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Healthy For You – Relaxing With Prayer

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Life can change at any moment in our life. Right when you think everything is going great something happens and changes everything. Your plans get canceled or they change. Either for the good or for the bad. That is a lesson that we all go through in life. There are lessons to be learned. Sometimes we learn from them and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we go through life’s lesson over and over until we get it. Life goes around in a circle and keeps going around until we stop it by learning the lesson. Don’t let life get you down and get you stuck. Learn the lesson, pick up the pieces and move on. It can be healthy for you when you relax with prayers.

MY SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – LIFE CHANGES

My spiritual journey started at a young age. It has led to many life changes. Some changes were for the good and were a blessing. Some changes were not so good and I had to learn the lesson. My spiritual walk with Jesus is full of life’s lessons. As I am going through life I am learning how to appreciate the world around me, my family, friends and the people I come in contact with. I am also learning how to love and respect everyone.

In my experience I have learned that we need to make small changes that can lead up to bigger changes. Taking little steps every day helps making the change easier.

Sometimes we may believe that the change is not necessary at the time until someone points it out to us.

I read my bible everyday now for many years. There are times I stray away but I get back on track. A few years ago I started my spiritual journey by praying daily. I have had some tragic personal issues happen and that’s when I started relaxing myself so I could meditate and pray more often. I asked for things to change in my life.

Devastating Times Ahead

It all started when I lost my job and my husband business slowed down. Money was getting tight. At the same time we were in the process of losing our place to live due to family health reasons. We were having a hard time to find another place to live around where we were living.

We didn’t box, boxeswant the kids to change school, but it didn’t work out that way. Our income decreased due to me losing my job and our credit was poor. So my kids and I were encouraged to move in with family that lived far away from my husband and our friends.

My husband stayed behind living in a hotel because he didn’t want to close his business right away. He wanted to give it some more time to pick up. He didn’t want all of us to live in a hotel. He wasn’t sure for how long so we both decided it would be a temporary move for us and we would be together soon. We moved to San Bernardino county with his family. We were very sad to be moving in with family. We had to do this until we could be together again.

TEMPORARY MOVE – FAMILY’S HOUSE

journey-trip-travel-destinyOur life journey led us to San Bernardino to live with my husband’s family. This was a temporary move for us until we got back on our feet again. This was around December 2015. We arrived at our family’s house. We were welcomed with opened arms. They said don’t worry about anything we will help you out. They also said that we will be okay and everything will work out for the better. My husband assured me that we will be together soon and he would come and visit often.

Well I thought to myself we need to get settled in and unpack our suite cases. They let me and my daughters share one of their daughter’s room. My son shared with his cousin which was around the same age. They also said that one of my daughters could share with the other cousin and she was around the same age too

redroom, room, bedSo it worked out and it gave us the space that we needed to live comfortable. We were grateful to have a safe and comfortable place to live until things got better. This temporary move to our family’s house was not easy for us but made us realize that we need to appreciate the things we have in our lives because at any moment we could lose it.

PLAN OF ACTION – TO ENROLL KIDS IN SCHOOL

I made a plan of action to enroll the kids in school. First on my agenda was enrolling my two high school students. One was a junior and the other a senior. They were so lucky that they didn’t have to start school until after plan of action-things to do-list of things to dothe holidays because of the way their credit system worked. It was different from the school that they went to before. Their semester only had two weeks left anyways. So the counselor said they could start in January.

Second on my list was getting my son enrolled in middle school with his cousin. He was going into the 7th grade. He was given his books and a chrome book to bring home to do homework. That was easy to do.

Third on my list was enrolling my baby girl in elementary school. She was going into the 3rd grade. She was happy to be able to have new friends.

This was a little scary for all of them to be going into a new school and to be a new students but they were able to adjust.

Next on my list was to find us doctors, a dentist and an eye doctor that we could go to. I transferred our records over. It took some time but it got done. I was able to make us all appointments for check-ups. That was pretty much what I had to do with my plan of action and to get settled in our family’s house.

EVERYDAY – CHALLENGED

Everyday was a challenge to be under our family’s roof. If you have lived with family you probable already know how it is. You really don’t feel comfortable. It felt like I was being watched everyday like was doing something wrong. It was very stressful for me and it was hard to please everyone. Everyone had different personalities and attitudes. It was hard for me to adjust. I was getting irritated and frustrated. I was praying everyday to have our own place again.

clean, cleaning, houseEveryday I tried to keep calm and told myself this is only a temporary move to our family’s house. I needed to do what I could to keep peace in our family. Which was difficult at times with all the kids. All of our kids had different personalities and attitudes that we had to deal with each one separately. Every night I would relax myself with a prayer by looking out our window and looking up at the stars. I was desperately waiting daily for my husband come to live with us. So we could be a family again and get our own place.

