August, 2011

  1. Carb-phobic!

    August 31, 2011 by Heather

    Yup, this thought process dies hard! 

    I’m going about my day….I stop at Trader Joe’s and pick up some dates.  I get home and pop one into my mouth.  WOW!!!  They are fantastic!!!  (Yes, I’ve never had a date!!)  So I proceed to look at the label.  HOLY CRAP!!!!  It has how many carbs and grams of sugar?????  First reaction?  Spit it out!!!!!  I did not do this of course.  But I immediately went into freak out mode!  I’m going to get fat eating these was my first thought.  Ask my food accountability partner, I immediately texted her…”did you see how many grams of sugar these things have??” 

    So I thought I was over my carb phobia.  Based on this reaction, I’d say I’m not!  BUT….I have been eating the dates all week whereas before I probably would have thrown them out.  I have been eating a plant based diet for the last month that has a lot more carbs than I am used to.  And going in my fear was gaining weight.  I have not gained weight, if anything I have lost.  So I guess I need to trust the process and not freak out.  But I will not lie, it is not easy!!!!!

    Stay tuned…..

  2. Loving yourself 100% of the time

    August 21, 2011 by Heather

    So I’m going about my life doing pretty good at being ok with ME.  Then BAM, today I get all obsessive again and fall back into old patterns.  Realization….I suck at loving myself 100% of the time!!!  2nd realization….you can’t follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to loving yourself! 

    Time to get my stuff together!  Because how can I be an effective coach if I don’t practice what I preach?  How can I tell someone that they need to love themselves completely if I don’t do the same.  Did I say this was going to happen over night?  No!  Will I be working on it?  Yes!!

  3. Taking time to take care of ME!

    August 10, 2011 by Heather

    Well boys and girls, I have been a slacker when it comes to taking care of ME!  I am so passionate about and love helping others that sometimes I get so wrapped up in the helping that I forget about my me time.  And I know this is important because if I don’t take care of me then how can I effectively help others?

    So the issue of setting boundaries comes up.  What times will I be “unavailable” and what time will the computer get shut off every night?  Right now I make myself available most of the time and I’m always willing to help someone, if I’m around and they need me.  Because that is who I am and that is what I do.  I love helping others!  But I know not taking the time for me can only be self destructive in the end.  I will be honest, setting boundaries scares the hell out of me!  I start to get all anxious…..”what if someone needs me????”  And, don’t get me wrong, I really don’t think I’m THAT important.  But I do know that people have come to count on me, for various reasons. 

    So, like anything, I am doing the thing and taking the steps.  Because I know it is good for me.  Today I went for my nails and did not touch my phone from the time I left the house until the time I was done.  I think it nearly killed me!!! 🙂  But it was ok.  Noone died, noone’s question couldn’t wait and the world was ok!  So tonite the computer is getting shut off at 10 p.m. come hell or high water.  You know where to find me at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, AFTER my workout! 

    Be well my friends and remember to take time for YOU!!!

  4. Here’s a pill…it will make you feel better!

    August 3, 2011 by Heather

    Does fibromyalgia suck?  Sure it does!  Is it a death sentence?  No!  Are you destined to a life of meds?  Not necessarily! 

    So I have decided to manage my fibromyalgia naturally.  Why?  Because I think it can be done and I don’t want to rely on medication.  To be honest I am really saddened by our reliance on medication in this country.  Now I’m not saying that there isn’t a need for it in some circumstances or that I’m better than the person who does take medication but I wish that doctors wouldn’t just throw a pill at someone before trying other things first.  Because most people are so desperate they will try anything to feel better, even if that means taking a bunch of pills with a million side effects. 

    It angers me when a fellow fibro sufferer is on a multitude of pills and most times still not getting much relief.  What are all those pills doing to your body and how many side effects are you experiencing from those pills that are creating more problems beyond your original symptoms? 

    So my mission is two fold, manage my condition naturally and show others that it can be done and help them to do so. 

    Stay tuned….