img src=”http://i.imgur.com/u4BlBaP.jpg” class=”alignleft” width=”300″ /What? Only two little things can get me all three of those?
Yes! Put your skepticism aside for one moment…
This has personally happened to me and it can really work for every other woman out there, too.
Let me tell you a little bit about my backstory for those who don’t know my whole story yet. Fifteen years ago, long before I started this blog, I got married. Not too long after that, I was pregnant with my first child. I remember being super excited, but at the same time, I was gaining weight like crazy. I told myself I would focus on losing it after my son was born, so I just didn’t worry about it. I was eating everything in site and being the laziest woman due to pain, sickness, and lack of energy.
Well fast forward two years and I still didn’t lose my pregnancy weight. In fact, the stress of raising my first child had caused me to gain even more weight. During one of my regular doctor visits, my doctor had told me he grew concerned of my weight and my health and recommended I go through a physical to see exactly how healthy my body was. When the results came back, it wasn’t good… I had high cholesterol and was at risk of heart disease. He told me I need to start eating healthier or I was going to have serious health implications later in my life. I didn’t want to burden my son or my husband with my poor health and God forbid them having to live without me.
I realized I needed to make a change, but before I could, I was a victim of a terrible auto accident. A drunk driver at 11 in the morning (seriously) had struck the back of my car. Luckily, the damage wasn’t bad and it was a fairly minor accident; however, the collision gave me whip lash and left my neck in serious discomfort. It was a wake up call that even if my heath failed me, I could still die from a freak accident. Anyway, the accident ended up requiring me to see a chiropractor, who also addressed my health from what he could see.
My chiropractor, a href=”http://www.nextlevelchiropractic.com”Dr. Vas/a, is one of the best chiropractors in all of Irvine. Immediately he could tell my neck was out of alignment. He had me lay face down as he gently massaged my neck and were discussing my medical history. Nicely, he said that I need to lose weight and start exercising to put some more muscle on my bones. Another sign, I thought…
h3Two Years Later/h3
It took two years from my first chiropractor visit to see and feel a noticeable difference in my health. I had started eating much healthier than ever before – more vegetables, more lean meats, less processed foods, and almost zero sugar. It was tough, but I learned to love it. Additionally, I turned into an “amateur fitness girl” and was going to the gym three times a week with a personal trainer. My trainer has been instrumental in helping me stay on track of my nutrition and workout goals.
The results? I had lost 48 pounds (bye bye muffin top!) and my skin cleared way up due to my healthy diet.
I went back and got another physical with the same doctor. He couldn’t believe I had made such progress after two years. He tells me most patients give up their efforts just after one month and was expecting to see the same in me. The physical concluded I was at much less danger of receiving any type of health disease and that my cholesterol levels have reduced dramatically.
This is proof that eating great, unprocessed foods and continual exercise can prevent many diseases before they begin to occur. When was the last time you took a good look at your daily eating habits? What kind of change do you think it can make in your life?