What an ominous title for a blog post, right?
Considering Easter just passed and I’m constantly re-evaluating my connection to organized religion it seems fitting.
I haven’t been shy about the changes and challenges I sometimes face. I may not write it here but I def share it on my morning show, TK in The AM. I realized that as I speak to my listeners, I’m speaking to myself, and I’m speaking to the Universe (or God even). The words become real, I become accountable, I get strength from supportive listeners and friends. I begin to achieve. I fail. I fall. I rinse. I repeat.
My most recent challenge after spending late February very ill was deciding that I would take my health into my own hands. I was constantly tired, my diet consisted of whatever was cheapest, I had the shakes, I began to break out all over, I was constantly “doing” but nothing ever got “done”.
I couldn’t take it anymore.
My friend, Tah Phrum Duh Bush and his wife, Kole have a fitness program called the 21 day Fat Furnace that I had so many questions about and had been watching from the sidelines a long time. I did my research, talked to them about how to get started and what to expect and I jumped into it on March 7th, 2016.
I was scared. How was this anti-exercise, don’t tell me how to live, fried chicken loving person going to survive on NO SALT, NO SUGAR, NO ALCOHOL and 30 mins of exercise everyday?
I’ll tell you how. You just do it. You do it for yourself.
It took me a long time to get here. I have fought battles and I am in the process of slaying personal dragons that blocked me from even considering my health. I had to knock out or at least begin working through my issues before starting to realign my diet and bring physical activity into my life.
If you are hurt emotionally, mentally, spiritually you have to handle those dragons first. I guarantee you your health journey will fall into place from there.
I have been in a state of change, understanding, therapeutic conversations, for about a year now and as those cobwebs start to clear- I have been open to more opportunities and abundance in my chosen field of work.
Once I tied those opportunities to my health, I took myself more seriously. I can’t work and learn and love if I’m not able to physically and actively work, learn, and love. I am not at my best when I’m sick in bed, tired, irritated, etc.
So, how did I do, NO SALT, NO SUGAR, NO ALCOHOL and 30 mins of exercise everyday for 21 days?
I just did it. I did the exercises at my own pace, often modified poses. Instead of thinking about the meal plan as punishment, I took it as a time and money saver. And support. Loved ones and friends helped me. Being in contact with other people in the Fat Furnace was immensely helpful for motivation.
I learned first hand that for me, a heat in my belly means I’m hungry. I learned about my emotional eating habits (thanks to that one big phone fight). I learned that I can still eat all the things that I like, no one is trying to take that from me- I just need to portion and balance my meals. I learned that it’s hardest to get moving when you don’t want to, but it’s worth it.
I learned that I can start over.
Learn about The 21 Day Fat Furnace HERE.
If you would like to join, please enjoy this 15% off coupon code given to me by Tah & Kole. They have been so wonderful and supportive to me and all the participants through the process, I know they will support you too.
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