Become More Physically Active

Did you resolve to be more physically active way back in January?

Do you see the end of this year coming so quickly and think, “Yeah, I did about as well as I did in 2016… and 2015?”

It’s not too late!

There is STILL time to become more physically active in 2017!

In this bonus episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling, I encourage you (okay, I challenge you) to accept my invitation to participate in my FREE 10-day Healthier Habits Starter Program. You CAN become more physically active in JUST 5-minutes a day. Pinkie swear!

AND because you are committed to increasing your daily level of physical activity, I’m going to throw in a couple of bonuses to stay on track.

Bring on 2018! You’ll be more active by the time it gets here!

You can sign up at: www.donnadoyon.com/active



How to Stay Healthier Thru the Holidays

How to stay healthier thru the holiday

Overindulging… that is something that many of us do over the holiday season.

We forget that Thanksgiving is just one day, and we allow ourselves to feast for four or five days. Yikes! No wonder so many people gain weight these last weeks of the year.

Today I went live on my Donna Doyon Facebook page with 5 tips to keep you from hating yourself on January 1st.

 

Ep042: Recharge Your Spirit

Have you ever been working, working, working and then hit a wall? Not literally, of course, but figuratively reached that point where you can’t go on. You feel like you can’t function anymore.

Sometimes we have the opportunity to step away from that wall to relax, regroup, and recharge our energy. Other times we do not.

In this week’s episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling, I share my recent experience with hitting the proverbial wall and how I bounced off it and restored my energy so I could continue my day.



What tips do you have for recharging your energy? Share them in the comments section below.

Ep041: Have You Thought About Your Health Lately?

How much time do you spend thinking about your health? Do you consider yourself healthy?

Do you fall in to the trap of thinking “health” only relates to your physical body?

In this week’s episode, I talk about the many types of health and offer an invitation to improve your overall health.



Episode Notes:

I referred to Episode 040: Facing Fear with the Power of Your Passions.

I also invited you to learn more about the Healthier Habits Starter Program.


Each week I share another (hopefully) inspirational message to encourage and support you. If you’d like me to e-mail you a reminder when a new episode is published (every Tuesday morning), just fill in your name and e-mail below. I’ll take care of the rest.

Ep038 – Self Care After Exhausting Experiences

Life can be exhausting… even (especially) the fun stuff. Sometimes we need to allow ourselves to experience some down-time to regroup and reconnect with ourselves.

In this episode, I share some ways to restore your energy even when you only have a few minutes to do so.


So here’s my story…

Earl and I spent 5 days hiking the Appalachian Trail from Rte 2 in Gorham, New Hampshire to Rte 26, Grafton Notch State Park, in Newry, Maine. It was about 30 miles of rugged terrain.

A one-mile stretch called Mahoosuc Notch, is known as the hardest, slowest traveled, and most fun mile on the 2,200 mile trail. I agree with all of those sentiments!

After 5 days on the trail, I was exhausted. This was definitely one of those vacations that I should have allowed myself a recovery day before returning to the job.

Donna Doyon - crawling thru rocks in Mahoosuc Notch

Donna Doyon – crawling thru rocks in Mahoosuc Notch

Hiking the Appalachian Trail north from Speck Pond, Maine. On our way up Old Spec Mountain.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail north from Speck Pond, Maine. On our way up Old Spec Mountain.

Donna Doyon after living the Dream for 5 days

I have always bruised easily, but this was ridonkulous! The bruises continue to grow and spread. This is what living the dream looks like. HA HA

Life can get hard. It may not be a grueling physical experience that wears you down; it may be a stressful job or health crisis. Whatever life throws at you, be sure to make time (and take time) to perform a little self care.

Self care will mean something different for you than it does for me. Napping, reading, or putting yourself in a Netflix induced coma may not be your answer… but whatever you do to recharge your battery, please, please, please do it. You deserve to live life to the fullest and we can’t do that when our batteries are drained.

Hugs and healing wishes to you!


Each week I share another (hopefully) inspirational message to encourage and support you. If you’d like me to e-mail you a reminder when a new episode is published (every Tuesday morning), just fill in your name and e-mail below. I’ll take care of the rest. 🙂