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About Mary

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Hi everyone and welcome to my Forever Healthy You website. My name is Mary and The Health Industry has been a passion of mine since I was in high school and over the years I have purchased numerous health products in the health industry to try to improve my overall health as well as my mind and body.

Being a kid and growing up in California, I was raised to eat everything on my plate which included dessert. We had three meals a day, snacks in between each meal and oh yes a dessert at dinner. I got used to eating this way for a very long time and saw myself gaining weight over the years. I had limited resources in terms of eating healthy, exercising, and on how to relax my mind and body.doughnut, dessert, junk food,

Often times I found myself in my room crying and thinking about what I am doing wrong. After spending many hours of thinking about the different ways I can improve my health I found some ways to help me get better at eating healthy, exercising and how to relax my mind and body. This usually came in the form of eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and using the many ways to relax.

Now I want to give back.

fruit, vegetable, healthy, foodOver the years I’ve learned a lot about proper eating habits, exercising techniques and stress control. This helped me improve my overall health. I want to offer others some insight into many of these as well as provide individuals with updated tips, recipes and the many ways to relax the mind and body techniques that the real experts are using these days.

In my opinion I think we all need is a little motivation and some guidance. Sometime we all need a little push here and there. Someone to keep us company while we work out.

FINDING OTHERS LIKE ME – TO SHARE WITH

I am creating this website to find others like me to share with the same health goals. We will be accountable for each other. We will share and help each discovery a better healthier life. Come together and discuss our plans on eating healthier, exercising and healthy relaxing techniques. 

  • Where we can share events that our happening in our lives, make life long goals, share ideas, facts, stories, tips, accomplishments, recipes and more…
  • We can empower each other and take a journey together to become healthier and happier.
  • Where we can have all the practical tools and resources for us that want to be healthy and feel better.

Some Topic to be Shared

  • Importance of Good Health
  • Improving Our Health
  • Steps to Improve Our Health
  • Steps to Improve Our Life
  • How to Make Better Choices

Share Your Story

  • I want to know how things are going on with you?
  • What is your biggest challenge in life?
  • What keeps you motivated?
  • How do you feel?
  • What do you want to read or talk about?

A Little Story About My Life.

womenGrowing up I was always bigger than the other kids. In fact when I was a teen I was about 160 lbs. In my family, where being big busted women and overweight was a problem. I always felt that I had to work harder and do whatever it took to gain that extra edge on the family history.

We are always competing and comparing ourselves to others like the models that we see in the magazines and on TV. Trying to impress our families, friends and neighbors enough to be put into the spotlight in our community.

So how is our performance and the knowledge we know of important?

I literally used to spend hours thinking about my health, practicing good eating habits, exercising methods, and how to relax my mind and body. I have learned from videos, CD’s, DVD’s, watching TV, listening to the radio, watching others and reading lots of books.

I would spend hours working on ways to improve my mind and body. Many years later and many health products purchased, books that I have read and many watched videos that were made to improve our health. There are obviously genetic limitations to your success, but when we follow individual that have already done it, acknowledge that anything can be overcome, that good workout ethic and hard work can truly lead to our success in a healthy lifestyle just as we all can in anything in life.

Health LifeStyles Has Changed.

In today busy world our health has taken a backseat to other daily priorities. The health world has gone from a state of unhealthy lifestyles for years to healthy lifestyles being the most critical element to a successful healthy life. We see people eating healthy, exercising, losing weight and becoming healthier individuals. We definitely do see individuals that can become stronger with their mind and bodies.

Different body types and body positions require different techniques but ultimately using your core and the fundamental of all successes these days is on the ability to achieve healthier choices, weight, stress levels and endurance.

The healthy lifestyle has changed and so does the way we need to implement good healthy habits to our healthy lifestyle.

The content that I’m going to be discussing here is going to be centered around improving our overall health, with an underlying focus always being on healthy eating, relaxing our mind and body, and on how we our properly using techniques to improve our health.

