Wellness is not a “program”, it’s a lifestyle…

Hello my awesome friends. I made this post on Facebook for my SORD community (Service, Operations, Research and Development). It might motivate and inspire you as well. If you have any questions please reach out to me. 

I want to share something with you. I hope it will inspire and encourage you today. I don’t know if you ever felt like this “wellness journey” isn’t happening fast enough… All the efforts and small or big streps in changing bad old habits doesn’t bring satisfaction and are taking so long to implement and get used to.  I remember 2 years ago I saw myself in the mirror and decided I need change. I didn’t like the way I looked, and I didn’t like the way I felt. I tried on my own to make changes and experiment with diets and workouts, and I was failing… but with a positive perspective, I found ways that didn’t work for me. 

But I was on the path of transformation because my mind couldn’t except this really anymore and wanted to change. Then I met Jordan Kilpatrick-Smith. When I heard him doing his presentation, I knew it in my heart he was talking to me. But I was so scared to give it a chance because… I hate accountability. I hate “complaining” to someone about my problems. I really liked his personality and his perspective. I gave him a shot. By doing so, I made myself a priority and pushed my beliefs and comfort aside.

This past year was incredible, slowly but surely my mindset was changing. The accountability group became my friends who go through struggle/success together. Accountability made me learn and see the way I do things from new perspective. I’ve learned so much from the people in my group with whom I can be honest and open. After “playing around” with different diet/exercise approaches I found what works for me and what I like and what brings me joy and everything fell into place.

 Yesterday I wanted to change pictures in my picture frame, so I was looking through old prints that I have. I found this picture from December 2019, probably taken couple months after I met Jordan, and it blew me away… First of all, I didn’t realize that I had looked like that. Of course, I knew, but it was so “normal” for me. Second, I was so impressed that one year made such a huge difference! I didn’t realize how much different I looked, although I feel 100% different! I asked my daughter to take my picture for comparison. 

I chose this picture because my face says: “Take that!” I know I am not yet where I want to be, but I am on my way! Wellness is not a program, it’s a lifestyle and it’s a blessing to do it with awesome people! Never give up and never surrender! I am so worth the effort, and so are you! If you don’t have your “tribe” here, we are open and willing, but you have to make a choice and commitment to yourself, for yourself! Remember, you are never alone, you are loved! You are God’s treasure, precious and priceless to Him. Stay healthy. Stay safe.


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I am Lena Cebula. I am wife and mother of three beautiful children. I am drug addiction and human trafficking survivor. Today I am Christian, social justice advocate, blogger, professional public speaker and host of Love&BLoved Podcast. I am sharing the Good News of God’s love and creating awareness about the reality of human sex trafficking. I am an author of spiritual autobiography called 'Miraculous: my journey from hell to heaven,' you can get it through Amazon Please read and invite others who need to hear stories of forgiveness and second chances. Portion of proceeds goes to Fight4freedom. We fight against sex trafficking and support the work of outreach, education, prevention, awareness and survivor care. www.fight4freedom.ca