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Pursuing a healthy life can be the best decision you make for yourself.  

Living a healthy lifestyle is very important to me, but looks very different on each one of us. The way I live my life, may, and probably is, extremely different from most people. That’s okay. I want to be unique, and you should too.

The way I live, spend my days, and preach, is not the only way to live. I have just found that it works best for me.

I hope to inspire others to live healthier lives to the full. 

I value my relationship with myself just as much as my relationship with others. Self love is so important, I am still learning this day by day. You can’t pour from an empty cup. In order to love others better, I have learned we have to take care of ourselves first. Set time for yourself. Do things you love. For me this includes running, exercising and eating healthy because I love my body and my health, not because I hate them.

Emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical wellbeing. If you are not happy, you are in control of your life. Make changes, learn from experiences, and grow into a better version of yourself.

Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now. You are so valuable and capable, don’t settle or compromise. Especially in transitional periods of life, it is hard not to think that we should have it all together, but that’s the beauty of life. We all have a purpose and bring distinct gifts to this world, don’t give those up for what you want now.

All my life, I thought I wanted to be a doctor. Growing up with two parents as physicians, it seemed ideal: I love helping others and am a strong believer in being healthy.

Last year, I reflected on my life and decided not to apply to medical school. This was the most liberating feeling. All of my college career, I would stress over school; if I was not studying, I would feel bad. In August of 2015, I had a wake up call and realized that I am not defined by my job.

I was not planning on becoming a doctor for the money, I truly wanted to help people improve their health, but part of the reason I wanted to become a doctor was the prestige in the name. I would be “Dr. Addie Rupert.”

I researched my options and found a perfect career for the lifestyle I have and hope to continue to live out. I am going to be a Physician Assistant. This is the most fitting option for me, and I feel comfort saying that I want to, and will become a P.A.

As a Physician Assistant, I will be able to treat and connect with patients, diagnose, prescribe medicine, and have a direct impact on so many people’s health and well being. As a P.A., I want to prescribe more than just medicine; I plan to integrate nutrition and exercise into my future practices, using these means as preventive tools for a healthier and longer life. With this career path, I can still be my active self; run, teach spinning classes, help others achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life, and find time for family. I am not saying that this cannot be done as a doctor, my parents are great examples of this, but it is definitely not easy. If I were to go to medical school, I know I would not be the happy girl I currently am.

I challenge you to dig deep and ask yourself: are you living the life you want and loving the life you have?

I have found that I am not in total control of my life, God is. Trusting that He has a plan and purpose for you is sometimes hard to do, but it is so comforting when you follow Him. At first, I didn’t want to “give up on my dream,” but I realized that I didn’t, I just changed my dream to a more suitable and purposeful life for me. I challenge you to dig deep and ask yourself: are you living the life you want?

I am very passionate about health, a positive life enthusiast and am dedicated to living a life full of joy and balance. I want to help others achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life. Through this blog, my job, and the career path I am choosing, I feel like I can truly make a difference in others’ health, which makes me oh so happy and gives me purpose.

Take a look at my blog, I hope you enjoy it and find the content helpful! This blog contains health related topics ranging from physical fitness to mental meditation to delicious recipes. The recipes I use and create are easy to prepare, involve wholesome, minimal ingredients, and won’t break the bank.

I hope you find this blog enjoyable, informative, and inspiring! Feed your body and your soul with all things good, move that body of yours, and love all that you do.

 XOXO, Addie

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