To some, this will sound extreme, but to others, alarmingly familiar.
I was trapped in a career I no longer enjoyed, smoking 40 cigarettes a day and drinking far too much tea and coffee.
My diet was inconsistent, stress levels were high and, overall, I was putting my body under so much pressure that I was suffering with headaches, muscle aches, stomach pains and eczema.
I was miserable and at the age of 39, I never expected to feel that bad about myself. I had really put myself at the bottom of my own to-do list and ignored signals that my body was telling me. To make it worse I had a smokers cough and my lungs rattled when I breathed.
After a trip to the GP, I was told in no uncertain terms that I had to stop smoking or suffer the consequences.
In short, my lifestyle was killing me and I knew I needed to change.
It took a lot of willpower and nicotine substitutes, but I did it, I quit my habit. However, that in turn made me pile on the pounds.
This wasn’t to be a bad thing as it led me to the local gym and it was there where I realised I could change my life in the most natural way possible.
We constantly hear about the latest diet or pill that’s meant to radically change our health, but in fact, all it does is to throw us deeper into despair…why? Because it’s not natural and totally unsustainable.
My personal journey of being physically and emotionally unhealthy ended when I embraced a more natural life. One that included exercise, fresh foods, mindfulness and a life without drugs.
And it’s to that knowledge I owe my gratitude, as it enable me to embark upon the most exiting part of my journey yet…
…retaining to become a Stress Management and Chronic Pain Specialist and creating my unique BodylogiqTM and MindlogiqTM approaches to pain-free living.