When All Health Breaks Loose…
Some days are good days, others are hard work, we can feel like we’re swimming up stream, or wading through porridge; but those days are valuable too. Those are the days when we discover we are uncomfortable enough to re-assess where we are investing our energy, those are the days when we are forced to look at the cold hard facts and decide whether we are serving our best interests by continuing.
–Haley Darby, Nutritionist
Sometimes others have a better way of putting our feelings into words we can relate to. When I came across this quote, not only did I find myself being able to apply it to just every day life, but also to specific scenarios. Literally, in that quote, you could put in almost any problem you may face along with the additional battles within it. For me, my major struggle is a healthy lifestyle–which I define as nourishing your body with good-for-you foods, being active, but most important of all, feeling happy with yourself and who you are. This is a constant battle. Some days we don’t want to even get out of bed; others, we’re so peppy that we can’t wait to jump out of our cotton haven, and other days we’re somewhere in between. For every day, we have to make sure that we’re doing everything in our power to just feel proud of who we are or at least who we are becoming. I know that I feel most confident and proud of who I am when I regularly eat nutritious foods, exercise (and truly challenging myself), and also maintain a balanced lifestyle. It is then when I find myself naturally walking with a little extra “sassy” in my step. Do not assume that when I say “sassy” that I mean “bitchy”; by sassy, I mean feeling confident and having that confidence shine through.
Nutrisassy is here to help inspire you to jump on the healthy train in case you’ve fallen off of it and to keep you motivated to stay on it! But clearly there is more to life than working out, cooking healthy meals for days on end, and catching up on the latest nutrient news. We also may be working on other areas in our life that we’d like to be “healthier” in, such as our own skin. With some research and personal “lab work” of my own, I’ve played scientist by making homemade skincare products (of which I offer some “recipes” to concoct your own quality, organic products [such as a face toner]), but minus the price tag that makes us say “awe, shucks” (whenever we finally decide to take a look at it, anyway). Also, having tried way too many different makeup and skincare products (of which that I have yet to perfect at home) to know what works and what doesn’t, I share my personal experiences (the good and the bad) and pieces of advice to help keep you “financially fit” as well.
Of course, no one is perfect–but that’s the cliche excuse, isn’t it? A manager at a restaurant I once worked at told me this: “Grace, excuses are like belly buttons–everyone’s got one. Now shut up and get back to work.” A little harsh reality, but it’s true–we can keep trying to justify reasons why we don’t workout, eat right, keep up on personal appearances, do homework, or whatever else–but those excuses don’t make you feel happy, do they? For me, they don’t–and to help ensure that I don’t fall back onto what I call “The Fatty Patty Train” (or in my case, “The Fatty Patty Express” in which I gained over 30 pounds last winter–lost 15, but still got the final 15 to go). Being healthy and feeling good about yourself shouldn’t be a chore, which is what I made it before. By creating Nutrisassy, I have made a personal commitment to myself and to wellness by staying strong, subtracting the bullshit excuses, and keep on, well, keeping on–hopefully this can help you keep on too…and put that extra little sass back into your step, back into your mind.
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