The Start….

So I am relatively new to this but I decided to start this blog because about 3 months ago I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired.  First of all my name is Beth and I am 38 years old. gym This is me to the left….HI!

Shortly after my 38th birthday, I realized I was waking up every day feeling so blah, fatigued and honestly a little depressed.  I had gained about ten pounds over the previous year, stopped working out like I always had and really wasn’t fueling my body with anything nutritious.  Let me stop here and rewind a bit….

My entire life, well ever since I can remember, I have been an extremely active person who enjoyed staying in shape and yes even enjoyed working out.  I grew up swimming even before I could really walk, played every sport I could through all my years of schooling and was pretty religious about going to the gym once I entered the working world.  Then about ten years ago I started having some strange reactions when I was eating and long story short I ended up being diagnosed with a ton of food allergies including but not limited to wheat, oats, barley, malt, soy and nuts.  For a carb-a-holic such as myself, it is not an exaggeration to say I was shocked and at a total loss how I would go on never being able to eat bagels, pancakes or deep dish Pizza Hut pizza again.  As the months and years went by after my diagnosis I eventually got used to being on a restricted diet but what I struggled with the most was the lack of energy I had due to not being able to take in the carbs I used to and then how much harder this made working out.  I struggled for years to make it through 30 minutes of working out and eating food I didn’t really love or that loved me back.

About 3 months ago a family member saw me and blurted out that I looked like I had gained weight.  I was a little taken aback because while I knew that I had put on a few pounds I didn’t realize it was enough that is was noticeable to the point of being commented upon.  Well that was it!  I decided right then and there I needed to get my priorities in line.  A few days after this, a co-worker of mine happened to bring in a box of these superfood shake packets for me to try.  I didn’t know anything about the product and honestly have never even considered using shakes in my diet but I thought what the heck maybe this will help me get back on track even faster.  I did a little research and realized this product offered a ton of nutrition that I was probably lacking and may help fill me up between meals so I could lose the couple extra pounds I had gained.  I immediately started drinking one shake a day and hitting the gym a minimum of 5 days a week and the change in my life has been amazing y’all!

I started on this journey about 3 months ago and I can honestly say I feel like a whole new person today.  I feel so much better, both physically and mentally that I still can’t believe the difference sometimes.  Sooooo long story short, this is why I am here blogging today.  There is a lot more that goes into this journey that I talk about in posts to come but I thought I had to get out there and share my process in the hopes that maybe it can help someone else.  I think one of the biggest things I have learned so far is that this is in fact a journey that really doesn’t have an end.  Being healthy is a lifestyle and one that does require work but in the end the payoffs are so worth it!

I look forward to continuing to document my path to health and wellness here and hope it can be a help to anyone out there who may be struggling just like I was!  Please feel free to reach out at any time if you have questions or would like more info on the ways I have improved my life so far! 🙂

xoxoxo-

Beth

 

 

 

3 comments

  1. Good for you, Beth. I don’t have food allergies, but can’t seem to recover from an injury. I just made an appointment with the doc to hopefully get healed with physical therapy, so I can get back to my loved sports and chasing my 4yr old. Will follow you on your journey. 😊

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  2. Hi Beth,
    Thanks for swinging by my blog. Though I’m a bit older than you are, your life sounds like mine was around the same time—my late thirties. Depressed, sluggish, unmotivated. Glad to see you’ve taken back your life and sharing your journey with others. I only wish the internet and blogging had been available twenty years ago. Imagine how many lives it could’ve impacted in a positive way back then. 😉
    Cheers,
    ~Lynn

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