I never really worried or thought much about cancer … until my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28. At the time, I was 21 years old, naive, in college, worried about what plans I had for the weekend, and didn’t really grasp what that meant. More than 15 years later, my sister is gone, my mom is gone (ovarian cancer), and although I am a BRCA mutation uninformed negative, I underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and started the breast reconstruction process on January 22, 2013. I said NOPE to breast cancer.
For a recap of why I made this decision and my thoughts on Angelina Jolie’s choice, see For those of you just joining us.
So who am I?
I’m in my late 30s, married, no kids, a cat. I ♥ P90X and old school TaeBo. I maintain a plant based, whole foods diet. I think everyone should watch Forks Over Knives, Chow Down, Food Matters, or Hungry For Change. I like avocados and blueberries. English is my second language. My favorite color is green. I watch Survivor. Also, I like big butts and I cannot lie (haha, jk).
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“A Wakeup Call!
Your personal health and wellness leads to so much more than a better life for you — it creates a better society. Our collective bad habits are destroying more than our personal lives, it’s ruining whole communities.
Understand that physical movement and whole foods will change all of us physically, mentally and emotionally; allowing all of us to create a better America and a better world. A fit and healthy society lowers the unemployment rate, stimulates ideas and creativity, increases productivity and heals the planet.
Stop focusing on the stupid things that don’t matter and look at the big picture. Create a purpose so powerful that when you choose to be lazy or eat junk food, understand the negative impact on mankind.
Run as far away from the “look like” model as you can. It doesn’t work (and never will) in the long term. It is frustrating and ridiculous! To hell with the scale, the tape measure, waist lines, the mirror, calories burned, calories consumed and dress sizes!
Ask the big questions. Who are you and what do you want from life? ? Where do you want to go? What do you want to accomplish? How can you help others who are looking to get better, healthier and happier? How hard are you willing to work so that you can go out into the world, kick ass, and take names?
Cut through the crap, grab hold of the truth and improve your life. Get your act together, live inspired, and change the world!”
– Tony Horton,
The Master of Motivation behind P90X