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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

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