Monday, February 27, 2012

Change in Focus

The last month I've been trying something new. As you all know by now I've spent years...MANY years focused on my fibromyalgia trying hundreds of different things and wasting thousands of dollars in the process. My whole life is very centered on my pain and to be fair what choice do I have? It's pretty hard to ignore something so prominent and in your face. But a life focused on pain can be a pretty bleak focus at times. So this brings me to my new focus-being healthy.

I've always cared about healthy eating but in the last month I've decided to make that my focus. I'm avoiding fast food (which I never liked in the first place!) & as much processed food as I can. I'm researching recipes, green smoothies and different types of teas. And you know what I like my new focus! Obviously my pain is still a constant thought in my head but now I have something else more positive to focus on too. And I'm not focusing on healthy eating in an effort to cure my fibro-although it can't hurt! I'm doing it because it's the right thing to do. I only have 1 body and I want to be a good steward of it. Plus in the 18 years that I've had chronic pain and fatigue I have taken thousands of pills to try to improve it. I can only imagine what that does to my stomach, liver and kidneys. So whatever I can do to improve my health and flush out some of those toxins I'm all about.

So as I go through this journey I hope to share with you what I'm learning especially if I find that anything I'm trying improves my fibromyalgia. But I want to hear from you. How do you make healthy living a priority? What are you favorite recipes, supplements or health products?