Finding Your Balance

About Denise

It was about ten years ago when I decided to get really fit and focus on me. I am a runner and I ran cross country many moons ago. I knew I had the athletic capability to get fit, but the real question was - how was I going to get where I needed to be? The only thing that came to my mind was, I need to step outside of my comfort zone.

I did just that! I enrolled in races in my local area. I started out small, running 5ks (3 miles) and then increasing it to 10Ks (6 miles). Then there was the bucket list - to run a half marathon.

Running a half marathon came at a cost to me, because I don’t just enter races and hope for the best. I really give it my “all”. I guess you can say I am a little competitive. But I only had six weeks to train.

Since time was not on my side, I had to figure out how I was going to run 13 miles when the longest race I had ever done was 6 miles. Needless to say, training for this race was an eye opener for me and I learned so much about my body. My goal was to run the race without collapsing. Isn’t that everyone’s goal?

What I needed to do was eat a balanced diet. I admit, it wasn’t easy. I wanted to balance my veggies and protein so that I could keep my body in an alkaline state. I ate a lot of kale and spinach.

I continued to monitor my alkalinity, which meant keeping my ph levels at 7.0-7.2. By staying on an alkaline diet, I was doing my mind and body some good. I stayed focused and I had energy. Boy did I have energy!

I continue to eat an alkaline diet but I also allow myself to indulge in some comfort foods. I am more in tuned with my body now than I have ever been before. I know exactly what I need to do to get my ph level where it needs to be should it ever fall off the charts. Running the half marathon was the best thing for me because I found my balance with food.

Always listen to your body. You don’t have to enter a race to figure out what is tipping your scale.

Finding your balance doesn’t just stop at your health. Did you know that your home can affect your well-being? If you aren’t feeling well or you are feeling just “stuck”, it is possible that you may have some stagnant energy residing in your home. Ask me how feng shui can play a role in helping you improve personally and professionally.

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