March 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
I am a crappy blogger. I’m sorry I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve taken the time to write. The last month has been fabulous…I celebrated my 28th birthday and we celebrated Carlton’s 29th just three days later. It was also our 8th Valentines Day together. The month of February was busy with work and all of these birthday/valentines celebrations! I unfortunately cursed myself by proclaiming to a colleague “I haven’t been sick all winter” and then LITERALLY the next day came down with a horrific cold. So I ended up being pretty sick on my birthday (didn’t change out of my pajama’s till 6pm to be exact!) but even with being sick it was a great birthday. I know 28 is going to be amazing. My “new” life that I’ve found this year with my new lifestyle have encouraged me so very much. I have such great energy and really feel happy.
In addittion to crossfit and my almost 100% paleo diet (I do quinoa sometimes;)) I started with acupuncture about 6 weeks ago. It has been AMAZING. From the first time I entered my practitioner Kathleen’s office I knew it was going to be life changing. She is wonderful and accepts insurance.. so I only have to pay a small co-pay and get 72 visits a year! Truly remarkable! Way to go bc/bs.. 🙂 She’s been working with my body to heal adrenal and digestive issues as well as focusing on my circulation. I have noticed significant changes and haven’t had any hives (other than a few on my forearm after eating out on my birthday) at all since I started seeing her. The relaxation benefits are awesome too. Spending 40 minutes alone with no iphone or radio has become a treasured time for me. I look forward to it as much as my workouts!
In celebrating this new year I am really focusing on listening the voice inside of me– this may sound hippie dippy..but deal with it folks! LOL.. I have become even more in-tune with my body than I was previously thanks to these changes I have made. My body tells me pretty quickly when it does or doesn’t like something. I can only hope that everyone I care about gets to a similar place with their body. The common theme of the many young adult cancer survivors I have met is that we feel disconnected from our bodies.. we were young..how could our bodies turn on us and allow cancer to manifest. Our bodies change..our minds change..how do you find who YOU are after you deal with a cancer diagnosis? I have found some peace and relief over the past 6 months or so with my body and really am starting to see the benefits to life when your mind and body work together instead of against one another.
I’ve missed blogging! Stick with me 🙂 I’m trying to write more frequently!
Also need to note I am progressing with my pullups and really plan to focus on them in the next month. Unassisted here I COME!
talk soon. xo