New Year’s Resolution: Wise Words to Live by

Every year I try to come up with some unique New Year’s resolution to cap off our holiday season. As do many others I know. My brother sent me and the rest of our siblings these words of wisdom, although credit goes to Kelly’s Treehouse

New Years Resolution

This resolution sounds very simple, but something we should all be able to incorporate into our hectic lifestyles…

laugh a little louder

smile a little bigger

love a little deeper

and walk through life a little slower

What do you think? Did you just discover your New Year’s resolution for 2019 and beyond? I did.

#4 of 4 Healthy Resolutions for 2015: Exercise More


Sorry, I had to include exercise as one of my healthy resolutions for 2015.  It is probably the most common resolution made, but also probably the least successful resolution.

Exercise is one of those things that the more you do it, the easier it gets to be, and the less you do it the harder it seems to be.  As you age it seems to get worse, especially if you suffer from joint pain or other mobility issues.  I do suffer from mild arthritis, but I realize that the more I move, the easier I can move, and the longer I will be able to keep mobile.  The problem is finding the motivation to keep moving.  The trick, I think, is to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine so it becomes a habit instead of a chore.

In my very seasonal landscaping business I have no trouble staying fit and limber from April through October, in fact some days I put in six hours of gardening and then can hardly get out of my van when I get home.  When the season winds down late in October, my body seems to do the same.

Exercise does not have to be expensive or complicated.  My favorite form (other than gardening) is walking.  My husband and I try to get a one hour brisk walk in every evening, but I must admit the cold and/or icy weather is certainly a deterrent.  Another form of exercise I enjoy is yoga.  During gardening season, I do yoga stretches before leaving the house in the morning and as soon as I return home.  If I forget to do this before I leave, my back reminds me within thirty minutes of work and then I have to quit earlier than anticipated.

Whatever exercise regime you decide to pursue, remember that exercise can be addictive; the more often you do it, the more you look forward to it, and most importantly, the better you feel…

Take the Wheat-Free Challenge Today!

Happy New Year! If you have been thinking of eliminating wheat from your diet, why not start today?  Make my wheat-free challenge a New Year’s resolution.  I gave up wheat 18 months ago and have noticed a significant decrease in my cholesterol level, increase in my iron stores, and decrease in my asthma symptoms since then.  I have also shed 10 pounds of weight, most noticeable around my middle.

The good news is you don’t have to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat to reap the numerous health benefits when you eliminate wheat from your diet.  You will be amazed at how fast you notice a change in your body!

Many of my friends and family members have shown interest in my wheat-free diet, so I thought I would start a blog on the subject…

Start your wheat-free challenge today!  Please send me your comments, questions, suggestions, and success stories; we can all motivate each other for a healthier 2013…

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