I have to write a bit about Whitney Houston passing away. To say that it is sad is a real understatement.
First and foremost, she was a mom and now there is a girl without her mom. She was an amazing singer with incredible talent. She was only 48 years old; she had a lot of life to live and she threw it away because of an addiction.
It was sad to see such a brilliant person unravel before us on the world spotlight. Addiction is awful and it does break my heart when you see so many people fall victim to it.
You might be asking yourself, why is Carrie writing about Whitney Houston on the boot camp blog. Simple; I was a fan and I am saddened to see such a loss from every perspective. From her family’s loss to the loss of a young life and the loss of a great talent, who by all reports was on the verge of a comeback.
To tie this into what I do, I see this almost daily, people battling addiction.
I have written about my food addiction, if you haven’t read it–give it a read (http://thebootcampblog.com/tag/food-addiction/ )
I don’t want to get off track here but I want to stress that food is nourishment and we have turned it into something else. We have placed a value on food that is insane. We use food to quash our emotions and its temporary and then we go back for more.
Our health is our foundation. I think that those that eat/drink with no thoughts of the real consequences are reckless and fast tracking their own demise…just like an addict.
It’s sad that people only start to care for their health when something bad happens. Those are the same people who try to justify to me why they can’t eat healthy food or make an effort to cook.
You don’t realize what you have until it is stripped away from you.
To those of you that have sore knees and bad backs and are carrying extra weight, that is your body screaming that it needs help. If you don’t take the steps to eat right, exercise and get the extra weight off you are just as reckless as an addict.
Harsh? I don’t think so. I see it all-day, everyday. People in pain emotionally and physically. There is a tried and true prescription: You need to take care of your body so it can take care of you.
We have all lost someone and it rocks us to our core. Why do that to your loved ones? Why put them in pain? You can take control of your health and make it the best life ever!!
You don’t know if you will get a second chance, so don’t waste the first one.
Be healthy-live long and pain-free!