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When Cory and I first met, I was a freshman who’s priorities were parties and pizza and he was a junior who was very dedicated to attending his fraternity parties on the weekends.
Exercise was not apart of our vocabularies and I’m quite certain we ate Velveeta mac ‘n cheese with a side of hot dogs several times a week.
Once winter break of my freshman year rolled around I was low on energy, I had acne for the first time in my life and my jeans were just a little too tight. It was then that I realized something had to change.
It took Cory a little bit longer to catch on, but now it’s almost 5 years down the road, we’re now our own little family and things have changed.
Cory has lost 30 pounds since I first met him (!) and I can run more than a mile without crying, vomiting and/or becoming so sore that I can’t walk for a week.
Cory and I make an effort to maintain all-around wellness. By that I mean that we attempt to maintain our mind, body and soul (or emotions). For us, wellness isn’t just about exercise.
We’ve found that if we hold each other accountable for the personal standards that we’ve set for ourselves, everything seems to fall into place.
When we get the adequate amount of exercise, sleep, good (and junk) food and we spend time with family and friends, it’s easy to maintain wellness because we’re taking care of our whole self.
What does wellness look like in your life and your family?
Has wellness always come naturally to you?
What factors contribute to your overall wellness?
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