As you all know, in my series “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL MORE INDEPENDENCE,” For the next four to six months, I will be working on a healthy lifestyle for myself and putting my money where my mouth is. A healthy lifestyle will include healthy eating, physical and mental workouts. Beginning each day with 20-30 minutes of taking in what the day ahead looks like and ending the day being thankful for what the day brought to me; is also part of HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL MORE INDEPENDENCE. When you take off some of that mental weight that is weighing you down, that also makes you more independent.

I never thought of this, but the last few days have been rough on my mental state. I spent about two years straight doing mention, but life just got in the way, and I have not been doing any meditation. There will be four parts for those who would like to join my healthy lifestyle. 

1. Your mental health: once we have a clean mind, the sky’s the limit. 20 to 30 minutes on both days to clean your mind. If you choose to do so, keep a journal of what you’re grateful for and what you weren’t so thankful for during the day. Also, start the day on a positive note. Set a daily intention; why is this intention vital to you. Write down how you met the intention or what got in your way from meeting your intention. Always give yourself a 5-10% lea way in your day. You can’t always be 100% on the mark, but you can sure try.

 2. Your Physical health: Keeping physical fitness is a crucial part of staying healthy for anyone: in fact, physical fitness makes up 20% of a healthy diet. Health physical work can be just about anything that will get your heart up for at less 30 mins three times a week, if not more. A workout routine doesn’t always have to occur in a gym setting. As I have said many times before, a person with cp uses three-five times more energy than an able body person. So our everyday activities, from getting out of bed to going to bed and everything in between, can feel like a workout, and a daily exercise of strengthening is a must for a cp person. (this I’m awful at because I find it boarding, but I need to be much more disciplined with my strengthening.) For a person with cp strengthening, first thing in the morning is more important than our first cup of coffee. Whatever workout you choose to do, always much sure you make time for your physical health because if we don’t, then it genuinely limits our intents as a person with cp.

3. Your healthy eating: When trying to keep a healthy lifestyle, 80% of the healthy lifestyle is the way you eat; this is the part of leading a healthy lifestyle I struggle with the most. I enjoy eating; I use it to fill the void of loneliness. Eating is a friend to me. When I have to vent about life, it can be easy to talk to a bag of chips or a pint of ice cream than a friend at times because you think that bag of chips or pint of ice cream won’t tell you what you should do or how you should fell. The things in it problem better to talk to that friend, listen to them for 60 minutes, forget about it, eat the chips or ice cream, gain 60lb, and spend the rest of your life take off. Keeping the weight off is the primary goal; it’s trying to keep you independent; even if you can’t be fully independent, keeping your weight down will help those who have helped you.

4. Your Support team: I will never tell a person what healthy eating diet they should be on; everybody’s body type is different. I just tried to go on the same healthy eating diet as my friend, and it worked for her but not me. She lost 30lb, and I gained 10lb; the thing is, I knew what worked for me but did I do it? No. I thought it would help to go on the same healthy eating plan, but in the end, what works more is not only picking the method that works the best for you but the support you call from someone in the boat as you whether you choose the same healthy eating plan as you or not. 

Having support for anything in life can make a big difference if there are people out there that would like to join me on the HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUAL MORE INDEPENDENCE LIFESTYLE (THE SUPORT POJECT) Feel free to email at, and maybe we can start a healthy, weight-equal, more independent lifestyle team/support group.

Let’s live an independent lifestyle while we support each other.

Published by sixlegstoindependentlifefromawalker

Hi I'm Marie W.O.W.O.C.P ( Work Out With Cerebral Palsy) Just an average person living with six legs. Two on me and four on my walker. I live a full independent life with cerebral palsy. These are life stories and events about how I overcame everyday life with cerebral palsy. I hope by sharing my life story and lessons I have learned I can help others in the world to show them that disability is only a word. Just because our body may not be capable of everything we want to do but with a positive outlook on life we can still get where we want and need to be.

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