I had a moment a few months ago where my health changed.
Some of you have heard me talk about it. I went from having trouble standing up to incredible energy and mobility in my joints. And after months of slow trickling weight loss, the pounds just started falling off. Like A LOT.
I looked at what I had changed (started my antioxidant juice) and attributed everything to that. And don’t get me wrong. That juice is the stuff.
But I have come to realize that the moment-to-moment change and drastic improvement would not have been possible without the steps taken before.
I’ve come to call this “Priming the Pump.”
In the 1800s, this phrase meant using a small amount of liquid to get a larger pump going. Without doing that, the oil might never be pulled up by the pump. In order to access the oil in the ground the pump had to be “primed” first. Without that step, oil would not flow freely or may not flow at all.
How did I prime my pump? I had been removing toxins from our fridge and pantry for years. Eating healthier and drinking more water. About three years ago, I started swapping out household and personal care products. When I’d finish one that had dyes, fragrance, SLS, phthalates, carcinogens, chemical sunscreen, et al, I’d replace it with a clean alternative that had none of those unhealthy ingredients. Little by little, I swapped and switched every cleaner, detergent, soap, moisturizer, shampoo, cosmetic, and bath gel for something cleaner. Something better.
If I hadn’t cleared my system out from all the yuck, my body would not have been able to respond as completely or quickly as it did.
So before you seek the perfect diet, exercise plan, or trainer, start reading ingredients. On your food AND everything else as well.
The bathroom cabinets. The makeup drawer. The shelf in the shower.
Once I started being the gatekeeper of my home, I didn’t know it yet, but I was priming the pump.
I am here to help more women do the same. Prime the pump in order to get their health flowing. If that's you, come join our private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smallstepsandselfcare..
Our community of women is locking arms and moving forward happier, healthier, and becoming more every day exactly the women that we were created to be. Looking forward to meeting you!
XO, La Sheonda