Friday, March 18, 2011

Lifestyle Change

Back in September I decided to make a change for myself. I had been feeling poorly about my diet, exercise and weight for a few months and I finally reached my breaking point.

Health and Wellness can be understood through the Iceberg Model of Wellness. Like an iceberg, only a small part of your total wellness is visible: your current state of health. Just as important are the hidden dimensions, including lifestyle habits, cultural and psychological factors, and the realm of spiritual, meaning and being.

I had to take a look at each aspect of life and make the necessary changes to be happy. I felt unhealthy, so I decided to jumpstart my change with a 21-day cleanse recommended to me by Dr. Kulla of Synergy Wellness. Within the 21 days I lost 10 pounds and was feeling great. My head was not as groggy, I was less lethargic, and I was cooking more then I had in months.

Once I finished the cleanse it was up to me to keep the weight off and continue on my journey. Since I made this commitment to myself I have continued cooking my meals regularly as well as working out at least 5 days a week. Of course there are days when I want to eat something unhealthy and I feel that I am now on the path where I can allow myself the occasional treat as long as plan for it in my weekly food allowance.

While "fixing" myself I realized that health and wellness is something I am extremely passionate about and decided to enroll in two classes for the semester - Healthy Living and Stress Management and The Science and Application of Nutrition.

Since breaking my foot and losing my job all in the past month I have found it very important to keep the balance in my life and stay positive because it is very easy to let yourself spiral out of control, and I am not looking to go back to the place where I was last year. Being enrolled in classes has very much helped me through this transition period I find myself in, and I am looking forward to the future and where this new journey takes me.


  1. I didn't know you lost your job? Hope everything is OK. Very interested to hear about how these classes go and what you learn. Good for you for realizing you weren't happy and making healthy changes to your life.