Ahh, the night of a General Election and I am contentedly locked away writing to you.
I’ve deliberately avoided all news, newspapers and as much social media as I can around the whole sordid affair. If I let myself get too bogged down in it I am sure I’d feel very helpless about it all.
And so I’ve chosen to find happiness in what I can control and let that be my lesson.
Look after myself first so that I may be able to help others.
This week I have been helping others to help themselves first.
I’ve been talking to a sleigh load of people all wanting to put their health first in January. They’ve come to talk about and get involved in the Metabolic Balance programme.
As I’ve mentioned before this a fabulous real food programme that can be used for weight loss, however what it is excellent at is helping people to overcome chronic health problems.
Problems of persistent pain, irritation and inflammation. Things like high blood pressure, all forms of arthritis, diabetes type II and I, heart disease, menopausal symptoms and gout to name but a few.
This plan really allows you to not only reset your body, but also learn new habits to allow you live a healthier life. I spoke a few weeks ago about being bounce-backable. Keeping your health in the best state you can will only serve you well.
I am not suggesting you won’t ever get ill.
However good health will give you the foundation from which improvements on mindset, relationships, career choices, financial security and life purpose all take form.
I was musing on my walk this morning on how, if I joined the dots backwards, from now to where my big changes have come from these past few years will come back to Metabolic Balance.
Before my own experience of it, to trial it on myself, before I set myself lose on clients I was blissfully unaware of any health conditions I may have had. Looking back I can see that I’d gained weight, Iost some oomph in my life goals and was living with a variety of symptoms that I’d not even considered were ‘things’.
Following my own Metabolic Balance experience I discovered that not only was my thyroid quite unhappy, but that it’s unhappiness was caused by the auto-immune condition called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
Going through the process of managing the condition gave me some focus again. It made me focus on me. There would be no Fit Camp if I wasn’t running it. I owed it not only to myself but also my clients to keep healthy and ready for the challenge.
However last year was a drudge. It was hard emotionally, energetically and strategically. To get to 2019 with the desire to want to keep going was a moment of pride. There had been times last year when it would have been very easy to walk away from the business.
But as my focus on my health continued.
As my focus on my diet maintained.
As my commitment to my fitness became stronger so did my purpose.
As my physicality improved through regular maintenance so I became more able.
The Social Enterprise was birthed from this. It spurred me on to look at myself further and I had the most magical of days with an image consultant to peel back the layers of fleece and lycra and find me again.
And I have found me.
And I am the happiest I have ever been. In the best shape I’ve ever been (for the effort expended) and the healthiest and strongest.
And that is all because I did Metabolic Balance two years ago.
I wouldn’t have discovered my Hashimoto’s otherwise. I don’t go to the doctors, I had no symptoms that were particularly bothering me then (they would now!) I wouldn’t have placed the focus on me to allow me then to do something bigger and bolder for more people with the Social Enterprise.
I frequently look back down the line of my life to see how I got where I have. I encourage you to too. It’s a worthwhile exercise to see what’s worked, what’s not, what needs revisiting and what needs abandoning.
At our Happiest Year Yet event on 4 January 2020 I am bringing together those people who helped me last year and still help me now, so that you can benefit from their insight for you too.
Dr Kelly-Jane McLaughlin is a chiropractor with a completely holistic approach. Our values are aligned and whilst I am her client, we also work very well together as we just get what the other is driving for and wanting for their clients.
Linda Sujeewon is from House of Colour Reading and her style session in March has been the BEST thing I’ve done all year. This isn’t a fluffy, girly session if that’s not your style, (it will come as no surprise to you to learn it wasn’t mine!) it’s a discovery to uncover where you show up best, how you show up best and where your confidence will shine through.
I am so grateful to both these women for their dedication and insight this year. To allow me to be a little shinier and happier. I know they’ll inspire our audience too.
To join us you can book here https://hyy2020.eventbrite.co.uk
We look forward to meeting you. To helping you build your confidence muscle a little more. Trust me, it’s worth it!
Have a wonderful week.
Maybe start to join your dots backwards too. You may be surprised where you end up!
No sunrises this week, which is very disappointing.
So you’ll have to make do with Christmas leggings…well, it is 13 December!