Recently, I have been trying to be phpysically active at least 3-4 times a week...& surprisingly, I have been able to stay consistent with this. Being active has always been somewhat of a struggle for me, at least when it comes to consistency. Even though I believe that it is so important to stay active, it's been difficult for me to stay on track and on somewhat of a schedule. Today, particularly, I went on a mile walk at a local park. I know that it isn't much at all, but it's a personal accomplishment. Apart from going on walks when I can, what has really been helping me with staying consistent throughout the week is a YouTube channel that I found called "Lucy Wyndham-Read".
Lucy is a professional trainer who makes tons of videos about health and fitness, and her channel's community is so encouraging and positive. I was so happy when I found her channel because her videos are all short but challenging workouts and tips that will help you stay consistent and motivated in your fitness journey. It is important to remember that in order to stay active and fit, you do not have to go to the gym twice a day. As a student, living in the dorms and involved with music ministry, sometimes I can use these things as an excuse to not work out. What I like about her channel is that it gives you access to hundreds of different workouts in just a few clicks. I'll go ahead and link one of her videos below so you can check it out for yourself! So, if you are looking for something that will motivate and encourage you to stay on top of your fitness, I recommend going on YouTube and looking up her channel for sure :)
xx, Serena Reylin
This is something I have been wanting to write about on my blog for a while now. I believe that feeding your spirit is just as important as feeding your body. Whatever you're feeding your spirit is inevitably going to come out in your everyday life. Good or bad, right or wrong, encouraging or negative, healthy or unhealthy; it is molding you and changing your heart. Trust me, I've seen the positive and negative consequences of feeding my spirit things I should have never even been in contact with, and I have seen the benefits of feeding myself Godly things and positivity.
Our spirit is constantly being fed every day of our life through the music we listen to, movies/tv we watch, the people we are surrounding our self with, who we follow on social media, etc. When it comes down to it, we ultimately have the say in what we are allowing into our lives and spirits through all of these things.
Society and media tries to feed so much anxiety, fear, negativity, unhealthy self-images, and false definitions of what "beauty" really means in American culture. We need to do everything we can to shift this 'spirit food' in another direction and stop waiting for society and others to feed us. We need to be in charge of our self and feed our spirit what it needs to live a happier and overall healthier life.
I'll also say that, I completely believe what your are allowing to enter into your heart, is or will show up in your life whether it's right now or later. But it will eventually surface. I know I always try my best to be conscious of what I'm watching, the conversations that people are having around me, and definitely who I follow on social media. I just want to encourage you to surround yourself and fill yourself with things that will benefit you and not drag you down or hinder you from living the life you are meant to live. I have made the mistake so many times of allowing inappropriate, negative, self-damaging things, music, and people into my life and it only dug me deeper into a hole that I had to fight harder to get out of. These small things have an enormous impact on our life in such a heavy way. This doesn't have to be a dramatic life change, but I do recommend a self-evaluation of what you are letting into your heart.
What are you feeding your spirit?
I am simply a young woman learning and loving life, trying my best in all that I do to keep Jesus at the center of it all. Follow me on my social media accounts linked on the top of the page to stay up to date!