Wednesday Wisdom – BE the CHANGE

Stop whining about XYZ, and DO something about XYZ😉

You get a LOT more accomplished when you put your feet to the ground and make moves instead of sitting on your ass bemoaning all the stuff that is wrong with the world (and to be fair, there is a lot wrong in this current landscape, at least where I am from – the USA – but that just means we need MORE action and less griping!

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Water Wednesday – Be Proactive!

Be proactive!

Do you know how much easier life can be when you get into the healthier habits that help you be your best self?

Like, for example, I’ve been a great hydrater for about 10 years now, which is of course a habit that will greatly help my pregnancy.

No, I did not always drink as much water as I do now, and to be honest, I didn’t always love plain water. But I started, and I built up to where I needed to be.

I let myself FEEL how staying hydrated was helping me in so many ways.

So now, in my pregnancy, where my water intake is crucial because it not only helps ME but my growing baby, it is much easier to be able to reach the target amount.

Being proactive in a calm manner is a lot easier than feeling the need to react in a panicky manner!

Thursday Thoughts – Health Issues Don’t Discriminate

Did you know that health issues don’t discriminate?

Like most other girls in the 30-40 year old range, I too thought Dylan was dreamy! I’m sad Luke lost his life at age 52…

But I see a lot of people commenting on his age and how he’s ‘too young’ to have died from a stroke/complications from a stroke, and while I understand the sentiment, again, health issues DO NOT discriminate.

They affect young and old, black and white, gay and straight, all religions, all political backgrounds, from all parts of the world, all professions, all income brackets… so on and so forth.

Health issues simply don’t discriminate.

And sometimes there is truly no rhyme or reason as to why we suffer health issues.

I know people who don’t really move their bodies, don’t really eat anything of nutritious value, fill their bodies with substances and alcohol, and yet have the paperwork to prove they are “healthy” across the board.

Similarly, I know people who do the majority of things right, and still can’t get into a health groove.

But all this is just one of many reasons why I work out. Why I try to make the majority of the food I eat nourishing and nutritious. Why I get acupuncture to help me heal and deal with stress. Why I drink water like tomorrow it could be outlawed.

Why I do EVERYTHING I do, and WHY I invite others to JOIN ME in making small changes that could make a BIG difference in their life.

It doesn’t mean we won’t face health issues, unfortunately. I mean, if only there was a guarantee, I’m pretty sure that’d propel a LOT of people into action, am I right?!

But there is something to be said for taking PROACTIVE measures. There is something to be said for LOVING yourself enough to want better for yourself. To care enough NOW.

How many of us would get our asses in gear NOW if we had a crystal ball that would predict health issues in our FUTURE?

In a perfect world, doing the majority of things right would set you up for a long life with no health issues or complications. But the world isn’t perfect and neither are we.

But every bit helps, so let us not strive for PERFECTION but rather, strive to empower ourselves to be BETTER than we were yesterday; to shine BRIGHTER than we ever have.

And if you need help and support in doing that? I got you. Truly, we are all in this together 💕

 

Wednesday Wisdom – Charlie Kimball

The typical response from people when I tell them I am a Diabetic is ‘Oh, I’m sorry to hear that’. You know, I’m not. I’m a better athlete because of Diabetes rather than despite it. I’m more aware of my training, my fitness, and more aware of nutrition. I’m more proactive about my health. – Charlie Kimball

THIS! I love this. This is so 100% spot on. As I have said MANY times, while I would not CHOOSE to become a Diabetic, it happened, so I always try to put a positive spin on things. It taught me to care more for my body now, proactively, rather than waiting until I am “older” – a time when its a little more complicated to “fix” things. Because I am more knowledgeable about nutrition, now, at the age of 33, I can better shop, prepare, and eat nutritious meals (with the occasional splurge, of course…) and when the time comes for my husband and I to have children, we will be better equipped to help them develop healthy eating habits.

Diabetes has taught me to be proactive with my body and my training… such as recently, when I went to a specialist to find out what was going on with my left heel. The me from 10 years ago would have outright refused, claiming it would heal itself. The me now is accepting of the fact that the earlier you catch and treat injuries, the better. Being a Diabetic has taught me to be more prepared, more proactive, more outspoken… its just overall changed the way I view myself and my life, and for the better.

Again, no, I wouldn’t choose to become a Diabetic because its such a powerful condition that can still wreak havoc on even the most disciplined person, and create complications in the future that can be, quite frankly, absolutely terrifying. But I don’t need people to be sorry for me. I don’t need them to pity me. This is the hand that I was dealt, and so I am playing it.

Do you agree with this perspective?