Take Back Control FlashBack Friday Post

You are in control of your body, mind, and emotions. Despite the last few months, years or decades you have the might within you to stop emotional eating. Take control of your life and move forward as a whole person. You have a million and one reasons for you to believe you don't have to continue as an unhealthy person.

Take control over your emotions by allowing yourself to feel the good, bad, ugly and in between.

Take control over your finances by learning how to shop smart and healthy. Buying in season freggies and frequenting local farmer's markets helps control spending. If you’re food bill is high because you enjoy lots of fresh wheat grass, organic greens and herbs consider gardening.

Take control over your fitness. Find life loving reasons not to give up on your self. Explore indoor and outdoor activities to find something active at least thirty minutes every day. Illness and disease don’t take breaks exploring how to live a healthy lifestyle can’t either.

Take control over your spiritual wellness. It’s hard to live out your purpose on earth when you are out of shape, sick and dying before your time. For me that means reading, studying and asking God for ways to apply what I read in the bible.  

Take control over your emotions. You can feel without allowing your feelings to control you. I make decisions based on the leading of the Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes with learning lessons God wants to teach me. Losing weight and reversing high blood pressure started with accepting that He has given me the ability to be in control of my health, starting with living a balanced life in activity and eating habits.

Originally Posted in March 7th and 9th in 2011.
New post will resume once my final book in the Yellow Ribbon Reads Collection of the Wholeness Series is completed... Did I mention the book follows cousins overcoming obesity.

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Going to the Gym and Walking Thru Parks Makes me Want to Carlton

Have you found the fitness habits and lifestyle that make you want to do the Carlton?
If not you may be where I was when I used to attempt to join mix gender group fitness classes.
Going nowhere fast. 

What I learned after twenty years since I graduated high school is I still love weight training
and I always will as my form of strength training. 
Walking outside in fall or spring weather and on an elliptical
(You can KEEP your treadmill thank you) 
is my cardiovascular happiness. Elliptical is preferred because then I can read while I walk.

So yes I am absolutely ECSTATIC when I walk for cardio
and super PUMPED (pun intended) when I am pushing weight. 
Although I don't enjoy most mixed group fitness classes I do love 
dancing and will get down in a safe Flirty Girl or other fitness group class 
that is NOT Zumba... just not nor have I ever been a Zumba fan. 

One of the areas I have to work to incorporate into my exercise is flexibility.
Pilates is my preference for this but I am slowly coming around to hoping I'll be enjoying yoga DVDs in the privacy of my home of course.  I'll let you know how this works. 
Have you ever wanted to find the activity you can stick with for overall health?

Get out there and try things out. 
Find out of you're an introvert or an extrovert. 
Discover what you'd do for hours that makes you sweat and feel exhilarated?
Despite countless injuries, financial hiccups, time constraints, life challenges, family reconstructions
and every other obstacle I never imagined the one thing I've never done is stop desiring to live a healthy lifestyle. 

And neither should you. Don't worry about losing the weight... focus on adding good healthy habits, a better quality of life and caring for yourself to your priority list one healthy decision at a time.