A New Year can be bring new focus as we concentrate on what will come next. I embark on my 2015 Journey today. I know late, but will you join me? Read on!
First, I have been thinking about my word for 2015. Have you figured out yours yet? I am thinking about “Exercise.”
With everyday, exercise is sticking with me. Exercise can lead to focus and establishing goals.
[tweetthis]I focus on three dimensions of exercise this year: physical, spiritual, and mental.[/tweetthis]
Physical exercise is the easiest but hardest part to stick with. So far, I have managed to exercise twice this year. I know terrible. The first week of the New Year, my husband was on vacation. I went to my rheumatolgist Monday. I told her about persistent pain in my left hip. Her diagnosis Trochanteric bursitis. She gave me a shot and told me to rest for 48 hours: no exercise. She wanted me to ice it too.
So now, I have to deal with this. It is caused by my arthritis. I have already had my knees replaced and am worried about my hip joints now.
Focused exercise, however, is where I will start. I found this great site on hip bursitis. If you suffer from this too, you may want to check out the slide show on joint friendly exercise. Isometric exercise will be the key to my overcoming and moving forward with meeting my goal for 30 minutes daily of physical exercise.
Focused diet will be another major hurdle. I have cut out magazine articles on the Paleo diets and smart carb diets. I have several menus that I plan to follow, keeping my calorie intake at under 1500 per day. I will move slow and steady.
In the realm of mental exercise, I plan to write at least 500 words per day and read regularly. I am also going to play fun brain games that I am exploring on line. Do a Google search on mental fitness, and you will find it is as important as physical fitness. Check out this article by Healthline and you will see why.
Here are some great links for mental exercise game Internet sites:
Spiritual exercise and focus will also be a daily goal. Prayer, meditation, and scripture reading are the main ways to accomplish this daily goal. The ultimate goal for my daily spiritual exercise is to grow closer to Jesus. my Lord and Savior. He is the truth, the light, and the way. If you don’t know Him, please consider letting Him guide you too. It is a simple prayer inviting Him to be Lord of your life and asking Him to create in you a new person.
Will you join me on my “next” spiritual journey toward wholeness and health? I am also including a linky below. Link up your New Focus or New Year’s Resolutions posts for 2015 so that I can encourage you. What are your goals for the New Year? Please share.
I also have a simple prayer request for my readers: please pray for my success in this endeavor. According to scripture, when two or three agree upon a thing and ask for it to be according to Jesus’s will, it will be done. Will you pray for me? Let me know in the comment area. Thank you so much. You don’t know what this will mean to me.
I have a verse for this year as well, and I will close with it.
Phiippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Also contributing to these hops: