The Healthy Journey

The vision for WICC is to Restore Hope to Women Touched by Injustice. In our call to action, looking after our own needs can take a backseat. As WDP coordinators and their committees meet and organize, and all people cope with struggles that need attention, let us nourish both our bodies and souls to feel whole.

2019 can be the year to SHINE, just as God intended. It might be tough, but in order for you to get to where you want to be health-wise, it really does start with you, and your willingness to do it.  Let’s maximize our GET UP and GO!

2 Timothy 1:7  God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Do not, I repeat DO NOT allow that little voice of discouragement to sway you! You can DO THIS! You ARE INCREDIBLE, so find room in your day to put you first, and start your journey to living a healthy and fulfilling life!

Below is a suggestion on how to navigate your healthy journey using sound research and the 2019 Canadian Food Guide . If you like this article, let WICC know, and we will feature more suggestions over the next several months. Always keep in mind…” whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10

 

February Suggestion: Keep a Food Journal

This may seem like a daunting task, but research has shown that when you keep track of what you are eating and drinking, you will have better success at losing weight and keeping it off! For this to work you need to be consistent with your entries, honest with what you are eating and drinking, and keep track of your emotional/sleep status.  As well, by doing so, you will discover the reason for eating that pint of ice cream at 2 am, and will be able to find other ways to fill the “void”

You do not need to spend a ton of money on a journal, there are free apps (if you like technology) or be creative and use post-it notes and fill your wall…the idea is to keep it easy and fun in order to be consistent!

One last very important note, THIS IS NOT FOREVER! Unless it’s a tool you like to use, keep it going for as long as you need, until you feel confident and better acquainted with yourself.

 

The Healthy Journey was written by Becky MacFadyen. Becky lives in the Ottawa area with her family. While working part-time at a Wellness Clinic, she is completing her Nutrition Diploma and continues to share her passion of the importance of living a happy and healthy life. For any questions, Becky can be contacted at beckymacfadyen@gmail.com.


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