I was sitting in this same spot almost exactly a year ago. But, there is a big difference. My heart was broken along with three different parts of my right foot. It was one of the most painful fractures I endured. With each step I felt tremendous physical and emotional pain.
My battle with my bones was prevailing no matter how healthy I was and no matter how hard I tried to stay strong.
So where was I and where am I? Physically, I was and I am at the Beach in New Jersey. Mentally, I was fighting effortlessly not to feel depressed and defeated.
Things have definitely changed since last year and I am not the woman I was a year ago. I am not even the woman I was yesterday. We Evolve! We Change! We Grow! I now sit here feeling physically strong and effortlessly happy. This doesn’t happen everyday, but does happen on most occasions.
This past year has been a search for the perfect combination of healthy habits that make me strong mentally and physically. I have always been a woman on a mission to be healthy and happy, but this year the combination of my efforts created symmetry in my mind, body and soul.
For the first time, I committed to a consistent meditation practice, to eating additional healthy calories and to lifting weights. I have struggled with all three and this year I was determined. It was not perfect and I was not fully committed everyday, but I tried and I know that it contributed to my improved health.
It has been one year since I fractured a bone. For most, this is not a normal accomplishment; it is just a way of living. For me, it is a huge success! I have struggled with maintaining my bone health since I was diagnosed with early on-set osteoporosis five years ago.
I can’t give you a formula or recommend the perfect supplements or yoga poses to make you feel your best or conquer your ailments. However, I can tell you that persistence and a positive attitude can help you overcome many of life’s obstacles. Our struggles make us strong and our strength makes us thrive and be happy!
Wishing you happiness and health!
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the