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Where to start on my journey? Besides the obvious: Fitness, Food, Elimination of Toxic Product, Herbs/Supplements & Detoxing
(which I haven't even blogged about yet, yes I know it seems backwards but that's where I'm at) the final piece of the pie for ME is the Mind-Body which we will officially call " bio-behavioral ". Within this category falls my weaknesses SO that is WHY I am starting here on my Video blogs! Get what I call the crappy part done first, kinda like when you were a kid and would eat the overcooked veggies first because they tasted gross and then eat the rest of the meal that you REALLY liked! I also wanted to start HERE because time and time again when I train clients they can do as much exercising as they want and eat healthier to lose weight and get in shape, BUT to KEEP it off, besides the discipline of ROUTINE, you HAVE to address your emotions, the past, your habits, life stuff that is not so fun to drudge up! The idea is BALANCE right? Just like you want to EAT a balanced diet and you want to balance your FITNESS by including cardio, weights, core, flexibility, balance, etc., YOU need to get your mind right and balance your WHOLE LIFE. Guess what? I am a prime example of living the fast-paced american life of I want it right now and let's do it fast and efficient and keep running like a maniac through my day and don't take time to taste the coffee or smell the flowers or really talk to the cashier and sit in front of my computer until my eyeballs wanna fall out of my head then lay down to sleep- can't sleep- then do it all again day after day. YUCK! I think I just grossed myself out. ( excuse the extreme run-on sentence but it was to make a point).
SO! Here is my "TOP 10" tentative plan:
1- Take Yoga classes
2- Daily 20 min Meditations
3- Take Computer Breaks
4- Organize & Balance my daily TIME better
5- Take time to be with Friends & Family
6- Strike up Conversations with people
7- Research the Ayurvedic Lifestyle
8- Better wind down process BEFORE I go to Bed
9- GIVE my TIME and do weekly volunteer work
10- Really RECEIVE the gifts that all the People give me every single day!
Gosh! I have REALLY been sucking at this list! Holy Cow! In a nutshell this is really taking time to Breathe, include Relaxation, and the things that TRULY fill us up and create happiness. Why am I just seeing this now I ask myself... I knew it and ignored it is the blunt and honest answer. Yeah these are daily "healthy chores" to institute, BUT the real question is WILL I keep moving forward and DEAL with the emotions, do the work to create more meaningful relationships and connect with people, and take time to be Quiet and connect with MYSELF so I CAN make all these changes and CHANGE MY LIFE? Will I be ABLE to balance my DOSHAS within the Ayurvedic system and REALLY live life Completely and Happily for the rest of my Existence? Stay tuned to find out...... :)
As always, thanks for reading and listening.
Tami Herbst xo