I hope you had a great week and are having a restful weekend. I say restful because for me that is just what I need right now. I have been burning the candle at both ends for many years, but I have really exceeded my limits the first half of the 2011.
After the completion of the 10 Day Detox Program with over 100 participants, I kind of went into a state of overwhelm. My goal for every program I develop is to give you outstanding support by creating systems that allow you to maximize the programs’ benefits and to achieve the FAST and SAFE Results you are desiring.
The systems have now been created and are better than ever (of course I will always tweak and make better based upon your feedback). Unfortunately, developing these systems and the flood of new clients in boot camps & detox programs pushed me over my limits.
I wasn’t getting much sleep given the workload I created and my two young kids that love to take turns waking Mommy & Daddy up at all hours of the night, my food & water intake was not as frequent as it needed to be, my meditation and me time was not enough to meet my needs and my personal exercise program was not existent. Combine that with urgency for my work tasks and we have a recipe for disaster.
I tell you this because I have been off for the month of July and somewhat MIA on emails. I also tell you this because many of my clients and friends are also in a state of overwhelm and I wanted to let you know that even I (the guy who coaches others to decrease stress and improve health & vitality) has his moments.
In order to balance life’s challenges at work, home, etc., we must learn how to slow down and restore. You may have the knowledge like I do, but are you doing what you need to do to allow your body, mind & spirit to reach its optimal potential.
I made July my month of healing. I saw Dr. Kniskern, my Acupuncturist & Oriental Medicine Doctor every week to balance my energy hormones, met with Dr. Pete Tsiglieris, my NUCCA practitioner to work on my neck and overall structural alignment, got a massage at Happy Feet and another with Stephanie Bedrossian to relax my body as a whole, did meditation sessions most days of the week and did a one day spiritual retreat at Mercy Center, completed a few Infrared Sauna Sessions at my studio to help eliminate the toxins from the anti-candida/anti-parasitic cleanse I am doing with Functional Lab Specialist Johnny Suarez. I did a combination herbal and anti-biotic approach to kill the bug and I even started doing colonics at Biotherapy Clinic. Yes, I even did the colonics. I am on a mission to feel my absolute best and to get rid of a parasite that has been plaguing me for years.
Many of you may be thinking that everything I have done in July seems over the top and I agree, but it is well needed, as I tend to push the limits of my body like many of you.
As I said I am on a mission to be the best I can. I feel that if I am not at my best, I am cheating my clients, friends, family and the community because I will not be able to give as much as I should. Also, through these experiences I am grateful because now I have been in the trenches and this will allow me to assist more people in achieving their optimal health & vitality.
Thank you to all of you that have helped me and continue to help me on my journey.
I would love to see your comments below. Please share what you do to restore yourself.
Let me know if there is anything I can help you with, so you too can look and feel your absolute best.
In Health, Fitness & Vitality,
Brien Shamp BS CSCS CMT CHEK NLC II
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