FIVE YEARS AGO today we bought our first house together ♡
Living the DREAM, right?
Only I wasn't.
Self-hate, self-deprecating, and low self-esteem #viciouscycle
This NIGHTMARE had to end. No one deserves to live like that.
So I took one of the scariest steps ever and reached out to a stranger. 🤷♀️ Five years later, here I am...ROCKing life, happy, and healthy because that's what I CHOOSE to do each day.
What do you choose - Problems or Purpose?
When you're tired of being in that endless spiral, I'm here to help. Let's do this T O G E T H E R ♡ #hollaatchagirl#endthetrend#progressnotperfect
Back in the gym the morning after doing 10K in the #natgeoearthday run. I wonder why I put myself through this and then remember that bag of Lay’s Sour Cream and Cheddar last Saturday and the Chili’s bottomless margaritas yesterday. Food. Food is why I do this. Also drinks. #ViciousCycle#DearGodPleaseGiveMeBackMyMetabolism
Hashimoto’s Health Tip: Healing Your Adrenals
Yesterday I posted an excerpt from my book that explains a system I created that can applied to any health (or life) challenge. It is called the A.P.A.R.T. system and if you use it, it can help you get better results that you can repeat (because you will know how you got those results). Being able to repeat a successful experiment that you conduct on your body is very important in the healing process. I often speak with people who are taking a cabinet full of supplements and they have no idea which ones might be working (or not working). And as a result, they can’t learn from that success, can’t repeat it and can’t build on it because they have no way of knowing what’s working (or not working). Having a system like this takes the guess work out of the healing process. You stop playing what I like call “the supplement lottery” and instead you have a step by step process that can become a building block for future successes and for positive healing momentum.
Often as we struggle with chronic issues and different systems of the body breaking down, we develop vicious cycles where one system is compromised and it causes a ripple effect into other parts of the body.
For example, adrenal issues can have a profound impact on both blood sugar balance and thyroid function.
And when the pancreas and thyroid become compromised they can both impact the adrenals negatively. Then you get this vicious cycle of issues in one system leading to problems in others.
In order to transform these vicious cycles into positive healing momentum, we must analyze and treat the issues in each system. And just as when one system brings down another in cases of vicious cycles, positive healing momentum results because of the positive impact one system has on another.
What used to be a vicious cycle becomes, instead, a powerful healing force for good. Here’s a post I wrote that has another excerpt from my book that looks at how to apply these ideas to healing the adrenals.
Here’s a link to that post: https://wp.me/p3gRcE-Zz
Have a great day! Unless you have other, more vicious plans
6 months in and my emotions are still all over the place. I was doing so well with eating healthily and was beginning to feel better about myself. But then, one or two triggers and I'm back to stuffing cake, chocolate and anything I can get my hands on in my mouth! The result is that I've gained back the 10 pounds that I'd lost 😪. Why is food such a comfort? Especially when too much of it ends up making you feel worse than you did in the first place. I feel like I'm trapped in a vicious cycle - I'm sad so I eat...eating makes me fat...being fat makes me sad...and so it continues. Has anybody got any tips because the thought of getting in a bikini in 4 months time is terrifying me! #affair#gettingoveranaffair#cheatinghusband#otherwoman#lies#betrayal#trust#Infidelity#marriage#comforteating#sad#viciouscycle
I’m a world full of sassiness and clapbacks, be a voice of change and be graciously thankful. I know it’s difficult, but rising above conflict is a wonderful way to better yourself. You don’t need to be angry and mean, let yourself feel the emotions but don’t speak and become part of the vicious cycle of meanness. Exhale the bad and speak only good and help change the path of the world today.
I couldn’t find the artist who wrote this, if you know who it is, please tag them in the comments below!
No such thing as defeat
Careful now, dear, be mindful of what you eat
Doc says avoid excessive sugar and caffeine
Do they know about the lead weights dragging at my feet?
Struggling through each step
My bones brittle with the small slices of bravado it takes to get through the day.
Shouldn't there be another way?
