March 16, 2015

3 Steps to Better Health

Last week I hit you all with some pretty heavy stuff about my health. It definitely helped getting that out there, but that was just the first step. The next step I had to take was coming up with a plan on HOW to better my health.

Taking what my Naturopath & I talked about, I realized that in order to make changes there were 3 specific areas to focus on – diet, exercise and stress levels.

Eat Better – my doctor wants me to try Paleo for at LEAST a few months, since it is full of low glycemic foods and has a history of working well for women with PCOS. I’m going one step further and will be participating in my first Whole30 in just a few weeks {more on that next week}.

Move More – Until the end of April, I have yoga twice a week after work. In addition to that I am going to start walking with Gary after work on Monday and Friday and either a long walk or a bike ride on the weekend. I will also start taking my break at work at least twice a week to walk. At least once during the week and once on the weekend I will add strength training with either hand weights or my kettlebell. Once my yoga class is over, I will switch some days around and will probably take more walks, since both Gary & I will be done with school for the semester.

Stress Less – Quit my job and travel the world. JUST KIDDING! Although it did give me 2.7 seconds of stress relief typing that. There are a few things that have been adding to my current stress level. Work, school, and blog related. Since life is ever-changing, I will have to evaluate this one constantly. For now, I plan on cutting back on the extra stuff I do at work. I love what I do and the people I work with, but I do take on extra projects and while I’ve never said this before, I need to be a “work my 8 hours, then go home” kind of person for now. The class I plan on taking next semester for school is online and looks pretty easy, so that shouldn’t change. As far as blogging is concerned, I’ll still be here. But {mostly} gone will be the planned posts and recipes that take weeks to create and photograph. I will use this space to share the things I love and document my continuing journey.

Eat Better. Move More. Stress Less. The 3 steps I will be taking to better my health. I truly believe that if I can focus on these 3 things and keep it as simple as possible, I will see some positive changes soon!

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How do you eat better, move more & stress less?
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  1. Oh girl… I think we are on the same 3 steps!!! Except I’m a failure at #1! Let’s chat soon??
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted…Achieving a Healthy Balance: Fat is Not the EnemyMy Profile

    • OrganicallyMo says:

      You are not a failure!! It is HARD to balance all 3 of these all the time. We have got this!!! 🙂 And, YES, let’s chat very soon!

  2. This sounds like a GREAT plan. Just reading it makes me feel healthier and happier for you! Looking forward to more updates to come! 🙂
    Ruthie@She’sWickedHealthy recently posted…Does the Phrase “Listen to Your Body” Even Mean Anything Anymore?My Profile

  3. Sounds like a 3-step formula everyone would benefit from! I’ve got the movement part down to a habit, but there’s lots of room for improvement on the other two. I’m mostly Paleo until I sneak in too many sweet treats. Ugh.
    Marcia recently posted…Jetsetter’s Guide to Healthy Travel EssentialsMy Profile

    • OrganicallyMo says:

      I can be so good with eating and then I let one treat in, which leads to 2, then 3. It has got to stop!

  4. Great goals! I’d love to quit my job and travel the world, too! Or just move to Costa Rica and teach fitness classes on the beach… *day dreaming*
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chicken AlfredoMy Profile

  5. Good luck on your health journey. SOunds like you have a great plan in place!
    Toni @runninglovingliving recently posted…Why Deciding to NOT Run a Marathon Made Me HappyMy Profile

  6. Those sound like perfect goals–why is balance in those three things so hard to achieve? Whole 30 I’m sure will be awesome for eating clean! Good luck!
    Kate @KateMovingForward recently posted…Cheddar Burgers with Southwest SauceMy Profile

  7. That sounds like a good doable plan for you. Small steps make big changes keep is up. Have a great week!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Warm Rainbow Salad Bowl-Meatless MondayMy Profile

  8. I think your doctor has given you a great 3 step process. I love hot yoga and I also feel like it’s soul healing as well (note to self: go more).
    I recently move to a work 9-5 only mindset and it was weird, but so rewarding in the other areas in my life.
    Ange @ Cowgirl Runs recently posted…Motivate Me Monday 3/16My Profile

  9. i agree that this sounds like the smartest path to reclaiming your health! maybe you can’t quite your job, but could you plan a trip?
    Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC recently posted…Cherry Blossom Ten Miler Training Recap Week 2My Profile

  10. Good to have a plan.. and I have say I am really impressed that your doctor has prescribed the Paleo Diet for you. I wish more doctors were so forward thinking. I have done a few Whole 30s now and love love them. I wish you well. I know you will feel better!
    Elle recently posted…Marvelous MagnesiumMy Profile

  11. It sounds like you’re doing all the right things. Just remember to take things 1 day at a time, and that’ll help you get to the other side.

    Btw, I also have PCOS and my gynecologist recommended the South Beach Diet. I know all doctors have their own opinions, so be sure to follow what your doctor has recommended. But if you’re still not finding success with Paleo, you might want to look into South Beach.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 17My Profile

  12. I hear Paleo is the THING!!! All of the items listed make a lot of sense to help you improve your health. Let us know how the Paleo goes.
    Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club recently posted…Ode To The Bosu BallMy Profile

  13. It sounds like an amazing plan. Stress relief is huge for me…get that down ASAP! I’ve been using lavender essential oils to help with stress and it helps me sleep better!
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Paris Marathon Training Recap: Week 9My Profile

  14. If I could, I would be on the next plane out of here! Oh wishful thinking. I will take a vacation though 🙂
    Jane recently posted…Weekend Rewind.My Profile

  15. I really need to eat better. I have been eating way too much processed food lately and it just needs to stop.

    Great tips.
    MCM Mama Runs recently posted…TOTR: Lucky charmsMy Profile

  16. Wouldn’t it be nice to quit your job and travel the world? I’ve been having some major wanderlust lately. I work PT and the other time is spent on my business, so I guess if I WANTED to travel I could but ya know…$$$$$$$$$ lol
    Patty @ Reach Your Peak recently posted…Week 11/52 of Training – 2015My Profile

  17. That sounds like a great plan to scale back and find more balance.

    I second the quit job/travel world plan. Even if just for 2.7 seconds 🙂
    Stephanie (@FitMomTraining) recently posted…Mayhem Monday: Hello Sunshine!My Profile

  18. It really is that simple 🙂
    jill conyers recently posted…Learning To Live In the PresentMy Profile

  19. It sounds like you are doing a great job of prioritizing what is important. You will find that balance again and everything will improve. Here’s to reduced stress!
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…The Truth behind the “All Natural” Label. What does it really mean?My Profile

  20. i say we travel the world right now! haha, yes. I keep saying that life is too short not to do that. Maybe we can find a wine sponsor?

  21. The stress thing gets me a lot! I have IBS and lots of food intolerances, so food itself is a stressor for me, and that’s a bummer. I eat sort-of paleo, it seems to help my stomach a lot, and I have been experimenting with a low FODMAP diet, too, where i can. It’s not perfect, but I feel like I’m making progress, and that’s what’s important!
    Sarah Jane @ The Fit Cookie recently posted…Ethical Blogging 101My Profile

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