February 2015 Health Update

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Month 4 on full Health Protocol

Journaling my progress as I do an intense 14 days with the extra oils that help with the threat in my body and the rest of the month off to give my body a break and allow for healing.

– Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Day 3 of Month 4: (I started on the 2nd instead of the first because of all the birthday celebrations that day). So far things are going decent. A little yuck but nothing that is stopping me. One thing I have noticed as a big improvement from the last few months is my energy level. I’m putting in long days with very little laying down, resting, or napping. That is a huge deal! My muscles are getting a bit stronger too. Now hoping for some real improvement in the joint swelling and muscle pain this month!

Another thing I’ve noticed is that when I’m in less misery I write less about my journey. So as I look back at past months I realize I have written a lot more when I felt worse. I’m going to try and write more now that I’m feeling better so that I can get a more accurate record of how each step of my healing is going.

– Friday, February 13, 2015
Day 12: So far I’m surviving well this month. Most days my energy is staying stable and I’m not too icky most of the time.
My hormones have really been affected over the years which seem to really affect my immune system and inflammation in my body. Every month at that time I have more body pain and seem to even get a bit of a head cold (on top of the basic period symptoms). However, on the plus side, this month is better than months in the past since I added another hormone balancing supplement this past month.  Onward and upward!! Overall I am improving – energy is increasing and so is my muscle strength, plus the pain is manageable…just waiting for it to go away.

– Thursday, February 19, 2015
Steps on a normal day with no exercise 5700 I’m doing better than I thought! I actually did almost 2000 steps before I even got dressed this morning! This will be a good gauge to see how much improvement I have physically over the next month!

– Monday, February 23, 2015
Check in day for TerraFit! I was getting really frustrated that I wasn’t losing weight but then again I was getting stronger…. Then I started gaining weight… Like a pound every time I got on the scale!!! Eeeeek!! But now I’ve decided to be excited for the weight gain and pumped that my body is getting stronger! I’m lifting heavier weights and my legs are working better. The insane atrophy is starting to reverse! So… Actually I realize I had been afraid to lose weight before because if I did I would have ended up skin and bones because my muscles were literally just hanging there! Now I’m excited to “bulk up” knowing that when I do lose the fat there will be a “strong body” under it and not a skeleton! Whoop whoop! Getting Stronger and Healthier!

– Thursday, February 26, 2015
So, I’m excited to say that I can tell real progress in my muscles. Back in October and November the muscle weakness was pretty severe. To try and exercise was nearly impossible and I couldn’t even use 1 pound weights. And when I did use my muscles in exercise the next day the muscle weakness was even worse! Plus I even had a few days that my body was herxing or something and I couldn’t lift my arms at all! Well, in the last month or so I have gone from 2 pound weights to 5 pound weights and now am lifting 8 pound weights, barely… but I AM doing it! Plus, I can tell my muscles are growing, getting stronger and recovering within 48-72 hours of the workout. That is a huge deal because in the past it could take weeks to recover from a single workout. Oh and I’ve also gained about 4 pounds (of muscle). I can’t wait to get leaner so I can drop the fat that has been keeping me from looking like a skeleton, since I had no muscles!!

Oh and back in October and November I could barely ride the stationary bike on level 2 for 5-10 minutes. Last night I rode the bike for 30 minutes alternating level 4 and 8 and even went up level 16 for part of it to do some strengthening exercises for my legs. That is super exciting!! The best part is after I exercise I’m not debilitated for weeks. I’m just extra sore on top of the usual pain and stiffness in my muscles and joints. But I am recovering! I’m a little more tired because I can tell my body is really trying to recover from the exercise but I am happy to have measurable results and to be able to know that my muscles are acting more like regular muscles instead of sick damaged muscles.

-Jessica

“Joy is the echo of God’s Love in your life!” There may be pain in my body and tears in my eyes but there is joy in my heart!  I will not let the enemy steal my joy!  I share so you don’t feel alone in your journey to health.  I share so you know that you are loved by our Heavenly Father.  I share so your heart can be full of joy no matter what!  We are not home yet! Hang on tight to joy and share it with the world!

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