The HUG Project
by Keely Grand
I was on vacation, recently, and I had this desire to do what I've been wanting to do with the wellness journeys I am a part of with my clients. The type of trainer and coach that I am can't be squeezed into a box, because well, I'm a circle that grows, reflects, has different shades of color... you get the point. I'm different and I think that's why my clients enjoy our time together and that's why I enjoy my job.
Like most trainers, I design programs that progress with the client, watch and correct form, push for healthy behaviors, inform & educate, and inspire whenever possible. But one day, I thought of what it may be like if I joined them in their journey and as a team we conquered their goal(s)? Not me telling them what to do, but being their partner in it all. So, I wouldn't just be checking off their boxes, we'd be checking them off together.
From those thoughts, HUG Project was born. HUG stands for Health Unleashes Greatness - and I believe that it definitely does. Today, three wellness warriors joined HUG Project. Each has their own goals, so each project is different. For one though, we ended up pushing each other.
The task: Write or draw about the Wellness Movement and then get out there and show off your quest for wellness.
She came up with one of the most beautiful drawings (that can be found in the image section) and I wrote this:
HUG Project, by keely grand
I'm not broken but my heart is in pieces.
People treat their bodies the way Trump gives speeches.
The gov't subsidizes meat
So diabetes will infest our feet
Their banks and pockets grow with cash
While our bodies grow diseased and fat.
Society makes health into a joke
Feeding on cows, corn, and coke.
The soda kind of drink,
Not a foe to the GMO stink.
When will everyone agree
that plants are all we need.
No one's facts are in the same game
Mainstream VS. Progressive just aren't one in the same
Dieticians and doctors from all different schools
Don't all follow the same rules, making some look like fools.
With eating plants comes compassion and love
Realizing you wouldn't eat a cow like you wouldn't a dove.
My mom had cancer when I was in 6th grade
Screw it, I'd rather eat gogi berries and green juice lemonade
My heart is big and my muscles are strong
No, no those hormone levels are right not wrong
Feeling healthier with age
is a play on a foreign stage
We can heal ourselves while healing the earth
So our babies can grow with less toxins and girth
Spread love, joy, compassion, and health
Consume plants and you'll find the real wealth.