I’m eating celery this morning. This might not be of great interest to you, but it’s of great significance to me. You see, I really, really, don’t enjoy it raw – it’s better served cooked and in the company of something that once had parents. Or sauteed with a lot of shoyu (again, in the company of at least some onion or carrots), over rice. But solo, not so much.
Why, do you ask, am I torturing myself?
Before I got pregnant with my 4th child, I was in the best shape of my life. I was at my ideal weight, running 3 to 4 times a week, yoga twice a week, and eating cleaner than I ever thought I could possibly enjoy. Man, it felt great! But after he blessed us with his presence, and even though I continued my diet and exercise until his birth, I struggled greatly with getting back to where I was before.
Sure, there are a lot of reasons – some really good. Time, stress, significant loss and financial struggles… Life was costly and I lived in survival mode for a significant amount of time. The past year or so, however, has brought resolution, healing, and a time to regroup. Now, as spring (and a trip to Hawai’i!) approaches, I feel ready to ease back into a routine that works and makes sense to me. So, today I started a cleanse, during which my snacking options are limited while the super-food cleansing drink does its work removing toxins from my body.
And, from my mind.
Like God, we are triune beings – mind, body and spirit. If one is out of balance, so goes the rest. It is time for me to focus on being a whole person again – not lacking in any area.
Where are you out of balance today? If you could make just one change to move you closer to feeling that sense of order in your life, what would it be? Give it a shot – today is a new day!!
If nothing else, grab some celery. Cheers!