bodymind, Health, MINDBODY

I have pre diabetes…..

I suppose this day was coming. My family and friends may read this and be very worried, but it’s considered pre-diabetes since I have yet to take the glucose test that will totally confirm it. Found out today as my OBGYN’s office called me to let me know of the results. I love Creating Harmony …they delivered both girls and have always been my goto for everything! They helped me get the required blood test I needed with a quick turn around for this program I am starting at my workplace, MINDBODY. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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After I found out this afternoon, I went for a very long, much needed walk. I realize this is a wake up call for me. Even with all the exercising I have been trying to be consistent with (but let’s face it Rani, not as consistent as I should be) and with all the changing eating habits (which tends to falter when I return home from work at 3pm, famished cause I didn’t eat properly during the day)….I knew this day may arrive. Especially as I experienced a hard time with clothes as of late and not feeling very attractive or healthy for the past few months. I am awake now and I am scared. I should have been scared along time ago….

I know…I know..its just pre-diabetes..not even 100% sure yet. And yes, it could be worse….but for me, right now…this is worse. This is years of cultural and gene history catching up to me…and if don’t stop it now….I see medications and a world of hurt in the future. The buck needs to stop here.

Many changes have occurred over the past few month….schedules, jobs, income…I’m sure this is part of my mid-life crisis. But I have learned to push through as that is what needs to be done. The job I currently have is now a place I enjoy to go to…and all it took was time. Time and talking it out with family and friends. They are wonderful to me and for that I am ever grateful. When people talk about MINDBODY they always say, “I’ve heard they are a great company to work for!”  They are 100% correct! I still will continue to pursue my first passion of massage therapy, but in order to do that, my health takes precedent.

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And now I get to participate with 44 other people in a healthy challenge call Evolve Wellness! They are going to work with me for the next three months, giving my body, mind and soul a chance to be vigorous with lifestyle change. I still can’t believe it am part of this and again, I am grateful.

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This new journey kicks off officially next week. And my goal is succeed for myself and my team. I’ll use my blog as a platform to record and discover. This is no longer only a challenge…it’s about life and living one that is full, healthy and happy. I am ready for this…I need this.

My mom told me awhile back, that she went to visit a wise man after a pilgrimage in India. She called me and said she talked to him about me. He said for me to do three things. And to keep a certain date in mind. I am doing those and see that date in my future and it’s all coming together. Without getting into the details of those three things, it’s mostly about positive ritual as a form of guidance for myself. And in true “Mom” form…there is a goal date for achievement!

So….I have placed it out here. I have typed the words from my head and heart. I have given voice to my body, mind and soul. It’s time Rani…it’s simply time.

#MINDBODYevolve

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bodymind, Health, Subway Art

What I am learning from Yoga…..

In my class at The Yoga Center of Morro Bay, last week, our instructor said a little “prayer (not religious)” during our Savasana. Savasana is a pose at the end of the practice where we are still and comfortable and taking all that we have done in, in a lying down position similar to simply sleeping face and body up, towards the ceiling. During our Savasana, she said a little prayer that talked about forgiveness, love and gratitude. And it didn’t hit me till I was in the car driving home, that I burst into tears…tears of joy, of sadness, of dispair, of happiness…and peace.  My emotions came over me in such a swell, that I almost had to pull over to simply let it all out.

After arriving home, getting some things done, I sat down and created simple subway piece that inspired me from that mornings session. I share it here with you now hoping it brings you something to your mind. Do share, pin and print as you wish! I hope to add this to my online shop where it will be printed on special paper, ready to ship and give. Enjoy and Namaste!

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Back and There Again-Fresh Start Fitness Challenge Now!

So it has been awhile.

 

Soon I hope to share more pictures of our surprise, wonderful trip to Kauai….oh how nice and relaxing that was! It was tropical, rainy, and just beautiful….more on that soon!

So now that we are back and school is in full swing, I am in dire need to get back on track to the pre Kauai prep I was doing for myself. Working out, logging what I ate, etc. So the timing on finding FitKnitChick-Tamara’s The Fresh Start Fitness Challenge now, couldn’t have come sooner! The idea is to track three different things: my nutrition, my physical activity and my emotional well being! Love that the last one is included! And yes, I am a week behind since I just found this through my friend, Jill Conyers, who also has a wonderful fitness journey and lifestyle blog. So my renewed journey begins today!

I’m also prepping for a City to Sea 1/2 marathon in October and Dirty Girl Run in November! Excited to be trying these fun new events and hoping to do more!

Let’s go!

Emotional-Personal Goals for the challenge:

-Work out at least 3xtimes a week, Spin, Running, Yoga

-Increase current running in prep for 1/2 marathon in October

-Practice Positive self talk 3x a day- starting with, “You are capable of anything you set your mind to!”

-Any negative self talk, do pushups!

Nutritional

-Started logging on MyFitnessPal again, thus keeping a daily food journal

-identify my trigger foods-ice cream,…bye bye~

-eat breakfast everyday

-no alcohol

Physical

-Good Form Push ups- 12 in really good form, and 10 more in ok

-Plank Position hold-90 seconds

-Body Weight squats-25

-Perform at least 120 of intense cardio this week-spin on Tuesday (60) Run on M, W, F, (30 minutes each)

Let’s do this!