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You Don’t Appreciate What You Have Until It’s Gone

We talk a lot about appreciating and valuing your health while you are healthy, and not just when you get sick or injured. I had to get a hernia fixed and have had to chill for a few days. I got the hernia from my second pregnancy and just waited awhile to get it fixed. Can I tell you how bored I was of relaxing? And even though I mentally knew I would have to lay low; I was already over it. This goes back to taking care of your health and realizing that a mobile body is a GIFT that should be treasured.

Looking cute in your jeans and bikini is all well and good, but how about the release one gets from exercise? I can’t imagine how people live day in and day out without some kind of regular exercise? No wonder so many of us are ready to blow a gasket. Exercise is not just about “Oh, I have to go torture myself in the gym to lose weight”. Exercise is about keeping emotionally balanced and actually creating more energy through movement. We all live such stressful lives that are jam packed with things that need to get done. Everyone is exhausted, and, most likely, not sleeping well. Over time this compounds itself and everything else in our system goes haywire. Drink water, move, eat well, get plenty of rest, chill when you can, and keep your stress low. This is a code we all need to stick to.

Another thing I have noticed, is how stiff I get from not moving. There is nothing harder on your body than being sedentary. Blood flow and oxygen are key. So don’t wait until you can’t move to realize how much you could enjoy moving. Get out there and use that body for one of the things it was made for. You will see my cranky self on the other side. Even I know when it’s time to rest it’s time to rest, and there is never a good reason to force the time on healing.

Best, Gabby

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