After coming home from the USA as an exchange student I found myself indulging in bad eating habits that saw me gain some weight. I felt miserable and disgusted with myself every time I ate food that I promised myself not to eat. I was in constant battle with myself for many years.
I lost the weight when I was diagnosed with Chron’s Disease. Fortunately, I was able to recover quickly once diagnosed and changed some of my eating habits that kept the weight off.
A few years later I was living a busy life. Married, working in Melbourne, commuting an hour and a half each way and studying 4 nights a week for an Associate Diploma in Business Accounting. All was going well until I was struck down with a virus that later developed into Chronic Fatigue.
This was a challenging time for me as there is no specific test or course of action to take for a cure. Constant fatigue, feeling like I had not slept for days, difficulty at work, memory loss, brain fog and cold and flu symptoms that would not go away; achy muscles, blocked nose, itchy throat & ears.
I was lucky to find a great GP who was also into alternative medicine who helped me overhaul my diet and introduced the use of vitamins. This is where I became interested in the role food plays in our general wellbeing. Within 6 months I was a different person and my husband & I were able to travel overseas for 3 months. My time with Chronic Fatigue, although mild compared to some, has taught me to appreciate and be grateful for good health & fitness.
Without good health – mind & body, life cannot be enjoyed to its fullest.
Health & Fitness is the foundation to enjoying everything in life. Work, family, kids, partners, friends, holidays & travel. Good health, feeling fit, having energy and feeling good about yourself is what allows you to have more meaningful relationships, be social with friends, enjoy work and be inspired
to follow your dreams.
Without good health – Mind & Body, everything becomes hard, drained, overwhelmed, slow and an effort. This can lead to low self-worth, lack of motivation and depression. I know because I have been there.
I realised that our mindset and our self-talk is a major contributor to how we feel, how we interact with others, the decisions we make and the way we respond to situations – good or bad.
When we feel good on the inside, we are more confident and adventurous in the choices we make.
Realising this, combined with a passion to help others, I am now on a journey of continual self-development and study of functional exercise and human behaviour.