August is National Wellness Month and if you know me, then you already know that wellness is a top priority for me, personally and professionally. Recently, I made some much needed changes to my health and wellness routine. Last month I relaunched my fitness brand and Fitness Momshell 2.0 has been in full effect for a few weeks. I love being back on the dance floor, getting low and sweating with my students! I had a couple of "hiccups" in July, but I'm focused and ready to meet my August goals.
I made a major change in the Spring that has completely improved my quality of life in a major way. Because of my endometriosis, I folow a strict health and wellness regime (most days). Back in April, I had major oral surgery and without going into detail, it was a long, intense recovery. Four months later and I still can't eat apples. I lost almost 12 pounds during the first week of my recovery because I couldn't eat or swallow. Turns out, the surgery was a blessing in disguise. A total "reset" if you will.
Physically, I struggled. Not eating was just the beginning. I basically had to learn how to eat again. I still have a hard time with some foods, especially meat. My relationship with food has changed for the better (I had terrible eating habits during quarantine) and I think I have finally kicked this sweet tooth... I think.
After all I went through to get this surgery (that's a crazy long story for another time) and all the pain I endured during my healing and recovery, I promised myself that I was going put my health and wellness first from now on. No more sweets or wine. Period. With that wasted money, I created my "Wellness Budget" which now goes towards my supplements and wellness product purchases. Instead of consuming empty calories that make me sick, I am feeding and healing my body with some amazing herbs & holistic products. I made a clear cut decision and a commitment and I am happy to report: so far, so good.
I have also invested more time into my mental and spiritual wellness. I have also been spending a great deal of time reading the Bible for understanding and listening to sermons. This is a big part of my self care routine now as it helps to keep me focused and lifted. Staying positive is important with so much going in globally right now.
I know with the virus still lingering, there are those worried about what work and life will look like for the rest of the year and even beyond. Now is not the time to worry or fret. Do whatever you need to do to be and live. Invest in your health. You're worth it.