Paying attention to our bodies, plus 1 Gift for you
Here is a crazy thought of mine that keeps coming up. Maybe you can answer it for me.
Sometimes I walk through town, watching others walk by me, standing and having conversations in the distance.
I love seeing people happy, greeting each other with hugs and kisses.
If you have ever watched the movie “Love Actually,” Hugh Grant speaks about how much love there is at the arrival gate at an airport.
He is so right, and honestly, every time I am at the arrival gate at an airport or watch this movie, tears of joy and love come to me. I feel so moved by feeling all the love around me.
It is such a wonderful feeling.
Then I see these extremists. I see them here in Colorado a lot. I call them “Super Humans.” These are the kinds of people I wish I could be. I am working on being in the best physical state I have ever been in my life. Will I be able to run up a mountain without even breathing heavily or sweating? Will I be able to ride my bike to the tippity-top of a 9000 feet high mountain? I would say I will never get there. I think I would have had to start a long time ago training for such insane activity.
Then I see people suffering, not loving themselves enough to take steps in the direction that could help them have a better quality of life, and that makes me sad.
What makes us all so incredibly different. I know many things can play a role in our behaviors, such as the environments we live in, the foods we eat…, but what we don’t realize is that we have the power to change certain situations.
I don’t know what makes some of us opt in to choose the un-comforts of life over the comforts, but maybe some of us don’t know any better.
Maybe some gave up on trying.
I am not sure how or what it takes to accept a life of being in pain, of never feeling well. It makes me wonder about the experiences these people have gone through, where they stopped fighting to live their life their way.
Now I understand that some of these people may have a situation where it may not be possible to fight through it and achieve a higher grade of a more quality kind of lifestyle.
Let’s face it, though. There might be many that could but won’t.
I want to know why.
When did we accept life living to the point where we don’t like our lives, we don’t like who we are or who we have become, we don’t like not living to our full potentials, but are eager to bow to the things such as foods that our brains crave and satisfy, and make our body cry for help.
How many of us listen to our brains while our bodies cry for help, and we ignore these screams over and over again?
We often stuff ourselves with the food we keep on craving loaded with sugars, simple carbs, bad fats, high in salt. We do this because our brains keep telling us that we want more of these foods.
In the meantime, we can not walk because our joints hurt, feel nauseous, feel brain foggy, feel heavy, and cranky and anxious.
How do we choose to stuff ourselves with candy and sweet treats, simple carbs knowing we have Diabetes 2, achy joints, aging twice as fast as someone else the same age? Unwilling to change their ways, accepting a medicine cabinet full of pills.
Diabetes2 can be controlled with diet and lifestyle changes, so why do we opt in to choose the route that keeps us suffering?
I have to say one of the most frustrating things I am confronted with as a Lifestyle and Health Integration coach is that many potential clients think they can increase their quality of life by simply adapting to a meal plan, not realizing that there is a lot more to the process than me writing a meal plan. A meal plan is not a magical pill that will have unicorns appear and make the world a better place. Make everything that has been building up to why they called me in the first place go away.
It takes COMMITMENT and WORK to get solid results!
It has taken me years to figure things out through commitment to myself and to working consistently to beat my gluten-sensitivity and everything that came with it. No pill will ever give me the results I have gotten from listening to my body and adjusting my lifestyle and diet towards my body’s needs. It has given me a healthier and better life than I could have ever imagined after getting ill.
I used to listen to my brain, telling me to eat what made my brain feel happy and my body cry for help. I had to hit rock-bottom to get committed, and maybe that’s the case with so many others as well. I don’t know. I guess there is a time and place for all of us, where we will come to that fork in our life where we have to decide which route to take, where we want to go in our future.
Anyways, enough of me sharing my thoughts, but I would like to encourage you to take this to heart and start paying more attention to your body’s needs and start listening.
See how you feel after you eat certain foods, finish certain activities, after you wake up in the morning, and try to make adjustments from there, going on forward. Start feeling better, take charge of your life, well-being, and happiness because you deserve to live life to the fullest. Why wait?
Pay attention and see if you can start shifting the way you feel.
And while you are here, if you haven’t yet, grab your gift from me to you, get to know the foods that live in your pantry, how they may affect you: FREE PANTRY MAKEOVER” 🥳🥳🥳
Enjoy your weekend, smile, be healthy, be happy!
Xx Andi 🙂