30 Day Challenge: Adapt


adapt by Leigh Anthony DEHANEY, on Flickr

I guess you can’t get rid of 27 years of inflammation and intestinal damage in 30 days. Also, as I’ve mentioned before, Isagenix is not magic. It is an extremely effective nutritional support system, but the work has to happen inside.

Just to recap: when this Real Food Girl started using just one shake every morning, I was stunned to see my skin improve, my nails stop breaking, and my energy levels soar. I had no idea how malnourished I was. It was very sobering, in fact. I could have started Isagenix five years ago, but I knew better. Ah well, no point in beating myself up about it. I’m here now.

Then I got all excited (this seems to be a theme in the way I do things …), jumped in headfirst, and overdid things. My immune system does not take kindly to being overstimulated, and I think I just overwhelmed it with too many changes at once, plus a summer cold, courtesy of my daughter. Enter the flareup.

To be fair, this is not a flareup like others I’ve had in the past. I don’t have dark circles around my eyes (in fact, they’ve been gone for a while), I don’t have inflamed joints or skin. My energy levels are pretty darned good.

Still, there’s no question I’m being sent a message loud and clear: slow down. This is a process for the long haul, not a short-term fix. It will all come good, but I can’t make everything that’s happened in the past decades go away in just a few days. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could? Drat, where’s that magic wand when I need it?

I’m just going to stick with my SCD-friendly foods, my shakes and my daily cleanses, and not try to get blood from a rock. Sleep, exercise and stress reduction are a big part of this equation, too. Stay tuned.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

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