2010 Healthy Living Habits

For those of you who have been following me for some time now, know that I have been threw several transformations in my life. Whether it is professionally, personally, spiritually, mentally and physically, all have been for the greater good of me and the purpose God has in store for me.

I get many comments and questions about “what am I doing” to feel so great DAILY, to look so healthy or “good” and to stay motivated even in trying times (in life, at work, etc). Every time my answer is the same, SO I decided to create a list of different strategies I’ve tried in my journey, to become more positive productive in my daily life.  Please know that I am still a work in progress.  I have not reached all my goals YET, but I am determined to stay focus, stay prayed up and LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!! Due to this, I present to you the orAKAle’s list of healthy living habits (please note that these are not in any order what so ever):

Man in the Mirror – you need to first and foremost look at that person in your mirror (that’s you) and have a heart to heart talk. We are our worst critics, so if you are not on YOUR TEAM…who will be….
God Has First Place – As a Christian, I believe that God and his teachings (the bible) is my foundation. Therefore he gets all glory everyday and all day. I start my day off with mediation and prayer and end my day the same.
Daily Bible Study – the current program that I am on now involves reading scripture daily on my phone.  I have subscribed to youversion.com and have a personal reading plan to follow.  Feel free to follow me and my plan on Twitter @efficient1. This is now habit for me, to the point that if I don’t give God his time, I feel incomplete. It helps to keep me grounded and focused.
6-8 Hours of Sleep/DAY – I am a firm believer in getting your daily rest. While I don’t think you need 8 hours (because I get between 7-7.5 hrs a night) daily to get the job done, I do think you need more than 6. Use your discretion on this one.
PUSH THE WATER – Family, I get OVER 50 – 64 ounces of water a day…yes that is about 7-8 servings of water that enters my body on a regular basis. I’m constantly getting compliments on how physically fit I look, how well rested my eyes look and how clear and smooth my skin looks….and my answer is ALWAYS (first) in reference to how much water I drink daily.  While this can be difficult in the beginning to implement, ease your way up to the amount YOU NEED for your body.
Baggage No More – Like most of us, we are caring around baggage from the past or even the present. I decided to get rid of the baggage (or fat) in my life. I reevaluated my friendships, my daily relationships, the way I viewed myself, what I put into my body and all other aspects of my life.  Again, I am a work in progress but I can say that I feel better now than whom I was before.  This is something that I am constantly evaluating as I progress on my journey through this thing called life!
Speak It Into Existence – One of my good friends taught me that if you are not cheering for yourself, then how can you expect anyone else to. As simple as it sounds, I was speaking negatives words over myself. While we make jokes here and there, I was doing it way to often, and actually had those around me call me out on it. See I believe that we have to speak positive words over our lives. The tongue is a powerful thing and the bible talks about being careful of what you say over yourself; also how your thoughts can manifest into words and then reality.
Get Up, Get Out and Get Moving – While it took me awhile to get here, I work out between 5-6 days a week.  On “bad weeks” (traveling, busy schedule at work), I still manage to get a good 4 days of exercising in.  My weekly workout regimen depends on the waves of my life.  As someone who travels a lot, it’s hard to stick to a particular work out regimen. So, I get creative to get moving daily/weekly. I believe exerting energy helps with stress level and helps to put you in a positive mood to tackle the world.
Vitamins and Supplements – I take a multivitamin daily to make sure that I get all the necessary nutrients my body type needs. Also, I take B12 to help with stress, Biotin tablet that assist in hair, nail and skin development and Iron because I’m anemic. I also drink 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar a day to help with allergies, clear pores and daily digestion with my body (and it does a bunch of other stuff…future post coming soon).

The orAKAle has spoken……..


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    […] take 2 teaspoon of ACV daily in either an 8 oz or 16 oz glass/bottle of water (refer to my post on 2010 Healthy Living Habits)  Or, as I mentioned above, sometimes I add it to my homemade blending concoctions. Lol.  I love […]

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