 

Consistency with Resistance Leads To Better Results.

planning, goals, togetherThere is no point in rushing your results it will only lead to failure. Setting short and long term goals will lead results. Set yourself up to a life plan. You need to give yourself time to design a life plan. Find a system that works for you that keeps you motivated and focused in the right direction.resistance, training, exercise

Consistency with resistance will lead to better results. A lot can be accomplished in an hour at the gym, taking a walk, working out at home, making healthy food choices, and taking time out of your busy day to relax. This can lead to a better healthy life, education and skills for better strength, balance, solutions to your health issues and ultimately the overall health of your mind and body.

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT – THE HEALTHY WAY journey, together, same

That’s why I created Forever Healthy You so we can walk this journey together and where we can come together and help each other.

I will do my best to get the information you need in a timely matter.

Let’s take that road together!!!

Life is too short and Family is so important to us.

The way to healthy living is making all the small steps.

A healthy lifestyle is a way of life long effects.

So, Lets make these changes together!

Just To Be Clear

I am neither a certified nutritionist, dietitian or a personal trainer. I am an average mom who has a desire to help people with some or all the same issue that I have. I enjoy working out, eating healthy foods, relaxing my mind and body, and spending time with my family.

If you are ready to stick around and make these changes with me, we will find the information we need to help each other get started on our road to a healthy life.

****If you already workout you will find lots of useful information and you will continue to improving your healthy habits. All opinions shared are mine and other individuals.

*** Please consult a physician before making any changes in your diet or fitness.doctor, hospital

So have a look around and if you have anything to share in respect to building your own healthy life plan I would love to here it.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave them below in the comment section and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best in your journey to a happier and healthier life.

To your health,

Mary,

Founder of Forever Healthy You

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Email: forhealthylifestyles@gmail.com

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Healthy For You – Relaxing With Goal Setting

We all need to take time out of our so called busy life to set up some goals. Setting up goals is healthy for you and relaxing. A step by step process toward success is achieving goals. In our lifetime we should plan on setting some personal goals. We should make a list of goals that we want to achieve and write them down. Post our goals where we can see it every day. Goal setting is a powerful tool it can make us think about our future. It will motivate us to make our dreams come true. It is about letting ourselves reach for the stars. In other words aim high for the things we think our impossible. We should keep pushing our limits higher and higher to see what we can really do. Challenging ourselves on daily. Visualizing on our goal daily.

SETTING GOALS – MANY HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Relaxing for you when you have them written down
  • Feeling relaxed when you accomplish them.
  • Provides direction in your life to make the right decisions.
  • You are focused on what is important to you
  • You are focused on doing it.
  • You take control of what you want out of life.
  • You have a sense of satisfaction and purpose for your life.
  • Keep it simple and work hard SUCCESS WILL HAPPEN.

WHY DO WE SET GOALS – TO MAKE US FEEL

  • We set goals so we can believe in ourselves.
  • We set goals so we can feel and grow confident.
  • We set goals to keep us motivated.
  • We set goals to keep us focused.
  • We set goals to challenge ourselves and others.

GOAL SETTING – THE WRONG WAY

There is the wrong way to goal setting that we should be aware of it is not about making a plan and holding ourselves accountable to it. It is not about setting yourself up for failure with a goal you can not achieve. Setting your standards to high will give you a chance to give up and quit. Give yourselves enough time to complete a goal. We need to be in the right mind set to complete the goal. Make sure you do not set a goal that is unrealistic that is impossible to achieve. We need to keep in mind and make sure that we have all the right reasons for setting up a goal or this will lead us in the wrong way which could leave us frustrated and make us feel like a failure.

GOAL SETTING – THE ONE WAY

Goal setting the right way is going one way. Having a vision and a passion of what you want. It will save us a lot of time and keep us going in the right direction. Planning ahead of time can make our life run smoothly. It can cause us to have less stress and anxiety. Having a goal plan in place can give us a sense of relaxation. Knowing what we have to do to accomplish our goal and just doing it. Life goals are goals that we would like to work on and achieve in order for us to be satisfied with our future and who we would like to become. This will take us forward in life. We need to take our baby steps to our life journey of accomplishing our goals. Taking our step by step goal setting approach is very important in realizing the significance and importance by applying this technique in our daily life. This will lead us in the right way.

