Sunday, March 3, 2013

I will make it: Healthy and Whole (30 day Challenge update)

I am writing to give and update to how things have been going since I started my challenge to being healthy and whole.
I will say that if there is any that that you and you work hard to get it(there are obstacle) then  you will appreciate it much more than if it was given to you freely.  I am to this point right now.  I am working very hard to regain my life back by taking control of my health situation through education and research and praying to God for an answer.  I am determined to feel better and these past few days have been some better and more manageable.  I must say, no it has not been easy,   The first thing I did was to evaluate how I was eating and what I was putting in to my body. And Yes, I was not making the best choices.   In the past few weeks, I have been looking at what I need to add and what I needed to take away.   I was  person that needed a COKE.....I had Coke in the morning Coke in the evening, Coke while driving home from work and sometimes at bedtime.....And  That is just to much Coke.  I saw a report as well as my mother and brother told me that there was 15 tablespoons/teaspoons of sugar in Sodas.  Who needs that much sugar.   It just not good for you and especially for persons with Fibromyalgia.    Please look of Sugar intake and the effects of sugar for more information.

So It has not been easy to not drink a coke (patterns of behavior are sometimes hard to break). The first week I had severe headaches. I was tempted to get a coke as my co-worker said the coke might help and she recommended that I should not have went cold turkey!   I almost caved in, but I didn't.  I just dealt with the headache and today I can say that I have not been dealing with Withdrawal  Headaches.....
I begin looking for alternatives to drinking soda and I found  that there are a lot of other great choices that included vitamin water, NAKED Vegetable and Fruit Drink and the all time favorite H20. I also added Chai Tea to my diet after researching which teas would be beneficial to my and my condition.   After researching Chai was the best for me and what I was dealing with in my body.  I will discuss in a later post the benefits and present findings on why everyone should drink Chai Tea

I also added some new vitamin Supplements to my daily regimen called "ALIVE"  (Women's Energy Multivitamin-MultiMineral) what a perfect name in my opinion. ALIVE has 26 Fruits and Vegetables plus Resveratrol and Lutein especially formulated for a women's needs and to help support.(Plus Hair, Skin, Nails and Breast Health)

This is a journey and I am traveling to a place of peace and pain free...I am trusting God to give me clear directions on what I need to do as well as the strength to stay focused in getting it all done.  I am pleased so far as to how my body has been adjusting and looking for positive results.

God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present[b] help in trouble  Psalms 46:1

*Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain and/or tenderness for at least 3 months. Fibromyalgia is a real medical condition, one that can be managed