Is age just a number?

You know what the age-old saying is? “Age is just a number” or is it? I will tell you that age when your body is yelling at you because you have not done what it needs you to do feels that age is much more than a number. It is a feeling. It’s a feeling so deeply rooted that until you can sit back and think about how you feel now versus how your felt them you can’t completely understand.

As a very unfit and unhealthy person, the older I got the louder my body was screaming at me. Simple things like 2 beers made me so sick I would spend the night and entire next day recovering from what seemed to be a hangover but realizing now it was a sugar high and then crash as my pancreas was not producing the right amounts of insulin for my grossly obese body I had encased my being in.

The stress I was causing my body with the poor diet and 335 plus lbs I was carrying around was a contributor to the Stage 3 hypertension the Dr stated I had.. and in fact her words and let me quote her were ” You are immanent for a heart attack or stroke”  Not words one wants to hear at 49 years old. And to prove age is not a number I was a walking talking 70 plus year old at the time.. I just didn’t realize it. Those words changed my life. I went to my car and cried in the privacy of a hospital parking lot. I was talking to myself, ( to know me, you would know I do that a lot) and my questions to me was, Did God really put me through hell as a Child and teen to guide me to an area of survival to end up this way? The answer was clear, and it was “No, He Didn’t” so at that moment I made the choice to get on a path of emotional and Physical health.

In a previous post in my blog entitled My Journey I outline how I have done and how I am still striving for the weight-loss goal. But today I want to talk about that to some dreaded number. I will be 52 in May and I wouldn’t want to be any other age. I feel better today then I did at 30, my energy is better than most around me at the same age and even younger. I guess not I can say I understand that age is just a number. I look younger because I put in my body what it needs.. That is the message I want to send. Everything that goes into your mouth is a source of food or poison for your body and your body will react accordingly. There is a sense of accountability if you look at it that way. I know, not fun to actually ask yourself this before every bite. “Will my body like or dislike this?” “Is this providing a benefit or a non benefit to my body’s health?” It is not an easy thing to do and even all I have been through I have those bad days, but it is OK. Get back on track and remind yourself to be conscious of your choice. Yes I will have that cake tonight so I will eat something higher in protein and lower in fat and sugars for lunch.. Plan around the inevitable bad days. Sometimes they just can not be avoided.

It took me 49 year to get unhealthy to the point of nearly no return. Expect it to take time, Months, Years to get to a point of health and that is OK. Every good decision puts you just that much closer to these decisions becoming a habit to where you crave them .

I’m looking forward to celebrating my birthday in May.. Yes it is number 52 and it’s ok. Because when you feel good, AGE IS JUST A NUMBER .. Be Blessed Everyone ❤

My Morning Started…… and It got me thinking…..

I woke up this morning and as a ritual the first thing I always do is to put on my glasses and grab my phone… For example this morning I woke up to 63 emails, several Facebook Notifications, a few @ mentions on Twitter but the most amazing way to start my morning I woke up to a Private Message on Facebook from a new Friend whom I have met from being in Network Marketing, and no she is not on my team… As I reflect over the last year I think of the things that have changed so drastically for me… The obvious ones are clear… I have and still am losing weight… but one probably looks in and thinks that is the most satisfying thing for me… no it’s not… Ok so the next one might think that it is the money… Yes we are making money our first year in Network Marketing and honestly we are making GOOD money, but again not what I find the most rewarding… It is the fact that I know that I have always been the mentoring type that wanted to help all of those out there that I could “succeed”… so much to the point in an effort to stay as productive as I could, my Real Estate Broker offered me a private suite with my own entrance as I would not be so accessible to the young and upcoming agents in the office and all though I loved to mentor them I know that it in turn was taking time away from my business and that the best business decision was to make that change….  6 years ago I guess you can say I went into hiding…”as far as my Real Estate Office went” no more communication with those that really needed my help…The Real Estate industry took a turn for the #!?#?!?? to say the least and basically since then it has been head down and run because if you don’t you wont stay on top… I have done ok… Even with backing off I am still in the top of my field but as I sit here I think, at what expense… I stopped doing what I love to do most…. In that field I stopped mentoring my colleagues…

I started Network Marketing a year ago… I knew I needed better health and I saw a glimmer of fun in this business and a hope for some financial prosperity, but most of all I needed to lose weight… so I jumped in…

Over the last year I have been going to events.. I have been meeting new people, I have built a team that I truly love like family, but most of all there is no hiding… I have been able once again to offer advice to any one that needs it… to once again just be the person my heart wants to be… no more hiding for me… My only wish was I would have found this industry years ago….

Now I started writing this blog because I awoke this morning to a Private Message from a person that is not even on my team, a person that does not have any benefit to be nice to me because I can not physically support her business… someone who spoke from the heart and she simply wrote to me this morning ” I love your amazing heart and ability to be genuine!!! You are the most authentic person and I am glad to call you friend!” (and No this person is not on my payroll or in my business…lol ) I do my best to be there for everyone… and for the person that left me this message… “I love your heart too and very blessed to call you a friend also..” Thank you for making my day ♥

So if I can offer a word of advice… if what you are doing to make a living is making you hold back a quality that truly satisfies your soul… find something else to do, it simply is not worth giving up what you love to do for something that you think you must do…. because if you are not doing what you love to do then your misery will drown your soul… I know it almost did mine..  no more.. I can honestly say “I am back” and I love how it feels ❤