STARTING OUT – SETTING LIFE GOALS

In the beginning when we are starting out to set goals our goals should be simple and easy to accomplish. By doing this it will help us build character and give us the confidence we need to build up our goals to more complicated ones. Setting goals can be done at any age. Goal setting is unlimited and can be whatever you want it to be. You can set goals anytime, anywhere and for anything that you want to accomplish in life. Having goals in place when you are starting out will keep you motivated and focused on what we want in life.

GOALS CAN BE – WHATEVER YOU WANT

  • Getting or Improving Your Health.
  • Getting Stronger Physically or Mentally
  • Having A Better Relationship with GOD, your family, friends or spouse.
  • Starting A New Business
  • Improving Your Finances
  • The List and Go On and On (It can be whatever you want it to be).

GOAL SETTING – CHANGES AND COMMITMENT

Setting goals we all need to think about how we are going to make some changes in our life. These changes can be anything that is holding you back from achieving your goals and dreams. Making these changes in the beginning stages of your life can be overwhelming but with hard work and determination it will get better.

Now committing to your goals takes some time and dedication. It will make you responsible for your actions and bring you closer to your dreams. Some ways you can commit is:

  • Make a simple and easy goal to start.
  • Set up a short term and long term goal.
  • Set up the day you want to start on your goal.
  • Set up a daily routine to work on your goal.
  • Set a date when you want to accomplish it by.

DO’S

  1. Focus on the little steps first to get you to the bigger ones.
  2. Give yourself time to complete the goals.
  3. Get back on track when you slip up.
  4. Team up with a friend or a buddy.
  5. Challenge each other.
  6. Just Do it.

Don’t Do

  1. Don’t procrastinate
  2. Don’t put yourself down.
  3. Don’t compare yourself to anyone.
  4. Don’t let life distract you from your goals.
  5. Don’t let anyone put you down.
  6. Don’t give up or quit until you accomplish your goal.

My Experience and Struggles – For Goal Setting

In my past experiences and struggles for goal setting was I would always procrastinate. I would put off today and say I would do it tomorrow. I would makes excuses and use distractions to keep me from accomplishing my goals. I have learned over the years that if I keep putting off my goals it will keep me from my dreams. I also learned that if I take my baby steps toward my goals it is a lot easier to do. Taking one day at a time. One goal at a time. This has worked for me and has kept me motivated and focused.

Life Example – For Goal Setting

A life example for goal setting is when rain drops hits the ground it is making a little dent. When it continues to drop over time it will make a hole. So Life lesson is keep trying and over time you will get better at setting goals and accomplishing them. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. Just keep on pushing forward.

Words of Encouragement – For Goal Setting

  • Just remember to keep your goals simple and specific as possible. Having vague goals will only leave you to failure.
  • If you are discouraged don’t give up with out a fight.
  • Nothing worthwhile ever happens without hard work and determination.

LIFE GOALS – ARE WHAT WE MAKE THEM

Life goals are what we make them out to be. They are the things we like to work on and achieve in order to be satisfied with our future and who we want to become. These could be any goals that we want from better relationships, starting a business, traveling the world, improving our health and finance. Goals should be specific so we can be focused and motivated to achieve them. They should never be vague because it will be harder to focus on and we could easily get distracted. Make a plan to set goals. Be determined and dedicated. Work hard on achieving your goals daily. Doing it one step and a time. Just remember goal setting is relaxing and healthy for you.

Talk It Over – Questions to ask yourself.

  1. How important is this goal for you?
  2. What do you want to accomplish?
  3. How much time are you willing to give yourself?
  4. Are you doing it for you or for someone else?

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to leave a comment below and I would be happy to get back with you as soon as I can.

To your Health

Mary

 

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Healthy For You – Good Health

We need to take our daily steps to a healthier life by having healthy  nutrition, getting exercise with proper techniques, going to sleep on time, getting a good night sleep as well as other changes. These are the steps we need to take so they can become a healthy habit. In the beginning of our journey to a healthy lifestyle it will be hard and frustrating but it is achievable. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication to make these changes. Our mindset needs to be on the goals that we want to achieve. These habits will improve over time and our overall health will make us feel great. Our bodies were not made in one day it took time for us to get this way. So it will take time to make the necessary changes together. Together we can help each other become healthier.

