My mom died of cancer at 58. Her sister died the same way. And my little sister found cancer in her breast just before she turned 30.
That’s when I started looking into inflammation and how it promotes cancer.
That’s when I started making better food choices.
It’s why I took seriously moving my body.
I want to LIVE.
I want to FEEL good.
I want to do what I can to have energy at my age.
My mom didn’t have that. And she never got a chance to turn it around.
When I say that I eat paleo or am doing a physical challenge, I get DM’s saying I’m being dangerous and to stop promoting diet culture.
If I’ve ever come off that way, I want to apologize and say with 110% certainty: that is far from my intention.
Instead, it’s to share my experience in healthier living, and ways I’m trying to be more mentally agile. And if someone needs that too, I want to encourage them..
It’s easy to look at people and think, “I wish my body looked like that.”
But can I give you a nudge today?
Stop making it your goal to have a “better body.” Stop dieting. Stop trying to burn calories. Your body is a miracle, and it’s beautiful.
Instead, pay ATTENTION to your body. It’s speaking. Move it daily in some way. Get outside for your mental health. Start asking, “How does that food make me FEEL? Does it fuel my longevity? Do I get brain fog? Do I feel sluggish?”
These are the questions I asked myself over seven years ago, and they are the questions I ask today.
At times I eat things that won’t make me feel great, but I do it in full knowledge of how my body will respond. I count the cost, eat what I want and move on- no shame. This way of living feels like freedom.
If you make feeling your best and living long your goal, the rest simply comes together.
If you’re curious, I have a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago explaining why I eat paleo, and tips for the long haul.
Today I have a blog post on some of the clothes I wear to move my body.
These are from @nordstrom. Head to the blog and stories for more :) #nordstrom #nordstrompartner