As I have indicated on here a few times recently 2012 was a rock bottom year for me health-wise. Some of my health low lights of 2012 include Whooping Cough, a broken arm and Shingles. One of the commitments I made to myself was to concentrate on restoring my health in 2013 and I thought it was time for an update. I thought it might also be good to do an update here every few weeks or months to share what's been working for me.
I have been taking 3 supplements daily and I definitely think they have been making a huge difference. Pictured above they are
- Bioglan's Cal C Powder
- Morningstar Minerals Immune Boost 77 mineral supplement
- Source Naturals Wellness formula.
To be honest my diet has been a bit up and down. Some days are better than others but I am trying to eat more fresh food to avoid binges/lack of energy. While I haven't lost any weight (I have PCOS so weight loss is difficult at the best of times) I am feeling better for eating better.
If I am completely honest my energy levels have also been a bit up and down. Some days I feel great and other days I feel like something the cat dragged in. What I am noticing though on days when I do feel good is how great it is to feel good again. I am sure it took a while to completely deplete my immune system so I have no doubt it will take a while to build it back up again.
Taking leave when I need it. I decided to take an additional 11 days of Long Service Leave in Jan this year to rest and recover from the Shingles (my rash came up the week before Christmas - which I renamed Shinglesmas as a result). Part of me wants to push to do more but I am really trying to pace myself - I am in this for the marathon not for the sprint.
Being kind to myself is another thing I am trying. Instead of telling myself what a loser I am for being sick and lacking energy, I am instead listening to the fact I need rest and taking it. I think so many people waste energy on their negative inner dialogue - I don't have any energy to waste yet so that can piss off.
Drinking water is another thing I notice that pretty much instantly makes me feel better. Unfortunately this is something I struggle with so I have an app on my phone called Water Tracker which will literally prompt me to drink several times a day. I also try to break my day up into thirds trying to get through at least 600ml in each session. I am pretty sure that if natural selection had been allowed to run its course I would have died out years ago. How can a human being struggle to drink water??? Sheesh.
Anyways this is just a quick update to share what has been working for me so far. I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy