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A Momma Living Happy and Healthy

by Syreeta from Illinois

Two years ago after my doctor diagnosed me with being prediabetic, I was immediately referred to a nutritionist.

She taught me how important it is to have some type of fruit and veggies with every meal I eat, to help eat healthier carbs and minimize how much sugar I consume a day. Ever since that day I have been watching my nutrition by making healthier food choices. 


Now I make it a habit to eat fruits like bananas or apples with my breakfast and snacks, and veggies for dinner like string beans, broccoli, salad, or corn so that I can receive the nutrients I need.


As far as keeping my body healthy, I love exercising when I have the opportunity to, because it helps to bring down stress levels and it keeps me in shape. Also I allow my daughter to join me, and I find it's a great bonding moment for both of us. This activity helps us practice healthy habits together. I noticed her favorite exercises are when I squat and lift her up towards the ceiling and put her back down, and she loves seeing me do leg raises. So I make sure I do this with her at least once a week. 


When it comes to my mental and emotional well being, I enjoy getting my day started by having about 30 minutes of prayer time while everyone is sleeping. I even sit and meditate with relaxation music, and I meditate on scriptures to help motivate myself throughout the day. 


Lastly, every so often I love to write in my journal and write about how I am feeling. This helps me to release what's on my mind and encourages me to continue to move forward.


These are the ways I fuel my body, mind, and spirit as a happy wife and mother of 2 amazing children. When I practice these healthy habits, I am able to have the energy and strength I need to press my way throughout the day. 

 

About Syreeta. . .

I am 36 years old and a mother of a 13 year old son and 1 year old daughter. I have a Bachelor's degree in English with minor in Journalism and I am a licensed massage therapist who loves promoting self-love and self-care. I'm my spare time I love reading, writing, watching movies, and spending time with my family.


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In this week's guest post, Syreeta shares the importance of healthy eating habits and exercise to care for yourself. wichealth has lots of other ideas that will help you find healthy balances in all you do. We encourage you to check out one of over 50 lessons today. Head to wichealth.org and browse for topics that interest you. We can't wait to see you there!

 

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