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Listening to Your Body

Listening to Your Body

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These past few months I have not been feeling like myself. I have been stressed, constantly tired, and feeling like I have no energy. It was spilling in to all aspects of my life.

A few days ago I woke up with a new found desire to make the changes I needed to feel better about myself. I realized I wasn’t listening to my body. There were all these signs that I wasn’t taking care of myself, yet I kept making excuses and ignoring them.

It took me realizing that I was responsible for getting that energy back.   I needed to make changes in my life that would positively affect me and rid the negativity I was surrounded by.

I tried making these changes time and time again, but it just never stuck.  I would do great most of the day and find myself turning to comfort food in the evenings.  I would start out strong with my exercising but wasn’t making it a priority,  so it quickly became non-existent.  It was a viscous cycle of trying to get back in to a good routine, only to fall off again.

So what changed?  What is different today, that didn’t work last week, or the week before that?


I am sick of feeling this way and I am determined to make changes to my lifestyle.  I also want to be a positive role model for my son.  I want him to lead a healthy, and active lifestyle, so I want to lead by example.

So what are my plans?

Healthy eating.  My family and I eat fairly well.  I want to cut out some of the sugar and carbs that I seem to load up on as comfort food.  I am not going crazy and will have snacks once in awhile, but want to cut back a bit. I am not dieting, but eating better overall.

Start exercising regularly.  I recently found a program that works for me, 20mins cardio, 30 mins weights.  It fits in to my schedule perfectly, which makes it easier to do every few days.  Before I found I didn’t have the time.  Now I know what days I work out on, and its a priority and part of my schedule now.

Sleep.  I am making sure I am going to bed when I am tired. Having a toddler, I never know when I will be awake in the morning, so I go to bed when my body is ready for it, some days as early as 830.  It feels great getting 10 hrs of sleep some nights.

I can already see a change in my energy level, proof that these positive changes are helping me.  Stay tuned for an update in a few weeks to see if I stuck with it, and any ups and downs I may be having.

Do you listen to your body?  Why do we ignore what its telling us?  


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  1. Nina Wednesday - 28 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    Great job lady, this is the hardest part of life that keeps recurring! So many reasons why, but the biggest part of success is recognizing when things are off, that is the first step and the rest slowly comes!
  2. Crystal Wednesday - 28 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    Sometimes life just gets in the way, that is why I ignore what it is telling me I think! Good luck Tricia, you can do this! :) xo
  3. Kimberly O'Brien Friday - 30 / 11 / 2012 Reply
    I think so many can relate. I sure can. Thanks for sharing and reminding us to listen to our body. I need to work on getting a good nights sleep but it's hard because I'm more naturally a night owl. We need to get a good nights sleep because a happy mom makes a happy home:-)

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