‘Sarah, you can’t preach living a healthy lifestyle and self love if you don’t even practice it in all aspects.’
Ok, true. But that kind of stung a little bit. But sometimes, the truth hurts, and it hurts just enough to make a change in the right direction. If you know me, you know that I literally never go to the doctor. Not even when I’m sick. Remember that one time my mom drove an hour and broke into my apartment because she thought I was dead? I’d had a high 104 fever for 3 days straight and didn’t go to the doctor til she forced me. I’ve always grown up with the ‘brush it off,’ kind of mentality. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t go to the doctor when I need to..or to get a routine physical.
If we’re close, you probably also know that I’ve had two seizures within the past 2 years. You know that I average about 3-4 hours of sleep a night. You know that I dry scoop preworkout every day. Things have been better since I’ve been training for my show. But still not ideal.
Anyways, I finally went and got a physical along with an EKG, and turns out everything is fine, I’m doing well, and I’m healthy. (Did NOT like the number on the scale..I’ll stick to mine at home 😅)
If we’re friends, you also probably know that I always (literally always,) put others happiness before mine. I held on to toxic relationships because I felt I needed to fix the other person, or help them, or that it was my job to keep them happy. This lead to such exhaustion that when my life flipped upside down about 6 months ago, I finally decided to make a change. The amount of people not in my life anymore is astounding. Not because they’re bad people, but because the relationship that we shared wasn’t a healthy one. And that’s okay. But the people who are still in my life and the people who have recently become apart of it are some of the most genuine people I’ve ever met, and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed harder or smiled bigger on a day to day basis in my life.
The point is, don’t shield yourself from constructive criticism. Take advice. Continue to grow. Appreciate what you have. And, before anything else, take care of yourself.
Happy Sunday, y’all 🌺🌸🌼