Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Total Wellness Transformation: Tough Lessons Learned

Hey everyone, it's Hank here. So, I'm recovering after being so sick. I'm not gonna lie - it's been no picnic. Slowly but surely I'm getting back to normal - I'm still not 100%, but I'm on my way.

After speaking with my doctor and friends in the healing and wellness fields, I now have some perspective about the whole thing. As was previously stated, I am going through a lot of transition. They helped me realize that the human body is an amazing machine, but sometimes it needs a tune-up and a full flush to run in optimum condition.

The meds they gave me were so powerful, they served as a sort of system reboot: they got rid of all kinds of stuff - both good and bad - to allow the body to recalibrate. Now I have to replace all the good bacteria and build my immune system back up to full strength. So that's what I'm going through. I'm still a little weak, but the doctor says later this week, I'll be able to ease back into working out. Nothing too crazy or intense - walking, rowing, light cardio and resistance training. Don't overdo it. Everyone stresses that I need to listen to my body and not push it. Give myself time to heal and repair. As Doc Horton says, "do your best and forget the rest!" Okay, message received loud and clear!

While I certainly wasn't enjoying it while I was sick, I was aware that my body was forcing me to slow down and was doing what it needed to do. I knew that ultimately, it was a positive thing to get rid of toxins and bad stuff. Not that I'd care to repeat it anytime soon. So I am recalibrating and getting everything back into alignment. I'm back on my beloved Shakeology during the day, and I'm starting to get a little appetite back. I've returned to solid food - lean protein in the evening, some veggies. And hydration, of course!

Even though I pretty much held steady and didn't see significant weight loss this week, it's okay. (After not being able to keep fluids down, my body returned to solid food and is grateful for it.) I'm down about another 1/2 pound, but I'll be back in the saddle again soon and we'll pick up where we left off. I'm going to listen to my body, get plenty of rest so it can repair and then onward and upward! It's been a tough 2 weeks, but ultimately, good lessons were learned. All the same, I'm looking forward to looking back as I forge ahead!

Until next time,


Anonymous said...

Hank, it's a marathon not a sprint. Losing weight is about being consistent not perfect. We all have setbacks. Just take a break NOT a vacation. Hope you feel better soon.

Toyin O. said...

Feel better soon and good luck with weight loss goals.