If you’ve been following my journey the last 6 months, you know I was diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue which was causing weight gain, tiredness (even after exercise), brain fog, and other symptoms. My doctor prescribed me tons of vitamins because I was deficient in 9 different areas. She also wanted me to do a 10 Day Cleanse.
Here is a big confession: I refused to do the 10 Day Cleanse.
The thought of doing something drastic stressed me out. I’m a “have to follow the rules to a T” type person. So, the stress of having to learn how to do a new eating plan was more than I could handle.
I’ve done Weight Watchers.
I’ve done Body for Life.
I’ve done 3 day cleanses.
I’ve gone gluten, soy, pork, and white rice free.
I’ve done the Ultimate Reset 3 times!
I’ve done so many 3 Day Refreshes that I’ve lost count.
I’ve used the Portion Fixed containers.
I was successful in them all. But, learning how to do another way to tweak my eating made my anxiety through the roof. It takes time to learn a new way to eat. I didn’t have it in me to learn. It exhausted me to even think about it!
I went back to the doctor and told her I’d get control of my eating and cut out the extreme exercise but I really couldn’t do a 10 Day Cleanse without getting more stressed out. Wasn’t the point of treating my Adrenal Fatigue to lessen my stress load?
My friend shared a quote with me the other day, “Are you Interested or are you committed?”
I think I was “interested” in treating my Adrenal Fatigue.
First of all, I cut out extreme exercise. But, let’s be honest, I hate extreme exercise so that wasn’t a sacrifice. I did yoga. I walked here and there. We bought a stationary bike. I exercised about 5 times a week…but I did the minimum.
In November, I thought I had a mini panic attack and started to notice heart palpitations. By December they had gotten worse and were constant. The first of January, I went to see a cardiologist (at the age of 43? What the heck?). After a stress test, 48 hour monitoring, and an EKG, they found that I had PVC (premature ventricular contractions). Thankfully, there was no heart disease associated with it but she told me I needed to eliminate stress…and caffeine. She was NOT my friend. Didn’t she know I was running on my caffeine for survival? There was no way I could cut it out completely but I cut it out mostly (I just couldn’t be committed to cutting it out completely). With reducing the caffeine and being more mindful of the stress, the palpitations went away.
Two weeks ago, I returned from Cabo from a Leadership Retreat with a horrible cold. It was a “in bed all week” kind of cold. This was my body’s final scream that it was time to turn this “interest” in getting better to a “commitment”. My plan was to start it last week but I had to be in Houston unexpectedly.
So tomorrow, it’s time to get to the 10 Day Cleanse prescribed by my doctor. And, guess what? It doesn’t look that difficult. I can pull recipes from the Ultimate Reset (oh, man…such great recipes) and I can still eat. I promise you…when I looked at the guidelines for the 10 Day Cleanse in September, I froze. It was like I was reading a foreign language. The thought of doing it was daunting. I’ve given every excuse since then to not do it. When I picked the guidelines up again a couple weeks ago, I thought, “This is easy! I can totally do this!”
What was the difference?
You have to be READY to make a lifestyle change. You can’t be merely interested, you have to be committed. When you are committed, you can succeed!
I was talking to a friend the other day who has lost 30 pounds since joining my Challenge Group a year ago. She told me she was so miserable before starting my Challenge Group and she was ready to get her sparkle back! The Challenge Pack I sold her was only $140 and she said she would have spent any amount of money I had told her…she was that desperate to get healthy. She was ready to commit!
I guess that’s where I am…I am ready to commit! It’s hard as a Health Coach to admit it that we need help sometimes, too. But, we do! And, I hope that my confession will help you know you aren’t alone. We all struggle.
I’m excited about where the next 10 days will bring me. I know it won’t be easy…trying something new never is. But, it’s going to be totally worth it!
Are you ready to commit to a healthier you? Message me and I can help you!