I’ve been circling around this for a few days but it’s time to come clean.
I fell off the wagon face first, and it really hurt.
Here’s how it happened.
As part of my inner circle, you know that this summer has been a big one for me, it’s been great. It’s been fun and exciting, filled with loads of new experiences.
It looked like this:
- I had company for a month–fun!
- We went on in a big adventure– fun again!
- I visited dear friends in Alberta–more fun!
- I lost my vitamins–not so fun…
- We took care of Soda for 2 weeks –fun! fun! fun!
- I went to Whitehorse to celebrate my grandson’s first birthday — Super Fun!
I have enjoyed vibrant health and ease for the past ten years. My fibromyalgia pain has been gone, my fatigue and migraines gone! I know how to maintain a fine balance and I can even forget I’m doing it.
As you know, when you are busy having loads of fun in different places the routine can fall away. And we all need to shake it up and have some new experiences, to a point.
BUT when you have a chronic condition, no matter where you are, or how much fun you’re having, the inflammation must remain under control.
For years I have followed my very specific personal lifestyle plan that includes my diet, supplements, meditation, qigong, pilates, swimming, reading, walking, knitting, sleeping… you get my point.
There is a time and place when you can sneak in a nightshade or an extra glass of wine, and that is once in a while. Keeping the system in balance means the immune system is happy and calm it isn’t getting away on itself.
Too many treats, cheats, late nights, plane trips, road trips and beds are the perfect storm for inflammation. It’s the lightning bolt to get a good blaze going. The treats, cheats, stress and fatigue feed the flames.
So as I write this I am in recovery mode, which means diligence ~ the right food, the right supplements, plenty of rest and routine and pacing myself.
I’m feeling better each day which is encouraging and affirming the value of keeping true to what I need, being mindful and listening to my body, mind and spirit.
How’s your summer been? Super fun I hope! ;))
Share in the comments below and let me know, I’d love to hear from you.
I’m super happy because this week I led Rainforest Qigong in Moss Rock Park, just outside my back door. It was wonderful to see some of the beautiful souls from our qigong community, getting balanced and grounded.
Phew! One more healing step further out of the muck.