MOBILITY & FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES
We've been sticking to a whole food, plant based diet for the past couple of years and have seen such a big impact in how we feel!
We still eat meat sometimes, but we're in the process of working to be completely plant based. It takes time! And if you're wanting to do this too, don't worry, you're in good company :)
In the summer of 2020, my body started rejecting anything that wasn't a fresh fruit or vegetable. All it wanted was water and fresh, whole foods. I would gag anytime I smelled or tried to eat something else! And no, I wasn't pregnant, my body just keeps me on my toes like that ;).
This was right in the middle of me being really sick with my autoimmune and health issues. So I wasn't surprised, but honestly it was kind of nice my body was naturally craving these things because I was needing to work toward changing to a whole food, plant based diet anyway! It helps eliminate inflammation in the gut amongst lots of other things!
Now, because of how my body works, I do not eat gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and many spices my body's not loving right now. I focus on eating intuitively, and I eat a lot of food! I love food! Remember, every body is different. We all have different needs. This is what works best for me! But I do believe that all of us can benefit from eating whole food, plant based diets :)
Why eat whole, plant based food?
Beach Dweller. Adventurer. Interior Designer. Creative.
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Jesus, my family and friends are most important to my heart. I'm a helper/peacemaker/achiever on the enneagram and will be your friend for life.
I love animals, exploring new places, learning new things, belly laughs, binging good tv shows, and tasty food ;) I'm a big fan of sharks and ocean conservation. I think in another life I would be a marine biologist!
In 2015, I discovered I have an autoimmune called Hashimoto's, which eventually led to surgery years later, more sickness, more learning and then a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, a TBI (brain injury) and a hyperactive nervous system. 2020 was a year of feeling awful, but pushing to learn all I could about what was going on in my body. In March of 2021, I started to take a turn for the better, and the healing process finally began. I'm still walking in healing, having grace for my body and mind, resting, and being mindful of living as calmly and peacefully as I can.
My health issues aren't who I am, but they have taught me patience, deepened my compassion for others, and gave me a passion for wellness. I'm an advocate now for taking care of the mind, body and spirit, and slowing down from crazy busy schedules :)