Diet and exercise are really important to overall health and wellness, but mental health should be made a priority as well. To help us on our journey to overall health and wellness we can use different forms of self care for our body and mind. We covered self care relating to diet and exercise in previous post, but will certainly continue to discuss this very important aspect to overall wellness. Your diet does not have to include intermittent fasting it can be low-carb, paleo, vegan or even the Mediterranean diet. With so many diet options any diet you decide to practice, one thing to consider is making your diet choice one that you can possibly sustain for a lifetime. We can simply get the exercise we need daily by just walking outside for 20 minutes a day. Other forms of self care as it relates to exercise can be joining the gym, workouts at home, yoga, dancing and anything that burns calories and builds up your spirit. Exercise is not easy, but essential for self care, so find something enjoyable that you can maintain and sustain in your daily life.
When it comes to mental health if you are experiencing any type of depression or just having a rough period in life, you should definitely seek the help of a health professional. Self care for your mental health can be simply carried out by remaining positive. Negative thoughts can really be detrimental to living a healthy lifestyle. Other forms of self care for your mental health can be meditation, reading, writing, listening to music just to name a few. I will share my current schedule as an example of how I prioritize self care💜💜
7:00-8:00amGym/Work-Out from home
7:00pm until bedtime Read, Write for this blog, listen to music and or Meditate
**I've had questions about my current fasting schedule and now that I am trying to maintain my weight I aim for 12-13 hours and I mainly focus on not eating past 7:00pm!**
**Another popular question was what I ate to lose weight and I still pretty much eat accordingly**
Protein Based Smoothie
Scrambled Eggs and 1/2 Avocado
Oatmeal with peanut butter and 1/2 Banana
Small portion of dinner leftovers
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Salmon with veggies
Shrimp Stir Fry with Rice
Black bean and Sweet potato quesadilla
Snacks are not usually my thing but if I feel like I need something extra within my feeding window. I would try to keep it under a 100 calories with fruits, nuts, or my favorite popcorn!
In conclusion I would just like to state that wherever you are in your journey, I cannot stress it enough that you should make yourself a priority!
Respectfully in good health, Robin💜💜