52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Nineteen]: Health

The timing of this post is rather comical to be frank, since I just recently had to do a cleanse to fix up everything and I’m looking for physiotherapist’s at the moment…I live an exciting life, my friends.

I’m pretty sure I’ve touched upon my health in a few other previous posts, but I guess I might as well give an overall summary!

Honestly, I’ve had a generally healthy life. According to my mom, I was pretty healthy until I reached puberty. Then I got a few lovely additions to make my perfect health record disappear into the night!

Let’s discuss the past. Physically, I suffered a lot of minor injuries. What can I say, I was (…still am) a klutz – AND I had to keep up with the boys, obviously. I also started to gain weight at a very unhealthy rate; it was originally due to hormones but later it was a mix of not exercising and my diet.

Mentally, the most I suffered from was anxiety and stress. Unfortunately, I was really bad at keeping my emotions in check. I didn’t really talk about it with people because my issues seemed so minuscule…there were a few people I confided in though. With the combination of my lack of confidence, my childhood bullying fun times causing me anxiety, and with a certain number of events to cause some emotional breakdowns…it was a little rough. HOWEVER, I think those were the worst. I was actually fairly healthy, physically and mentally.

Now the present. The only surgeries I’ve had are the removal of my wisdom teeth (sucked) and the removal of my gallbladder. The gallbladder part is why I had to do a cleanse…sometimes, my body decides, “hey, I hate everything you’re eating, so I’m not in the mood to cooperate with you”. So I have to basically cleanse and eat very little for about two days, then I’m good to go! No other surgeries…yeay! I do currently have tendentious in my wrist and shoulder, hence physio…but it could be worse! I still find ways to stay fit and get things done. Other than that, I’m much more conscious of my health and I feel overall much healthier than I was 10 years ago. I work out enough to make sure I give my body the proper care it needs and I try to watch my diet. I currently eat a plant-based diet, which caused problems with my already low iron, but I made sure to fix that by making better meals. I still have days off of fitness and I definitely eat junk food…yummm…I just watch how much of it. What’s the point of life if you don’t live a little?

Mentally, I”m much better. I’m not a complete hypochondriac, anxious, stressful ball of panic attacks and self-doubt. I feel like I’ve come a long way, and for the better I might add. Sure, I struggle to feel good looking some days and I still struggle with wondering if what I say or do bothers people. But I’m becoming more okay with just being me. Finding friends who truly love me for who I am, moving away and becoming more independent, and becoming involved in things like yoga and book blogging have definitely helped.

How is your health?

Thank you for reading!

 

2 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge [Week Nineteen]: Health

  1. I’m grateful for my health, too. There are so many things that could have happened with my premature birth, that haven’t. I give major credit to my parents – They made sure I was in every early intervention program, every type of therapy, etc. But, they also let me be a kid, and didn’t constantly hover over me. I haven’t broken any bones, although I’ve had my fair share of stitches (Forehead meeting with a door jamb, and right palm meeting with a rock, ouch, and then several pre-cancerous mole removals as an adult). I have generalized anxiety, but I have an amazing support system, and I now know how to recognize my symptoms and be able to reduce my stress levels! Good luck with finding a physiotherapist!

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