Importance of Good Health – Healthy Choices

The importance of good health is making healthy choices. This includes the daily food choices we make, the physical activity that we plan on doing for the day, and all other life events. We can include spiritual life, our up and down emotions which includes stress in our daily life, and of course our mental health. These can and will affect how we feel with ourselves and with each other. If we act upon these steps it will help us reach our goals and maintain our overall health. We need to practice good health every day. It will become a daily healthy habit and the benefits will improve our health. It will make us feel wonderful inside and out. This is not just a one time-action. It is a life long plan that will take a lot of changes and many steps. These good practices of good health vary for each person so

***Consult your doctor before making any changes.

Our Good Health -The People in Our Lives

Our good health is very important to the people we have in our lives. This includes family, friends and the people we work with. Our good health can be seen in how we act as individuals and how we are around others.  The people we are around are constantly looking at us. We are either showing them good habits or bad ones. We are either encouraging them to do right or not. People are always looking for someone to look up to.             So not having our good health we are not able to achieve our potential and this can hold us back from reaching our goals. This intern can lead to poor health for us and the love ones around us. We must understand that we need to know how to surround ourselves with motivated people that want the same as we do that way we canfocus, focused continue living a healthy life. After, accomplishing this we are going to be stronger and we will be able to help others do the same. Positive brings positive results. The worst thing we can do to ourselves is to listen to negative people and let them discourage us. We need to get to the root of our problem and then move forward. Stay focused on a good healthy life and continue to make healthy choices. Our good health is something that we can really achieve as long as we stay focused on what we want.

Basic Steps – To Improve Good Health

The basic steps to start improving our health are preparing healthy meals, snacks for ourselves and our family. Eating the proper amount of foods in each food group at the right time. Drinking plenty of water.

Proper waterexercising techniques. Getting sufficient amount of sleep. These small steps we take to improve our life goes a long way. Our bad habits may be hard at first to quit, but it is not impossible. It is never too late to start a healthy lifestyle. These basic steps to improve our good health is being able to take care of ourselves and others around us. If we are not able to take care of ourselves, how are we going to take care of other people in our lives.

Steps To Improve Our Life – Relaxing Techniques

The steps to improve our life is we need to work hard daily toward improving our level of health and wellness. So we can live a long full healthy life. Working daily to improve ourselves for a life of personal growth. We need tai chi, exercising, relaxing tecniquesto improve the quality of our life that relies on living a balanced life. We can also promote a holistic approach to our mind, body, and spirit. Not just encouraging our physical activity but we can also encourage mentally and spiritually too. This can involve aromatherapy with essential oils, perfumes and scented candles. It can include body posture and movements. We can reconnect ourselves to mother nature. We can listen to soft relaxing music and soft tones while doing yoga, stretching techniques or meditation. There are also dance classes we can get involve with, special community events, groups secession and activities that we can join to help with our overall health.

Our Healthy Lifestyles – Healthy Person

In maintaining our healthy life is not just about looking and feeling good. It is about being an overall healthy healthy, food, vegetable, fruitperson. If we live a healthy life with lots of good food that includes fruits, vegetables, protein and grains, lots of fluids, exercise using special techniques, and sleeping well, we will have an over reaching effect on our physical appearance, our mental health, and even on our emotional state of mind, body and spirit. When all of these steps have been achieved:

  • We will be and stay energetic.
  • Have a clear bill of health.
  • Feel confident in the way see ourselves.
  • Be emotional stable.
  • Look and feel better.
  • Be productive in our day to day healthy lifestyle.

It took us a lifetime to reach the health level that we are at now, so now lets take our steps to get healthier together. This journey with take some time so be patient.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave your comments below and I will get back with you as soon as I can.

