It’s been a week of hearing from clients how they’ve decided to move on from the normal this week.
Whether it’s relationships, bad habits, adopting a new approach to an old situation or realising that old ways won’t get new goals . They’ve all come to a conclusion that sometimes letting go of something that you’ve been resisting is liberating and allows more new stuff to come in.
I’ve done it myself this week too.
Last May at the start of my Metabolic Balance journey I discovered, in the initial blood testing, that I had a low functioning thyroid.
It came as a bit of a blow.
One, I felt fine.
Two, it came at a time in my life when my lifestyle choices had been exceptionally tip-top.
Three, I believe in health through food and minimal interference with medication.
I went to the GP to get it confirmed and he immediately, without any conversation as to how I could manage it otherwise, prescribed me Thyroxine. So I dutifully went to the pharmacist and collected the tablets and then left them in my cupboard, unopened.
During this I also took matters into my own hands and employed the services of a nutritionist with thyroid expertise and have been working with her, thinking I’d be over this in a jiffy and it would all be a silly error.
Two blood tests later I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease alongside a poorly functioning thyroid gland and the news that there were going to be foods I was eating that were causing the auto-immune response.
This was not what I was expecting.
One, I felt fine.
Two, it came at a time in my life when my lifestyle choices had been even more exceptionally tippity-top. I’d lost some weight and improved and refined further my food intake.
And did I mention three? I believe in health through food and minimal interference with medication!
My nutritionist was patiently challenging my choice whilst respecting it and at the same time reminding me of the long term side effects of untreated thyroid issues.
Still I stubbornly left the tablets in the cupboard.
And then this week I saw on Facebook a memory pop up from five years ago of a blog post I wrote that I titled ‘Knowing what’s best‘.
It was about making a decision that you’ve been fighting.
How to let go and move on to better things. Basically how to get out of your own damn way.
It seems I wrote a blog post to my future self!
So here I am a few days into taking the medication. A few weeks away from doing an auto-immunity food test to see what I am eating that my body doesn’t much like and a lifetime away from better health.
What are you in your own way of?
How can you make a decision today that your future self will thank you for?
What thinking space will this free up so you can get on with more exciting and productive things?
Whatever you choose I wish you the very best with your endeavours.
Have a great weekend!