Week 23: Walk 30 Minutes Each Day

We have continued to eliminate negative thinking, label read, recognize the importance of breathing, add positive affirmations into our daily lives, eliminate high fructose corn syrup (fructose as well) & dyes from our diet, sit in silence within nature for 30 minutes a day, set goals in our lives, eliminate preservatives from the diet, practice forgiveness, offer an attitude to gratitude, drink a glass of water each morning before we put anything into our bodies, offer more love to others in our life, eat more raw foods, let go of preconceived ideas, be impeccable with our word, drink half our body weight in ounces of water, made a personal mission statement, rest for 20 minutes a day, eliminate sugar & sugar substitutes, not take things personally, look for the positive in others and this week we are going to take a 30 minute walk every day.

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Walking 30 minutes each day helps with blood circulation, stress reduction, anxiety, restfulness, core strength, balance and more! It is one of the most beneficial things that you can do each day. This can be combined with spending 30 minutes in nature to get in the full effect of exercise and meditation. This is one of my favorite ways to reduce stress and really hand it over to God reassuring my faith. I always feel the deepest presence in nature because of it being our Creator’s elegant work.

When I lived in Atlanta, Georgia as well as Alicante, Spain… we walked everywhere. Many miles at a time without blinking an eye. Living in Europe especially reminded me of what it must have been like before easy transportation and the many luxuries that make us such an on the go society. I could walk the old streets and know that this was just a normal way of life. During the process of walking 6 miles a day or more at times, I lost a considerable amount of weight and started to tone areas in my body that hadn’t worked since before mommyhood. I actually got down to 134lbs which was the lowest I had weighed since being an adult. I felt very healthy, vibrant and abundant in life. Even during tragic times that later followed, I still felt that a good walk could help so many stressors be worked through with at least a bit more clarity.

I understand that you aren’t going to walk 6 miles in 30 minutes, however you can walk 1 mile in 30 minutes. That is the basic average standard and what most midwives would recommend to pregnant/soon to be birthing mothers. A lot can happen in 30 minutes physiologically as well as psychologically. I know that you will see a considerable difference with this weeks’ life change. It is one of the most impactful changes we can commit to in life. And it is only 30 minutes out of 1440 in one day!

Best of luck as you continue this transformative journey! I know that each week we are all closer to a more whole, happier version of ourselves. Give yourself a hug or pat on the back for all your weeks of hard work!

 

Resources:

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2015/09/11/daily-walk-benefits.aspx

http://www.prevention.com/fitness/benefits-walking-every-day

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/how-nature-changes-the-brain/?_r=0

https://www.tescoliving.com/articles/8-reasons-why-walking-is-great-for-your-health

http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/30-day-challenge-move-a-mile-a-day

http://www.active.com/articles/the-physical-and-psychological-benefits-of-walking

http://everybodywalk.org/13-mental-health-benefits-of-exercise/

 

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