Healthy and Strong does not always mean “look good”

by Fern on April 9, 2010

Look at me. I am 5’4’’ and weigh 120 pounds. I can do 9 pull ups and 90 lbs. bench press. I feel strong, healthy and more energetic than I have in a long time. Not bad for a woman of 57 years, if I say so myself.

What you don’t notice from the photo is that I walk with a cane. I have a below the knee amputation on my left leg and a half paralyzed right leg. My right hip and buttock is just bone with a thin skin over it. Above my right hip is a bulge of intestines from a hernia that I have developed. All this is from having a survived over 26 surgeries from a major car accident in 2004. (Note how well I hide all that-a lot of padding, folks!)

What’s this got to do with the Lean Saloon? Johnny is my personal trainer. Ok, you are already convinced that he is good but what you don’t know is I came to the Lean Saloon almost 3 years ago hardly able to walk up the driveway to the front door of my home; a consequence of too much sitting in a wheelchair.

Primal lean, does it work? Well, I always did eat fresh foods but Johnny helped me take it to the next level- more real food, skipping the processed stuff –especially sugar addiction, lowering my wine intake (which is the hardest to do). But it’s refreshing to have the confidence to ride a bike, walk, and just to realize the most of my potential (considering the situation, Ha! Ha!). The point is being healthy is not just about looking good but feeling good. The energy that one gets from eating right and exercising is an important part of self-care that is the foundation for success in everything we do. I know, because I am a Wealth Coach and I find I spend a lot of time with people on self care. The ability to focus and have the energy to connect with the abundance around you is the foundation of wealth. Once that is taken care of then it is much easier to focus on wealth building.

I may look small, weak, and disabled, but don’t let that fool you. I am healthy, wealthy and wise. Yay!

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