I remember the days when it really hurt to just get out of bed or to get off the couch. The aches and pains my body felt were non-stop! Can anyone relate to this? I spent years hurting and going from doctor to doctor with each one having their own idea of what was wrong and what medication I needed to be taking. In all reality they were just feeding me pills to mask the symptoms I carried with me into each office visit. It's sad really to think that we rely on those working in the medical field to help us, not to say they aren't, I mean to be without pain for a few hours is great, but I was looking for a more permeant fix, a life style change, something that my body would be better for and something that made me not only feel better physically, but mentally and emotionally. I just had to do some searching and eventually I would find it. It just took a lot of research, question asking, trial and testing and soul searching..... and a little help from some friends!
So I want to give you some background about myself. I have always battled with my weight growing up. I also think I had issues staying focused. Eventually I would get a handle (for a short time) on my weight by running cross country and track in high school and eventually joining the service right out of high school. However the military has their own idea of what weight should look like so mentally I was not only torn down as a soldier, but being told I was a candidate for the "fat boy program" didn't do anything for my self esteem as I got older, no matter how I looked. Moving on down the road I met a guy, married him, had 3 beautiful babies and then was right back to fighting the weight issues. I ate my way through depression and happiness, did some drinking, no did A LOT of drinking, started smoking, made some friends, decided to get healthy and started running again! Still smoked and still drank, not that those were smart choices, but hey no one is perfect. I did end up getting a couple of degrees, some really great jobs along the way and meeting some amazing people and making some really great friends that I still keep in touch with today!
Of course as I got older things started to catch up with me again. I did get back into running. As a matter a fact, I stopped drinking (for the most part( and I stopped smoking, went to the gym, ate way better than I ever had before. I thought I was headed in the right direction. Then.... 2013 hit! BOOM! I got sick, really sick! Was in denial for awhile, until eventually I couldn't be and my husband and I had to tell the kids how sick I was. This was all happening at the same time that my husband was retiring from the military and about to have back surgery too. Well, 2014 brought us his back surgery, both our mom's coming and staying with us, me having surgery.... 3 surgeries that year actually and then whoa....thank goodness the year came to an end with one last hospital stay for me and a prayer that the following year would bring better things. The following year , and next, and next well you get the picture, I would deal with pain, swelling, tons of issues with my autoimmune system, hair loss, joint issues, absorption issues you name it. I just wanted a break.
In 2016 I was working on my Master's Degree and ended up having a nervous breakdown. It was awful! I laugh now, just saying that. I can't imagine anyone saying that a nervous breakdown was great! Anyway.... I had to quit school and by 2017 I just needed a break so I hit the road with my mom and one of my sons across the US and up and down both coastlines and ran as many Rock and Roll Marathon Events as I could... along with any other races that suited my fancy. Running was my drug! It was the only time I didn't have to think about anything else but the road and the moment. Yeah I was hurting, but I just would forget about it until I crossed the finish line. Now I realize this isn't the healthy thing now, but at the time, I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to care. Fast forward a few years and I started taking my life back. I started going back to the gym and working out for the right reasons and enjoying it. I began eating better, meeting with a functional medical doctor and I know this is going to sound crazy people, but I ran into someone that saved me! I happened to be online one day in a new place and looking for something to do, people to meet. I ended up at a girls night out event and my life has been so different. That was the night I was introduced to Ur Worth It!! Please don't get me wrong! This is not an advertisement! I am truly thankful and blessed to have these products placed in my life! Since I have started with these vitamins and supplements I am off of over 20 meds that I was taking for pain and swelling, for lack of energy and sleeping issues. I feel better inside and out and a lot of the autoimmune issues I have , well the symptoms are almost null and void. I am not saying it's a cure all, but it has really done amazing things for me and I want to share it with anyone who may be experiencing some of the same issues I have in the past.
Okay I know this is a long post and I could keep going, but I will continue tomorrow for anyone interesting. I would love to answer any questions you may have so please leave them below and I will do my best to answer them. I want to thank you for continuing to read my blog. I know sometimes it may not be some ones cup of tea, but I am always looking for ideas to write about. Sometimes life gets crazy and I miss a few days, but it doesn't mean I don't want to write, just that life happens. Thanks for understanding! My body may ache, my mind may ache, but my heart is always full of thankfulness
and joy for my readers!