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I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Aubrey. I’m in my thirties, married, one child, and I run my own medical practice in Cherokee. It may just be the Nurse Practitioner in me, but my approach to health and medicine is that, I really do see the body as a remarkable system that can often regenerate and heal itself when given the right tools and conditions. The body is dynamic, ever changing in response to what it is exposed to. We call it health. I’m not professing to have achieved all my health goals. Yet over the course of many years in the medical field and trials in my own health, I’ve researched, pondered, self-tested many health related theories in my pursuit of improved physiology. My hope is to tie pieces of health, fitness and real life together in a blog that will challenge you to be better than you were before you read it.
To start things off, I am going to offer you an interactive challenge. Play along, I promise it will be beneficial! With my patients I want them to know the “why” behind little things that may have a big impact on your physical well-being. I not only want to share some of that with you, but I want you to assess your reasons for your motivation.
That’s the only topic for today. Why? I want to challenge you to assess your goals and make a list of them. I wasn’t joking, get a pen and paper right now! We’re going to take a minute to list your goals, long or short term! And make two categories- Personal and Physical. Under each category write whatever inspired thought you have. For example, some of my personal goals are to have more joy in my day, truly laugh every day, read one non-fiction book a month. One of my Physical goals is to stick to a training schedule for an upcoming trail race. You don’t know me, but I’m notorious for just signing up for a race on a whim. I’ve never truly endured the rigors of a training schedule and witness the outcome. Your physical goals can be anything! Walk a 5k, run a marathon, have regular daily bowel movements, losing ten pounds. No goal is insignificant, and no goal should be too great. Write it down. Star the top two goals in each category and write why they are so important to you.
Next, put one active step you can do today to help you achieve that goal.
And lastly, do it. Momentum can result from even the smallest of forceful actions.
The spring days lately have awakened a new energy in my home. I’ve cleaned off the grill, bought all sorts of fruits, I almost put away the flannel bedding… almost. It’s time to get traction. It’s time to reassess your goals, make some changes. It’s time to refocus on improving your health. Why? Because you aren’t a random ball of matter, you’re vibrant, you have a life to live. And the healthier you are, the better you can actualize the fullness of that life.