For the past few months, I have been chasing a cause that is very dear to my heart. A cause that has me waking up in the morning with a full cup, a purpose, a willingness to make a difference.
It’s funny how trials and life experiences can completely throw you off track, leaving you feel as though your life lacks meaning. What I’ve learned though, is how we handle the experiences that makes all the difference. Since becoming a single mom, a fire has ignited in my soul to find my purpose. A purpose outside of being a momma. I decided to tap into my inner being and start living my life with intention. I’ve come to realize I have been living my life with blinders on, isolating myself with temporary satisfactions. I was depending on someone else for my happiness. I didn’t have a vision, but rather was repeatedly depending on others to fulfill that emptiness.
I’m a firm believer that people come into our lives at the perfect time. I know, because it happened to me. A window of opportunity opened, and I have been given a gift that allows me to dream again. A gift of helping others, that I am SO excited to share with you all. We simply take people right where they are, and lead them to where they want to be.
I am so excited to roll out our new weekly series…
To begin, I want to share with you my own personal health journey.
From the outside looking in, it may seem as though I am in good health.
I’m thin. I’m at a healthy BMI. I’m not on any medications.
In fact, I’ll never forget the first reaction I got when I explained what it is I do.
“You are the LAST person that needs to loose weight Lindsay”.
I was prejudged. It’s a very easy thing to do.
But you know that old saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”?
It’s a beautiful truth my friends.
While my sceptic was right, I did not have much of a weight loss need, I did not FEEL healthy. I’ve suffered from poor eating habits for years and became a prisoner to food. I remember being 110 lbs my junior year of high school and convincing myself I needed to be on a diet. My self esteem suffered. Once becoming a mom, this problem only intensified. As anyone with children knows, it’s hard to focus on health when you are constantly strapped for time, or tempted with less that nutritious snacks that are easily accessible. I quickly learned that there is a difference between being SKINNY and being FIT. I wanted to be FIT. Truth is, someone who is merely thin in appearance can have a high body fat and be less healthy than someone who has done it the right way. I’ve also learned that there is more to health than just the physical. I’m talking about mental health and financial health. These are two areas for me personally that needed improvement. As mentioned above, I was looking for a greater purpose. My life was littered with stress and my cup was empty. I knew I was called to more, I wanted more. So I made that decision, choose health in ALL areas of my life. I am watching lives be transformed right before my eyes. It’s been a game changer you guys.
I realize we all read blogs with purpose. I know I do. You either relate directly to one’s words, or you are inspired to create a life different from what you know. That is my hope for this series. I hope I can touch one person looking for an added dose of intention in their lives. I am so thankful that you choose to follow my journey and I am so excited to sprinkle health onto this space. There are so many suffering.
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