Do you believe that things happen for a reason?
They can be people that come into your life to guide you, or to share a lesson with you, or it can be a message like a book, which you find and read to take action on certain aspect of your life.
Allow me to share with you this one particular book…
I was introduced to this book ‘Fit Mind Fab Body: No Diet Weight Loss for Busy Women’ by Terry Bahat last week by the author herself. When I first started with the book, I was not sure what to expect, as I was not that “into” fitness, even though I really should be.
My first thought about the book was it would be telling us what to eat, counting calories, how many steps and squads etc., but as I was going through the chapters, it did not mention any of those things. I was curious and kept waiting for it to come, but all I got was encouragement through lifestyle, mindset and personal commitment.
The book was about self-love, and most of all, to be aware of who YOU are and that you are important and deserving to be healthy and fit, both mentally and physically from the inside out!
I was reading the last chapter while having my acupuncture, lying quietly and reflecting on the messages of the book. I for one, believe that things happen for a reason, and this book came to me at a time that I needed it most – as a reminder of what I needed at this particular time.
You see, during the past 4 months since I came back from Malaysia, my health has not been the best. I injured both my ankles due to wearing the wrong footwear while climbing the hills during All Souls Day in Malaysia. As a result I had been quite “immobile” physically while going through treatment, and may have been using this incident as an excuse to be fairly unfit both mentally and physically.
While around the same time, I realised I was at a crossroad and was not moving forward.
I was introduced to a new venture of Penang curry pastes, which I was very excited about. I had a challenging time figuring out on how to incorporate the message of My Long Table and market the pastes at the same time, but was very unsure on how to move forward.
Thus through the reflection, I realised that this book came at the precise moment in my life, as a reminder to me, to be mindful of my intended journey and to make the commitment to strive to find the balance in both my health and my life journey. It was a wakeup call to take positive actions to move forward rather than wallowing in some physical ailment and use that as an excuse of not taking positive action.
That was a wakeup call I needed!
I had since taken more proactive action, have seen my chiropractor, Andrew, and my massage therapist, Suzanna, to follow up on my ankle issues and to set my goals for a fitness regimen. I also saw my kinesiologist, Robyn, to help me balance my emotional energy while gradually allowing both ankles to heal and be emotionally fit to move forward in my venture.
So today’s message is – we are all IMPORTANT! We deserved to be healthy and joyful in all aspects of our life. However, sometimes, life’s little challenges will creep in, so do pay attention to those little messages (like the book) that come into your life to steer you to the path that you are meant to be on.
I hope this message has been helpful.
Be healthy and happy!
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Terry Bahat, certified fitness and pilates instructor, accredited health coach, radio presenter, best-selling author and a transformational speaker