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!