Speaking of birthdays, I turn the BIG 5-0 on October 1. In my family, that is an accomplishment, so I have been celebrating for months J. Unfortunately, cancer is prominent in my family, and many have died young. This is a huge part of why I strive for a healthy lifestyle each and every day, always doing the best with what I have.
I have certainly noticed some changes, especially with the hormone roller coaster going on. Some weight gain is common, but I certainly don’t want it to get out of hand. Something I found that is fabulous for curbing those sugar cravings that we can get is this recipe:
8 oz water
1 tablespoon lemon juice and slice of lemon
1 teaspoon powdered Glutamine
1 teaspoon clear fiber powder
Mix everything in your glass of water and drink it up. The lemon make is refreshing, and the glutamine helps with your body’s need for repair. The fiber fills you up. The combo does stop that urge for something sweet. Give it a try!
I’m a pretty positive person. I’m the person who knows that a pony has to be in that pile of poop dumped on me! But alas, I am human. I do have some discouraging days like anyone. I recently read, however, that those days can actually help us. Here’s what Healthy Magazine found:
- A bad mood helps us use concrete and tangible information regarding a situation, allowing us to be less gullible and prone to poor judgment.
- A little gloomy cloud overhead may improve our ability to accurately remember events from the past rather than romanticizing.
- A bit of a negative attitude encourages perseverance and the ability to push oneself.
- Some anger, especially regarding politics, can lead to further research and education on issues for both sides, allowing one to see other opinions.
- Low energy may make us better listeners. Rather than being excited to share all about ourselves, we may step back and truly hear what the other person is saying.
I was just in Ojai, California, where I presented my Defy Your Diagnosis program. I shared my personal story of beating TWO incurable diseases, and I offered the principles that help overcome obstacles, whether they are medical, mental, relational, or professional in nature. One such principle is being willing to go to extreme measures.
Anyone who ever achieved something great never settled for the basics or bare minimum. No, they pushed the envelope and challenged every boundary. In fact, I would say that they were even called crazy. I know I was by many because I created a protocol that didn’t exist for a disease medical professions believe doesn’t have a cure.
I am proud to be in this group, also called the rebels, misfits, troublemakers, and round pegs in square holes. We are the ones who see things differently and don’t do things just because they have always been done that way. We can be a challenge, but we are also the ones who make the impossible a reality.
We all have to work within the parameters set before us, but don’t be shy about your desire to do something big. Because as Apple Computers says, “those who think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
I really do want to be FIT after 50! I wrote a book about all the encouraging research I found about the aging process, and I share the different stages of aging and what you can expect in my Fit Over 50 book. Don’t wait until you are 50. Start as early as possible! Already well past 50? The book takes you all the way to 100. Let’s all enjoy that next chapter of life.