How I Got Healthier

O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. – Psalm 30:2

Hello! Those of you who have read my story know that for years I was sick and now I’m a lot better. During that time, God walked me through a whole lot of life changes. He left no stone unturned and no part of my life untouched. It was really long, sometimes really exhausting, sometimes really painful, and ultimately incredibly rewarding.

And then He’s done it over and over and over again. Which is why I say “healthier” – because if I’ve learned anything, it’s that perfection just doesn’t happen. Since overcoming three ugly infectious diseases I got from a bug bite (Lyme Disease, Bartonella, and Babesiosis) and all the nasty side effects and other crazy conditions that came with it, I’ve had a few more health hurdles, including another case of Lyme Disease, another case of Bartonella, an angry gallbladder, and an immune system that’s still a little shaken up by the whole thing. Ultimately I feel really good. But while being delivered from illness felt like climbing to the top of Mt. Everest (and doing a Rocky style dance while I was up there), I’ve found that I can’t just “get” there and let it go.

So I’m learning to keep my health as a top priority on a daily basis, and I feel so blessed to be feeling the way I do.

This is where I collect all the stories about the lifestyle changes I made over the course of a two year journey from illness to health and the ones I’m still making. I’m still learning how to stick with them, fine tune them, and take care of myself the way I should. Which means if you see me online after midnight, you should promptly remind me that I’m working on getting more sleep.

It’s the little things… and I need all the help I can get. 😉

I believe hope in our Savior is the most crucial ingredient to a life of wellness, and I talk about it a lot.

If you’re looking for a big picture breakdown of lifestyle changes you can make to feel better, here are some good places to start. I’ll also tell you about them with all the links below.

Here’s how I put hope into action….

I changed my diet:

I quit doing stuff I didn’t need to do:

YOU SHOULD KNOW: I am not a Registered Dietitian or health professional of any kind. I’m just a woman who was  sick, is a lot better, and likes to tell everyone about it. Please find a Registered Dietitian or a doctor and get their approval before beginning any new health routine.

How are you getting healthier? Let me know here.