I’ve written about this several times, and I’m sure I’ll write about it several times more. The thing is, most people out there aren’t quite hearing what I’m saying. My journey has been nothing short of amazing. But here’s the kicker: every single person out there could experience results like this IF they were willing to TRY. That’s where I lost most of you. But, I’m not one to give up that easily. And so I’m going to lay it all out: what I did, how I did it, and how you can do it too.
This is step one. First you DECIDE you want a better life. That you DESERVE a better life. For me, this came during a serious ROCK BOTTOM situation. In bed for a couple of weeks, in excruciating pain (as usual), and completely SICK of feeling that way. That’s when I knew this wasn’t the life for me. That I had to do something about it. Now, no one can make this decision but YOU. Just like no one can do the work but YOU. This is all up to YOU.
Nutrition, Nutrition, Nutrition
Can I say it again? NUTRITION! Few things are as frustrating to me as seeing people that claim to want to feel better posting about their fried chicken dinner or McDonald’s excursion with the kids. THIS IS NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. THIS IS WHY YOU FEEL LIKE CRAP ALL THE TIME! Seriously folks, you will NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER feel better until you CHANGE WHAT YOU EAT. EVER!
Where do you start? You start by eliminating processed foods, fast foods, and soft drinks. YES, REALLY. Why? Because they are poisoning your body. Then you identify the foods that are making you sick by keeping a food journal. Then you eliminate those foods. The end result is a largely plant-based diet – that means, lots of fruits and veggies with lean, healthy protein. I personally am vegan, but you can get healthy protein from animal products if you make SMART CHOICES. Since I don’t eat meat, I can’t really help you identify the right meats to eat, but a little research will steer you in the right direction.
Shakeology helped me get my nutrition on the right track and it helps me keep it there. It has been one of the single biggest factors in my transformation. Send me a message if you’d like more info on that.
Fitness is HARD WORK
I know what you’re going to say: I CAN’T workout because I’m in pain all the time. Guess what? So was I when I started. But I did it anyway. You have to be willing to FIGHT to make progress. Once I corrected nutrition and started using Shakeology, I was able to get moving and start working out. As you get fit, lose weight, and build strength, that’s when fibromyalgia starts to lose and that’s when you start to win. If you aren’t willing to work hard, fibromyalgia will always win. ALWAYS. It’s really that simple.
There is No Magic Pill
If you’re waiting for me to tell you about a magic pill, you’re in the wrong place. If you’re waiting for me to tell you about a cure, I just did. Fitness, nutrition, and HARD WORK. That’s your cure. I HAVE NO SYMPTOMS. NONE. Your cure is fitness. Your cure is nutrition. YOU CAN FEEL BETTER. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR LIFE BACK. Put in the work and you too can feel better, look better, and be FREE FROM FIBROMYALGIA.
I’m not saying the only way to do it is with the programs I’ve used. I personally believe Beachbody products are the best out there because I am living proof. BUT find what works for you and stick with it. DO SOMETHING. MAKE A CHANGE. Find your way out of the grips of this horrible condition. Be willing to FIGHT. Be willing to COMMIT. Be willing to WORK HARD.
Complaining = USELESS
I used to complain all the time about my condition. USED TO. And a lot of you insist upon complaining day in and day out. I understand that. Really I do. BUT, until you STOP COMPLAINING and start focusing on POSITIVITY, nothing will change. Change your mindset, change your life. CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE. Shift your focus. Don’t let fibromyalgia be the center of your life anymore. CHANGE IT. Focus on your goals. Focus on the things you want to do when you conquer your symptoms (not if, when). Make the choice. Change your life.
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