Most of us aren’t living as healthily as we’d like to. Maybe you or someone in your family has health issues. This could be anything from allergies and asthma to chronic fatigue, joint pain, or any number of ailments. You might want to lose weight. Or be more active and exercise. Maybe you’d love to have more energy or make better choices when it comes to what you eat.
We know getting healthy is important, but where do you even start? It’s overwhelming to think about actually fixing some of these issues. With busy lifestyles already maxed out, how do you manage to pack homemade lunches for your children each day? Or buy organic foods when your grocery budget is already stretching to the breaking point? How do you even think about exercising when you can hardly make it through each day as it is?
You might have tried many different diets but nothing stuck. Your child might have behavior issues and you know in your heart, he isn’t a bad kid, but something is off. Even with plenty of sleep at night, you’re still exhausted. Forget about taking up running or joining a new yoga class when you can barely get through a normal day at work or at home!
Friends, I get it. I’ve experienced health issues myself.
I’ve recovered from anorexia (as a teenager) and bulimia which extended far longer into my twenties.
More recently, I was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome (read more about that here), food sensitivities, hashimoto’s thyroid disease (autoimmune issues), and candida (yeast overgrowth leading to an imbalance of body chemistry and sugar and carb cravings.)
I have never been content to just sit back and take being brushed off by a doctor. I want answers and I will search until I find them. With that comes information overload and I’ve often been overwhelmed with the many voices out there when it come to getting healthy.
While I love and regularly read many “healthy living” sites and blogs, there was a time when they simply overwhelmed me. They would talk about things like “grain free,” “adrenal fatigue,” “autoimmune,” “whole foods,” “organic diets,” “non-GMO,” etc.
When you’re already exhausted and barely getting by, the thought of switching to a gluten free diet or going organic is beyond overwhelming!
Even if you are brave enough to try something drastic, it’s very hard to realistically implement big changes.
I suggest a different approach. One that actually worked for me.
While I was too busy and tired to make huge changes, I’ve gradually made small modifications toward a healthier, more natural lifestyle over the past several years. These realistic changes toward getting healthy weren’t so overwhelming I wanted to cry. Instead they actually worked! And I’m still working on it because this journey is a work in progress, just like life.
I’m a busy wife and mom with four children, ages 4-12. I work full time from home. Believe me when I say that I have little time, if any, to spare. If I can make small changes little bit by little bit, so can you.
Every Wednesday, I’ll share a new idea for getting healthy. This will be a new “Getting Healthy with Baby Steps” weekly series. There is no pressure to do anything; I simply want to present you with small steps that have worked for my family and encourage you to try them with your own.
If you’re tired of being exhausted, overweight, sick, or simply not living at your best, don’t miss this series.
Will you join me on a journey toward living life well with simple baby steps?
Your first baby step is to leave me a simple comment, answering this question:
How do you want to get healthy? Maybe it’s not just you, but your family. Where do you most want to improve?