The philosophy behind a plant based or holistic approach to health and medicine is to find the ROOT of the problem. Most likely, it is one of 3 things, a dietary imbalance, a lifestyle change needing to happen, or possible nerve interruptions. I would try any number of these things and if all else fails, contact your doctor and express concern. But first, let's see how you may be able to take control of it.
The title is posted as a question because this is a discussion, a conversation about a movement that is intended to bring women together and solve our image issues. The more I see the body positivity and self love spread around, the more I begin to wonder why we are still obsessed with rating our and each others' value on looks.
Wow, 1 year ago, I was sleeping 5+ hours per day, and had constant joint and muscle pain. I couldn't sleep with my arms bent otherwise I woke up with locked elbows. My knees and thighs felt like I had just run up a flight of stairs, all. the. time. I couldn't make my bed without needing to lie down afterwards, dizzy and out of breath. My anxiety and depression were the STAR of the show every day and controlled my every move.
This morning I woke up at 5:10am, went to my 2 workout classes, and have a full day of mental and physical activity ahead of me, and I feel great.
It has gotten a lot better for sure, but the amount of women with "fat-phobic" dialog in their day to day lives is so common that it gets passed off and dismissed. I think (especially coming from the industry that I was in and the diet culture built around it) that these thoughts and words have much more of an impact than we may think.
Alright while yes this post is meant for everyone, ladies, I'm looking at you. We are constantly being marketed to about low calorie, low fat, low sugar, and low everything else. We are told that weight-loss is the goal and 21 day detox diets are the way to go! Well we are going to throw all of that away because here is everything you never wanted to know about losing weight.
If you clicked on this because you woke up late, you have heaps of tasks to complete, you have limited motivation, you are crazy overwhelmed, and you have NO clue where to start, welcome to the flippin club ya'll. I emerged from the comforts of my bed this morning very late and very drained, so let's do this together.
Out of all of the drastic changes, hard decisions, and heartbreaks, I think most of them have occurred in the past 2 1/2 years. The highs and lows have been intense, these years have been beyond my furthest imagination in every category possible. Each time I was faced with a choice or I was working toward something big, I never once asked God to give me a yes, to lead me where I want, or give what I was asking for. Instead I
Let me tell you one thing, if you would have asked me 5 years ago if I would like to be a clean/healthy living advocate, I would have laughed, said no, and further explained how I was perfectly happy with my double cheeseburger and a milkshake lifestyle.
Are you tired of the same loop every year. Let me guess, you write down about 5 resolutions that go something like this, "ahem" "save money, lose weight, be stress free, be productive, and keep the house cleaner". If your resolutions look anything like this I have bad news and I have good news. The bad news is, they will fail after about a week and a half. The good news is I can tell you how to achieve those same goals with a different approach and better outcomes. Grab your favorite pen, a cute notebook, and a cup of coffee, let's get started.
I remember one particular day being a little extra stressed, I was driving and passed a church sign that said part of the verse Mathew 11:28 "come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest". I remember the long breath of relief that I took after reading that. I remember the shame I felt after realizing I hadn't taken my burdens and stresses to Him, and how I had been trying and failing to handle it all on my own.