When my mom passed I felt compelled to do something in honor of her.
It took some time to figure it out but we decided to have our gym host a scavenger hunt…because if you knew mom you knew she loved her yard sales and treasure hunting.
All proceeds were donated to our local diabetes advisory council.
That was 8 years ago.
Grief has a way of getting us lost in life.
Even years later.
2002 when I changed my degree to Exercise Science and Nutrition and started this path of being a fitness professional it was all to help my mom live healthier.
She was unhealthy, overweight, had thyroid issues and diabetes.
So when she passed, a lot of that ambition got lost along the way.
But over the years I kept going back that vision and the people I wanted to help.
And here we are 20 years later and my work is transitioning to thyroid wellness and a couple of other things in the works, while still coaching others on all things exercise, nutrition and mindset.
78% of women put themselves last in terms of taking care of themselves.
A place where I know most of us have been.
My mom lived that life for so long.
A life that I wish she made more time for her own self-care. Thyroid, diabetes, coronary heart disease…that’s a lot.
As we start to wind down the year, ask yourself if you’re taking care of YOU.
If not, I want you to ask yourself why and why not now….
There will always be something going on in life where it isn’t the perfect timing.
There will never be perfect timing.
It’s within the mess that we find our way to adapt and pivot to move forward, even if moving forward is 2mm.
Most will wait until the year is over to recommit to themselves again.
Most will wait until life gets easier to start taking care of themselves.
Most will mask symptoms with medication yet wonder why they still don’t feel like themselves.
And most will also find themselves right back in the same patterns a month later.
Ask yourself what you could do NOW to break that cycle and move forward 2mm.
Happy to chat if you need guidance along the way.