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.