I really thought I’d be older and feel older and look older by now. I’m starting to think that 47 is a perfectly good time when you take care of yourself.
How do I take care of myself? I’ll share. I feel like women who have learned to manage stress and life need to speak up and share about it. I’ll go first. Maybe there’s one little thing that will spark an idea for a better way, so you can start feeling your best if you don’t yet. Share a life tip, healthy habit, or hack you love in the comments!
So here’s to my body, mind, soul and spirit:
Coconut oil and raw honey for everything – including skin care.
My own herbal tea blends to treat everything, no need for medications 99% of the time.
7 hours of sleep. Early to bed early to rise, unless I go to bed late and want to sleep in.
Apple Watch says I usually get 4-7 miles a day on these feet.
Less than 1400 calories a day this year- I seriously don’t need more. I went from 165 to 147 after Pastor Danny’s New Year’s sermon about counting calories and steps. Yeah, at church I learned to get an Apple Watch and My Fitness Pal. I gained 30 pounds I didn’t need after turning 40. When I stopped nursing my last baby, had some miscarriages, and kept visiting Cheese Cake Factory (and the family dinner table) with no understanding that just one typical meal was 2000 calories.
Skin care products from the Dead Sea, with no artificial ingredients.
A house full of love
15 pregnancies – blessing me with 10 healthy babies and six in heaven- all pregnancies provide regeneration to the well nourished mother’s body – through an infusion of stem cells that renew the moms body at a cellular level.
Jesus above all
I read good books
I read to my little girls
I garden and crochet
I keep my hands busy and my mind active
I never watch movies or shows alone
I never eat desserts alone, unless it’s chocolate
I light candles often, almost daily
I play peaceful music all the time in my house
Bible time and prayer with my husband every single night.
Date nights weekly, travel often (click here to read more great birthday tips from Sarah!)