To your health,

Mary

 

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Healthy For You – Relaxing

Our life can tend to feel like driving a race car so busy at times that we get overwhelmed and when this happens race, car, race car, lifewe need to know how to relax ourselves. We all have a lot going on is our day to day routine, including myself. We have to manage stuff like taking kids and picking up kids from school, cleaning the house, cooking healthy meals for our family, helping kids with their homework, managing the bills, taking care of other family members, being a taxi driver for your older kids and so on. The pressures of life can come at you at anytime and relaxing is very important to our health. Relaxing is healthy for all of us and it is very important to our bodies. When done correctly this will manage stress and anxiety that we have in our life. When our bodies feel stressed our muscles become tight, our heart and respiration increases, and other body system goes on alert. We need to give our bodies rest days so we can allow our muscles, nerves, bones, and tissue enough time to rebuild. All it takes is a few minutes out of our busy life to sit down or lay down and relax. This will benefit your overall health is so many ways.

Importance of Relaxing – Reduce Stress and Anxiety

The importance of relaxing can reduce stress and anxiety level to the point where we are completely calm. Relaxing can relieve anxiety and will keep it under control. We can improve our immune system by relaxing and this will help us not get sick all the time. This can have a quick effect on our energy so we can get more done. Our mood will improve so we don’t get irritated or get mad easily. Relaxing is important because it improves memory so we don’t forget important family events or appointments that occur in our life. It also improves concentration so we can remember stuff. The level of our anxiety will be controlled so we don’t over do it.

Why Is Relaxing Good For Us – Energizes Our Body

We need to do daily relaxation and it only takes minutes to improve our health. Be able to keep our stress levels down and we will be motivated to continue with our daily task. Not being stressed to finish everything. Be able to do our activities with ease and not stress ourselves. Unlike myself, I try to get everything done before I can relax but that never works out for me. I either don’t finish my tasks because I have a lot to do. I don’t finish and carries over to the next day. Taking relaxing breaks are great for our health. If you are able to take a short nap during the day that will help energize your body and improve your sleep. I do this and it helps me a lot especially as a mom of a family of eight. There are many things going around in my house. Going in and out of the house for various reasons like shopping, picking up medicines, doctor appointments, taking and picking up kids from work, taking and picking kids up from school. There are countless daily activities that we do in our lives. So why is relaxing good for us because it energizes our body and makes us feel good.

Ways We Can Relax – Well Balanced Life

We need to learn how to loosen up our bodies at every given moment. This means when we have a chance in our ever busy lifestyle we should take some time out of our schedule to relax. Taking this time out every day will help with our overall quality of a healthy life. These are only a few ways to have a balanced life. We can relax this includes doing relaxing technique which involve stretching and breathing, meditation for your mind and body, spiritual healing, aromatherapy oils, taking a nice hot bubble bath, drinking some relaxing tea, read a book of your choice, relaxing sounds, relaxing scents or Relaxing-Nature-Coastal-Viewsnice smelly candles, taking a walk around nature, listening to your favorite music or just eating your favorite food. There are all sorts of relaxing ideas and techniques that we can use to have a well-balanced life.

Health Benefits of Relaxing – Keeps Us Healthy

There are many health benefits of relaxing that will keep us healthy. Making our heart rate slower to where it is not going a mile a minute. Lowering our blood pressure so our chance of getting a heart attack decreases. Taking longer breaths so you don’t have a panic attack. Our digestion will improve so everything flows properly. Another benefit is it will help in maintaining a normal blood sugar level this will prevent complications. Other benefit is it will help in reducing muscle tension in our body and prevent us from getting our muscle tight. These are only a few health benefits of relaxing and keeping us healthy.

heartOur Health is Up to Us – Keeps Us Alive

Our daily activities will keep us very busy and feel like you are in a race car that is going 100 mph. and if we don’t take the time to relax our health will be compromised. We need to just take a few minutes out of our busy schedule to relax completely with no distractions. Not taking time out our bodies will suffer the complications. Our health is up to us and it depends on us to keep us alive longer. We need to dedicate every day to relax ourselves so we can continue with our life and be around for our family, friends and others. Life is too short and we need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others. We only have this life. We need take care of ourselves by relaxing. By doing relaxing and breathing methods this will keep us healthy, strong and happy and intern give us a healthier life. Adding relaxing time in our daily life will be good for all of us. Our health is up to us and we can keep ourselves alive longer.

 

If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to leave your comments below I will get back to you as soon as I can.

To your health,

Mary