I have been on a journey to wellness my entire adult life. But there’s a big difference from what that looked like when I began in my early 20’s and what that looks like today.
In the beginning my sole focus was changing my physical appearance. I was consumed with calorie intake and working out. So, I evaluated my success by how many pounds I dropped in a week or a month.
As I have matured as a woman, I have evolved. I realize wellness is about more than my physical appearance. The very definition of wellness is…
“a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
You can’t have total wellness without a reintegration of the mind, body and the spirit. This wholistic perspective is what inspired me to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to obtain my health coaching certification. It emphasizes the importance of achieving balance in every aspect of our lives.
The past couple of weeks I have been putting a lot of energy into improving my overall health, with an emphasis on my spirit. I shared my breakthrough in yoga in my last blog. I believe that breakthrough was the catalyst for my latest endeavor.
I’ve heard it said that September is the new January. I would have to say that’s true. I think it has to do with the realization that we’re approaching the final months of the year, so that makes us reflective. At least that’s the case for me.
I’ve been feeling a strong desire to reset. Initially, I was going to do a cleanse or detox. But instead of juicing or fasting, I chose a more spiritual route.
Since everything is better when you share it, I wanted to invite you to join me. I’m on a 100 Day Journey to Better. It’s all about taking the next 100 days to focus on improving myself mentally, physically and spiritually.
I began a week ago and the first 7 days have been AMAZING! I wasn’t expecting to receive such powerful insights so early into the process. If I’m experiencing this type of revelation at this point, I can’t imagine what I’ll be like at the end of this 100 days.
The best part is I’m not doing it alone. I’m a part of an awesome group on Periscope. It’s facilitated by Dr. Bertice Berry a world-renowned sociologist, author and comedienne. Her generosity of spirit and wisdom is overwhelmingly awe inspiring.
If you’d like to get an idea of what this process is about – here’s the link to day one – Journey to Better .
If you’re uncertain as to whether or not this process would be beneficial for you, here are some indicators that you might need to reset:
- You desire clarity about your purpose
- You feel stuck
- You feel uninspired
- You have an inconsistent or no spiritual practice
- You lack joy
- You lack energy
- You’re not sleeping enough or sleeping too much
- You’re out of balance (excessive eating, weight gain, no exercise routine)
- You’re isolating yourself from friends and family
- You haven’t accomplished the goals you set at the beginning of the year
If you’re experiencing any of these things, you would definitely benefit from a reset. It’s never too late to start again.
I hope you’ll check out the link I shared, and if you feel led to do so, I hope you will join us. Don’t worry if you weren’t there for the beginning. You can catch up.
Until next time…
Peace, Love & Fitness