It’s been a while since my last post. Time, as we all know, goes too quickly and I feel like as we get older it goes faster! In the past few months I am reminded that health is not just measured in pant size or pounds. It is a state of mind.
I was in my hometown 2 weeks ago and had the wonderful chance to catch up with friends and family. There were a few times I caught myself realizing how far I’ve come with some of these amazing people who I have in my life. There is something about going home that warms the heart, revives the soul, and reminds you where you came from. I have fond memories and I cherish them.
One of the things I did at home was take an hour walk with my sister almost everyday. We walked on the trial in Buckingham, we walked through Doylestown Borough, and on these walks we talked and laughed. We ended some walks with lunch in town. Health is not just about exercise and nutrition. It’s taking time out of your busy agenda to reconnect with the people you love.
I started the trip with a visit to my sister’s and brother in law in Maryland. They are diligently working on restoring a beautiful home. Literally, blood, sweat, and tears have gone into this gorgeous property. Their personalities shine through and they take you through each section and can tell you where every piece of wood, electric, and sawdust came from. It amazed me, I am still in awe as I write this. They are building a home, a life, a piece of their very own history together. Health can be defined as a “healthy state of well-being”. They are achieving this everyday, every challenge they overcome, every new floorboard that gets replaced. It is truly amazing to watch their progress.
My trip home ended with a fabulous BBQ hosted by my parents. Family and friends came over to celebrate two birthdays, a retirement, and an anniversary. It was a wonderful way to end the trip. We are all in charge of our personal health. It is important to know your blood pressure, your cholesterol numbers, and your body fat percentage. However, every now and then it’s more important to have a glass of wine, take a seat, roast some marshmallows, and chat with your family.