Guess what I dug out of my nightstand drawer? My Fitbit! That’s right, it’s on and popping now. I charged and synced it, and now it is back on my arm after a long hiatus. I must admit it was nice being able to track my walk today. I walked 1.45 miles in 33.58 minutes. Yay me! I am being very conservative in establishing my daily step goals. At some point, I want to aim for 10,000 steps, but for now, the goal is to walk 5,000 and I am just 763 steps away from goal. I would have surpassed it by now, but I didn’t put the Fitbit on until I left the house today around 2:00. But regardless of whether I track my steps or not, each one that I take still counts.
My back held up although I had to stop and stretch it at one point because I felt it tightening up. After I stretched everything was fine. I did more walking at the grocery store when I stopped to get everything I needed for my green smoothie cleanse which starts tomorrow!
Now that walking is something I’m committed to doing consistently, I’m ready to take on another “wellness project experiment”. Actually, three: the 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, journaling my prayers and doing another TV detox. Prayer is something I already do on a daily basis, but I want to approach it differently during this cleanse. I want to journal my prayers. I’m committing to journaling my prayers for one hour each morning. I think this is also a good time to turn the TV off as well to devote my mind, body, and attention to the Lord. As I’ve mentioned over the past few days, emotionally I’ve been leveled. And I need to feel the presence of the Lord and hear his voice loud and clear. By removing these distractions I can devote myself to cultivating a deeper relationship with Him.
The cleanse is also my attempt to purge toxins and waste from my body. It is not my intentions to continue the cleanse past 10 days, however, the discipline of praying will continue to be a part of my morning routine as it already has been. Not sure right now if I’ll turn the TV back on either. I honestly need to pull myself away from those things that don’t feed me spiritually and mentally. I think the TV may get the boot for the rest of the year. I’ll keep you posted on this one.
Wellness is so much more than just taking care of our bodies. If any or all of our being, be it physical, mental, spiritual, emotional are out of whack, we are out of whack. I believe we have to work at keeping a balance so that we don’t become lopsided in caring for ourselves. I have become lopsided, which is why I am embarking upon this journey. What about you?
Your Turn To Share
When your life is off balance, what do you do to bring things back into alignment?