Hello World, I am Monica Del Pino! I am an EOSwell writer and Jess’ sister. I live on the complete opposite coast as my sister and am super busy but when asked if I wanted to be contribute to EOSwell I knew this was an opportunity I could not pass up. I am very honored and excited to be part of what they are trying to accomplish through this blog.
Just a little background on myself, I am one of those people who actual love to work out. I don’t just to it because it’s what I am “supposed to do” but because I have true passion for it, so much so that I studied it. I became a certified personal trainer who specializes in fitness nutrition. Even though I love my expertise I am constantly surrounded by people who don’t share my same interest. I realize how difficult it is to stick with, let alone, begin an exercise regimen.
As a personal trainer the most I can do is be knowledgeable, lead by example and only give advice when it’s is asked for. I understand that each body is different in the way in reacts and what it can handle and that everyone has different goals. You have to do what is right for you. I am not a physician just a regular person who is trying to do well in the world. I am not trying to sell anything or push my values onto anyone else. I strive to live a long, healthy life and I desire only the best for my loved ones and myself.
Recently, I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of lupus. There are times I feel on top of the world like nothing is wrong with me. Then there are times when I am forced to deal with the complications of such a complex disease. There are a multitude of symptoms and each individual case is unique. Prior to my diagnosis, I consulted with medical specialists who were not able to provide any relief for my symptoms. Going to an acupuncturist was a life changer for me. Within a relatively short time I noticed many significant improvements in my overall health. I am drawn to acupuncture because it gets to the root of symptoms instead of just providing relief of symptoms. I do believe there is a time and place for modern medicine but it is crucial to take care of our bodies through exercise and proper nourishment.
I tend to be a private person, I don’t like to complain and would much rather suffer in silence than let anyone know there is something wrong with me. During my journey I have realized the importance of opening up and connecting with others. Fortunately, my family has been loving and understanding of anything I have ever been through. I am so appreciative of them and the moral support they provide. I hope to be able to contribute to establishing a sense of community for others.
My take away lesson is that you only have one life so make the most of it. I know it sounds like a stupid cliché but life is so short and you should enjoy it by doing what makes you happy. Realize that things will get figured out along the way on this journey we call life. Take care of yourself, keep learning and keep laughing.