

Total Miles Traveled: 13.2 (I did a half marathon! Now, I just have to put it all together at the same time...)

Sedentary: 91.2%

Last Song: How You Remind Me by Nickleback

I'm thinking that "sedentary" statistic above is just so wrong on so many levels. I think I'll stop looking at it. It's obnoxious, don't you think?

Also, does anyone know where I can get a mileage widget, other than the I have a running widget from there, but I want a separate walking widget. I've been told by dailymile that I can't have both.

Are you keeping track of your mileage?

What do you listen to while exercising?

How was your fitness week?