The 4th Quarter

Today is March 26th. This is a bfd.

“Why is it a bfd,” you may ask.

It’s a bfd because it is the 1st day of the 4th quarter of my year long effort to take care of myself.

Everything flows from my 5 categories of self care: Nutrition, Exercise, Stress Management, Brain Health, and having more Love & Support in my life.

It is my belief that those powers combined form a the basis of my healing and prevention of the progression of Multiple Sclerosis.

In the 3rd quarter I started a ketogenic way of eating (Nutrition), I joined CrossFit (exercise), I joined Toastmasters (Brain health), saw a therapist regularly (Stress Management), and let my friends into my struggles (love & support.)

I’ve made many positive strides, I also had a few challenges that I’m working to move past. It is mostly around taking on other people’s pain and struggles as my own. I am a great friend. I’m learning to be that great friend without sacrificing the needs I have. I’m not as extreme as the kid in the YouTube video, but I know that there are times that I need to worry about myself.

I expect big things from myself in 2015 and in this 4th quarter in particular.