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Snakes and ladders and your health

Do you remember playing snakes and ladders when you were a child?

It was really annoying to feel you were winning and all of a sudden we stopped right and the place where the ladder takes you all the way down…

When it comes to health, we are always looking for quick wins…

and we get easily disheartened and discouraged when we look in the mirror and don’t see a 6-pack after going to the gym for a whole month…

I somehow knew from the beginning that my journey wasn’t going to be a quick win one…

Maybe I realized that I had abused my body for so long that I couldn’t even see how I was going to get back to health again…

So I kept showing up every single day for myself…

To be honest I didn’t see any other choice…

I could have lie down during chemo every day while I ate cakes and felt sorry for myself but instead

I chose to drag myself to exercise, to eat healthily, to meditate, to read books on health…

Slowly I started feeling more energy, stronger, better about myself physically and emotionally

By the time I finished chemo (7.5 months – 12 sessions), I felt stronger physically and mentally than when I started.

I remember one of the nurses telling me on my last chemo session:

“Angelica in 8 years of oncology, I have seen 4 people finishing this chemo. Normally people get too sick to finish it.”

My goal has never been only to finish chemotherapy…

My goal was much bigger than that…

My goal was to live…to live a long and health life…

And I was prepared to be consistent every single day…

What about you? What is your goal when it comes to your health?

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