What is the definition of a wellness warrior?
In my mind, a wellness warrior is someone who never gives up.
No matter what life throws at them, they brush it off, pull up their boot straps and stand tall, making eye contact with doubt, failure, and adversity.
It is someone who refuses to back down.
It is someone who refuses to stay down.
It is someone who takes their injuries, their surgeries, their letdowns, their grief, and they turn it into something positive.
To me, a wellness warrior is someone who refuses to stay down.
To me, wellness encompasses the physical, spiritual, emotional, and sexual aspects of a person.
In my opinion, to be whole, one must always strive to be healthier in all aspects.
Personally, I have long history of struggling with my own wellness. Prior to being a mom, I never thought twice about what I put into my body, let alone how I cared for myself physically. After having my children at the ages of 39 and 40 put a huge strain on me physically, and while I thank God daily for my boys, my body was not nearly as eager as my heart was for the experiences.
The next five years brought surgery after surgery and injury after injury. Honestly, every time I began a work out regime, I would either end up in the hospital or injured. It would have been easy to say “fxxk it”, I’m done. However, I have two little boys and an amazing husband who depend on me. I owe it to myself to get back into the game and show all of us that I am worth fighting for.
It is a personal decision for each and every one of us. We need to ask our self what wellness warrior means to us. We need to honestly assess whether we are where we want to be, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and sexually, and if not, we need to take the necessary steps to move forward.
After all, you are worth it! However, until you believe that, you will stay where you are.
Are you ready to #beabetteryou?
I certainly am! We are stronger together than we are alone.