Life is the most precious gift we are ever given. Our bodies, our mind, our health is essential to maintain to sustain a good quality of life. So why is it that people often find it inconvenient to invest in our health? How is it we can take a blind eye to what we put in our bodies? How is it that we find it easy to have poor excuses to why we can't invest or put effort and time in our health, yet turn around and not be able to comprehend how illness and injury has become a regular part of daily life?
It doesn't take much to improve your quality of life. You don't need a gym membership or money to make healthy choices and put into action which can positively affect your life for years to come. All it really takes is a little bit of personal responsibility.
Check out Kimberly's TEDxNUV Talk about how simple it is to invest in your health and why it is so important.
I will boldly post a bathing suit pic and say I am comfortable in my own skin and have worked hard to maintain it for 39 years. The sands have shifted a bit and as much as I want to fight gravity - gravity fights harder. But this is the only body I get to work with from start to finish.
Time and time again I will say what an amazing machine this Body is, and I will say it until the day I die. I was fortunate for something to have clicked at a young age, to have been exposed to sports and was amazed by how our Machine works. Because as a child I wanted to move, work and challenge my body and test it's limits with physical challenges. I did and still do NJOY the journey of caring for it.
Too many of us take our body for granted. We poison it, deprive it of sleep or food, or even the opposite and live a slothish life while force feeding it excessive amounts of unnecessary calories. Either way, if we were more mindful of how it worked and what we needed to care for it, we would live with more energy, less pain, and feel better about ourselves.
Caring for our Machine is a lifelong commitment. You cannot accomplish caring for it over a week at a detox spa or on a 6 week crash diet. It takes planning and becoming more mindful to create habits.
Take pride in your body. Love it. Nurture it, physically, mentally and soulfully. Make it a lifelong journey. It is the only thing you came into this world with and will leave with as well, it is something we should honor.
One of the greatest things we can do is INSPIRE our youth to NJOY active lifestyles. They learn by what they see far better than by what you tell them. Let them see you be active. Let them participate with you. Let them have fun playing and being active and understand this is something that needs to be done their entire life in order to be healthy, pain free and feel good.