|At the Rock Box 12/30|
During a family movie night watching Rio, which takes place in Rio De Janeiro during Carnival, I realized that I have been living quite the Carnival lifestyle. What with karaoke and the Holidays, life has been one big party. Somewhere between the main character, Blue, preferring a flightless life as a pet and his triumphant last ditch attempt to save his love, Jewel, by spreading his wings and finally taking flight a new inspiration took me over. Healthival!
Healthival is like Carnival for the mind, body and spirit. Whereas the Carnival mentality can make it a bit easier to sing karaoke in front of a bar full of people (like I did on Friday night at the Rock Box) the Healthival mentality can get you totally jazzed about cutting out wheat, dairy and sugar! And in the same way the Carnival lifestyle can get a fun New Year's Eve party rolling, the Healthival lifestyle get you pumped up to get in some exercise everyday.
My pendulum swings pretty far, from one extreme to another. I used to judge myself for this, but in 2012, I am going to hang on to that pendulum and enjoy the ride. Maybe if I don't fight the momentum I might end up in a new and amazing place.
As I reach 40 this year, I can feel my body needing more care and attention. My strong constitution is yielding a bit, and maybe it is due to age, or maybe it is due to me taking it for granted for so long. Either way, I have some physical squawks (nothing major, don't worry) that are getting louder and diet and exercise with a little herbal support is what I believe is the best way to take care of myself. As an added bonus, I hope to also get back into shape and feel good about my body by my birthday in September.
I am also starting back to school again! Finally. I took it all into my own hands and figured out a payment plan, switched a couple classes to another campus and made it happen. I'll find out at the end of this month if I get into the nurse midwifery program, but even if I do not, I'll finish out this quarter and decide then what my next step will be.
|The Baumgarts, New Year's Day 2012|
Delayed gratification, behind the scenes maintenance and Healthival! Here's to 2102!
And for real, Wish me luck with this!