Healthy for life!
I say to people all the time that I made a lifestyle change. The changes I have made aren’t about dieting or doing something for a short period of time….I am living a new life, a healthier one. And thankfully my family is on board.
In 2012, my husband and I decided that I would do whatever necessary to heal from this horrible disease. For us, we believed that I could achieve my goals without the use of the powerful medications I was currently taking. My last injection was in September 2012 and we haven’t looked back.
I remember when I started my lifestyle change, my husband would say things like “this is Meghan’s thing” or “you’re not going to stop buying that”. It was all about me in the beginning but thankfully that didn’t last too long.
I was reading, watching documentaries, and talking about what I was learning all the time. My husband didn’t really seem to pay attention until he watched one of the documentaries by himself. After that, I could tell his mind was a little more open. He was no different than many people I work with today…..it seems to take something drastic to happen to ourselves before we are willing to change. We usually don’t just change when we don’t think anything is wrong.
Thankfully, he began to get more on board with our healthier lifestyle because he saw the positive impact it had on me.
Not only was I paying attention to our food and where it came from, I was cooking, and I was changing the products in our home. Everything we were comfortable with was now different. It was almost like we had to teach ourselves about food and chemicals again….or for the first time because we never really knew what we were buying in some instances.
My husband has been fully engaged in our healthier lifestyle since 2013. Healthy living is a topic that I am passionate about and I am so grateful that my husband has embraced the changes with me.
There have been many highlights to our wellness journey…I have healed my gut and colon and according to my most recent colonoscopy, there are no longer signs of inflammation or IBD. We have more energy, we have lost weight (never a goal when we started, it just happened), we were able to have another baby (doctors said no way when I was sick), and we have shared our love of real food & healthy living with our children.
Remember you might be starting a journey for yourself but your changes just may have an impact on those around you. If you are feeling helpless, it might be time for a different journey.