Hey, I’m Lisa. Obviously I’m 50, divorced and attempting to work through some enormous changes that have derailed “my plans” for my life.
To be honest I have attempted to get it together in the last 7 years. I had a health coach and did a group program for about 6 months. I was eating better, feeling better physically and mentally with the benefit of losing weight. Then I went to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health Coach. I had visions of helping all women understand the importance of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being and balance in their lives.
However, towards the end of the 1 year program, I personally began to backtrack. I started emotionally eating through the stress of life. I put all the weight back on I lost and even more. I worked at a computer all day, at home for my job. Afterwards, I would play my online games. (Yes, I am a Game Geek – and proud of it. lol) Obviously, still sitting… in the house. I became a virtual hermit only socializing with my family outside of my game and only when I had to.
This is NOT HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE!!! It’s not living. I wrote a poem…. (mind you I have never written poetry; don’t even read it). IT was sad. But it made me realize that something had to give. I needed to stop hiding and start living again. I needed to live in a real world with tangible people and not a virtual world where I knew I couldn’t get hurt more than I was already hurting.
So… I’m taking action. I talk to a Christian Counselor to help me examine why I’m living as I am. I quit my online game and community and I’m focusing on what makes me feel better – not superficially feel better, but what truly encourages me spiritually: I’m doing my morning devotional with journal; emotionally: reading books that encourage me to examine myself and physical: meal planning, drinking water, smoothies. And for me: ACCOUNTABILITY is key. So I started this blog, because now I have to keep my shit together, right?! OR that is my hope.
So this is how I’m going to hold myself to Living a Life of Faith, Hope and Love… I may be 50 and divorced… but as cliche’ as it may sound… I intend to be 50, Fabulous, Fit and living a Ph(f)enomenal Life starting NOW!