It’s the Baby Step’s that turn to Change! #IYP ‘Longevity’
It is the Baby, it is the first step, the small the little, the baby step’s that make change!
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So to give a quick review at the age of about 23 after about 7 years of being on my own and having zero education or knowledge of health and nutrition I came to the point where I was just sick and tired of being sick and tired! Which finally lead me to a place where I was ready to receive, I was open to new ideas, I was ready…actually I was HUNGRY for knowledge and to be honestly looking back I was always hungry for that accient knowledge. Maybe it also was the fact I am smaller, lighter, then all the people I hung around maybe I wanted to prove something…but if you believe like I do in a higher power or energy then like I do you would know that there was a bigger picture for this urning and it was about the long game! Longevity -to be and feel better today then I did yesterday and to feel better tomorrow than I did today! Such a simple hope…yet when you are at rock bottom…like I mean looking back I had NO PHUCKING CLUE WHAT FEELING GOOD WAS!! To wake up tired to have stomach issues to feel sluggish to have like a brain fog all day like a daze or something…I thought all this was just normal. This was just how it was for me, so I never knew there was a different side and maybe you are in the same boat, and not until I started running into older men and women who looked phucking awesome and just beamed and reeked of positivity and happiness…that caught my attention and I wanted to know their secrets!
So what can I do I thought; I work, I am recording, I am doing shows…I love to go out after the shows, I love to go to the clubs…how am I going to find the time to figure out what they are doing or even figure out my own shit when I have no time (I am pretty sure this is a story we all tell ourselves) — I guess my excuse was whatever I told myself at each moment…because they were always different. Always! The 2 things I heard along the way that actually sunk into my subconscious was “Are you worth it” and Priorities..what are yours?” those did not hit me right away but they did stick with me, because I kept finding reasons why I could not do something… it was not until I phucking admitted to myslef I had no REAL excuse I was just being phucking Lazy!
It was time to do something for myself from myself…you know, I had to want it and I had initiate it…and this is where I get to the baby steps… Step one is just a decision in the mind- yup that phucking simple. Let me expand on that not the ok I will wake up early today…then never ever do it again. I mean the type of decision that you make it and you stick with it — not BULL SHITING YOURSELF I mean the real…we are human and you may fall off but as long as you get back on- that is all we can ask of ourself! So I did and I can to this day remember what my first 2 baby steps were; #1. I told myself I would be more active so 3 times per week I ran around my block…no joke like that was one of the first things…took maybe 3 minutes…but it was a commitment to myself that I was able to fulfill — simple and easy and attainable. I did not promise myslef to run 10 kilometres daily, that would have been impossible and I would fail and then quit…so my lesson here is attainable small goals that you can build off of. #2. I said I needed to find out about movement, work outs, yoga, healthy eating habbits…I mean I did not really care as long as I read and learned something or shadowed someone to learn and then either took it into practice or just learned something, that to me was then ‘doing’ in a positive way for my future. I ended up doing both, reading and shadowing, but again maybe 1 time a month I would do something like that — where as now it’s daily.
I also remember in the first month doing 2 other super simple things that had huge effects- 1. Drinking more water (which at that point was still not enough but I was not even drinking it prior so again anything was an improvement)and 2. I stopped drinking stupid amounts of coffee…well it was not really coffee like I said before, but I just again started slow…used less sugar and flavoured creamers, then cut out 1 or 2 extra cups a day…then it was 1 a day…then 1 a week (while starting to implement a hot tea drink once in a while)….now I have not had a coffee in like 8–10 years!! Those small changes no word of lie because they were so small and so easy to do it, was not easy by any means but it was doable because I knew my end goal LONGEVITY. With that focus and vision just like any goal even though I would fall off which is part of being human- do not be hard on yourself, I was able to make these baby steps and in the first few months the change was so so noticeable from such small changes that it for me- soooooo fired me up to keep going, learning, and improving.
From there it began to become a habit and then that habit became a RITUAL the stepping block for betterment and setting the bar higher and higher as the days would pass! An addiction for progress…to be better then I was yesterday~
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