When I was recovering from my mastectomy surgery, a friend of a friend (who is a two time cancer warrior) dropped a thoughtful present to me at my home. It was a book called Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr. This book helped me so much in my recovery. I could read a tip or two at a time and see how I could apply it to my life. Very inspirational.
Kris is a huge juicer but she lives in CA. I gave that an honest go for a while but living on an island in the North Atlantic makes organic produce extremely expensive. So in order to continue eating healthy, I canned the juicing (no pun intended 🤣🤣) and starting buying an organic greens shot from a local health food store that I take every morning and I buy organic greens to eat with my meals. You do the best you can with what you have!
Kris also hates to go to the gym. She taught me how to move my body in fun ways that are still effective. While I do go to yoga and interval classes, I have included lots of movement to my days without having to spend hours at the gym. Dance parties are a daily routine for me now. I put in my headphones and dance around like a fool. Who doesn’t feel better after rocking out for a few songs? I also have a weighted hula hoop that I randomly pick up and give it a whirl. It’s a laugh. I have gotten better and what a core workout. It doesn’t take much. There are two 3 pound weights by my coffee maker and I do reps while my coffee is brewing. There are a lot of ways to get movement in without it being a huge time commitment. It’s good for my headspace too. It has taken the pressure off of ‘fitting it in’ and just made it fun.
Those are just a couple positive changes that I have made and applied in my life from Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips. I have learned a ton. It is an amazing resource for anyone at any stage of their cancer journey….and life really. I highly recommend it!
Here is the exciting news! I follow Kris on social media and have participated in some challenges she has put off over time. I wrote on her facebook page telling her how much I have learned from her in my journey and that I loved her and she wrote me back and…..wait for it…she replied and she loved me right back!! I’m still not over it. ❤️❤️❤️ Hahaha Thanks Kris for making a girl’s day! (I’ve included a screenshot for proof…I mean prosperity) Hehe.
Anyway, I just had to share. 😁
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you all; wherever you are in the world.
Until next time!
Only joy, only love,