I’m turning FORTY this year.
It seems like just yesterday I was panicked about turning 30 and here passes a whole 10 more years.
But I’m not panicked this year. In fact, I am celebrating this whole last summer of my 30s.
So do I suddenly love aging? Well, I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of grey hair or the crinkles that are beginning to show on my face, but that’s all minor. What I love is that I feel better at 39 3/4 than I ever felt at 30.
You see at thirty, I didn’t know that I was killing my body with lack of sleep, too much alcohol and sugar and not enough (or no) exercise. My joints were swollen, I had migraines, and my mood — well let’s just say it was unstable to say the least.
In my mid-thirties, my body had enough of the Pepsi and Dorito breakfasts, the skipped meals and an utter under-use of my physical body.
I lived in my head, not in my body. I used my brain all day long, but very rarely used my body or fed it anything that would benefit it. My body exemplified my lifestyle until it broke.
Suddenly I was going to the hospital 2-3 times a year with Ulcerative Colitis flares. It would take 6-8 weeks to be able to get out of bed. For several years, I went to doctors who would give me many different pills to help with pain, inflammation and some that just they thought would help but didn’t really know why. Yet I returned to the hospital over and over.
Being in bed for half the year was no way to live. So I attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, just to find some relief, which I found. I learned about living in my body. I also learned about taking care of my body.
The shocking thing is, I did it in small steps that didn’t feel like I was having to give up things, but rather gain things – like peace in my body, having more energy, reducing the mood swings and becoming a happier, more productive human being.
All this to say – I am thrilled to be turning 40!
I want everyone to feel this good at whatever year they are at -so I’m celebrating all summer long by offering gift after gift to boost your health.
For now, check out these 5 easy-peasy meals for summer.
Next week I’ll offer a free tool to help you check in on your health and wellness.
Want to talk about how your health is holding you back (or preventing you from loving your birthday)? Contact me and we’ll get you back on track.