When I returned from my end of year break my body was showing a few of the excesses of the holiday. Enough to irritate me and take some steps to halt the rot. I decided I needed some help and hired a personal trainer in mid-January for a few weeks of private boot camp.
I was then fortunate enough to spend three nights at Brookdale Health Hydro in the beautiful KZN Midlands with Kazalette two weeks ago. The idea was to chill, mostly de-stress and generally re-focus. I had stopped drinking coffee the week prior to our Brookdale visit, for which of course I paid with the inevitable 2nd day withdrawal headache. In any event at least that was out of the way by the time I arrived at Brookdale.
Three days later, superb (and healthy) food, daily exercise, a healing with the excellent Brenda McFee at Fordoun and I was back on track.
Since then, I have stayed off coffee (save for the odd cappuccino every couple of days), only eaten what is serving my health, exercised more this year than I have for a long time and generally taken my health in hand. Weight is down, body fat massively down, fitness,vitality and energy up and generally I'm feeling more stable healthwise than I have for a while.
Simply put, I feel inspired right now to care fully for myself and my health. Yes, I know I'm sounding sanctimonious, but I'm going to allow myself to be. (In any event, if I don't say it first my mates will tell me!)
My first step to inspiring myself was to set a purpose for my health. The next was to appoint a trainer. The third was to commit fully to myself. The rest just followed.
The moment we take a purposeful step, we inspire ourselves. The questions therefore are:
- What is your purpose for yourself right now?
- What first step will you take to inspire yourself?
- Will you commit 100% to yourself?