I have had challenges with my weight my entire life. I have tried so many different programs I can’t even count them all. Some were successful, some were not, but it was always temporary. Recently, my weight started affecting my health. I knew I had to do something. This time I realized it is about making a change… a lifestyle change. It is about staying committed to that change because healthy is a journey, not a destination. This time it is not about one thing. It is about the entire body: mind, body, and spirit. Most importantly, this journey is long and arduous and best done with a buddy and in community.
I made a conscientious decision to change my lifestyle on many fronts: eating cleanly which meant no processed flour, no processed sugar, or any food processed; a change in how I thought about food. Food is not the most important thing in life. I was now going to enjoy moving my body: dancing, walking, biking, yoga, and swimming. I was also going to develop several spiritual disciplines by reconnecting to the Divine, meditating/praying and instituting a mindset of gratitude.
Needless to say, this was transformational and life affirming.
One day I was sitting on the side of my bed and I realized I had been doing my dance party for months now. I wondered why I was sticking with this. So many times I made a plan to go to the gym, start walking every day, etc., etc. only to give it up. Why this? I realized I felt accountable to these women and it was in community and the community made me happy. That’s when the healthy community idea was born.
My objective is to support other women in making whatever health change they want through this community.
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