New Year, New Start

December 29, 2013 § 1 Comment

I’ve never been a fan of New Years resolutions… I mean, does anyone actually stick to them?!? And if you’re going to be the one who points out that you actually did stick to your New Years resolution and you lost weight in 2013, that’s great. However, statistically speaking, you’re the anomaly. 🙂

In the wake of the Christmas hustle and bustle, I can’t help but to take a moment to pause and reflect on what I accomplished this year and what I would like to achieve in 2014. Although, despite my lack of appreciation for New Years resolutions, do I have quite the ambitious list this year…

If I rewind a little bit further, in April of 2012 my Lyme doctor told me to finish out my 6 month protocol, but she didn’t need to see me anymore because I was doing so well (in my post here). This was exciting and great news and somewhere in my subconscious I thought I was “all better”. After that appointment, I would happen to miss a dose of herbs every now and then. And then another one here and there. Until you guessed it, I wasn’t taking them at all.

It probably doesn’t take much to put the pieces together, with the aforementioned admission, my fall while jogging in my post here and then my lack of posts all together… Yes, I had a relapse. I was in denial that I was declining. I knew I was getting worse but didn’t want to believe it. I just wanted to live a normal life not centered around when to take herbs and when I was allowed to eat. And yes, taking herbs is a relatively small sacrifice when you’re talking about a life altering disease, but obviously, logic didn’t really play a big role here… unfortunately.

I struggled getting back to my routine. I took just enough herbs to remain stable with no noticeable symptoms. And I was still telling myself that I was pretty much fine. Half way though 2013, I made a long overdue decision and decided it was time to get serious with my health again. I am proud to say that I have been taking my protocol regularly for four+ months. My symptoms are improving slowly, but they are not gone entirely.

As 2014 approaches, I’ve decided that it’s time to step in up another notch. I am going to continue my herbal regimen for a minimum of the next three months. While I want to be done with them, I don’t want to stop taking them prematurely (again). I wrote the dates on the herb schedule so I can’t miss a dose without some serious guilt. Motivation at its finest.

I also feel like it’s time to tighten down the diet again. I’m not entirely sure what that means just yet, but I know it needs to happen. I truly believe that our bodies are designed to heal itself if given the right building blocks to do the job. I want 2014 to be the year that I did everything in my power to kick Lyme once and for all. So, now it’s time to buckle down and really explore what our bodies need to heal.

I’ll post more on how my diet will be changing as soon as I figure out what that is. Seriously, it’s not going to be another year and a half!

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