When I first told people that the name of my blog would be The Power of Healing Through Fitness and Nutrition, the one word that everyone zeroed in on was healing. Then when people read my much–too-long subtitle (which I refuse to shorten), Dedicated to total fitness: Physical, emotional and all the stuff that rolls around in your head – just about everyone could relate to all the stuff that rolls around in your head. The reason these words send out a wake-up call is because we all know there are tons of nutrition programs out there, a gazillion workouts, and hundreds upon hundreds of nutritionists and personal trainers. So if we have all this ammunition to get in shape, but we continue to watch obesity rates climb out of control, that tells me the only place we can turn for answers is to the stuff that rolls around in our heads. That stuff will give you discipline, or it will have your head buried in the nearest cookie jar when stress starts to overwhelm you. Everyone can relate to that feeling – we’ve all had it.
People go on and off diets. They lose weight and then gain weight back and the cycle of frustration, feelings of failure and shame go on and on and on.
But you can stop it.
You’re not going to change it over night, but you are going to start the process of shifting to a new way of thinking and a new way of emotionalizing.
It has to start here, because nothing else has worked.
The basics still count. I’m going to write about what I’m passionate about — exercise, nutrition, motivation tips, why fitness needs to be fun, the value of support, cardio, supplements and my personal life experiences. You’ll also have to put up with my corny sense of humor now and then, but in the end, no matter what, my message is this — it’s the stuff that rolls around in your head that controls the show and can become your best friend. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it will inspire and empower you.