Welcome to Mrs Health Vigilante. I am on the hunt to find energy and mental & physical health.
My husband and I dream of a real-life LIMITLESS pill being invented. For those who haven’t watched that movie, the limitless pill unlocks the full potential of the brain and allows us to be 100% efficient, intelligent, creative, and successful. (In the movie there were horrible side effects to a person when they stopped taking the pill, so one would have to weigh the consequences to decide if it was worth taking the pill.) And while that is a fictional movie with a fictional magic pill, it helped me to realize there are things we can do in real life to give our body and mind the nutrition it needs to work at max capacity. We might amaze ourselves at what we are capable of.
A vigilante, by definition, is a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.
In my case I am appointing myself a health vigilante. I am trying to discover the truth about our health and to expose various untruths we have been led to believe – and maybe to even reveal some harmful truths that are hidden from us – and then distribute the truth to the masses (or anyone who will listen) so we can all be more informed and take control of our health.
I am not a doctor or an expert, and therefore I am not trying to diagnose anyone or to treat anyone, nor am I trying to tell anyone how to live their life. My purpose is to inform. To help you on your path of health self-discovery. Sometimes, the problem is that you don’t know what you don’t know. The most important thing you can do for your health is to educate yourself. Because then you are armed with knowledge.
“Knowing is half the battle”
After that, you can make conscious decisions going forward. You can take back control of your health and your life.
If you are unhealthy now, being in tip-top shape will not happen instantly. And you may not even be ready to make a huge change now. And that’s OK! I did not do everything all at once, either. I started out depressed, overweight, no energy, no motivation, and more. I started by wanting to be healthy, but not knowing how. Then I took a small step by reading an article here and there. Then I stumbled upon a “summit” or two that furthered my education. I took notes – so many notes (many of which I will be sharing with you on this blog). Then I started incorporating one or two pieces of advice I found that I figured I was capable of doing. I started seeing changes in my energy levels and my motivation in life. So then I kept reading and listening to experts in the natural health field, took more notes, tried another thing or two, and started getting even better results. Before I knew it I was in an upward spiral. I’m still in the spiral and hope to continue a lifelong education and application of healthy practices so I can age gracefully and happily, as well as set my family up for a long and healthy life.
It is exciting to know that you don’t have to go cold turkey or do everything at once to see results. That’s not my style. I’m too stubborn for that. I hate feeling like my choices are taken from me. It’s possible I have authority issues (hello, vigilante here). It isn’t an absolute all-in or all-out thing, it isn’t either “you’re completely healthy” or “you’re completely not.”
I have adopted a personal motto that I heard from someone near and dear to my heart, Gordon B. Hinckley: “Everyday try a little harder to be a little better.”
That one motto has helped me over the past 3 years to keep putting one foot in front of the other, to pull myself out of depression by degrees, to take every day one day at a time. Because one huge thing I’ve learned about myself is that I get mentally/emotionally overwhelmed extremely easily, and once I get overwhelmed I give up. I quit. But this motto has helped me to visualize taking things slowly when needed, in bite-sized pieces. And that as long as I did one thing today better than yesterday, then I’m one step closer to where I want to be. And that is how I have approached my health journey.
I feel like this is quite cliche to say, but I mean it with every fiber of my being… If I can do this, you can too. There is a way to be healthy again. There is a way to have energy and motivation to chase – and catch – your dreams.
Join me in this health crusade! Become a warrior and fight for your health and your happiness. You deserve it!
I’ll arm you with everything I can find.
My health is still not where I want it to be, my weight is still higher than I want it to be, and my depression still sneaks in some days. BUT I’m getting better. One day at a time.
Every day try a little harder to be a little better.