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Fueling Yourself Towards High Self-Esteem – Week 4
09 July 2015
remember as a young teenager seeing a sign for a small goods manufacturer near
Redfern (Sydney suburb) railway station that declared “What you eat today walks
and talks tomorrow”.
time I really did not understand how true this statement was, how your
self-esteem is directly linked to what you eat, drink daily and your exercise
this in mind our week 4 tip to creating high self-esteem is:
#4: Regular exercise and a healthy eating & drinking regime.
the inner critic less useful and that voice weaker whilst at the same time
motivating yourself to take action and raise your self-esteem it certainly
helps to have healthy habits.
I am not
here to lecture you about the way you should be exercising, eating and
drinking. Though I am here to remind you that “you are the only
person you will spend your entire life with”,
so why wouldn’t you look after yourself?
best advice I can give you is to:
Follow a healthy eating regime,
with plenty of greens
Exercise daily (aerobically four
times per week), really get the heart pumping
Drink alcohol in moderation (4
drinks a week), drink green tea and plenty of water.
Women has created a salad we call “The Blossom Salad” as it keeps
self judgment away. I eat this salad daily, sometimes twice (lunch &
dinner). I have listed the ingredients below, except for the main ingredient – LOVE.
right, Love. As you’re cutting up the ingredients,
do so loving, thinking how great this is going to be for you and how every cell
of your body will benefit from you eating this way. And guess what happens when
you do this? The love and the nutrients go into the HEART of every cell of your body. So
make sure that you eat the salad without doing anything else. Don’t sit in
front of your computer or watch TV, just eat the salad enjoying every single
mouthful, thinking, “My body is so lucky receiving all this love and
nutrients. No wonder I have so much extra time, energy and love.”
Blossom Salad ingredients: small
kale pieces, sliced tomatoes, pine nuts, chopped parsley, avocado slices,
julienne cucumber slices, Himalayan sea salt, chopped cilantro, sprouts (any
kind), extra virgin olive oil, and pinch of cayenne. For additional protein,
add a small tin of tuna (in spring water) or quinoa (soak for 24 hours in order
to sprout, then cook in boiling water for around 10 minutes). Enjoy!
your treats, though in moderation. Make sure that when you choose to have your
enjoy them. Don’t start telling yourself, “I should not be
eating this, blah, blah, blah.” Instead think: “I am eating this and am
enjoying this as I eat healthy and exercise regularly so this will not hurt me.
I deserve this, my reward.”
21 days to turn a routine into a habit, so consciously follow this guide for 21
days. Remember the words of the great philosopher, Aristotle “We
are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”
when your body is a well fueled, energised machine, you will automatically
begin to raise your self-esteem, which is the key to creating everything your desire.
Gratitude and Joy
earlier posts in Karen’s Creating High Self Esteem Series please
High Self Esteem – Week 1
High Self Esteem – Week 2
on our Journey to High Self Esteem – Week 3
About the Author
Karen Chaston: “Inspiring
Women to Empower All Areas of Life” is a wife, mother, author,
speaker, radio host, former CFO publicly listed company, BraveHeart Women
it took her son’s death for her to become more aware, grateful,
healthier, energised and live in my Essence.
now inspires women to become their own best friend and live in their Essence.
more “conscious entrepreneurs”; who allow heart
and soul, as well acknowledge and expertise, to guide