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Starting a Health Journey

I’ve always put off feeling better. There’s something comfortable about not changing, even if the change is for the better. Having working in spa industry for over ten years I’m no stranger to wellness plans, but truly committing to one myself was always too difficult. I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease over 10 years ago and Fibromyalgia since then – I don’t really remember what it feels like to feel good and healthy. I’ve always focused on the symptoms preventing me from healing instead of taking action to heal myself. I know there are so many people that are struggling with illnesses that aren’t at a point where their health is actionable, but I think there are many of us who sabotage themselves.

For years told myself (and others) that I was going to start doing yoga every day, and guess what, I didn’t. It’s not like I didn’t have the time since I found the time to binge-watch hours of shows while being a student and working full-time. I just didn’t want to commit to my health even if it only meant setting aside a few minutes a day. Seeing all the super athletic yogi’s and feeling like I won’t ever get to that level can make the journey seem daunting, but we all start somewhere and I’m happy to say I’ve been doing yoga (almost) everyday for a month now. Most poses are definitely too challenging, and I still hurt every day, but I decided to finally try and I’m proud of myself for that.

I might get the courage to take and share some before pictures, and keep in mind the ‘before’ pictures will have been after doing yoga consistently for over a month. I’m nowhere near flexible still, but I don’t think I’m the only person that put off starting because I felt so behind. It’s a journey and it’s going to take a while, you just have to take the first step and keep going.