“On the path to healing, the biggest changes happen when we get honest.” Carly Elliott
I had a three day flare up this week. I don’t think that has ever happened to me before, but it was rough. I felt awful, but life had to go on.
I’m a person who needs answers, so I found myself investigating every single aspect of my life- with a fine tooth comb. When you know better you do better, right? Maybe it’s because I did so much this week. Maybe it’s because I did that craft project. Maybe it was hormonal.
Whatever it was, I don’t want it to happen again.
I sat with my husband and expressed my concerns. My husband who tells it like it is…
“What could I have possibly done? What do you think? I’m so disciplined about food. I haven’t cheated. Not once.”
“You are disciplined about food. You are not disciplined about exercise. You are not disciplined about over-doing it. You are not disciplined about your stress level. Have you been taking your supplements regularly? Have you been getting adjusted regularly?”
He told it like it was.
“The truth hurts?”
“The truth helps. You’re always right… don’t tell anyone I said that.”
If I want to live the best quality of life, it’s going to take a bit more discipline. If I want to heal, I need real change. And I’m determined. I can’t expect to feel my best if I’m doing this half way. Maybe there will be flare ups. Maybe I will have bad days here and there. That’s better than lots of bad days, so I will continue to improve. Off to set a plan in motion…
I’m still eating really well. I’ve made a list for the fridge so I remember my supplements. I’ve slacked on exercise so I’ve got a plan of attack for that, also. I’m going to spend some good time with God this week. And, I’m going to visit the hubby a little more in his office for some adjustments. I’m excited about these little, yet powerful, changes.
What causes your flare ups? If you are making lifestyle changes to heal from FM, what areas are most difficult for you?