It’s Week 3 of #FitFabFeb2019 and again I’ve been encouraged by your comments and inspired by examples of what you are doing to make changes in your life. This week is all about Building Self Belief however, before we start Week 3 we need to review Week 2.
#FitFabFeb2019 Week 2 In Review
Did you start a Daily Accomplishment Journal? Did it help? It only takes a few minutes each evening to complete and it is great to see our progress and small wins as well as what we struggled with.
#FitFabFeb2019 Week 3 – Building Self Belief
Week 3 will still comprise our Non Negotiables and if you feel comfortable add one more. If not, no problem just continue on from last week. The key is to keep completing your Non Negotiables.
These are what you have determined in your planning phase to be the most important areas you want to change in your life so they need to come first.
If you feel like you are trying to achieve too much, then just concentrate on one non negotiable, stick with it and your confidence will increase.
Now to Week 3.. Moving, Mental Health, Healthy on the Inside and Learn & Grow.
This week I want to focus on Building Self Belief and taking Care of ourselves and our needs.
Women are very good at taking care and nurturing others but fall short when it comes to ourselves. It is timely that last week was Valentine’s Day and although I don’t get caught up in all the hype it is a good reminder to give yourself a gift – the gift of health and happiness.
Focus on Self & Mental Health
I’ve often written that we are all unique and we shouldn’t compare ourselves with others. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from others. I know I don’t have all the answers and look to others and their experiences to keep learning and evolving.
This week I would like to introduce an exercise for us all.
It is an exercise in learning more of Who We Are as individuals.
The objective is to learn that what we admire in others, might also be what others admire in us. So take a moment to answer these three questions:
- Who inspires you?
- What traits do you admire in that person?
Once you have your answers think about the same questions in relation to yourself.
Here comes the tricky bit, because many of us don’t feel comfortable looking at who we are.
Write down what traits you like about yourself. Think of the positive comments friends and family make about you.
Take the time to be honest with yourself and actually write it down. Inspire yourself by realising your potential and all you have to offer as a person.
Who makes you feel:
‘if they can do it, so can I’
If someone you admire has been successful look at
- how they did it
- how can you apply learning to yourself
- how did they manage obstacles and challenges
Did you try the video ‘I am Willing’, from Peta at Strong Healthy Women which I shared with you last week? I did 5 repeats which gave me a great strength workout and also incorporated some of the ‘I Am Strong’ exercises.
This week I’m sharing another with you. This one is titled ‘I am Everything’ which fits perfectly with our week of Building Self Belief.
Just click on the image below
Keeping your body Healthy on the Inside
Recipe of the Week
Last week, Erin O’Neill mentioned in her interview the importance of Good Gut Health. That means more fibre! Wholegrains are a great source of fibre, and fibre is great for your gut health. Make grains and vegetables the hero in your next salad with this delicious recipe.
Teriyaki mixed grain salad recipe
Click on the link for the recipe
Regular Medical Check Ups
It is important to ensure we keep healthy on the inside and make time for general check ups as well as regular screening such as mammograms, skin checks etc. Knowing your family history can also help determine what screening you need to have. Download my Medical Checklist as a guide and make those appointments you have been letting slide a priority this week!
Last week I wrote about a health scare I had before Christmas and which I hadn’t even considered but is a result of my genes.
knowing your family medical history is important.
Learn & Grow
Wind down process
Last week I attended an Ageless Confidence seminar with Peta from Strong Healthy Women. One of the topics Peta spoke about was ‘Morningness’ what we do when we first wake. She explained the Circadian Rhythm and then talked about having a wind down process at the end of the day. I will be sharing this in more detail in another future post.
Do you have a wind down process?
Do you take time to reflect on your day, turn off the TV or computer and e-reader and slow down your mind and body before bed?
Try introducing a wind down process this week.
Learning to change our habits and incorporate ways to be more mindful is important to our health and well-being.
Let’s all try to incorporate a wind down process this week!
Can you spare one hour for yourself each week?
We all have the same number of hours in a week – 168. Surely you can book one hour to do something for yourself. What day and time will you set aside this week for YOU?
Don’t forget to join me for the Mid Week check-in at Facebook Live in the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Group. Click HERE if you want to join the group and the FB Live session.