Hi friends. Many of you reached out to me yesterday after watching my stories on Instagram, wanting to know a bit more about my wellness journey/update. I thought I’d share where I’m at.
For those of you following for a bit, you know I’ve been on a big ol’ wellness journey for a long while now (those posts are here). I lost about 20 pounds, mainly by cardio/weight training. I was feeling really strong and my fitness journey was teaching me all sorts of things about myself. Loved.
Then, several hiccups happened last Fall (vertigo! random knee/shoulder injuries! life transitions!). I gained it all back the minute I stopped exercising, which is fine. My wellness isn’t weight focused, it’s HOW DO I FEEL focused.
Meanwhile, my hair has been falling out (a lot) for months now, along with weird scalp irritations. At first, I thought might be related to my stress/adrenals/PCOS/hormone stuff, which I manage quite closely, but it wasn’t that. And then we thought it might be thyroid stuff (it’s not). A bad case of dandroff? Nope. Soon the irritated patches on my scalp moved to my ears and forehead. It turns out I have psoriasis, which is an autoimmune/inflammation condition. YAY ME!
Bottom line, ya’ll: I’m ON IT. John has been 100% plant-based/vegan for close to a year now. It has changed his life. I, too, am looking more at food as medicine. I’ve been 95% meat/dairy/sugar free for three weeks now. I’m eating mostly plants, nothing processed. My goal? I want to put as much energy that I put into exercising these last couple of years into changing my diet – radically – in an effort to get my inflammation lower.
I’m also doing lots of self-care over here and surrounding myself with beauty (FLOWERS!) cause I know it helps lift my spirit. And that matters.
Who wants to join me in a plant-based lifestyle? I’m also back to exercising, but focusing on FOOD big time.
If you have any favorite Plant Based resources, please share! I’d love to know. BIG XO!
Hi, I’m Kelly Rae Roberts! Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint, and everything changed.