Image courtesy of Toréa Rodriguez

Image courtesy of Toréa Rodriguez

So many of us today forget what vitality feels like. Don't get me wrong, we all have good days and bad days, but it seems like the majority of us are going about life, tackling our tasks, and forging forward despite any nagging symptoms or aches and pains. Our bodies are incredibly adaptive, and before you know it, those symptoms, aches, pains and signs are common place. So much so that they feel like "normal" and so when people ask us how we are doing, we respond with  "good" or "not bad". But how often do you hear people respond with a resounding, "great!" or "outstanding"?

I got curious about this and did an informal social experiment and asked friends and family to describe what it felt like when they felt their best. The results of that are shown in the word cloud above. The larger the word, the more people expressed that emotion or feeling. Energy and energetic topped out the list, but happy and peaceful and grateful and love were all in there too!

So the real question is, how often do you feel this way? Im not talking about those days you're jacked on caffeine or are running around on a sugar high. For a lot of us, its only once in a while. For those of us in the throws of autoimmune disease, this is seldom and rare. When I was at my worst, I would have one of these days every 3-4 months! But then I started working towards healing with a functional medicine practitioner and making changes to my lifestyle. I tracked my progress in the number of days that felt like the above and they started happening more often. Now, I can honestly say that I have these days the majority of the time. I still have my low days, don't get me wrong, but I am no longer giving up on the idea of feeling good again. I transformed my vitality.

If you find you don't have days of vitality on a regular basis (remember, coffee doesn't count), I can assure you its possible. It takes a bit of investigation, probably some lifestyle tweaks and adjustments, but its attainable. Limitless energy, mental clarity, focus, strength... the list goes on. My recommendation is to start working with someone: a coach, a functional nutritionist (hint: go to my Free Consult page), a integrative physician to see if they can help you find out what it is that might be keeping you from the vitality you could have every day. Together, you too can TRANSFORM YOUR VITALITY!