One of the first things I did after choosing the name for this adventure was to make a business art journal.
Cuz really when you think about it…that’s one of the most important things, right??
I started brainstorming about what I would want people to think of or feel when they see my brand.
Some of the words that came to my mind were…healthy.strong.active.outdoors.carefree.
Here’s the deal. None of those words can even remotely describe me right now.
Right now the words to describe me would be…unhealthy.weak of body.inactive.couch potato.stressed.
Do you see a problem there? Yeah, me too.
I have been having some painful back issues. I super hate it. I can’t do what I need to do and am having to rely on others, which is NOT easy for this girl.
My doctor has been telling me for weeks that my body is inflamed and not doing well.
I know that. I KNOW it but am not doing a good job of taking the steps necessary to help it.
I had to get an x-ray to make sure there was nothing seriously wrong with my back.
When we got the x-ray back the doctor showed me what was happening inside my body and it ain’t good. I would show you but Maya lost her appetite this morning when I showed her so it probably isn’t a good idea.*smile*
My poor too big body has finally had enough and it is rebelling against the bad treatment it has been getting for years. The words pre-diabetic, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue…all of the ones you really don’t want to hear because they mean I have to do something about it. NOW. BLEH!
So, why am I telling you all of this?? I want everyone around me to know that I NEED to be taking care of this body. I want to be out in the open and exposed so that maybe that will keep me accountable. I have BIG things I want to do with this body of mine. I have beautiful girls who I want to see grow and do amazing things in this world (and maybe give me some grand babies!!) I have a husband who I want to have more adventures with. I have way too many dreams. How can I let changing my diet and exercising be the things that stand in the way of that?!
I hope you will follow along on this big change with me. I’ve been making grocery lists and looking at green smoothie recipes and reading about whole foods and healthy stuff. It’s going to be hard for me. I love white stuff and my doctor called all white foods the ‘white death’. what?! So no more white death, whole grains baby, all the way.
One year from now I want you to hear the words, “Find Your Wild Heart”, and have these words healthy.strong.active.outdoors.carefree…come to mind. Hope you will cheer me on along the way because I will probably need a little of that. *big smile*