Sunday, July 13, 2008

Toughing It Out

I have had a pretty rough few weeks.

As many of you know, I am one of the thousands of people in Canada who suffer from Fibromyalgia. Like most sufferers, I have good weeks and bad weeks - the last few weeks have been bad.

I have been so tired and sore that I don't want to do anything. Work, eat and sleep (or at least try to sleep). I find myself getting frustrated and depressed.

Over the last few months I have made huge changes in my life. I have started seeing a Naturopath. I have modified diet ( I am not dairy, wheat and gluten free) and I have increased my weight training and am doing yoga. Today I feel like I am doing everything in vain - I am in more pain than ever.

Why am I sharing this story with you?

As rough as I feel right now, I know the positive changes I am making in my life will eventually pay off. Instead of wallowing in my pain, I am taking active steps to try and get better. I remember what it was like to be pain free and I want to be there again so I will keep tweaking and changing my regime until I find the right formula for me.

We all have issues that interfere with our health. Maybe you struggle with your weight. Or perhaps you are dealing with major stress. The important thing to remember is that YOU have to be proactive to make change happen. You may succeed or you may fail, what is important is that you are trying.

So, what are you doing to help yourself heal?

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I am Canadian

It is a holiday in Canada and many of us are celebrating the day off work.

I only have one tip to give for today: Do something you love with the people you love.

Walk to the park to catch the fireworks, sit down to a beautiful dinner or relax at home with your family.

Health is not just about nutrition and exercise, it is also about your attitude. When you take time to enjoy yourself, you feel better on the inside which motivates you to be better on the outside.

Happy Canada Day!


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