Any other way?
ANY OTHER FUCKING WAY?
Bombs bursting in my brain
Neuroses on repeat.
Curdled confidences settle in my belly,
Expelled in foul fumes.
She sharpens her claws
Packs a knockout punch
Blood clouds my eyes
Or are those tears?
Ever present fears pressing on my mind
Rage ravages each and every nerve until I'm blind.
I cower in corners and crevasses
Surely, if I run myself ragged
Drag myself through the seconds,
months of hell
I'll outsmart her once and for all. .
Delude myself well and drug myself dainty
others simply nod silently.
Oh, honey, here's some tea
Go for a run
Sit out in the sun
Put on a smile
Have some fun
It's just a little pesky PMS, don't you see? .
Cyclical 🔃 by Samantha Brown
One of my many diagnoses that is fricken nuts!! I finally got diagnosed over a year ago from my #obgyn . I have #severe#pmdd if you guys don't know what it means it's call premenstrual dysphoria disorder and a week to a week and half before menstruation it's like a totally different me! It's #pms times a billion!!!! Woman commit #suicide over it. It ruins families, relationships, jobs, your life💔 I ask alot of nurses if they know what #pmdd is and surprisingly not enough know about it and every single #nurse and #doctor should know about it! This is a disease that affects so many woman especially starting in their 20's and have no clue what's going on with them like I did for so many years before being diagnosed. It's a REAL disease with real #consequences if you can't get it under control. When I already have #ptsd and #generalizedanxietydisorder that affect my brain when I get my pmdd I'm fucking wacko👿! My hormones are out of control till I start, I wake up every hour on the dot, I sweat perfusly, my jaw and whole body clench so tite, everything makes me #angry , I don't want to be by anyone, my mind will not shut off, sometimes I want to hurt myself, I get so #fatigue , I get chills all over my body, I don't want to be touched! It's serious shit and I will continue to spread #awareness of #pmdd and hopefully save lives and save families. This is why I thank God #cannabis is legal were I live. I've been a #medicalcannabispatient now for over a year. During my pmdd I have to be extremely #medicated so at night I take #rso then I smoke #concentratedblunts I also love #cbd and when it's too bad I hate pills but a #xanax and a #bath while smokin a Jay helps me relax too. My doc wants to do a #hysterectomy on me but with my #fibromyalgia and my #thoracic#myelopathy he's hesitant. I just want this to end!!! It's a #viciouscycle#everymonth 😭😭😭 like fucking clockwork!!!
DID IT REMIND YOU?
27 degrees in April....beautiful! I’ve been sat outside with my best friends in the sunshine all day while the kids played, totally ignoring my giant to do list 🤷♀️ #sometimesyoujustgotta
Be honest though did you do it? Did you have that moment when you thought ‘shit, I’ve done it again the suns outs and I don’t feel ready to have this much of my body on show and now I feel crap’?💩 •
Seriously we’ve got to stop doing this to ourselves. #viciouscycle Why has it got to get to that moment, that crappy feeling before we resolve to be healthier all the time not just for 3 weeks running up to our summer hols, ☀️ to move our bodies regularly not just in January when the gym membership has a discount 🏋️♂️ #bargainhunter, and choose to show ourselves some respect by looking after our bodies and our minds ALL YEAR ROUND!!
THIS is what I’m working on with the ladies in my VIP group and we’re making some friggin awesome progress 🙌🙌. •
It’s never too late to join us and finally break the cycle. Will you drop me and DM so we can chat? Start loving yourself enough to make the permanent change so summer, winter, makes no odds YOU’RE A PRIORITY EVERY SEASON!
Sunscreen info I found somewhere on the internet. So I apparently have eczema. Which is a skin disease that's not contagious and affects 1/5 people worldwide. It never showed up before now because I'd never been truly stressed out the way a bride is. Now that I'm not a bride, you'd think it would go away... but it hasn't. So on doing a lot of research I found this important snippet about sunscreen. Spf 50 is no better than Spf 30... who knew?