I have not forgotten my coaching business, I had someone help me create a website that is fabulous, I have done a lot of researching and learned a lot of great information on a lot of different ways and processes that can help with my coaching with weight loss, emotional eating, positive thinking, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),ways to exercise for fat burning in 15 mins a day, lots of different diets and detox's. I could go on and on about all the things that I have learned this last year. So much so that I put myself into overwhelm with all the information that I have learned.
The other thing that happened to me as well was that as I lost the weight, even though I did it slowly and by eating healthy and exercising, it put my body under stress and what I learned is that my body does not do well when it's under stress. So I started experiencing some health issues. I was always tired, so tired that it was hard for me to function, I did not realize it at the time but it was pretty bad. I was always cold and my hair started to fall out and was straw like texture. I got dark circles under my eyes that I tried to hide with makeup, I started to gain some of my weight back even though I had not changed the way I was eating. My friend was very concerned and said I should get my thyroid checked out. The problem was I did not have a Dr that I trusted (that's a whole other story) so she recommended that I go and see her Dr who she really liked. In the meantime I went to the internet and learned all about the Thyroid and what the symptoms are if your thyroid is not working properly and sure enough I had a lot of the symptoms. Of course with all the learning I had done about how to take care of my body I researched a more holistic approach and learned how to read the results of the my labs on my thyroid blood work. When I got the results what it said was that my Iron was very low which will give you a lot of the same symptoms as a damaged Thyroid will. The Dr told me my Thyroid was fine but according to my research it was not fine it was not doing well. I started taking an Iron supplement and felt somewhat better, but still had my other systems.
Well, I would not except that so I looked for a holistic Dr who would know how to read my thyroid results and that would help me fix it in a natural way. Luckily I live in Oregon where holistic Dr's are plentiful. She took a look at my blood work and ordered more to get a better idea what was going on in my body. Which we found out that not only was I low in Iron my Thyroid was not working properly, my hormones were messed up, my Adrenal glands were in distress and so she helped me create a plan that included healthy supplements that my body needed to bring everything back to normal. I was amazed at how much better I felt, I didn't know how tied I really was until I started to gain more energy.
I now had a great desire to learn all I could about the Thyroid, Adrenal Glands and Hormones and what their role is in the body and how I could heal them naturally though food, super-foods and supplements. This put my researching on a different path than my coaching, and this became my focus. Helping others to lose weight and be healthy was never out of my mind, I was just going about it in a different direction, learning all about the body and how it works and how the foods we eat and the stress we are under play a huge part of our health and weight.
On this soul searching journey that I am on I have learned a lot about myself. I have learned that I am not very good and explaining what I have learned, I have a hard time pronouncing medical terms and I often forget the key part of what I have learned. So then I start to doubt myself, how can I help others if I can't even remember what I learn or can't pronounce it. Can I really help anyone to lose weight or improve their lives though healthy eating, or positive thinking if I can't remember or can't explain it very well? Yes I did lose 100 lbs so I did something right but it is different trying to teach someone else to do what I did, we are all different and what worked for me might not work for others. This is why I am always searching for different ways to help others and myself as well. When I think about coaching someone I get nervous and then the self doubt and fear comes. I get really nervous thinking about speaking in front of people, once I'm speaking I'm fine. So as I write down all these fears of mine, I think about what I learned today that "Everything you want is on the other side of Fear" and I feel empowered and ready to face my fear and find everything that I want, which is helping myself and others find happiness though releasing weight and being healthy, happy and to ~Shine everyday in every way~ and for now the way I have chosen to do this is to write what I learn in this blog, for my own personal journal and memory and maybe along the way it will help others as well.