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In case you're wondering, it's not a typo up there for you see the definition of goodly is:

used as an adjective to describe something
1. of ample or good size, ex: a goodly amount.
2. of a fine appearance, ex: a goodly young man.
3. Archaic. of good quality, ex: a goodly gift.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

From Intentions to Improvements: Update on Health Habits for February 2012

My "new" refrigerator's freezer holds more fruits and veggies.

I am sensing a change inside of me.  

My skin is clearing up, even shiny on the face.  My tummy is getting more flabby so I know I'll have to be toning up soon.  I'm feeling a pull on the lower calves.  I am also enjoying spending more time in the kitchen, preparing more foods.  I have lots more energy, too.

My intentions to get healthier are paying off.  

There is definite improvement.  I am feeling more hungry, but I am able to get up and get going.  I might not see a noticeable change in the mirror, but my insides are changing.  I am encouraged!

Here is an update on my progress:

1.  I've continued to read the Bible.  This is truly setting the tone for this year.  I feel more well-rounded and ready to face the world after having dug into God's word.

2. Haven't lost anymore weight, but I haven't gained any, either.

3. I'm still drinking water.  I was drinking three bottles of water with lots of ice everyday. 

4. Still ate some junk food and drank some soda.  It's hard with the hubby still buying it, but yesterday (Sunday), I managed to not drink any.

5. Made a concoction of strawberry whey protein, Greek yogurt, bananas, and ground flaxseed.  I stretched it to drink it about 3 times last week.

6. Last Friday, I used the Wii Fit.  Spent 27 minutes, 10 minutes of which I briskly walked a mile.  Yes, I'm slow to do one mile.  I improved a few of my other scores from the past.  Not bad; I had not used it for about 300 days.

7. I managed to walk more than 4,000 steps for 6/7 days.  Yesterday, I went to the stores with hubby and lost my I'm not sure how much I walked.   Fortunately, I have another pedometer.

8. I've been getting up early to eat breakfast.  My younger son has often joined us.  I've had more energy and gotten more done like dusting books and bookshelves and decluttering magazines and pots and pans.

Plans for the upcoming week:

1. Continue to drink lots of water.

2. Continue to walk at least 4,000 steps per day.

3. Make more drinks in the blender with more berries.

4. Stretch in the mornings.  Been feeling better afterwards.

5. Cook more because our family has entered a new challenge for no takeout for 22 out of 25 days of February.

6. Try to use the Wii Fit more.  It is fun and helps pass the minutes quickly to exercise.

Well, thanks for reading about my intentions leading to improvements in my health for 2012.  I hope this blog entry encourages you all to develop your own health goals.

How about you, my readers?  Are you keeping up with any health goals for February, related to your New Year's resolutions?  How do you plan to improve your health this month?  I encourage you to assess your current health.  It's a great opportunity to adjust your habits to improve your life.   

If you need to improve your health, in any form, please ask God to help you; He will, if you pray for His guidance.

This is an entry for Medical Mondays.  For past entries, click here.

Disclaimer: The viewpoints that I discussed here are just my opinions.  Please consult your physician before altering anything relating to your health.  I am only suggesting here to take charge of your health.  Don't just leave your health in the hands of your doctors; become your own advocate.  You know best how your body is doing.

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