By using alternative health choices to maintain our well being it is possible even for seniors to feel fantastic and have vibrant good health.
It’s not very often that I dwell on making alternative health choices or vitamins. But, today the subject kept popping up until finally it smacked me right in the face.
You see, I feel fantastic about 95% of the time. I don’t get sick.
Not having to think about how I feel or deciding what vitamin should I take allows me to simply enjoy feeling awesome. Having plenty of energy to keep going all day and into the night is awesome.
My life saved by a friend with alternative health choices…
A dear friend of mine sent an email to me the other day with a link to a YouTube video in it.
It got past me. In cleaning up my In-box today, I found it.
I had finished up a class just two days earlier with my business coach. She encouraged us to stay on task. We were to have laser sharp focus, not allowing distractions to pull us away from our projects.
But … why not, it was time for a break! I stopped.
Closing many windows on my computer, I clicked on the link in the email. What an amazing vacation from reality!
I laughed so hard that I wet my pants! (Oh man, I can’t believe I told you that, “red-face” and all) Holy cow!
Now, all laughing aside, this video is sending us a powerful message.
Did you notice there was a “super fix” for almost every part of our body?
For our bulging tummies and our indigestion, oh Mylanta
For lack of memory there were some sort of senior memory pills. Can’t remember what they were!
Hubby’s sex life (if he still has one and knows what to do with it), has been remedied by Viagra.
Then the heart attack follows from too much excitement for too long.
Now girls believe it or not this applies to us, too. At our age who still has that “blushing”, “Come here stud”…in our vocabulary or enough hormones left to want to anymore?
Then there are our ovaries and bladders! I mean come on…I just pee’d my pants while laughing my butt off! What is that all about?
Do you still have your hair or is it thinning and falling out?
Your fingernails should be strong not breaking and splitting.
Your skin shouldn’t sag or be leathery. Rather it should be soft as a baby’s butt and taught.
Can you run after your kids, grand-kids or puppy like you used to?
When you stand up after sitting awhile your knees shouldn’t creak. They should be well oiled like when you were young.
Your teeth should be snug as a bug in a rug in your gums. Maybe you don’t even have your own teeth anymore.
I’ve had a couple of surgeries. My gall bladder is gone and I’ve had an anterior cervical fusion. What about you, still got them or are they history?
Then we need to remember our math! Let’s watch our cholesterol, high blood pressure…let’s make sure we have our daily constitutional thingy working properly!
Stop the madness! I know, getting older is scary!We can feel fantastic 95% of the time if we choose healthy alternatives instead of drugs and medicine.
Lots to think about. Is it too much to think about?
Which part of the video got you laughing or relating to it’s point?
Now, I remember when…
You know I haven’t thought about those things in a very long while.
That little spoof could have been a look at me in the years to come though! Even at my young age, 16 1/2 years ago, back then I was falling apart. Not just one part of me either, the whole ball of wax was melting into the sunset!
Then my best friend at the time shared her secret with me, the secret to feel fantastic, alternative health and nutrition.
Being so thankful for my friend’s help, I can sit back and be entertained by this rendition of “Are You Lonesome Tonight” with a smile on my face and laughter on my lips.
So, if you’ve ever wondered why you need to pay attention to your body. Eat better foods, make better choices…this is why. We can “Feel Fantastic 95% of the Time Even As A Senior“.
You get to choose…vibrant good health or be the star of a senior video with all those health problems!
Carla Gardiner is a wife, mom and grammy. She is on a mission to positively impact people's lives with truths untold about living life better, looking good, feeling good and doing good. Carla has written as The Fiery Grandma since 2010 and this title describes her personality perfectly!
"Very well put. I've been with a health and nutrition company for over 26 years and I understand exactly what you are going through. I shiver to think what my health might be today at age 68 had I not stuck to my guns as far as practicing what I preach. Yes, I fall off the wagon regularly but my daily routine life reflects taking care of my health. That way I can keep up (somewhat) with my 7 grandchildren. You keep it up, Carla".
"For most people the thought of venturing out there in pursuit of your dreams, in a place outside of your comfort zones is just what stops them. But I could sense your excitement not resentment in going against the competition. In planting your stake and truly making a difference in the clients experience. That's ultimately what matters, the rest just falls so easily into place. Thanks for that reminder"!
ENO Nsima-Obot MD
Carla, I’ve got to say that I LOVE your focus on the joys and challenges facing women over 50. I’m definitely in that camp! I’ve been inspired by your candor, practical ideas, and refreshing determination to joyfully tackle life. The hours we’ve spent on the phone, in person, and through social media have enriched my life immeasurably. YOU are one Fiery Grandma, and I love your style!
I have known Carla Gardiner for 6+ years. We met at a business training for bring business online. She is a business women at heart and willing to do the hard things to make the results show up. I have watched her run a business, work a job and take care of her family. She is a go getter when it comes to putting in the work to build her business to the level of being able to enjoy her grand kids.
She is the example that age is not a limit it is a tool for sharing knowledge to those she empowers to use their own skills and talents. Excuses are fuel to push her to learn and apply. I have seen her scared to death about implementing new technology and rock it out despite the learning curve.
I love watching you grow into your greatness Carla! Don’t slow down.
"Carla, you are a model for me to follow. I love your site. And, I like what you have to say - very kind, very gracious. I have to say though that nothing in my life has ever been crystal clear".
"I've known Carla for 5+ years and can tell you that she has lived every bit of this and more. We shared tears and laughs and hard work....you will enjoy getting to know Carla."