A Journey of Wellness From the Inside-Out
January 18, 2012
It’s that time of year when many people make New Year’s Resolutions. This year, instead of using a one R(resolution) approach to improving your well-being, try the R3method. What is the R3 method? It’s part of what I call the Healthy Cells=Healthy Body equation designed to promote wellness from the inside-out. As the name implies, there are three components to the R3 method:
Reframe: to look at, present, or think of (beliefs, ideas, relationships, etc.) in a new or different way
Reclaim: a: to demand or obtain the return of
b: to regain possession of
Restore: to bring back to or put back into a former or original state
Why R3 instead of resolutions? When people make resolutions, many of them simply do as the definition states: “the act of determining.” They determine that they need to: lose weight, get more sleep, eat healthier, spend more time with family, etc. All of these resolutions will improve aspects of a person’s well-being. However, more often than not, the determination to change fades with the days on the calendar and within a few weeks the fire that ignited the desire to change has burnt out. Because most resolutions are made with a pre-determined end result in mind and let’s face it, we live in an instant gratification culture. Wellness is not a destination, it’s a journey. So, if people don’t see or feel the results they want quickly, they become discouraged and quit. That’s why I created the R3method. Change is uncomfortable and sustaining new behaviors begins with a having the proper mindset. Over the next eleven months, I’ll share with you action steps you can take to help you improve your health from the inside-out.
It all begins with reframing how you measure wellness. First, change the way you think about your health and nutrition from a deprivation (diet) mindset, to a cell nutrition mindset. You're only as healthy as your cells. After all, your body is made up of trillions of tiny cells. Everything from a hair on your head to your toenails is made of cells. This includes your skin, blood, organs, connective tissue, and bones. That is why quality cellular nutrition is absolutely essential for optimal physical, mental and emotional health. Healthy, well-nourished cells supply an abundance of natural energy, resistance to stress and degenerative diseases and an overall experience of vitality.
Reframing without taking action is no different than making a resolution. After you’ve changed your mindset you must choose to reclaim your health. We make choices for either health or for disease every single day. Even not making a choice is choosing. When you take ownership of your own health, you have the power to improve it.
Restoring your cellular health will improve the functioning and condition of your physical body. Weight loss is a natural outcome of healthy cellular activity.
Next month I’ll discuss the four parts of cellular health: Cell Environment, Cell Exercise, Cell Food, and Cell Protection. Until then, work on Reframing, Reclaiming and Restoring your cellular health by eating more fiber and drinking at least 64 ounces of pure water daily.