I know I have been absent from 43T for about a year. However I happened to pop in today and have gotten a few messages from some wonderful people I consider friends. I have met a lot of warm and inspiring people through this website and would love to keep in touch. I have always felt welcome here and for that I am grateful. Feel free to send me a message and I will give my email to stay in touch. Love to you all❤️
yogamom's Life List
1. meditate daily
2. get a proper diagnosis
3. find the most peaceful place on Earth
4. keep promoting world peace
5. Nourish my body with healthful food and eat mindfully
6. Each morning, set my intentions for the day
7. Achieve optimum health in body, mind, and spirit
8. live each day as if it were my last, but learn each day as if I'll live forever
9. reflect daily in a 'one sentence' journal
10. get my yoga teaching certificate
11. Learn to love running again
12. Do more Cardio
13. balance my chakras
14. Curb the cynical, sarcastic pessimist inside me
15. feng shui my home
16. grow my own herbs
17. learn self-hypnosis
18. finish college
19. beat depression
20. get all my dental work done
21. Send a message in a bottle
22. get out of debt
23. travel the world
24. Someday I'd like to...
25. Stay in touch with 43 thing friends :-)
How I did it: I clipped and saved quotes & inspirational photos of things I want to achieve or experience. I keep this on the wall in my room as a reminder to keep going and not give up on my dreams. I'm very happy with how it turned out! Read how I did it…
How I did it: It was really quite simple. After waking up I made this part of my morning routine. I'd brush my teeth, wash my face, do sun salutations. It helps to jump start your day and I recommend it to anyone ~ even if you're not a yoga nut. I especially love doing sun salutations outdoors when the sun is coming up, so beautiful. I like mix up my practice so it is not the same every morning with Sun Salutations A and B and also a variety of variations. Read how I did it…
How I did it: I just finished my final exam and got 93%! I'm glad to say I did it and cannot wait to move on with my career from here. I'm sure it will be a challenge but I am excited. If you're just getting started or have recently become interested in becoming a fitness instructor; it's a great course to introduce you to all the basics. This course will prepare you so you can become certified! I recommend it to anyone. Read how I did it…
Always grateful for a beautiful day.
I haven’t posted an update in a while and thought I would share how I’ve been doing. I still do not have a diagnosis and it has been a huge struggle trying to get one. I have been trying to seek out alternative therapies for the colonoscopy. When I started the prep it did not go well (that can be expected on some levels) but it left me extra weak, nauseous, and downright sick so had to stop half way through.
My GI doctor suspected that I may have SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), among a few other guesses such as diverticulitis, malabsorption, and slow bowel motility. Maybe even Crohns or IBS. IBS seems extremely likely but am not sure yet. It has been a pain trying to get the hydrogen breath test needed through insurance to see if I do have SIBO. I think this test can also diagnose h pylori and carbohydrate malabsorption. I will have to pay for this test out of pocket which I am totally willing to do. You can’t really put a price on health right? I have an appointment next week to discuss this test among a few other things.
The good news is I was able to get 4-5 lbs since I last updated. I did have a flare or episode last Saturday (still going through it but it’s tapering off, hopefully!) that prevented me from hardly eating once again and kept me in the bathroom a good portion of the time but am happy about the weight gain. I am hoping to be able to keep this up and not drop back down again.
I still struggle most days either with eating or bathroom problems. When I have these flares it also sends my anxiety into a frenzy as well, so that is no fun. If anyone has read my anxiety posts then you will know what I mean!
I am remaining optimistic that this will all get sorted out soon. I’ve heard there are a couple alternatives to colonscopy as I mentioned earlier so I will find out about those and update again when I have some new progress/news about this.
Thank you again to everyone who has sent me well wishes and sweet messages over the past few months. They all mean a lot to me!❤