I’m reading Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet right now, and no it’s not a diet book, and no I’m not on a diet. Kris was a fun loving crazy New Yorker living the high-life when at 31 she was diagnosed with Cancer. (Pretty scary shit!) Having gone through the process as an observer of the nasty disease, I can tell you, it’s nothing to fuck around with. My step-dad was the strongest dude I’ve ever known, 6’2″ 230 lbs. and when Cancer was done with him it was shocking to see what was left of his body. But, this isn’t a post about how crazy cancer is.
However, in reading the book, I’ve been reminded of a core issue that I work on everyday to stay ahead of and on top of and in choice of, and that is my foundation. What I mean by my foundation, is the physical level of my life that I lay everyday. I’m talking about sleep, nutrition, hydration, meditation, exercise, and in my case writing.
I’ve slipped off this bandwagon many times before and I will again, but what I know for sure is that I can’t be my best self without this foundation laid and furthermore, I make some pretty questionable decisions when I loose track of this piece and start living off grilled cheese sandwiches and Fresca.
Now, I’m not dissing grilled cheese, (and if you’re in Vancouver, Check out Burgoo - their’s is one of the best I’ve ever had), but, instead I’m talking about grilled cheese being the only option at 9pm when I’ve been running around like a madwoman all day. I mean when I’ve gone 24, 48, 96 hrs. without so much as sniffing a vegetable. I’m talking about the nights where I fall asleep watching the Real Housewives and have nightmares of NeNe breaking in to my apartment and whooping my ass. I’m talking about feeling tired, even when I’ve slept, sad, even when my life is full, angry at someone who I don’t even know…etc. etc. etc.
These are all signs for me that I’ve let my foundation slip and I’m adrift at sea with no anchor. Time to rein it in.
Life is made of up a series of choices. Sometimes we make good ones, other times not so good ones, but, I think we can all agree that when we start letting a slough of bad choices pile up, it isn’t long before a mini earthquake occurs within our life.
Making the choice to lay a solid foundation sometimes require’s that ‘short term pain’ in order to have the longevity you desire. It means grocery shopping at 5pm with all the crazy, hungry people, instead of heading to Cactus Club. It means peeling, chopping, bagging your veggies so you have an on hand supply. It means reading, studying and learning about nutrition so that you can make the best choices for you and your body. It means heading to bed, even when a quick hour of TV sounds kinda nice. It means putting those running shoes on and heading out the door, even when you hear the rain falling outside your window.
If you’ve signed up for living a life of greatness, (Trump Tower style), it’s important that you lay a solid foundation on the physical level. Doing so will tap you in to your infinite power of intellect, intuition, and imagination.
YOU deserve to expand towards infinite potential in your life, but, you need to be building on solid ground.
This week, take a look at your physical level and ask yourself – am I setting myself up for greatness?
And if you’re not, no beating yourself up, feeling bad or any of that crap – just take a baby step and do one thing differently. Before you know it, you’ll be back on track.
Have a great day!!