September’s Embrace & Engage Challenge
What are you putting off?
I am willing to bet each one of us is putting off some medical test or procedure.
- the mammogram?
- the colonoscopy?
- the annual exam and pap smear?
- having your cholesterol checked?
- having that “funny spot” on your skin checked?
For me, it is the mammogram. I’ve had them in the past, and should have scheduled one earlier this year, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I know I should schedule it, but it’s not exactly my idea of fun, so I haven’t.
The fear of embarrassment, pain, or even getting bad news can prevent us from doing the things we need to take care of ourselves. I put off the colonoscopy as long as I could – surely it wouldn’t be pleasant.
Yet, when I finally got the guts to do it (which you should interpret as my husband forced me to do it since my Father passed away at age 52 from colon cancer – really I didn’t have an excuse) it wasn’t awful at all. The drugs they give you are tremendous – I don’t remember a thing!
So, to start the ball rolling, I commit publicly to schedule my mammogram today and challenge you to commit to scheduling the test you’ve been avoiding. It will be our Embrace & Engage Challenge for the month! Visit the Embrace & Engage Challenge page to accept the challenge and see who else will join you.
Have the courage to do something great for your health!
(from the September edition of the Embrace & Engage Newsletter)
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Eliz Greene is the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Health. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.
As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com.