The last couple of weeks, I have been researching other blogs and known Food Guru’s out there and to be honest, they often make me feel like I have so far to still travel with my healing. I look at what they eat and how they treat their bodies and I am filled with admiration and hope that there is still so much I haven’t tried or done yet.
It often feels like I am only at the very beginning of my journey with my healing process. The body is truly amazing and it’s healing powers are even more amazing. I am truly inspired to explore more of what it can do!
The thing I wanted you to realise is that this journey of healing, is your alone. Though I naturally want to inspire you to delve deeper and explore further, it is not always the right time for all of us to do that.
I frequently get emails from women, saying that they wish they could stick to the Endo Diet more or that they wish they could be as disciplined as I am. I am no saint ladies! I divert on occasion too! I just chose to make my healing my priority at this moment in my life. There have been plenty of moments in my past where my Endometriosis was not a priority. Truth is, it was often swept under the carpet and dealt with, with chocolate, coffee and pain-killers. I didn’t want to deal with it nor make any commitments to change things, as quite simply I didn’t want to acknowledge it’s existence. To me, Endometriosis was like some kind of punishment for something I did, perhaps as a teenager. I felt that if I ignored it for long enough, it would eventually go away.
It was only when my body would no longer cope with the chocolate, coffee, contraceptive pill and pain-killer combination, that I had to change something. The realisation then set in, that it was time. It was time to make a commitment for myself and for my health, to make a real change.
I had to come to a place where I learnt to love myself enough to make that change though. Before that, nothing would ever change because to be honest, I didn’t really care how I treated my body or what “pain” signals it was sending me. It was nothing that a good dose of pain-killers couldn’t subdue and though I knew these were bad for me, a large part of me just didn’t want to acknowledge any of it. It is funny because I stopped listening to my body years and years prior to this. I actually hated my body. It felt weak and pathetic and getting Endometriosis was just some kind of “proof” of that. Over the years, I have learned to love myself enough to care about my body and it’s health. It was also only once I could accept that Endometriosis was not a life sentence, that I did have power over it, that I could really take action. Once these two forces really hit home, is when I could really stick to anything and make those changes…..for real.
Your journey is your journey and Endometriosis actually has a wonderful way of teaching us, so many valuable life lessons, though it may seem like a twisted way of doing so!
So, please don’t feel bad for where you are right now in your journey. Accept that a commitment to your health is not easy and making changes that you stick to, is even harder. Acknowledge yourself for what you have achieved and for how far you have come so far. I have had Endometriosis, almost half my life and it is only in the last 2years, that I have really taken massive action to change things and to love myself enough to do that.
Whether you are just starting out and have only just discovered my blog or whether you have been eating the Endometriosis Diet for a few months, you have taken a step …..and to me, that is the step in the right direction- Natural Healing!
Here is the lesson: Acknowledge what you have achieved so far!
So I have an opportunity for you. It is your chance to get some well earned recognition for what you have achieved so far!
Share your story in the comments section below and let everyone know how much you have done! Share where you have come from, what you have done and how you feel and let us all hear it!
You are wonderful, no matter what steps you have taken! Well done!