This week I met with my personal trainer who is now taking me to Phase II if you will of my exercise routine and getting my body as healthy as possible.
With some recent tweaking of my diet by my nutrionalist, I am now only 21 pounds away from having lost a total of 100 pounds! Just reading that is startling.
With my exercise I am now cutting back on my cardio and not doing more than an hour a day except on those days where I just want to do a 8-10 mile walk because I enjoy it.
We have now reduced my egoscue exercise to 6 because in 65 days half of my muscular structure problems have been resolved. Incredible! In addition, I very rarely have pain now and I’m no longer taking the Phenocane to control my pain.
I am upping the egoscue exercises to 5 days a week along with my beloved Yoga. I love Rodney Yee’s Hip Opener series and have been doing it for a few weeks along with his Yoga Abs for beginners. I’m actually thinking I might need to advance on the Ab one because I’m getting bored which usually means it is becoming easy to do. Hmmmm…
In addition to those things I am now weight training upper and lower body. I was all smiles and grins when I was running through my routine for the first time. Having the bars in my hands, or the press under my feet was an incredible high. It has been over 15 years! And I had no PENE nor Pain. My body actually felt stretched out and slightly pushed. Of course, we are starting out slow with 1 set of 10 reps at 25-40 pounds but still, it is progress.
In addition, I have been introduced to the rowing machine. I have always harbored a secret desire to row and the minute I sat on this machine and pulled back, I knew I had found a new love.
I am also doing the recumbent bicycle as well. Funnily, I’m not overly excited about it! But I get a good workout on my legs that is easy on my knees and back so that is beneficial.
I am now drinking more Amazing Grass as I take it before a workout and after a workout and I know work out twice a day. If I knew 10 or 20 years ago that Amazing Grass would give my body everything it needed to heal itself, I would have done this earlier. I have no doubt that I will be drinking these Superfood and meal replacements for a long time.
I have recently overhauled my vitamins as well and switched all of them over to Garden of Life’s Raw line. I love it. I take less pills but they seem to have more of an impact on my body.
I’m also off the thyroid herbs I was taking as I don’t seem to need them anymore.
I think the biggest change is my diet. It is almost all raw now except for snack things and the occasional ice cream and chocolate.
I am still learning to eat out without gluten but that is always a big challenge. People are so ignorant when it comes to gluten and celiac disease.
Having said all that, I am now wondering if CFS was my correct diagnosis but in the sense of a ‘missed diagnosis’ as Dr. Hyde talks about. Almost all of my symptoms can be attributed to the celiac disease and/or the toxic poisoning.
I guess I will never truly know since I cannot get the brain scan I need to prove or dis-prove ME. But it does give me pause.
As a side note, I am excited to be going home to see my daughter, grand-daughter and grand-son in June. Not only do I feel better, look better, but I am functioning better as well.
My only challenge will be my diet. Ugh.
But what is life without challenges, right?
I hope you are seeing improvements in your life today. If not, hang in there because you never know when your moment will arrive.