Exhausted While Trying To Keep Sane And Fit?Suffering from hormonal imbalance? Depression? Anxiety? Stress? Mood and personality disorders? Or even if you just know you struggle with procrastination and STILL HAVEN’T KICKSTARTED YOUR FITNESS GOALS! If you answered yes to at least one of the above, then you are not alone. If you’ve experienced/experiencing or even know someone in your life who is currently going through the list above, then keep reading and please share this post with them! I put my hands up, as I’ve gone through everything on that list and still going through hormonal imbalance. I’m sure that if you have too, then you understand how frustrating it gets when you feel like you’ve tried everything to ‘find a cure’ or shortcuts to ‘snap out’ of those low moods that seem to take over your life! Yeh, it gets like that. You stop going to the doctors and feel they have nothing better to offer than empty words of compassion and white powdered pills that ‘you must take religiously’ to improve your symptoms. What about that youtube video that solemnly swears that THEIR method ACTUALLY works and you can be cured in 30 DAYS or the ambitious ones that say 3 DAYS! but wait wait wait! my favourite one has to be the doctor friend (I must admit that was me at some point haha) ”Babe, I swear to you, it’s all fine. You’re fine just do XYZ and you’ll be fine” Yep, a script along those lines I’m sure sounds familiar. The list could go on but I hate to sound cynical. However, I’m EXHAUSTED!! and have been for a while with all these different methods to try. Treatments being disguise as cures but never dealing with the root causes. ARRRRGHGHGHGHGFFYIIIIHHHAAA!! That’s me screaming, in frustration just letting it all out on these keyboards. If you are reading this nodding in agreement then I scream for you too and with you haha.
Honestly Though Stop Looking For A TreatmentScreams over. All jokes and uncontrollable emotions aside. Please stop looking for a treatment. You probably don’t understand the angle I’m coming from but I’ll still do my best to give you an insight into a perspective. But let’s say if we do see ourselves as patients trying to overcome something, are we always going to be on treatment or are we looking to get cured? The reason I ask is that usually, not always when Doctors can’t cure your illness they put you on a treatment to simply try to control uncomfortable symptoms. A treatment doesn’t mean that illness is NEVER going to come back or has been reversed. Typically you’ve just bought yourself enough time to act healthy again. I read this really good article on kidshealth.org that made me realise how exhausting treatments are and how the goal is always to get the cure. As a young adult dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which is one of many hormonal imbalances, I know how exhausting it can be to maintain a healthy mental and physical lifestyle. I don’t know about you but focusing on multiple things to cure one thing just doesn’t work for me. I like to keep things simple. So what is there was a way to just focus on one thing to cure MANY issues?
Analysing Our RelationshipsThat one thing is in the title. RELATIONSHIPS! No, I don’t mean romantic relationships or personal relationships we have with others, that’s a whole other topic. What we should be focusing our energy on is the relationships we have with the things in our lives that we may abuse, manifest in our minds or even take for granted; for example, food money, time, emotions generally dealing with ourselves and others as well. While exercise can help improve these areas of our lives, I’ve learnt that a lot of people won’t even be able to get motivated to commit to a healthier lifestyle and mindset without addressing these areas in their lives and most of the time if not worked on they end up being reasons why they quit their healthy lifestyle, and go back to old habits. I’m constantly learning about myself by looking at my relationship with food, money, stress and the people around me. This way, I understand why my mind or body doesn’t perform the way it should and instead of running off to finding those ‘fix me now treatments’ I begin to connect, concentrate and communicate with that problem, taking time to work on it and giving it to God to relieve the burden and work on a solution. , I resorted to fitness, not as a ‘treatment’ for my Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) but to help develop my relationship with my mindset and body. As 2019 came to an end, I began to think about all the things I considered impossible to achieve, in relation to my health, along with all the excuses as to why. Yh money and time can be factors but the main one is always our relationship with ourself. Everything will happen within time. Instead of limiting ourselves, let’s start with limiting factors of our lives that we need to build stronger relationships with. As we continue to emerge into 2020, think of one thing you could work on developing a healthier relationship with. Let’s Get Transforming If this post has motivated you to take control of your health and focus on developing an effective fitness lifestyle… That’s AMAZING and I would love for you to not do this alone. Subscribe to Join me on this transformational journey so you can get the most out of your 2020!