I find it interesting when people tell me I'm 'the picture of good health'. I mean what does that even look like!? I am, of course, a high-vibing, fitness fanatic, crystal loving, zen making, nutritional self care guru. Haha! But really, what they don't see or know is the journey I've been on--now the middle aged woman who has spent years of research of nutrition, digging deep into self development and discipline with learning, unlearning and relearning, daily work outs and lifestyle choices. As well as learning to let go of others opinions, shift negative thoughts, and work really hard on creating a healthy toxin free environment in my home both physically and mentally. It doesn't happen over night.
You see, for much of my life I've let my fear of what others think of me control me and my choices. I let these views direct and defeat me, even let people use me and abuse me. In turn, I chose to abuse my own body, make unhealthy choices, and even went against my values just to fit in just to make others happy.
It took me years to figure out that I have to work on myself and be happy with myself, that it's an inside job. Many self development workshops, coaching and buckets of tears later...I experienced so much guilt and shame from it all AND I learned to let that shiz go. I was told many times--if you're not growing (personally), you're dying. So now I invite growth and development daily. Let me tell you--the choices you make today will definitely have impact you tomorrow.
You see, when I was a teen I found interest in fitness, nutrition and wellbeing, What I didn't know is that I was just doing it all wrong. I wrestled with a negative mindset, letting others opinions take over me, abusing my body with food and alcohol, with years of eating disorders and loads of over exercise. I had finally hit a wall and made a complete 180 in taking total care for myself. The right way.
These past choices turned into an ongoing battle with hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. I've spent the past 20+ years trying to solve my puzzle. Our bodies are so fascinating as are our minds. I am positive I created these imbalances from my past choices, toxic environment and mindset. Now I feed my body to support my hormones and my mood and this has been a legit game changer. Especially as I age. We don't know what we don't know!
So when you see me drinking the celery juice and think 'oh she's the picture of good health', I want people to know there's a story behind my lifestyle lectures and it's to feed my body nutrition and share the outcome with others. When you see people who you think are the picture of good health, fitness or always carry joyful mindsets--take wonder at their story...Be curious. How did they get there, what was their journey like? What choices did they make? Seek them out and ask them.
Everyone makes choices...It's the choices you make today that will create your tomorrow. Make good choices. Go inward. Listen to your body and the observe the circumstances you surround yourself with. Take note and search for your solutions. Everyone has a story and this is just a snippet of mine.
You my friend are worth taking the time for.
I'm just curious, what do you do to keep in good health?
Also, do you juice?
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