I TRIED 😭. Feeling so awful but I thought being really ill in bed is no difference than being ill at the gym. I stand corrected. I managed 30 minutes on the treadmill burning 141 kcal going 3.03km but I felt like I was going to faint as soon as I stepped off. Home to soak in a bubble bath & get my pyjamas back on 🤒🔥
Fatigue. I had NO IDEA what fatigue meant until I came down with Lyme Disease and Babesiosis. There were nights 🌃 when halfway up the stairs on my way to bed I would sit down and wonder if it was ok to just sleep on the stairs.
I remember how terrifying this was before I actually had a diagnosis. Once I knew what I had, at least I understood the fatigue. Here is what I have done that has changed everything for me:
1. Super clean eating. I may not have control over the fact that I have Lyme and Babesiosis, but I sure as hell have control over what I put into my body. There is No Way I am going to feed the Lyme and Babesiosis.
2. Sleep. I am in bed at least 8 hours per night.
3. Working out! In the sickest moments I remember thinking that if I worked out my symptoms would flare and I would pay for it later. I shifted this mindset a few months ago and I have not looked back. The reality is that there is no rhyme or reason to my flares. By working out, my body has gotten so much stronger. At first I had to modify what the modifier was doing. It was more about moving and getting into the routine of working out again initially. But as I have gotten stronger, my fatigue has decreased.
4. My superfoods shake. My nutritionist is the one who recommended this. I drink the vegan version which is gluten, soy and dairy free. 70+ superfoods, prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes.... It is super dense nutrition, so my body can actually absorb it. I had lost so much weight, and I felt like a walking skeleton. Our body are so depleted because of Lyme and coinfections, and this gives me everything I need in a quick, delicious shake. Has literally changed my life!
5. Letting go of fear and focusing on hope. I stopped doing research and reading about Lyme.
* These 5 changes have literally changed my life over the past 4 months. I would love to have you join me! Who's ready to get their lives back?
I actually feel good today.
As my body has slowly changed I've let my mind pick at other parts of my appearance because for some reason I (we) can't ever feel good enough. There's always an advert to undermine or a snide comment from a stranger. I'm not doing that today.
I am enough. Now.
I ended this working week feeling like I might actually be capable (despite the shouty voice in my head screaming otherwise). This morning I'm off to knitting with friends.
I spent my school years feeling like an outsider so this sense of finding (making) a space for myself comforts so many anxieties.
So despite the ache flare (yey, hormones) I am wearing make up even though it will draw attention to the spots. Sod it. Right?
: ) What's one goal you're trying to achieve? Mine is building better relationships - with food, exercise, myself, and others.- I have come so far, and am happier now that I'm accepting self-care, and self-love into my life. SELF-LOVE is something that I deserve, that you deserve, and something that you, and I NEED. The world will make you doubt your worth a million times, but remeber you are worthy, and capable. ♡
Let's get real for a moment. Are you being authentic and true to yourself right now? Too often we get stuck behind the masks of what we think other people want us to be or what we think we "should be" that we totally lose sight of who we really are. I'm giving your permission today to BE YOU, DO YOU, FOR YOU. When we take a moment to realign with our true and highest self, our full light shines and everyone benefits.
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