Hi ya patient folks!!!
Thank you so much for waiting through this hiatus via my computer! It was challenging to literally have to stop writing all together. This short time away made me realize how passionate I am about sharing as much as I can about health & wellness with all of you.
I am so grateful it's Friday! How about you? The weather in Chicago is warm, sunny and humid which is the combination that energizes me!
I am very behind via blogs because of the computer challenges so, expect an overflow of articles in the next week about a phlethora of topics that I think just might interest some of you (hopefully all of you)!
Today, I wanted to chat with all of you about this blog title 'No Looking Back'.
Someone that I have been really close with recently shared a Maya Angelo quote with me "When you know better, you do better". It's a simple quote and an obvious quote. It's a quote that regardless of how obvious, resonated w/ me deeply. When we know better, we actually do....do better.
We are constantly learning but that doesn't mean that we are necessarily 'growing'. Learning is not enough though. It isn't. It doesn't serve your greater good to be a student of knowledge if you are not going to apply what you learn to your life.
I think the people that are actually transforming & evolving via their health.... emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically are the ones that are willing to get uncomfortable for short or extended periods of time. And the uncomfortable phase of change is no fun. Let's call it what it is.....it sucks as the initial steps of making a change are generally painful. For example, giving up processed sugar transforms your health in ways that is absolutely astounding. People don't want to get uncomfortable through the detox symptoms that come prior to the breakthrough so rather, they read about the toxic nature of sugar - post articles about it - talk to their friends about it - but they go on eating sugar.
Gosh everyone, let's stop being 'one day' people. Seriously. Life is SO SHORT! It's a breath. A year is a minute in time. 'One day' I am going to give up sugar - 'One day' I am going to get to the bottom of why I acted that way - 'One day', I want to travel with a backpack through Europe. One day I will apologize. One day I will forgive. One day I will start working out. One day I will change my diet. One day...I will live the life that God called me to.
Do the tough work now. Get uncomfortable now.
I am a firm believe that if you want to change a habit or pattern, you can do it and you can do it much more quickly than you have mentally limited yourself to believe. I think -in one breath- that evolving as an individual takes a lifetime meaning we are always evolving and changing. On the other hand, what I am referring to is that if you want to take a habit, pattern, lifestyle choice, etc. that doesn't serve you anymore and stop it - for good - you CAN! And this isn't just some positive mumble jumble (((0: It's not.
I changed my diet a few months ago and my new choices are revolutionizing my health in ways that I didn't anticipate. And going back isn't an option. I'm not looking back via my old choices because the changes I have made are healthy for me and my body. I am thriving! I learned. I applied what I learned. I now know better. So, I am doing better.
This translates into every area of our lives. I feel like this year is proving to be life altering for me. I am ready to leap into a new chapter of life which is my healthiest yet. And I want you to join me.
After you make a gigantic change, you do wonder why in the world it took you so long! The change you made feels so right and it's second nature now. Again, there is no looking back when you know better. You are doing better and focused forward.
What is that you desire to change? What is a change that by following through consistently, would benefit your entire life?
Once you genuinely - in your gut - at your core - know better? You WILL do better and you will continue to do better. And there will be no looking back.
A year from now, you will have wished you started today so, start now.
Thanks for reading!
And a quote to wrap up my thoughts for the weekend:
“She took one last look over her shoulder, and waved goodbye to regret, fear and shame. Then she turned herself toward the sun and let out a whoop of joy to celebrate whatever came next.” — Queenisms
Created and curated by Kelly, Snapshots of Wellness encourages all of you to cultivate your 'joie de vivre': Compassion for Animals via food, style & lifestyle.