Have you ever thought about your current level of health as a stage in your life? If so, what stage would you place yourself…?
Stage 1: Stabilizing
Stage 2: Getting healthy & bringing the body back into balance
Stage 3: Getting in Shape (stage 1 & 2 needs to be met first)
We find so many times in our practice that individuals have not felt well for so long and this becomes their baseline for “normal”. They know that they don’t feel themselves, however, they think that hopping on a treadmill and cutting calories becomes the answer to getting back in shape, as this is what the media usually teaches us. This path of finding health most of the time does not work and if it does, it doesn’t last for long because their bodies are not in a state of good health that can handle the level of intensity of exercise and caloric restriction. This is an example of an individual who needs to focus on Stage 1, stabilizing.
Once you become educated on understanding the pillars of health it will be easy for you to identify what stage of health you are currently at and you can begin your path to wellness where you health goals can be accomplished vs. feeling like no matter what you try or do you remain the same. Below are the definitions of the pillars of health, which are you?
Stage 1: Stabilizing: Stage 1 is all about being able to recognize how you are feeling and come into realization that those headaches, stomach aches, weight gain, poor sleep, night sweats, digestive issues etc…. are signs from your body that it is not in a stable state.
What to do? Contact Dorothy or Lori at Replenishing Soul to set up a consultation to discuss your current level of health. We will be able to put a plan in place for you that will help move you into Stage 2. Lab tests may be recommended, food tracking, temperature monitoring etc. may be asked of you to acquire more information about your current level of health/stage 1.
Stage 2: Getting healthy: Now that we have identified what items of health need to be addressed from Stage 1 we can move into Stage 2…Getting Healthy! Stage 2 is all about active participation on your part of the changes that need to be made in your lifestyle that will help us to bring your body back into balance. The goal in stage 2 is to eliminate all of those pesty aliments you have suffered from in stage 1. As these ailments begin to be eliminated this is your first clue that the body is coming back into balance.
What to do? Follow the plan that Dorothy or I have put into place with you. We will touch base with you every 2-3 weeks either in person or over the phone to see how things are progressing and if changes in the current plan need to be made.
Stage 3: Getting in shape: Congratulations you have made it! You are well on your way to dropping pounds, building muscle, increased athletic performance, anti-aging, improved skin tone, better sleep, increased energy/mood etc. Once the body has been brought back into balance (stage2) and does not need to work so hard as in stage 1, it’s smooth sailing from here. You have now created an environment that allows your body to optimally function.
What to do? Stay consistent with all plans put into place from previous stages. Be able to identify when you might be falling back into old patterns. Become aware of when life stressors are becoming too much and when boundaries need to be set or when you need to take a “time out”. Stage 3 is all about remaining as an active participate in your health.
If you would like more information about healing your metabolism or would like to one on one coaching, please contact us for more information.
Health & Happiness
Lori & Dorothy
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