My Philosophy

Check out my page for Who The Heck Am I to know more about me. To learn about my beliefs when it comes to Faith, Food & Fitness, you have come to the right place.

I am so glad you decided to follow my blog and learn more about me and my lifestyle. Yes, this is a lifestyle, not a fad. If you want a lifetime filled with love, hope, happiness and health, follow along. There may be ups and downs along the way, but I hope that I can provide you with words of wisdom, encouragement and advice to guide you on your journey. I will share with you what I have discovered on my own journey so far, which has led me to where I am now: happy & healthy!

My page is designed to combine 3 very important things to me: Faith, Food & Fitness. Each one plays a vital role in gaining optimal health & happiness.Combining these three life changers together = transformation. Each one is very important, but they are not equally important. Faith is #1, hands down the most important. I believe that if you put your faith in Jesus Christ, the rest will come naturally. You won’t have to “work” on eating the right foods or doing excessive amounts of exercise to be happy with your body. You need to first begin to see yourself as Jesus does; you are beautiful, loved, and perfect in his sight. Loving yourself right now is the only way you will find true happiness in yourself. If you don’t love yourself on the journey, the destination will never arrive. This means, you will never be happy in your own skin if you don’t start loving yourself NOW. I follow the principles of the Bible and focus my life on what the Bible really boils down to – Love. Do all things in love and your life will only get better.

Food comes next after Faith. I believe our body is a temple. We need to feed our constantly growing and changing “temple” the best nutrition we can. This will ensure that we have a strong foundation and deep roots. We won’t be swayed left or right (or thrown off track by that cookie!). What you eat is far more important than how much you exercise. You may look great on the outside, but if you are eating greasy food everyday, your insides are screaming! Get your nutrition down before focusing all of your energy on how long you can last on the treadmill. This doesn’t mean you put exercise on hold until you have mastered your nutrition, because I don’t think we ever really master it anyway! We are constantly learning and growing. If you do this most of the time, you are on the right track: Eat whole, organic, nutritious food. It does not have to be difficult unless you want to make it difficult. Do what works for you! I would encourage you to eat less refined sugar and “bad” fats, and eat more lean proteins, unprocessed sugar & healthy fats! Don’t forget, you can still indulge in that “unhealthy” meal every once in a while without feeling guilty; you know your temple won’t fall apart anytime soon because of the great nutritional foundation it is standing on.

Finally, Fitness is the last key ingredient to health & happiness. This is like the icing on the cake…maybe that is a bad example. It is like the organic dressing on my quinoa salad. Nahhh…I like icing and cake better. Exercise is very important for a variety of health reasons. Not only does it help us reach our goals on the scale and in the mirror, it gives us a huge amount of additional health benefits. My blog will focus on what I believe when it comes to exercise; how I like to exercise; what has worked for me, and what hasn’t.With that being said, I realize that my way is not the only way. The most important thing is that you find exercise enjoyable so you can continue with it for a lifetime, not a season. Different types of exercise will also bring different results. It is important to figure out what you want from exercise and go from there. If it is for health purposes – get moving and have fun! If it is for losing body fat and how you look in the mirror – this may not always be fun, but you will LOVE the feeling of progress. That alone will keep you going.

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  1. joan says:

    Your philosophy is so on target. Your great Mel Love you much aunty J

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