Friday, April 27, 2012

Way Too Long

    With good friends battling cancer and the days and months and years mounting on the calendar, my husband and I are starting to fight the good fight for our health.  Would you mind if I I have been taking an on-line,  "wake-up call" type of course about the nature of disease and the elements of healthy living. Oh my. Sure wish I'd paid attention to this years ago.  But I'm happy to report that we have made radical changes in what is in our cupboards, fridge and cooking pots. For far too long we've lived as if these God-given bodies are immortal, all the while watching the mirror and noticing things thicken and descend. We've now decided to buy organic and we pay twice as much to purchase chemical-free and antibiotic-free meat. The pressure cooker we bought almost a year ago has been dusted off and is blowing off steam almost daily as we enjoy concoctions abundant in fresh vegetables and lean meats, complex grains and beans. My husband is a creative cook, a researched culinarian who is fearless is suffusing stews and pilafs with an abundance of spices. And my great delight is to return from work to tantalizing smells as I hit the driveway. The key is not too over-indulge, even though the food itself is healthy.

I've also finally committed to taking vitamins. For years I've balked at it, thinking it was all a hoax and would openly pooh-pooh those who lined up at the local health food store to carry out numerous jars. Taking a superfood like blue-green algae would never have occurred to me, had I not taken the time to reflect on its value. And now, I'm committed to upping the health factor. Small steps, one or two at a time.

Trying to move a bit more, as I learned the lymphatic system, the body's cleaner, doesn't have a pump and movement makes it work more effectively.

And then there is taking care of emotional health....trying to do what it says in Philippians 4:8, "...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."  What a battle sometime to keep thoughts positive, but the negative only has a detrimental effect on these bodies. 

So on we go....onwards and upwards!


  1. Yay! Lovely confirmation, Michele, that the exercise routine five x each week on the mini tramp. is valuable - resistive rebounding for lymphatic cleansing, circulatory, digestive, etc. benefits.

  2. Now Mary, I used to "rebound" and loved it, but that was many moons and many pounds ago. I remember jumping every morning before work to "Hooked on Classics" in the eighties...I was a young mom and that was such a great stress reliever. Another friend of mine just started rebounding again. Yes, great idea.

  3. Michele, we all rebound, it just takes longer as we get older .. not saying your old, lol. I like to tell myself after a workout, or physical day.: STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY