Welcome to October!?!
I swear I feel like a cross between the Energizer Bunny who just keeps going, and going, and going, and the white rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date,” and the person I have this important date which I am perpetually late for, is with myself. As I sit here thinking about what to write, and as it dawns on me that not only have we reached a new crazy, hectic, chaotic month that seems to be the stepping stone into holiday season, I remembered that here in the US, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thinking about this, I realize that way back in July when I started this journey to a healthier, more fit me, I really just looked at it from the perspective of transforming my body from the obese me that I was into a woman with a healthy body fat index, and a stronger body that is capable of doing more than I want to give myself credit for. But there is so much more to the “healthier me” that I am in search of.
I need to make a date with myself, and commit to this one like the exercising, and once a month give myself a breast self examination. I need to know what to look for, and I can find that information here. The symptoms are the same for both men and women.
So, as I continue my daily two-step dance with the diet and the gym, and my constant struggle with my own body image; there is another facet in my health that I must address. Every realization, every acknowledgement, every action that I take continues to take me toward that healthier me.
Now, I will wish you a happy, healthy, strong, and successful October. See you next time!