Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
es-tab-lish (verb): to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis.
well-be-ing (noun): a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity.
Iím Ashe. I am many things. Iím a massage therapist (not licensed yet, as I just recently graduated from an intense year of massage school). Iím an entrepreneur Ė I make natural body care products and sell them through my company Body On Earth, through which I also practice massage therapy and intuitive healing. Iím a revolutionary for many things, but most specifically for The Bliss Revolution, which is my way of bringing more love, light and joy into the world. Iím a rebel. Iím a goofball. I am very, and increasingly, authentic. And I am dissatisfied with my state of wellbeing Ė my health and wellness Ė in the world.
I am twenty-six years old, 5′ 10″ andÖwell, truthfully, I donít know how much I weigh. I disowned my scale several years ago, after getting so caught up in ďdietingĒ that it became a life-changing obsession. The last time I went to visit my doctor, which was probably two months ago, they weighed me at 212 lbs. I donít think I actually weigh that much (doctorís scales always seem high to me). I am well-versed in many different schools of thought around diet and nutrition, having spent most of my life on the dieting roller coaster. I have tried everything. At my best, I was 140 lbs., vegetarian, fit and content ó at my worst I was 230 lbs., on a strict omnivorous diet, exercising every day and miserable.
Medically speaking, Iím quite healthy. My cholesterol is excellent, my blood sugar is good, and my thyroid is functioning well. I have very mild exercise-induced asthma, but it is steadily improving since I quit smoking some time ago. I had mono in college ó about six years ago now ó and I canít quite shake it. Iíve discovered, with my doctorís help, that it re-activates when I am stressed, much like a cold sore. It even tests positively when itís active! I also have IBS, with which I was diagnosed twelve years ago.
Although Iím very healthy by Western medical standards, I feel unwell in my body. I have very little energy. Iím tired most of the time. I feel just a little bit sick almost all the time. I have recently started having problems with acid reflux. I feel remarkably weak on occasion. My skin has recently been breaking out more than usual (I had notably bad skin as a child). I feel stressed more than Iíd like to, and I have been having random panic attacks for the last year or so.
Presently, my eating habits could not be much worse. They have been steadily decreasing since I left vegetarianism five years ago, and in the last year or so my diet has mostly consisted of eggs, potatoes, bread cheese, and fast food of all varieties. Though I have found great physical success in the past through yoga, pilates, belly dancing and other kinds of exercise, I havenít really done anything that could be considered exercise for at least a year now.
In short, I feel the lack of wellness and balance in my body, and I want it back. In fact, I want it to be better than it ever has been before.
I have a vision of my optimal wellbeing. I am fit, active, beautiful, full of energy, radiant and joyful. I will have that. But not through fad diets and ceaseless exercise. This time, I will actually reach my goal through immense self-education and research, deep self-awareness and sound decision making.
Lose weight as a byproduct of overhauling my health by changing my nutrition, fitness and overall wellbeing practices.
This user doesn't have any links to SparkFriends.
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.