I want to start this blog post off by first answering the question, which is sponsored this week by Earth Footwear.
What does wellness mean to you?
To me, wellness is not just healthy and your weight in control. Wellness means that you are in healthy relationships, have healthy habits (or are forming them), getting enough sleep, and being happy.
When you have healthy relationships, you are likely to have a good support system, and people who love you and support you no matter what. They are happy and excited that you are starting a new venture to get yourself healthy. They may even want to join you and go on this venture with you. For me, a part of wellness is surrounding yourself with people who you support, love and trust, and they love, trust and support you in return.
When you have or form healthy habits, you are cutting out all the stuff that is bad for you, such as eating half a pizza by yourself on a Saturday night. Or, playing video games all day rather than getting outside and getting fresh air. You also form habits such as eating healthier, eating the right sized portions. Healthy habits may not just be in the form of healthy eating, but in the form of getting clean and sober. For me, part of wellness is getting into habits that are good for both your mind and body.
Getting enough sleep is a major part of wellness with me. I never seem to have enough sleep! No matter how little or how long I sleep, it’s never enough. I have slept 8 hours, 7 hours, less than that, and way more than that. It’s never perfect. I never wake up with that feeling of Wow! I slept great last night. I am hoping that a new bed and pillows will do the trick for me. You have to sleep well, in order to be well.
Being happy in general is good for your overall wellness. If your constantly depressed, sad, mad or angry, there may be something wrong, and you should get that checked out. I am a happy go lucky kinda person. I’m not usually down for long. I like to smile and make others smile, so I find it hard to stay angry or depressed for too long.
So, that’s what wellness is to me! O
I’m writing this post as an entry to a blogging carnival sponsored by Fiber Plus.
OK. Onto my Mamavation stuff : )
This week was an - eh – week. It wasn’t too bad, wasn’t too good. I don’t feel like I did anything healthy. Eric (my 6yr old) caught bronchitis, so he has been home from school since Tuesday! SO I haven’t walked at all this week – except Monday. But, I don’t think that counts for much, really. I didn’t work out, and I’m kind of sad to admit that. I loved that first workout, but a whole week has gone by and I haven’t been back to it. I don’t know if I need more motivation, or what, but I just didn’t feel like it at all this week. Maybe it was because Eric was sick. Who knows. Next week I am going to try better.
My goals for this week are:
Workout at least 3x
Walk Eric to school (proving that he is OK enough to go to school, I should be able to. If not, I will add an extra workout day)
Start trying to cut out pop. God I love pop. The caffeine I think is what does it, I think. But its sooo good!
And a new personal goal of my own – meditate before bed every night. I wonder if that will help me relax enough to sleep well. I shall try and see and report my findings next week.
Looking into my local farmers market and/or bountiful baskets; my only problem is I don’t have a car, so this could be interesting. Maybe I’ll put a basket on my bike : )
I really wish I had more to share! I wish that I had weight loss to share, but I honestly don’t feel like I have lost anything. I plan on buying a scale within the next week – just waiting on my refund before I spend anything extra out of budget.
In Other News:
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