Tuesday, September 13, 2016

One in Three

Statistics was one of my favorite and least favorite classes in college.
It was like math, but with stories and meaning behind it. So that part made sense to me.
But it was still math, therefore horrid in my book.

Now, I regularly encourage people to take their own statistics--measurements as a gauge of how close or far they are from their goals.

I also share general wellness information with my clients and I read a statistic the other day that stopped me in my tracks.



Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.

One in three women will die of heart disease related illness.

One in three.

And it is 80% preventable with diet exercise and lifestyle changes.

Our rush rush, busy busy, do everything for everyone, "me last" lifestyle is quite literally killing us.

That was (and sometimes still is, I will admit) me. Running around like a crazy person. A to-do list a mile long, too many things to do in too few hours.

For me to get started, it took knowing that I was trying to do everything I could for my family but realizing that I was failing them because I wasn't doing anything for myself. God, and what if this lifestyle, this mentality that everyone and everything else comes before my own personal well-being actually kills me? What if I'm not there for my son's wedding, or to become a grandmother?

No one likes to think about this kind of stuff. And no one likes to be lectured about their health. That's not what I want to do. I don't want to make people feel bad about themselves. The opposite is true (I've felt bad about myself for long enough). I want people to feel good, be happy, live authentic lives. Hell, I want those things for myself. The only thing to do is try. Try and be happy--figure out what to change if you are not. Try and feel good--and figure out what to change if you are not. Try and live authentically, where what you tell yourself on the inside is reflected on the outside.

What is it going to take to get you started on a path of self care?
When will you invest a little bit of time and a little bit of money on yourself?
How much time? About 35 minutes a day.
How much money? About the cost of two trips to Target or a nice pair of jeans or a dinner and a movie.

Is it worth it?

I'm looking for about 10 women who are ready. Ready to put an end to the madness.
I need women who are so busy, you think you can't possibly add in exercise and eating well.

I want to show you it CAN be done.

It can be done with support, accountability and the tools to break through all the excuses and all the busyness. Click here to receive more information if you are too busy, but still ready to change your lifestyle: https://goo.gl/forms/BpeF4buShDm3LwWh1
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