Mandy Ingber is a genius when it comes to her Yogalosophy book. She is able to take simple and straight to the point tips on how to re-boot your physical, mental, and spiritual being. I recently bought her book Yogalosohpy a 28 day challenge and so far I’m loving it. I’ve always believed in yoga but I couldn’t find a program that I completely loved.
She plans out a daily routine with poses of the day. Her instruction is great for all levels. Another thing I love is she provides three different meal plans. She allows you to work with what you know and adds in options. She makes it easy for you to move in a more positive direction. Before I bought this book I had never heard of her. I came across a review and decided to look into it.
Having Lyme disease I figured this couldn’t hurt. I had a bad Lyme flare up this past week and it honestly hadn’t been that bad for months. This week just re-enforced my purchase of this book. As those with Lyme know, this disease not only changes your physical body but also your mental and emotional aspect. Everyday I skimmed the book and it put my focus back on the straight and narrow and helped to knock the sign of depression and frustration out the window.
If anyone else has come across this book or has been on this program for some time please share your story.
Sorry I haven’t been updating recently. Life got hectic and the days started to blend together. In the past couple of weeks I’ve made some lifestyle changes. I was tired to making progress with my health and then having set backs. Sometimes you need to make a drastic change in order to shake yourself out of a routine that just isn’t working anymore.
I’m now starting my days at 6:30 am. Even on days off I feel it is important to keep a strict schedule in order to keep a handle on my health. I’ve also taken a job that requires me to do some manual labor. I wasn’t sure how this was going to work out considering I was still having joint pain and fatigue on a daily basis. This change has proven to be the best for me. I’m forcing myself to move my body everyday and use my muscles to help strengthen them.
These two changes have led to my third change. I am able to exhaust myself that I am in bed by 9:30 pm every night and I am finally sleeping through the night! This small thing makes a HUGE difference for me.
Now that I am back on a schedule that is working I’m hoping to get back to my posts!
Warm weather is finally here! It’s amazing how everything seems to feel good when it’s sunny and warm. No joint pain over here today! This taste of warm weather is making me excited for summer and hopefully it will be less painful then last summer.
I’m coming up to the one year mark when I finally decided to take medical action to find out what was wrong with me. It’s been a fast year and I can’t believe it’s spring again. Writing this blog has introduced me to so many people with Lyme and it makes me feel better that others are feeling the same way I am and I love hearing everyone’s story about their journey!
For those with warm weather I hope you enjoy it!
Over this past weekend I thought it would be a good idea to get outside and so some bike riding. I figured I was feeling up to it and exercise could only help the body. During this hour bike ride I felt great. It was warm, I was getting exercise, and when I felt myself getting tired I stopped.
The next day however, I felt like I was back at the beginning of my journey with Lyme. I woke up sick, completely sore, and regretting every taking that bike ride. Four days later I’m still feeling the effects minus the soreness. I honestly felt I was making progress with getting my body back to normal. I can get through the day normally, I am sleeping through the night, joint pains had decreased, and I was feeling stronger.
Now at my wit’s end, I stumbled upon an interesting article on positively positive (I’m obsessed with this site I know). It talks about how our healthy rituals and routines (meds, vitamins, juices, exercises) are actually working or if we believe so much in them that they work for us and not for others. The placebo effect is interesting to me. Am I doing all these things waiting to see results and not truly believe they will actually work? Its something to think about. Maybe I’m playing a mental game and need to start believing in my methods more and they will actually work!
What do you think?
I’ve been so busy lately. I think my body is catching up to me and I’m differently feeling it today. I haven’t had much pain in the past month or so but today it feels like I’m back at square one. The weather we are having isn’t helping much either. It goes from snow to not having to wear a jacket over night. If anyone has tips to share about managing bizarre weather and pain PLEASE share.
Today’s post goes along with yesterday’s. I wrote about becoming what you believe. Another trick I use for times that I don’t feel my best or am in a rut is to make sure I look my best. Whether I’m going out in public or staying at home that day, if I believe I look put together then I end up believe I feel put together.
Some days I just wake up and feel horrible. I’m sick and achy and all I want to do is stay in my sweats and sleep. When I get like this I know it’s a day when I need to get up, wash my face, do my nails, and pick out an outfit that I love. This tends to snap me out of whatever is wrong and make me feel a little better.
There will be days when I’ll change my outfit or my hair multiple times. It may be slightly OCD but if I don’t feel comfortable I won’t feel my best. It’s not that I’m worried about other people’s opinions about what I’m wearing, I just literally feel uncomfortable and know that if I find a way to be comfortable I’ll feel better.
I tend to try this method first before running to the medicine cabinet to fix my symptoms.