Health and Wellness

Phyllis Young Health
Thank you for visiting my Health and Wellness Page. I started my health and wellness journey in early 2019 in response to my Doctor informing me that I was pre-diabetic and overweight. Well, he was right; and he made it perfectly clear, that if I did not get my numbers down, I would have to go on insulin.

Throughout my life, I had never been overweight; yet I found myself weighing 202 pounds. That day was pivotal….I made a decision that (a) I was not taking insulin and (b) I was going to control my weight. With that being said, I immediately started to walk around the track at the local park, and watching what I ate. For as long as I can remember, I had a love relationship with potato chips and piping HOT McDonald’s French fries with plenty of ketchup. (You know you can’t eat just one.) LOL.

The other foods that I consumed regularly included, fried fish, fried chicken, a variety of breads, cakes, and sodas were on my menu. After getting that news from my physician, I made a decision to eliminate them from my diet. During my health journey, I discovered that getting healthy is a choice.

Most times, we do not think we can break our unhealthy eating habits. How long does it really take to form a habit? How long does it take to break a habit?

Studies show, “that habits are hard to break and if you want to break a habit, stop doing it for three days straight. If you want to continue a positive habit, make sure you don’t skip it for three days straight, because if you let it lapse it is hard to start again.” (published in Healthline, Oct.16, 2017)

I did not stop eating the unhealthy foods right away; I had to take small steps to develop my new healthy habits.

There is (3) things I want to share with you that will help you build healthy habits:

 1. Attitude – You have to develop a positive healthy attitude. Train your mind, and your thought processes. Look at where you are and get a vision of where you want to be.

2. Choice – Most people say that they do not have time. I do not have time to exercise, I do not have time to prepare meals, I do not have time to eat right. It is not a problem with time; it is a problem with choice. You will have plenty of time when you make the right choice:

a. You choose to exercise instead of watching a TV program
b. You choose to order a salad instead of a Big Mac
c. You choose to drink bottled water instead of a Coke or Pepsi

3. Discipline – Have the discipline to stay the course when you are challenged. Developing wellness habits will come easy when you have the discipline and determination to stick with your new wellness choices.


With Love,
Apostle P




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