Oftentimes I joke around on my blog, that’s me, that’s my way of dealing with life. I am a very sensitive person, and when things get me down, I joke. It’s how I deal with the darker side of life.
That’s the thing though, I am a very emotional and a deep thinker, deep down I am very serious. When I make a promise to myself, I do my best to keep it. We keep our promises because we don’t want to let ourselves or others down. We want the ones we care for to know that they can count on us. When you make a promise to yourself you keep it for the same reasons. Joy and Hope take effort and the small choices we make on a daily basis add up to large things: dreams fulfilled, being proud of ourselves, and living our best lives.
Every day when I wake up, at the center of my mind is how I can live my best life. It is changing all of the time, of course. My children grow and their needs change, technology changes and I must stay on top of that, and so many other adjustments we must make to keep up. One thing that never changes is my commitment to staying active and eating foods that nourish my body. Yes, I fall off the wagon from time to time – I am human just like you – but we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and carry on living the healthiest lifestyle we can.
Most of the food I eat comes from the earth. My family and I try to avoid food and drinks that are modified by man as much as possible. If we are sick or injured we try a holistic approach first rather than jumping for standard medicine. We take supplements that give us micro nutrients that are not in the foods available to us.
The problem is, Westerner’s want instant results. We are so spoiled rotten that if we are hurt, we want a pain reliever that works in 20 minutes. If we lose a race, we will take drugs that will get us the win the next time. If our baby won’t sleep, we will give he or she Benadryl so it will. If we are over weight, we don’t want to put in the hard work, we’d rather just take a diet pill. Depressed? Take a pill for that. Can’t sleep? There’s a pill for that too!
The problem with this is that that’s not how we were designed. The universe, God, or whoever you believe brought us here did not design us for the quick fix. The great news is, that they DID design us to fix ourselves, just not as fast (or easy) as we might like. Just like small positive choices add up to big ones, so do small negative ones. If you take a diet pill every day, somewhere down the line you could be at risk for a larger problem. I am not saying that western medicine does not play a role in our lives. There are people who must have medicine to maintain their health, I am one of them. I take thyroid medicine daily. I know people who are clinically depressed and they need their medicine, so science and medicine aren’t bad. But, perhaps if we took better care of ourselves naturally, we wouldn’t need as much (or any) medication, know what I mean?
Taking supplements and using homeopathic products is NOT a quick fix. These products are designed to aid our bodies in the healing process and maintain an optimal level of health. I assure you, you will not see instant results, but I personally believe that, when taken consistently, they help you gradually perform at your peak level over time. Just like you don’t get instant results when you run, these remedies take time to gradually change your body and return it to balance.
I make an effort every day to think about these things. It’s all part of living the best life we can, and that is one of the many reasons I chose to take the Klean Althlete Oath. It’s about making a promise to yourself. If not this oath, make your own, but I encourage you to make a commitment to yourself.
Last February, I accepted Klean Althlete’s offer via FitFluential to review their products and now that I have consistantly used them, they work for me. I am a believer and I think the oath is a pretty cool way of reminding myself to stay on my best life wagon.
My previous review of Klean products –> HERE
Take the Klean Athlete Oath –> HERE
Have you ever written or taken an Oath?