Thank you for your patience as I took a little bit of a haitus to bring you the most fantabulous website and business possible to meet you where you are.
Today, I thought we'd take a little turn in our blog posts, since here at Cut Chic we are more than just clothes and fashion. We care about your health, well being and your journey. That is why I am always encouraging my clients to never wait for the scale to hit that perfect number or for you to have your life together to redo your wardrobe. Meet yourself where you are. Whether you are feeling great or need a pick me up. Just make the next best decision for yourself. In the words of Tom Haverford. Treat Yo'self!
I went raspberry picking the other week and realized even raspberry bushes are prickly. Crazy how a lot of the best things in nature have thorns or things to keep you away; whether it's roses, gorgeous wild flowers, or raspberries you often have to get pricked to enjoy the beauty or deliciousness of life.
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My sophomore year of college I went to go for a few mile run per usual after being sick all winter and barely made it back to my couch without passing out after running maybe a 1/16th of a mile. That was when everything started. The crazy symptoms. You name it I probably had it. Test after test, appointment after appointment, non-existent diagnosis after more non-existent answers. I was tired, worn out and still could barely get up in the morning. The weight gain was so rapid it didn't matter what I ate or didn't eat, working out or not working out. My body was trying to tell me something and I did not speak its language. Fast forward 6 years later after exhausting all my options, I was desperate willing to try anything to not feel like an exhausted inflamed 80-year-old who was in her first trimester of pregnancy... my body was revolting.
Today mark's one year of finding out what the issue was this whole time!!! Can I get a hallelujah? All my issues were caused by food. The very thing I thought was making me healthier was betraying me. I'm much lighter today thankfully but what matters most is that I can get out of bed in the morning, and not be consumed by sickness most days not the scale. Its still a balancing act, playing with my diet/exercise week by week to keep the inflammation and residual symptoms away but I am a new person closer to reaching my goals everyday. I feel alive again. But whether its cutting-out foods that everyone else loves, acupuncture, weird doctors or unique work outs don't be afraid to try something new that is not the norm, do what works for you! Never in a billion years would I find myself in the position I am today but it's what works for me. My reminder to you today is...
So whether you're not feeling great today or had a rough week or year, whether you're not at that percentage of body fat you want, defined muscles or that dream job. The only person you should be competing with is who you were yesterday. Take a day to appreciate how far you've come and then keep pushing through the uncertainty, difficulty, and norm to push on because in the end its the consistency of everyday habits that will give you the results you desire!
Peace, Love & Shoes... because who doesn't love shoes?