faith, health, life

Feeling Better Every Day

So I last updated on the 23rd of June about my health journey.

Today is July 1st, and I’m on day 19 of 75HARD. I am loving this journey and the transformation I’m undergoing. My mindset is really shifting and I’m accepting that discipline is necessary for my physical health, and that is spilling out into other areas of my life.

The non-scale victories have accumulated so rapidly that I’ve been surprised at every turn. I was using my albuterol 4-6 times a day, plus my control med 2x a day, to breathe. I’m completely off the albuterol and only using the control medicine. I’m so grateful

My pain is gone. I was living every day between a 7 and an 8. I was really losing hope and I didn’t even realize how much despair I was feeling until I started getting better.

My skin is clearer. My energy is improved. My mood is elevated. I keep waiting for my sleep to improve, that hasn’t changed a whole lot, but I’m expecting that this month I’ll see big strides where my sleep is concerned.

Last, and to me, least, in this journey… I’ve lost 17 pounds in my first month. I say least to me because it’s finally not about the weight. I want to be fit. I want to be active. I want to feel good. I want to be pain free. I don’t ever want to go back to my old way of living. The weight loss is exciting, but it isn’t the only reason I’m doing this.

I am so humbled by what my body is capable of. I rode my bike for the first time yesterday. For 2 miles! I am looking forward to many more bike rides and I cannot wait to celebrate my first 10 mile ride.

I also cannot wait for the rain to clear out and the mud to dry up so I can get back in the saddle and ride my horse.

Oh and my writing? Better than ever before. I’m writing huge chunks at a time and will be releasing several more books this year.

I feel like I’ve been set free. I feel like I have my life back. I’m praising Jesus for guiding me here and holding my hand and my heart as I embark on this journey.

Until next time,

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