Sometimes we just kick into survival mode…going through our days and weeks pretty much like robots. And for some of us, we take whatever comes our way. I am guilty myself!
However, I have to believe that survival mode is an insult to Jesus who came so that we can not only “kick butt” in life but also live an abundant and victorious life.
If we are going to impact the world like God truly intended for us to, we have to wake up, know our rights, and stand. His death cannot be in vain. As we celebrate His death and resurrection, let’s pray that God will awaken our spirits and cause us to rise up and live out His promises.
Let’s celebrate Jesus and the many reasons He came to this earth. He came to:
- Save us so that after this life we have the promise of living forever! John 3:16
- Be an example of how we should love a dying world. John 13:1
- Counteract anything the enemy throws our way. John 16:33
- Give us authority over Satan and the kingdom of darkness. Luke 10:19
- Give us direct access to our Father. Matthew 27:51
- Bear all of the sins we could ever commit. Peter 2:24
- Send the Holy Spirit to be with us. John 16:7
March is set aside as the month for us to take a closer look at our nutrition/eating habits. So, let’s dive right in… For some, making a few tweaks is all you will need to reach your nutritional goals. For others, it may take a little more work.
When choosing to make changes in the way we eat, it is very important to set small, simple goals. During an initial health coaching session, I like to start with breakfast. Some good breakfast goals may include:
- I will not skip breakfast.
- I will add a good protein source to my breakfast.
- I will reduce the amount of fat in my breakfast.
Once you have reached your breakfast goal, then move on to lunch and finally on to dinner. Be realistic when setting goals and give yourself some time. For example, it may take a month before you reach your breakfast goal.
Other nutritional goals may include:
- I will only eat out twice a week.
- I will add a fruit/vegetable serving to each of my meals.
- I will drink water with 2 of my 3 meals.
- I will make healthy snack choices.
Test your nutrition knowledge by taking fun nutrition quizzes at choosemyplate.gov (click here).
For other nutrition tips, see the nutrition page under health/wellness. Also, feel free to contact me (under contact tab) with any additional questions. Be sure to follow this blog by signing up to receive new posts by email.
Good heart health is essential to feeling good. The month of February is set aside as American Heart Month. It is a time for us to review some key heart health factors:
||Below 200 (may need to be lower depending on other health conditions)
|LDL (bad cholesterol)
||Below 100 (may need to be lower depending on other health conditions)
|HDL (good cholesterol)
||>40 (the higher the better)
||Less than 150
||Less than 100 fasting
Tips for good heart health:
- Stay Active
- Stop Smoking
- Decrease alcohol intake
- Reduce Stress
- Meal Plan
Take your Heart Score (American Heart Association).