Small Life Changes, Yield Big Results
I have never been known for my healthy living or even good exercise habits until I hit the mature age of 36. I don't think there was one particular thing that made me open my eyes, but more of a time in my life. I had been "hustling" day in and day out since 2009 building Mariee Ami. My first priority was work, my second priority family and my third priority was me. I had sunk my heart and soul into the business and spent every waking moment making sure it was growing in a way that could one day support the needs of our clients and our team. When I wasn't working, I was a mom. The work life balance and the guilt of being the perfect mom is a real thing. I felt successful for each day that I did both well. Not great but well.
One wedding free weekend, we were relaxing at the lake and I found myself dreaming of what I would do if I had more time. I wanted to be in control of my own body. I would have time to work out, think about meals and learn habits that lead to better overall health. As a three time cancer survivor, you would think this dream would have surfaced sooner.
I took the bull by the horns. I gave up dairy, sugar and grains and hit the spin bike at MPower! My body's response was pretty significant. I felt good and I began loosing weight. My next step was to learn more about supplements. I added collagen peptides to my coffee every morning and quickly saw a difference in my skin. The change in my skin then challenged me to take better care of my skin and pay attention to the chemicals included in most of the products I was using.
It’s been a year and half and I feel great. The changes I made have not added anything to my to-do list. I am just living a more intentional life when it comes to my well-being. Whether I am traveling, working a wedding or just at home here are a few things that help me.
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If I can make these simple changes so you can you. I truly believe that in order to love others, you have to first be your best you. Good luck, I am cheering you on!