Determination, Steadfastness and Resolutions

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As the hours count down to the dawning of a New Year, I am faced once more with a hard look at my habits.  I have undertaken the 90 Cashology challenge to live a cash only life. Yet, I realize that I not only need to be healthy in my pockets, I need to be healthy in my body.

I am filled with determination.

I have maintained steadfastness with my commitment to be on the mend financially.

Tonight I am honing my resolve to be healthier in 2013.

Just as my spending, I eat things I should not because of convenience.

I say no more.  Stand with me and say today we are going to be better.

I was reviewing a copy of THE JOY OF HEALTHY LIVING: The Guide To Eating Right For Life,and I was pleased to learn several things. This book speaks a great deal of foods with health-promoting phytonutrients and antioxidant power.

Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals. These are called phytonutrients or phytochemicals.”Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. These chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats.

Fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients. Other plant-based foods also contain phytonutrients, such as:

  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Tea

Phytonutrients aren’t essential for keeping you alive, unlike the vitamins and minerals that plant foods contain. But when you eat or drink phytonutrients, they may help prevent disease and keep your body working properly (

I have several friends who believe and swear by the benefits of juicing. I looked into a few of these plans and Juice Plus is somewhat pricey.  I am on a restrictive financial diet, so I cannot splurge.

I went to where I can download free books.  Free books are available to for Kindle, my iPad or Nook. I located Sexy Superfoods – Top 15 Superfoods to Boost your Body, Brains & Beauty, this was available for $.99, which is in my budget. I also found 30×30: Winter Recipes for the Healthy Eater, which was only $2.99. There were some other ultra-healthy raw foods and vegan cookbooks, but I want to keep my resolve to do better, I know that will just make me quit.

I am extreme happy with my choices because I am also working through Commandment Number Five, know where my cash flows.  There are many options to save and be better with my money. I am also looking for ways to save and be better with my eating.

I am learning because I am steadfast in my determination to resolve my financial woes and become healthier overall.