I smoke, I eat a lot of crap food and I generally don’t take care of myself.
This has been the common denominator in my life and it’s only now, that I’m about to turn 28, that I’m really starting to see and feel the damage I have caused to my body. From chronic aches, to mood swings, lack of restful sleep and a gut that can be compared to my 8 month pregnant sister.
Am I being a little too critical of myself? Maybe. But the truth of the matter is, I am what I do. And at the moment I am doing nothing.
My days include but are not limited to: Working for 8-9 hours followed by eating McDonalds, Hungry Jacks or some other chemically pumped take away, I come home, sit my ass down, play video games, smoke half a pack of cigarettes and call it a day.
This has to end!
I recently got accepted to Endeavour College of Natural Health. I won’t lie, the main reason I did it was because I want to finally force myself to think about my health and my future. I can’t just sit tight anymore and pretend that I am indestructible.
I will be studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Naturopathy) for the next 4-6 years give or take. I’m studying part time because, you know, a boy’s gotta pay the bills, but at least I am doing it. And I am damn proud of myself too.
So, I signed up, had a look at the course guide, gave the necessary people the necessary spill (my partner) and then I had an epiphany: “How can I be a fat, smoking, junk eating Naturopath?” I can’t be. I won’t be. Something’s gotta give and my bad habits will have to take the brunt of it.
I guess at this stage is where I sign off, mostly because my brain is fried… the moral of the story is though, it doesn’t have to be the way it always has been. There are causes and effects in everything we do and habits are no different. The wonderful thing is, however, that we as humans have the mental capacity to make a change, the only requirement is to take responsibility for our choices and realise that there is no predetermined outcome for our lives. We just need to wake up and smell the freshly pressed juice, avocado on toast and follow with a 10 minute mindfulness meditation…
I suppose what I’m trying to say is that it’s your life – do what you can to make it the best it can be and never settle.
Until next time…