Hair mineral testing

After two long weeks, I received the results from my hair mineral test.  Finally, finally, something that shows how I am feeling.  Adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, as well as numerous mineral imbalances.  I was so excited… until I saw the diet I have to follow to fix it!!  Think lean meat (but no pork), veggies (no tomatoes, potatoes or peppers), few carbs (brown rice and quinoa) no sugar or fruit.  And water to drink.  Yay 🙂  I started today, it hasn’t been fun but I will do ANYTHING at this point to make myself feel better.

Unfortunately I have only two weeks until I’m meant to be doing a 10km run with my family.  My dad will go ballistic if I pull out (I know, messed up right?) so it’s going to be a long walk for me!

The protocol to fix my adrenals also includes daily meditation and self reflexology.  I’m thinking those will probably help me more than anything else.  Stress is one of the biggest factors in my health, so anything that helps me there is great.

It has been an excruciatingly hard time in my life.  It’s not like I haven’t been ill before… I’ve suffered from this chronic illness for most of the past 13 years.  It’s just that I’ve never had to do it alone before. No matter what lies he told, how many times he cheated on me or let me down, my ex always looked after me when I was sick.  He made sure I didn’t have to work for a few months, did a lot of the housework and understood when I spent most of my days in bed.  God, how I miss him.  It’s so hard to do this alone

I’d be unstoppable, if you could just get me started

Having suffered from hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue since my teens, this has always been one of my favourite sayings.  It captures perfectly my enthusiasm for life and the lack of energy I generally have to fulfill it.

My writing may have stopped for the past month, but my planning hasn’t (although it has been on a more sporadic basis).  I have booked my yoga teacher training course with Ajarya Yoga.  It’s an ashtanga course so I’m hoping I’ll have the energy for the fairly rigorous timetable, and rigid eating times… and vegetarian food!  If I feel anything like I do at the moment it’ll be a massive struggle, so I’m doing everything I possibly can to heal my adrenals and get my health back on track.

I try to meditate every day, even if it’s just for 5 mins.  Actually that’s usually about all I can manage before my “monkey brain” kicks in and disturbs the peace.  I’m eating healthily, taking as many supplements as I can stomach (and afford).  I have had a blood test done, which I have no faith in,.  I have sent off a chunk of my hair for mineral testing, which I’m trying not to get too excited about, but it sounds amazing what they can test for so I’m quietly hopeful.  I’m planning a 10 day sugar detox, but it requires more preparation than I have had energy for up until now.

Anyway, all of that aside, I have also decided to jump in the deep end and book a one way ticket for Brazil in time for Carnaval 2017!!  I’m sure I’ll have enough money by February to fund it 😉  I’m trying to work from an abundance mindset, but then again I might just be a little crazy.  But as a very good friend said to me when I was deliberating whether or not to go – why have a little bit when you can have it all?  And when else in my life am I not going to have a house/partner/kids/anything to tie to me to anywhere except my family who I have been so blessed to have spent the last 10 months with?

No, it’s time to start living my life the way I wanted to when I was young and wise.  Before I met the man who would change my life forever; who made me think I was small and incapable and unworthy.

I have dreamed of this, worked for it, planned it and now I’m gonna live the hell out of it!