THE SCHOOLS – SAN BERNARDINO

The schools in San Bernardino are very clean and organized. They are very protective of all of their students. They seem to care more for the safety of their students. They were strict with their safety policies. Each student was provided with a chrome book to bring home so there were no excuses for not turning in homework.desk, classroom, school

MY DAILY ROUTINE – AT FAMILY’S HOUSE

My daily routine at my family’s house started out by getting up at 6:00 am. I then took my shower, woke up the kids, helped my younger one get ready, made breakfast, packed their snacks and took the kids to school. They all entered and got out of school at different times. So I was always coming and going throughout the day. After I dropped of the kids at school, I would read my Bible for about 30 minutes and then relax myself with a prayer. I did my part to help clean the house and cook for the family. My husband helped with the rent, bills and food. At this time in our life I was receiving assistance so it also helped with whatever we needed.

HARD TO FIND WORK – BEING RESPONSIBLE

I tried so hard to look for work but their were not too many jobs. It was also hard because of the school schedule everyone getting out at different times. My sister-in-law was taking care of an older lady and her mom. I didn’t want to give her more responsibilities of taking care of my kids. My husband said don’t worry about it to just take care of the kids.

My husband came to visit every couple of weeks. It was a long drive for him. He stayed the weekend and then went back to work. We didn’t like being away from each other. We called each other everyday. It was hard for both of us. Everyday felt like there was something missing. I felt alone and depressed. I know deep down inside I had to be responsible and keep going forward with the plan.

PRAYING – PLANS CHANGED

Everyday I started taking time out to relax with prayers. praying-bible-spiritual-healingI would pray about many things but my main concentration was on when we could be together as a family again. Many months passed and our plans changed. My husband’s business was picking up again. He decided that it wouldn’t be a good idea for him to close his business and move. He purchased a RV to live in instead of sleeping in a hotel. It saved him some money.

I was tired of living without my husband and living with family. I decided when the kids were out for summer vacation we were moving back. I packed up our stuff. We said our goodbye and thank you. Took the kids and we went back to live with my husband in the RV. I told my husband it is better to live all together in our own little and tight place in the RV. Then living in with family and being separate from each other. In the RV we lived in peace and were very comfortable.

I continue to relax with prayers everyday. After one year we found a house to rent.

I AM GRATEFUL FOR WHAT I HAVE – ANSWERED PRAYERS

You know that living with family can be very stressful even when they make you feel comfortable. It is not the same as living in your own place. Even though our life doesn’t go the way we want it to go. I have always believed that everything happens for a reason and there is a lesson to be learned. We all should appreciate what we have because you never know when you may not have it anymore. I am grateful for what I have and my answered prayers. We have a place to live together again. It was a hard time in our life to live apart from each other but we survived it. I am glad that I took the time to relax with prayers and thanks to GOD that he answered my prayers.

MY LIFE CHANGED – RELAXING WITH PRAYER

My life changed it was a step backwards for our family but it was a lesson to be learned. Even though our life changed we didn’t let it get us down for too long. We dealt with the situation and then we got back on track. Do whatever it takes to make your dreams and goals come true. Life is full of surprises. Take one day at a time.

STEP – HOW TO PRAY.

  • You need to find a quite time in the day to pray.
  • You need to find a quite place to pray.
  • You need to find what you want to pray about.

Begin your prayer buy addressing the Almighty GOD. You can speak out loud, in silent, while thinking it or you can sing your prayers. Some of your prayers can be recited from your memory, read from a book or it can be like a normal conversation speaking from your heart. You need to open your prayer by calling upon GOD and then asking for his help. It can be anywhere you want and at anytime of the day. He is always listening.

STEP – TO READ YOUR BIBLE

  • You need to find a quite time in the day to read your Bible.
  • You need to find a quite place to read.
  • You need to find what you wan to read about.
  • Try to read daily and for at least 10 to 15 min.

Begin your reading with a prayer and asking GOD to give you understanding of what you are reading. Ask him to guide you and inspire you as you read. You can pick and chose on what you want to read about or you can let GOD guide you through you emotions that you are having that day. You can use a study guides or join a study group. It is all up to you. Just remember the more you read the better you will know GOD.

My Word of Advice.

***I am only telling you this from my experiences in life that it is healthy for you to relax with prayers. I am not suggesting that you to do it. It depends on your beliefs. I am only giving you advice on what worked for me.

Questions To Ask Yourself.

  • The choices you make in life will it help you?
  • What are you grateful for?
  • How has your life changed through prayer?
  • What can you do when you are stuck?

I would love to hear your response to these questions above. Leave them in the comment below.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below. I will get back with you as soon as I can.

To your health,

Mary

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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