|Never mind this pic. This is|
for my own benefit..
Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever felt uninterested in cleaning the house (cause it will just get dirty again), eating healthy (cause a bag of Doritos would be so much better right now), meeting up with friends (cause the thought of having to make myself presentable takes too much energy), and exercising (cause if I get on another stationary bike and read the same trashy magazine again, I'm going to throw up)? Have you?
Perhaps it is a little bout of depression...those things happen. Perhaps it is a lack of something in my diet....I blame it on not eating enough cake (but I'm no biochemist). Perhaps it is just boredom (although my work life is going pretty well lately)...all I know is I feel like I'm loosing my fashion sense, my hair is a mess, and I'm starting to look like a "before" picture more everyday (not that there's anything wrong with that).
|I soooo related to "Bridget Jones"|
in this scene. Sometimes a
blanket and a tub of Ben &
Jerry's is all you need.
However, whilst I'm in this state of ...perpetual whinniness (spelling?), I do want to point out the challenges "my people" (all those people in the same state as me) face when we know we should eat a carrot and take the stairs (or eat healthy and exercise everyday) but because of our mood, we choose to crawl under a blanket with a DVD of Sex and the City and eat a tube of cookie dough instead (not that I would know anything about that). Our psychology or mood has more of an influence than our "drive" or "desire" to be (insert your desire here). I mean, I'm a fitness instructor, personal trainer, health promoter, have been in the industry all my life (translation: I'm a fitness convert; a fitness believer) and, when in the wrong mood, can still find my way down a path of sloth and gluttony......please tell me there are others out there like me? If not, I should donate myself to UBC for further research on the psychology of health behaviour...
My definition of wellness has always been this..... Wellness isn't about the achievement of a perfect balance of the mind, body, and spirit, but the awareness of our imbalances and the ability to make the changes necessary to get closer to it. At this moment, I am not balanced, but I do know how to get there....I'll keep you posted.