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Why Health is Like a Race that Never Ends

” I believe that we are allowed to have certain experiences in our lives because we are to use those experiences and what we have learned along the way to help others.  The strategies, techniques, and methods that you develop to overcome obstacles and achieve goals are to be shared for the benefit of others. “

When I was in the 10th grade, I went out for the high school track team.  This was after years of neglect, sexual abuse, and trauma.  This was also a year after my mother died from a massive stroke.  The day that I stepped on the track, I was in a perilous state of depression and extreme grief. After the track coach saw me run, he came up to me and said, “Young lady, you are going to get a full track scholarship to school.”  Those powerful words gave me hope for a future.  Those powerful words inspired me to not only run track but also to start running towards a better life for myself.  And after many races throughout my tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade years, I did win a full track scholarship to a major university.  Fortunately, I recognized when I ran, my grief and depression went away, and my spirit lifted.  I also recognized when I ran or exercised, ate well, and took better care of myself, I felt better about myself and positive change happened in my life, in all areas of my life.

Something that I always say is health is like a race that never ends knowing how to run your best race is the key to winning.

However, I have found that many people, if not most, are not sure how to run their best race.  The race to be healthy is a series of false starts and failed attempts, moments of starting too fast, getting off pace and dying at the end.  However, just like with the help of my coach, I was able to become a champion on and off the track, you too can become a champion for your own health and a champion in all areas of your life, you may need some guidance on how to run your best race.  Just like me, you probably need the help and support of a coach.  For decades, I have successfully coached and counseled many individuals towards optimal health and overall wellbeing.  

As a NASM Master Trainer with certifications as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) and Group Personal Training Specialist (GPTS), and as a nationally certified counselor (NCC) and Limited License Professional Counselor (LLPC), I have dedicated myself to providing mental and physical health education and wellbeing strategies.

It truly is what I have learned during my own personal healing and health journey combined with extensive education and experience that has given me the power and the authority to help transform the lives of hundreds of people.

I believe that we are allowed to have certain experiences in our lives because we are to use those experiences and what we have learned along the way to help others.  The strategies, techniques, and methods that you develop to overcome obstacles and achieve goals are to be shared for the benefit of others.

My business, The Body Principle, is built on one core principle, a healthy body is mentally STRONG, physically FIT, and nutritionally BALANCED and it is the strategies, techniques, and methods that I have learned thorough my own journey of health and healing, the journeys of others, combined with extensive education and experience that has allowed me to help countless others become healthy not only in their bodies, their minds, and in all areas of their lives

Here a few tips to help you become healthier today:

  1. CREATE a calm and stable mental state first thing in the morning.
  2. SET an achievable personal and professional goal that can be achieved by the end of the day.
  3. NOURISH the body with low calorie, nutrient dense whole foods.
  4. HYDRATE with water to get recommended 12 (female) to 15 (male) cups.
  5. EXERCISE for 45 minutes and/or intentionally move for 10-minute bouts 3-4 times.
  6. RELAX and rejuvenate by taking sufficient breaks between tasks.
  7. NURTURE important relationships by connecting in a meaningful way.
  8. ELIMINATE distractions and stressors while completing tasks or activities.
  9. RELEASE burdens and responsibilities by “leaving them at the door”.
  10. ACCEPT that each day is not a measure of your worth but a day of growth towards your purpose.

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