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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Vision of Healthy Living

Healthy living is multi-dimensional and sometimes I can get stuck in few aspects of health, but health is another word for balance which is another word for moderation. It's about balancing several aspects of healthy living and figuring out how many healthy habits can I adopt. It's about having a full and satisfying life.

Here is a list that is from Dr. Douglas Graham in his book "The 80/10/10 Diet".

Fundamental Elements of Health
Are you thriving or surviving?

Sunshine and natural light
Comfortable temperature
Clean fresh air
Pure water
Eat foods for which we are biologically designed
Pleasant environment
Security of life and its means
Satisfaction of aesthetic senses (beauty)
Biophilia (love of nature)
Internal and external cleanliness
Enjoy sufficient sleep
Enjoy rest and relaxation
Vigorous activity
Play and recreation
Love and appreciation
Self control and self mastery
Self confidence
Positive self image and sense of self worth
Individual sovereignty
Emotional poise and stability
Peace, harmony, serenity, and tranquility
Thought, cogitation, and meditation
Inspiration, motivation, purpose, commitment
Creative, useful work (pursuit of interests)
Music and all other arts
Human touch
Expression of reproductive instincts (sex)
Friendships and companionship
Gregariousness (social relationships, community)
Amusement and entertainment
Sense of humor, mirth, and merriment

After evaluating where I am, I found a deepened sense to move back to Hawaii to enjoy the fresh air, comfortable temperature, clean water, beauty, nature, and sense of peace. I want to create my home as a wellness sanctuary with a lush edible landscape in paradise!

Continuing on, I could probably use an internal cleanse and more vigorous activity (even though I am healing from an ankle injury).

Also, I'd like to utilize more self control. I still feel that I lose focus and tend to revert on progress I make at times. Albeit, the bikini body challenge is one of them.

In the sense of good health, I'd like a romantic companion, more human touch, sex, laughter, play, and a stronger sense of merriment. I feel like I am out of balance with these. Sometimes I forget to have fun, laugh and be carefree.

I need to put up my vision board. That always kept me on track. I don't know why I took it down. Perhaps it was a bit dated. Well, it's time to post a new vision board! I want a healthy life and feel inspired after looking at these photos.

I am going to keep adding to my list of healthy habits. It's about outweighing the bad with good and eventually no longer having habits that do not serve me or my health. Here's to health and living an inspired life.


Ami said...

Hi Lori- Really enjoy your blog & share a lot of your interests in fitness, Hawaii, being a mama, and more. I was thinking of going to Philip's Au Lac dinner- will you be going? I'll be at the Raw Spirit festival too just not sure what day or days yet. All the best- Ami Baio

ps- I blog what I eat and how I exercise every day here: http://heartshapedsky.vox.com/

Lori Painter said...

Ami- I checked out your blog! Way to go! I will be seeing Philip next Wednesday, but I am not going to his dinner or RSF. It sounds like it will be lots of fun!

Zoe said...

You always give out such a positive vibe in your blogs, Lori. It's a pleasure to read this one as all others.

On the romantic partner thing, I totally relate. It too me years of painful relationships, bad dating experiences and tons of meaningless online interactions before I met Mark. Strong, intelligent, health-conscious and independent women are a huge threat to many men with big egos. It takes a special man who is humble, supportive and absolutely secured in himself to handle a woman like us. But such men exist and I have no doubt that you'll meet one of them soon.

Keep up with the positive affirmations until then. :-)

Lori Painter said...

Zoe- thank you so much. Good thing I am a turn off to big egos. I love a humble man myself. :) Congrats on finding Mark. It's so wonderful to have a partner in crime ;).