12.8.19

Be The Best You | Maintenance Check Nutrition

by Christina Rowsell

Maintenance Check Nutrition

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Perhaps on January 1st you made the decision to be the best you know how. Not only did that include your mental state, but you wanted to look after you whole body. Let’s do a maintenance check with your nutrition. Not only are you nurturing your mind, but are you also nurturing your body?

A healthier you makes for a better you. Checking in on your nutrition is important. Trust me, it’s not always easy to stay on track, this I know from experience. But, if I set up a time to check in once in a while I can re-evaluate what I’m putting into my body. On Week 6 we talked about the Gift of Health. In order to be the best you, you need to be a healthy you.

One of the best ways to keep track of your proper nutrition is to track your food. You don’t need to do it forever, but do it long enough to understand what you’re putting into your body. Food tracking has been proven to be an effective way to balance your nutrition for optimal health. If you’re new to tracking, I recommend two options. First, if you’re a pen-to-paper type of person, I recommend starting a food journal. I created a downloadable PDF for you to keep track if you wish. You can download a Meal Planner HERE

Second, if you’re someone on the run and like technology at your fingertips, I recommend MyFitnessPal. It’s a free App in the App store and online HERE. The APP is amazing! Apple Store 

The free version is truly awesome. You just add food into your diary and it’ll track your calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs, fibre, protein, sugar and vitamin’s. Now if you’re not counting calories, this is still a great app to track your food and what your intake is.

But why do I need to track? There’s a great article from the Michigan State University on the benefits of tracking your food.  “Tracking your food intake will give you insight into many aspects of your eating habits. Each food group provides us with nutrients crucial for maintaining health.”  Which brings us back to why we need to check in on our nutrition… to make sure that we are being the best we can be… and you are at your best when you are healthy. 

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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographer
Voice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

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5.8.19

Be The Best You | Leverage Your Strengths

by Christina Rowsell

Leverage Your Strengths

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What are you good at? What are you really good at? Self-evaluation of your strengths will help you leverage any situation. But you first have to discover what your strengths are.

You can start by looking at your emotional intelligence. This is where you look over your ability to think, your ability to connect and your ability to move forward in life. All three are imperative to understanding what you’re capable of.

With your emotional intelligence you’ll look at how optimistic you are, how resilient you are and how you’re able to move forward from any situation. How this ties into leveraging your strengths is by understand what you’re good at gives you the ability to get more out of what you want.

Outside of your emotional intelligence, take a look at what comes natural to you. Some questions you can ask yourself are, am I self-motivated, do I have determination, am I physically strong? Perhaps you’re naturally creative? Are you funny? Can you make someone smile? Sit down and write out all the skills you have. From cooking to comfort. Being self aware of your capabilities means you can do more of what you’re good at.

Perhaps the best way to find out your strengths is to ask someone else. We often don’t see the skills that others see in us. The point is, by understanding what you’re good at will help you be the best you know how.
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Christina Rowsell - RadioAnnouncerBloggerPhotographer
Voice Actor, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

The Brighter Side Blog is a blog that shares Good News, Great Ideas & Amazing People. If you have a story to share, feel free to contact Christina.

Follow on Twitter @RadioChristina@BrighterSideyyc and LIKE on Facebook ChristinaRowsellMedia and TheBrighterSideyycwww.christinarowsell.com