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Finding Balance

Balance

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I went to a new doctor this week and as I was sitting there explaining my health history, I had a revelation.  My story sounds crazy.  It’s all imbalanced.  I hung out at the extremes.

I’m still working on putting it all down so you can see how I got to where I am today but here is the short version:

I ate low calorie
I ate low fat
I ate high fat
I didn’t eat carbs
I avoided dairy
I ate high carb
I juiced everyday
I exercised 1-2 hours almost every day
I stopped exercising

My diet was all over the place.  I wasn’t balancing out my activity with the food I needed to sustain said activities.

Plus, I kept expecting Continue reading

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The 12 ways I remind myself that I am who I am

The 12 ways I remind myself that I am who I am  |  KellysRevival.com

Biologically, genetically, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually you are you

Accept yourself for who you are…
— not who you wish you could be
— not what society wants you to be
— not that person you compare yourself to

When you accept yourself for who you are…
— you can focus on your own life, your own goals, your own decisions
— you can define your own vision, your own values
— you will feel more Continue reading

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Resolution Recap: Four ways I will hold myself accountable for my goals + One new goal for 2014

Resolution Recap: Four ways I will hold myself accountable for my goals + one new goal | KellysRevival.com

Resolution Recap

Well, the first quarter of the year is over (wow, my day job has clearly brainwashed me because I don’t think I used to think about a year broken up by quarters) and I’m reviewing the resolutions I made for 2014 (see my resolutions post here).

Let’s recap my original resolutions:

1. De-stress — mediate 10 mins every day

2. Get fit — move 30 mins every day

3. Eat healthy — eat 3 cups of veggies

4. Get more sleep — get ready for bed at 10 pm on weeknights

Wellllllll… life got in the way a bit on these.  My January and February weren’t too bad, but March is the busiest month of the year at work and all of these took a backseat.  I’m starting fresh again for April.

Four ways I will accomplish my goals:

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Dieting, Detox and Willpower – and why I’m done with it all

Diet Freedom

It’s spring (hooray!) and that means my inbox, facebook, pinterest and twitter feeds are littered with talk of detoxes, cleanses and dropping the winter weight.  In the past, I may have thought about trying one out, but this year — I’m done.

The idea of a detox doesn’t appeal to me anymore.  I’ve tried them — a few different ones, sometimes multiple times — because I thought I could benefit from them.  But now my mind automatically rejects the restrictiveness.  I don’t want to replace the foods I love with foods I don’t feel like eating (or drinks I don’t feel like drinking).

I always prided myself on my willpower.  If there was a cookie in front of me and I was on an “I’m not eating cookies” diet, I could easily resist the cookie.  The problem was when I stopped eating more than just cookies.

It started slowly, I would just cut out what I deemed “unhealthy.”  I never liked soda, so that was always out.  I stopped using Continue reading

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