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Do you invest in yourself? Part Three
Developing the body and living a healthy life is more than just eating good quality food as I mentioned above so while nutrition and movement are greatly important they need to be accompanied by self development of the mind through reading and continually learning, observing, experimenting, evolving oneself and growing.
On top of self development, having healthy supportive relationships that foster our growth and offer support and challenges us are necessary to life and growth. If you are hanging around the wrong people who constantly bring you down, instead of lifting you up, this can be a major hinderance to your health and in your ability to grow. Get around the right people with similar standards and values who appreciate the need for self development.
Stress! You need to manage and adapt to the stressors in your life. I do not care how perfect everything else is. If you cannot manage stress (mental, emotional, financial, under eating) regardless of what the stressor is, you will never be fully healthy and it will slowly kill you. Taking care of all the areas above greatly influence your ability to handle stress.
I ask you, what is cheaper...spending a little more now on your health with good quality food, books and relationships that encourage growth and healing so you won't have expensive hospital bills down the road and you can live a fulfilling life where you can move, function and keep up with your kids and grandkids or living how you been living, always go go go, never "having" the time for yourself (I'll have time when this is done or when that is over etc), eating in a way that does not promote health and will most likely cause you to slowly develop problems the older you get where you will be paying a shit ton of money for your "sick care"? and you won't be able to play with your kids and grandkids because you will be in bed all the time, having no energy, can't sit up straight because of joint issues and constant trips to the doctors office for every issue.
This is what we are fed. Every mannequin we see is a jacked up dude or a super skinny muscular women. Neither of these are realistic or maintainable. So we look in the mirror we know we don’t look like the mannequin or the women in the magazine and we automatically assume we are fat, out of shape or broken. That is not the case you are a real everyday person. You can’t expect to have the results of a mannequin that was made to “perfection” in a lab and out of plastic. Start to compare yourself to where you were yesterday and not to what society tells you is normal. 💪
Preseason fitness testing was in full swing. One aspect of this was a pull up test. The weight room was a completely new thing to me at the time. I was able to do 7 pull ups (full range of motion) as a freshman, this was tied for the worst on the team. I decided that was never going to happen again. Sophomore year I did 16. Junior year I did 25. Senior year I did 29.
Being fit became a priority for me when I was 19/20. The idea of reaching peak fitness as a high school/college athlete and losing it all feels insane to me. After being in the weight room as a requirement at Pitt (and buying in), I got addicted to the steady progress (beginner gains) you see when you’re new to lifting. I’m convinced PRing an Olympic lift is one of the best dopamine hits in life. I spent a decent amount of my childhood visiting my grandparents in nursing homes and I have zero desire to end up in one of those places someday. It’s easier to form good habits now, not 15 years from now when you come to the realization that this stuff is important. You only get to do life once, at least as far as I know. Demand the best in all areas of your life. Never settle. “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” -Socrates
Who is Nandi Nelson??? When I ask my friends what are 3 characteristics they would use to describe me collectively they say the following:
8. Role model
I am 100000% sure some of the characteristics above would not have been on the list 5-10 years ago. However, my life experiences ( professional, academic and travel)and upbringing has shaped me to possess the characteristics that others see in me today! It is not always easy to uphold the list above and at times I may lack in certain areas because I am human❤️ However, I am intentional each day to be the best ME.
What are 3 characteristics your friends use to describe you? Are you in alignment with those characteristics or do you want for others to see you with a new lenses? #itsnevertoolate#changeisgood#bcba#lcsw#author#speaker#nandinelson#herelevation#therapist#socialworker#newjersey#philly#pittsburgh#nyc#womenempowerment#blackgirlmagic#faithful
You guys really showed up for us at the #BHLDN event and we SO appreciate it. What a day! We bought enough stems for a four hour event and just made it with enough flowers for two. We used an entire roll of wrap and most of a spool of twine. We received so many inquiries afterward that our website broke and most importantly, met so many of you!
Special thanks to my mom, @amiehackimer@ccyearout and the @anthropologie team for jumping in to help. The truck is usually a team of @joshingmachine and I but he injured himself 30 minutes into the event so, things got a little nuts.
Thank you for your patience. Thank you for support. Thank you for everything, Pittsburgh! This Summer is coming to an end and it’s been one of the best of our lives.