Smiling Into September

September 6, 2018

 So, it has and IS taking me far longer to bounce back from the weekend than I would like to admit. The last few days have been a struggle, everything hurts and trying to be productive and proactive is EXTREMELY difficult. Your head throbs and is a blur, you are tired but can't sleep because of the pain and just ache all over. The mornings have been hell, and it has been difficult to act like I am ACTUALLY ALIVE AND BREATHING and smiling through the fog and pain. I know that I have a busy, EXTREMELY busy week ahead of me next week and so the next day or so I need to really take care and just really try to re-gain some energy and strength. It  makes it very hard because I am so pumped up and focused on projects that lay ahead I am always constantly on the go thinking of how I can empower others, improve myself and my own skills and protect and save lives. 

 

 

It has been such a busy time that my blogs have been a little spaced out recently. Often on the days when I have the time to sit and write my brain just can't seem to get in gear and exhaustion takes over with the mist and blur.. so it is almost impossible. I guess that is the fun of the disease. People forget you may look fine but my GOD is every second a struggle. We have to smile though, there is too many good things on the horizon and times where we can learn and grow.  It is so easy to become negative during flare up's and when you are exhausted but we MUST keep smiling.

 

 

It has been amazing to donate the money we have raised recently to Invisiyouth and Lyme Disease UK, knowing what a difference the money will make. It kicks everything into touch. 

 

For now, it is time to look on to an exciting week next week and I am SO lucky forward to Saturday for my first radio presenting training.. I CAN'T WAIT doesn't even explain my excitement. 

 

 

 

Here is a quote for you all that I will leave you with:

 

 

 

 

 'In everyday there is 1,440 minutes. That means there is 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.'

 

We have the power to brighten people's days, as well as our own.

Choose positivity.

 

Look forward to more updates!

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SOPHIE'S
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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