50, Divorced and Getting IT Together

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!

2 comments

  1. Angie M Wiley · June 16

    Lisa, it’s great to see you doing this! I have always found inspiration when we used to hang out many years ago. You were always so put together, your girls were always your spotlight. Now it’s your turn. Enjoy every day like it’s your last. Good for you and I will follow your blog. Looking forward to learning about your walk through life. Best of luck!
    Angie W.

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    • leesllee · June 16

      Thanks Angie, I truly appreciate your comment and hope I continue to inspire.. myself and others . I’ve enjoyed seeing how happy you are these days. Many blessings to you and those you love. 😊

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