I had promised in another recent post that I would dedicate the rest of the year to sharing information to help you to get inspired to live a healthy and joyous life.
And while I will certainly continue this theme throughout the new year (and will even ramp things up a bit), I wanted to make it a point to offer a wide variety of different delivery systems to enable you to align yourself with the concept of well-being.
In the past, I had limited myself to expressing my thoughts through writing only. I have done a few podcasts here and there, and had even made a short video to discuss the contents of my exercise safety book…
…but from here on out, I intend to expand upon the available avenues in which I can express myself when it comes to offering out insights and tips in regard to healthy living.
So with this being said, I’d like to share a recent video interview I did a couple of weeks ago where I was able to freely share my thoughts, insights and personal experiences about what it takes to make an internal shift to bring (and keep) a sense of wellness into your life.
Healthy Holiday Habits – Fitness Talk with Dana Gore and Tom Huffman
Tom Huffman of Tom Huffman’s Calisthenics Academy and I sat down and discussed what it means to be healthy and fit for a lifetime.
It isn’t the first time I’ve had a conversation with him. Earlier this year he interviewed me (and several other health and fitness professionals) for his Trainer’s Talk at the Digital Water Cooler’s podcast series. I shared the interview in this post, and received some awesome feedback from it.
Now while I do enjoy sharing tips and ideas related to nutrition and exercise, the most important component in regard to a healthy living lifestyle has to do with mindset. We make our choices, believe it or not, based on what we think and feel about ourselves, life and our own belief systems.
I feel it’s our responsibility to take care of ourselves and to treat our bodies with dignity and respect. None of us are, or will ever be perfect in this regard…but we can certainly practice balance.
The conversation in the video took place on the week of Thanksgiving. I shared some tips about how to avoid overeating during this particular holiday…however, what was shared would work beautifully when applied to any holiday.
Some things to think about are:
- What would it mean to give yourself an extra 20 minutes before going for that second helping? Could you do it?
- How are you emotions connected to your eating habits (especially when it comes to those family holiday feasts)?
- What does an exercise program designed on YOUR own personal likes/dislikes look like and how can you start implementing this in the new year (or even now)?
- What type of inner-work might be required to make the necessary changes to improve your lifestyle?
Now I know that time is short for a lot of us, especially for those who have busy schedules.
If you do happen to find some time to allow this to play (even in the background), I think you’ll discover some ideas here that may challenge everything you think you know about what it means to be healthy and well…
…and you’ll also see just how attainable it is as long as you are truly ready.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this.
We don’t have to look like fitness models, nor do we have to train for any specific athletic or performance based activities.
But we do need to feel good about ourselves and experience a sense of joy and self-trust when it comes to our own lives…and this is how I view the world of health and fitness.
Over to you…
Have you discovered a relationship between your thoughts and your body?