So, here we are at the current chapter. I spend my days and nights talking nutrition. Helping people find the path that will lead to their optimal health. My path was pretty crooked but it’s the road that got me here. The inflammation in my body from the low/no fat diet years is very high. But each test it’s a little lower. I’ve been cancer free for six years. My joints and muscles no longer ache. My nails look good. I don’t remember my past-friend “fatigue”. My bowel movements are regular. My liver is cleansed. My weight has been a healthy, stable 145-150 for years (with only a few fluctuations) with nice muscle tone but not over developed. The heavy metal toxins are being released from my body. My cholesterol is great. No diabetes on the horizon. It’s been an amazing journey so far.
Every year for my birthday I try to do something new – often it’s “simple” like learning to play bingo but other times it’s extreme like learning to sky dive. The day before my 40th birthday, I completed my first Olympic Triathlon, The Pacific Crest in Bend, Oregon. For those of you who do not know, it’s a 1.5 kilometer open water swim, followed by a 28 mile bike ride, followed by a 10 kilometer run. Even in my early modeling days, I never would have thought about such an adventure. I may have been thin then, but I wasn’t fit or healthy. Now I know it takes balance between my health – mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I saw this picture taken just after I crossed the finish line and smiled to myself to see a happy, healthy me. It’s not perfection, and never will be – too much pressure there – but it’s satisfaction, in my health, my life, my accomplishements, and my possibilities. I wish this for everyone. Hopefully I can help clients find their own path to optimal health that will allow them to be happier than they ever imagined possible. It can be an enjoyable road, and no one has to do it alone.