Welcome to 2012

Welcome to 2012 and congratulations in taking a positive step to making 2012 a year to remember!  Woohoo!  Way to go!  🙂

Since I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, we are going to look at how all areas of  life are connected and get this revolution going!

 Maybe stress at your job (or in your home, relationships-with people or food) causes you to overeat.

 Maybe lack of sleep (poor sleeping habits) or low energy prevents you from exercising or being as active as you’d like to be.

As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

We are not going to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins.  We will learn about them and get some yummy recipes along the way, but that will not be our focus.

 I enjoy working with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

 So, let’s get started shall we?  😉

 The first thing I want you to do is take a deep cleansing breath.  That’s right; close your eyes, exhale all of the air in your lungs, and slowly take a nice deep breath.  Hold it for a few seconds, and then let it out through your nose.  You may even want to do this a few times so you can really focus.

 Now, I want you to think about what drew you to this moment right now.  Maybe you read the post about what the plan is around here.  Maybe you are looking for some help in making some paradigm shifts in the way you think about your relationships, food, or time management.  Maybe you just want to get some tips and recipes to jazz things up this year. 

 Whatever brought you here, I’m glad you chose to be here. 🙂

Every day we make LOTS of choices.  Some because we have to (ya gotta eat right?), some because we need to (and maybe don’t want to), and some, we don’t even think about, they are just so routine or instinctive, we just make them.

 Well, the goal for this week is to begin simplifying all of those choices and decisions we make on a daily basis.

 Your assignment:

1)     Think about the relationships you cherish most.  How would you like to improve them?

2)     Think about the relationships you cherish least.  How would you like to change them?

3)     Think about your relationship with food…..do you enjoy cooking, do you dread mealtime, or does food control you due to time, cost, convenience, or price?

4)     Think about your relationship with physical exercise.  Do you enjoy it? 

5)     Think about your faith.  Do you have faith in yourself?  Do you have faith in God or some other higher power? 

6)     Write down your “bucket list” for 2012 based on the relationships of the mentioned topics. 

Once you have your “bucket list”, think about the things you would like to “detox” in your life so that you can face those obstacles/challenges with your eyes wide open.  We are going to slowly and steadily remove all of those obstacles and help you accomplish that list. 

My goal is that twelve months from now, you will feel more energetic, more enthusiastic, and more healthful than ever before.

Now,  you have a whole week to think about these things, so don’t overwhelm yourself,….take it easy and remember, slow and steady wins the race. 

 My suggestions/recipes for the week:

 Every morning, before you eat breakfast, have a cup of warm, soothing, and cleansing cup of water with a generous ‘squeeze’ of fresh lemon juice.  It will help cleanse your liver, your mind, and rejuvenate your skin.  An extra healthful tip: add a sliver of ginger as well!  😉

Every evening, rub some lotion on your feet and massage them a bit.  It will improve circulation, help you relax, and help you get a more peaceful rest.  An extra healthful tip: choose a lotion with lavender, or add a few drops of lavender oil!  😉

 Keepin’ it real,

 Elena  😉

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