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Time to Get Back to Health!

By Brea Echols

June 18, 2024

I don’t know about you, but I have had the hardest time lately getting my habits back under control. I am an emotional eater, and if I am stressed or feeling low or anxious about something, I want nothing more than to give in to my cravings for sweets and comfort food.

I’ve been struggling for about 8 months now, and within the last week have finally decided to get back up on the health and wellness wagon. I have always been fascinated by the way my mind reacts to sugar. I have found that the depression I experience is directly related to my sugar intake. Though the lows haven’t been nearly as low as they have in times past, I can still see an apathetic state of mind that I’ve been in as I look back over these past 8 months.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “nothing changes if nothing changes”? This statement has become my new mantra for this season I am stepping into.

It’s important to recognize that sometimes you need help. I have tried to start over several times on my own to no lasting avail, so I finally reached out to my dear friend Jessica Conner here in Kit Carson, and let me tell you, it’s been the best decision. Not only does she make sure I’m getting my workouts in, but she ensures that I will be so sore I won’t be able to think about lifting the fork to my mouth after a good upper body workout.

Theresa delayed onset muscle soreness has also given me great insight to how brilliant the invention of “grab bars” in public bathrooms really was. I can still hear my husband’s laughter as I ever so slowly lowered my aching body onto my “throne” the next day. That’s how you know it’s been a bit too long since you’ve made it to the gym. I’m excited to see the progress, and I hope this serves to inspire others who have been feeling stuck, to make a change that helps them feel better from the inside out.

Have a great weekend, friends!

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