I had my son 19 months ago. As a nurse, I eat at irregular times, and I eat whatever is around and I have learned to eat it quickly. I have yet to shed my baby weight. I was recently approached by a couple of sisters who were doing a wellness summit, who asked if I would be interested in volunteering my time to talk about women’s health issues. At first, I hesitated. I mean, I have more than a few pounds I need to get rid of, so I didn’t think I would be a good choice to participate in this discussion. But then I thought…wait a minute. I’m a nurse, and we have a few notorious bad habits: we have weird eating habits at work, we wait to go to the bathroom, we deal with a lot of stress, and we physically have a hard job. And as a new mother, there are also so many issues that hinder our wellness. We don’t get enough sleep, we give everything to our families, and our hormones are in overdrive. So after thinking about it all, I thought I would be the PERFECT person to talk about wellness in nurses and women in the perinatal period. After all, health isn’t JUST about weight. So if anyone is interested, this summit is free and will have many many speakers who will be talking about a lot of different issues that affect women’s wellness. It will be available to view May 11, 2015.
I’m excited because I’m going to make a commitment to prioritize myself. It doesn’t even feel right typing that, but that’s the only way I’ll be able to maximize my wellness. And I’m the glue that holds my family together. If I’m not okay, nothing will ever be right ❤
For more information or to register for the free summit: http://www.wholefoodlove.com/ShellyLG