Somedays I feel like I am everywhere with social media. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest are the three that I’ve been consistent at doing. A couple things that have changed in the past two months are my Facebook page and opening a Pinterest account as a business. Like I need more incentive to be on Pinterest but now my Health Coaching Peeps don’t have to sift through the 500 pins of nail art on my personal account.
On Facebook I haven’t been happy with using Radiance Health for a while and finally just sucked it up and changed it. It now uses my name instead of Radiance Health. So far using the Radiance Health handle on twitter doesn’t bother me but it did on Facebook. I have no idea why.
Here are the places you can find me.
Pinterest. I took to Pinterest like a fish takes to water. It is the first form of social media that I loved.
Twitter was something I thought I would hate and ended finding out it was fun to tweet and play with hashtags.
Facebook was my first social media experience and the one I just changed.
So like me, join my pin boards, or tweet at me if it pleases you. I am always looking for new people to follow on twitter and Pinterest.
Making small change in your life is an easy way to start finding your healthy. We had simple changes 1-5 a while back. These are all changes I use or have used at one point in time and found they made a difference. Here are Simple Lifestyle Changes 6 through 10.
6. Ditch the soda. No one needs extra sugar in their life and the diet sodas may not add calories but they sure don’t have any health benefits. I still struggle with my diet coke habit, I love that stuff. The less I drink it the less I want one. I used to have one a day and am now down to a couple a week. It is a process.
7. 5 minutes of meditation can change your mood and mindset. All you need to do is breathe deep and consciously for 5 minutes. Try it and see what happens, don’t let your ego stop you when it tells you to quit, keep going and make yourself stronger.
8. Try a healthy food you think is weird. A year ago I thought green smoothies were weird and gross and had never tried one. I was hooked after my first one.
9. Smile at a stranger and pass happiness on. Sometimes all it takes is a smile from someone to make your day better. If you make eye contact, flash them a smile, this has made my day more than once and turned a bad day good.
10. Walk more. Is something two blocks away? Walk there instead of driving. Park at the back of the parking lot, this is one of my favorites.
The ramifications of eating trying not to eat, binging, sugar, and eating non-nutrient dense foods was I got sick. Looking back at what I was doing to my body it is no surprise that I got sick. What is surprising is that I did not get sick sooner. My body had enough and sent me a very loud and miserable message.
|I needed more of this.
I was never a big milk drinker and had started drinking more for calcium, really not the best way to get more calcium, go for some kale instead. I think I always had a mild allergy but with the increases intake of milk I started getting migraines and was snotty leading to sinus infections. It took me about a year to identify what my migraine trigger was. I went dairy free, it sucked. I love cheese and was pretty pissed off about not being able to eat cheese pizza.
|And less of this.
Candida was rampant in my body fueled by the large amount of sugar I consumed. My skin was rashy on my face and digestive tract was inflamed and not healthy. Yet more dietary changes to get rid of this. When my acupuncturists handed me the do not eat list for candida, I almost cried.
Not eating had left me with cold hands and feet, that once fall hit never warmed up once they were cold. Hello classic symptom of under eating. My head was an oil slick, while my body was dry a result of not enough omega-3s in my diet.
I always had a headache, my energy was low, dinner was often sugar, milk in the smallest amounts would give me a three day migraine, poop issues, etc. This was one of the most miserable times in my life and I did it to myself. It took awhile to start getting healthy, but other than not being able to drink milk and a random migraine, usually hormone induced, I healed my body by eating real food.
All too often we can have an all or nothing attitude when we decide to get healthy, exercise, or lose weight. There is the urge to dive in and change it all and for some that will work for them. For me and many others it doesn’t. It is much harder flub up on a few small changes at a time.
Keep in mind long term changes do not happen overnight so if you forget, flub it up, forget, the game is not over, it just restarts right than. Restart whenever you need to, don’t wait for the next day or week.
5 Simple Lifestyle Changes
1. Drink water. So simple and sometimes so hard to do.
2. Eat your veggies! Add an extra serving to your day or play the how many servings of veg. in a day game.
3. Try something new. Learn how to cook a new whole grain or vegetable.
4. Get moving. Start simple by going for a walk, try something new, or do something you love.
5. Swap a take out meal for a homemade one.