Let Food Be Thy Medicine…

Then…

Outside: Smiling, bursting at the seams with energy, happy, relentless & at your service come rain, hail, shit or snow..

Inside: Constantly fighting a horrible fucking illness that doesn’t ever go away. Popping pills every day to get me out the door, stressed out to the max with work issues and a whole host of other stuff going on in my head….

Now…

Outside: The same as before but this time it’s more real than before… There are more real days than “fake” days like there were before…

Inside: Taken control of my illness, made some positive moves in the right direction to finally address the problems & am now on a winding road to hopefully feeling better! A little less stressed out & learning new things daily!

As some of you reading this may know, and some of you won’t – (and I won’t go into it in any great depth other than please know that my symptoms are/were chronic) I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) and anxiety and have done for the best part of 10 years. After seeing specialists both privately and on the NHS it was eventually decided that I would need to “learn to live with it” and for years after this that is exactly what I did! (http://walkthetalkfitness.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/confessions-of-a-group-exercise-instructor.html – you can read more about my journey here).

In December 2013 I was listening to a Podcast that I regularly listen to – Ben Coomber Radio (I highly recommend this) and there was a couple on the show talking about digestive health and gut related issues & it really hit home with me. After trying relentlessly for the past 2 years to balance my eating habits to help my IBS as well as to bring my body fat % down – I had been close to discovering the answer but kept giving up because I wasnt seeing the results I wanted quickly enough! So I listened carefully to the information being given and realised that not only was my IBS completely out of control, as was my anxiety at this time, but that all of my problems were basically down to my gut – which, to put it politely – was fucked!!

I knew I couldn’t go on the way I was going, working crazy hours, getting hassle from work, going through lawyers and all sorts of other shit to try and clear my name of some vicious lies that cost me a chunk of income, plus dealing with my stress triggered IBS symptoms all at once! My decision was made for me – I HAD to find someone to help me, to train me, to get my health back so that I could continue to train others and further my business before I hit the wall….. And I was close to hitting it – trust me!

I had to sign myself up with a coach to be accountable to – and that’s when I found Wilde Performance – through Ben’s podcast. I’m now going into my sixth week of nutritional therapy with them and it has opened my eyes to so many new things, I have broken barriers I never thought I could and I have done all this whilst working through the busiest time EVER for the fitness industry! I’m just at the very beginning if my journey but I wanted to share some chunks of it with you, and hopefully you can take something away from it that may help you in the future too…

Part 2 soon…

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