Aches and Pains.

June 9, 2017

 

'Finding calm amongst the chaos. '

 

 

'When it rains ☔️ - look for rainbows 🌈, when it's dark - search for the stars ✨ .'

 

Waking up in pain, the panic of a busy day can be overwhelming.

 

Medications, getting dressed, heavy doors and moving are just the beginning of the daily struggle. 

 

But, 

 

It's lovely being here and being around amazing people

 

The lovely people, comments and conversations. Just fill my heart. They raise my mood so much. 

And I am so thankful for that. We can have interesting coversations and shows you, you can still live life to the best of your abilities. Yes, it's far from easy but why bow down and miss out completely?

 

I know you can say - I am aching and struggling, and because you have a smile on your face, standing and talking. People think the aching isn't that bad - but believe me. It's crippling. The struggle to stand and smile. It takes a lot. Its exhausting. Sometimes it's difficult that people don't fully understand but if I am giving off the ill but not deadly ill vibe this allows them to think I am ok. It's got to the point now that I do have to say  I can't carry on anymore, I need to go back and I need to rest. Rather than carrying on. 

I didn't want to have a wheelchair whilst being at the show. As I enjoy walking and again another thing taken from me. Though waking up this morning I wished I had, of had a wheelchair. Never have I felt this way

It's upsetting me but a part of me I think is slowly accepting my body's pains a bit more, and my work on staying positive and practising gratitude. Has let me be a bit more flexible with my pain, accepting of it and more open to compromise. As clinging onto living means so much to me. 

 

Nobody is superwoman. 

 

I am the strongest mentally and physically but I do the best I can. 

 

Pacing is an important lesson to learn with chronic illness & pain. Especially coming from an athlete's background this is difficult to work with it. Yes you can't run around, be at a show for eight hours a day but they couldn't cope with making conversation with crippling migraines, lifting your arms and walking whilst been taken over by aches feeling sick trying to just keep moving. So give yourself some praise. 

 

We expect so much of ourselves but everyone else can see we are doing very well considering and don't expect anything from us. 

We need to learn this. 

 

 

 

 

Keep hope and passion burning within. 

Have a blessed weekend.

Now to enjoy great company 🍷🍚, a trusty bowl of rice & a drink or two. 

 

 

'You've got this girl.' 

 

 

S

Xoxo

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COOKING TIPS

#1
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
 
#2
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
 
#3
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
 
#4
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
 
#5
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN. 

Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.

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