My “new” life journey is now a solid six months in. While the outward physical changes are so rewarding, the inner changes of spirit, mind, and body are priceless! Eating clean, adding a “daily dose of dense nutrition” simply through adding Shakeology in the morning, and adding exercise to my daily living has helped me establish a strong foundation.
I would go so far as to say getting to this place of jumping in and doing it has taken years, many starts and stops, yet never giving up. I have always desired healthy living, however, during earlier times in my life, looking back on those times, what I was trying was not right for me and I unconsciously allowed the obstacles I was facing to be stronger than the inner fighter within me.
Stability in my relationship has been key to changes along my life path. When I met Will, I was struggling very much with depression. I had a negative thought process which I passed off as being a realist. He challenged me to, at least, not post negative thoughts/feelings on Facebook. This impacted me – I love this man so deeply and did not want him thinking I was being negative…so I became cognizant and stopped this bad habit. That was three years ago. As I stopped putting out negativity, I noticed my thought process changing and my depression becoming more stable.
Jump ahead three years and I am so positive-focused and my mind frame is steeped in positivity. Clean eating has no doubt contributed to my mood stabilization. Depression and anxiety are null – that does not mean I am inhuman and do not have my “bad days” or struggle with things like PMS! But I handle those times so much better! I feel inner peace, joy, contentment. I love my life!! This is an amazing place to be at! I had always struggled with life and the challenges of life. When those challenges come now I am stronger and due to being positive-focused am able to weather these “storms”. Through strengthening my body, developing mental strength and habits for positivity I come through these “storms” faster and more successful than I would have in years past. I do not become derailed like I used to. I also embrace the storms because that is how we grown and change – like metal, we are refined by fire!
While my excitement for each new day and my improving metabolism springs me out of bed each morning now and keeps me from napping (I seriously used to nap almost everyday and now cannot nap for the life of me!!) I thrive on the passion and positivity that flows through my soul daily. I want to share that and bring that to the lives of anyone yearning for it…and stopping at nothing to get there. It is possible!