Not that long ago, I found myself in the dreaded position of a middle-aged, prematurely menopausal woman with breast cancer who needed to lose weight.
To reduce my risk of breast cancer recurrence I made some changes to my life. I was taking good care of myself. Eating well, exercising, sleeping, and reducing stress as best I could.
Even with those healthy behaviors, I gained ten pounds and ended up supremely unfit despite vigorously exercising at least six days a week.
It was depressing and discouraging to realize my mistake. It took some time, but I figured out what went wrong. I made more changes. I lost the weight and got back in shape. I am now healthier, happier and more physically fit than I was before breast cancer.
Are you inundated with health advice? I know I am.
Despite all the advice, are you living well? Feeling well? Cuz, that’s the point, right?
Get the most out of your life. Be all you can be.
The health and wellness machine makes billions of dollars every year while praying on your insecurities. It makes you feel like you are missing out. It’s one more thing you aren’t doing well. Another place to fall short of aspirations.
Health advice is everywhere you look. It ends up being a reminder that you could or should be doing things differently. You have tried some recommendations, but after a while, you found yourself back in your old routines, and then felt guilty for not following through. You wonder what should I do? Most of the advice says it will be easy. But it’s not easy. Change is hard.
I am a creature of habit. We all are. I used to feel just like you – stressed, exhausted but unable to sleep, unhappy that I wasn’t enjoying my life, and unhealthy (despite eating well and exercising.) Then it happened, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Looking back at my life then; I shouldn’t have been surprised. Now it’s easy to see where I went wrong. My life was a treadmill, going too fast. It was miserable, and I couldn’t get off.
Instead of being the worst thing ever, my cancer diagnosis was just what I needed.
It forced me to look at my life and make the changes that were begging to happen. I made some necessary changes, and as a result, I am healthier and happier now, after cancer, than I was before. A life-threatening medical problem is a powerful motivator. Don’t wait for it to happen to you!
But even with a powerful motivator like cancer, change was still hard. I had to carefully look at my behavior, try different things to figure out what works for me. I made some mistakes. As I mentioned above, I ended up 10 pounds overweight and way out of shape. After some trial and error, I identified the mistakes and found my way again. It’s still a work in progress. I will always be working on new habits, but I have a system for approaching change, and I’d love to teach it to you.
You can realize your health goals. Shed extra weight, regain your energy, stop or reduce medications, enjoy your life and feel well, really well. All while preventing or reversing chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, diabetes or even cancer.
I’m Dr. Kate; I help women who know they could look better, feel better, and be better realize those dreams. With expertise and accountability, I’ll help you establish a system so that you feel great, look great and get the most out of your life.
Want to start feeling better today? I’ve put together a simple daily wellness checklist. It helps to keep your wellness habits on track so that you can be your healthiest and feel your best every day.
Want to go deeper? Schedule a start your wellness call today. Start your wellness is a complimentary 20-minute call that will identify your health goals and determine if we’re a good fit to work together.