Saturday, February 23, 2013

Be Kind to Yourself!!

Sooo, hey y'all!  

It's been a while since I posted and that's because my life has been so busy!  

I wanted to share a few things with you.  Recently, I made a decision to commit to my overall HEALTH.  Committing to being healthy for me means physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally!  I realize that I am healthier in some areas than others, but it all works together for total health and wellness.  Unlike diets, resolutions and fads, this commitment is to a lifelong process; a daily mindfulness of my health and what I need to remain healthy!

This is the journey I'm on and I'm starting to "get" a few simple lessons that I'll share with you a little at a time:  

1.  Be kind to yourself!  When we put any and everything in our mouths, don't give our bodies enough water, rest and nutrients, we are not being kind to ourselves.  We deserve better!  I felt truly convicted when I thought about how I often encourage people to love themselves and find purpose in their lives, when I was not loving my body completely!

I decided to do a detox in Jan from refined and artificial sugars that changed my life.  The detox helped me see the dependence I was placing on sugar for comfort and stress relief.  Now, I'm able to put it in proper perspective now and practice moderation.  I was so surprised when I went to get frozen yogurt to celebrate the end of my detox that I didn't even want it!  It was too sweet!  This is an incredible change for me.  I know that I don't NEED sugar to "feel" better or de-stress.  My chronic sinus inflammation and congestion has even improved because of this release from the dependence on sugar.  

Bottom line: This phase of my journey is teaching me that throughout my everyday life that I need to be kind to myself!  I need to love myself, my body, my mind and my spirit the way that God loves me!