Photo Credit: Tracy O
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. -Denis Waitley
Carrots? Change? Oh wait, C is for Celiac. The
news results that I was waiting for came on Friday. Minutes before a lunch date with friends, my doctor called to tell me that I do have Celiac Disease. For a split second I was happy that there was finally an answer to my issues. Then it hit me that my life was going to drastically change. So, I cried and reached out on Facebook to a group of women who show more support than I could ever ask for.
My family is currently going through an adjustment period. We are in the process of purging all gluten from the house. I spent a lot of time on this week’s meal plan adjusting recipes to be gluten free and looking for new recipes to try. The menu focuses on foods that are natural gluten free, just like items are marketed and marked up as healthy, the items marketed as gluten free tend to cost more. I can live without that $5-$8 loaf of gluten free bread; lettuce wraps suit me just fine.
There is a lot of comfort in knowing that I am not alone in this. There are so many resources for those with Celiac. I am not the first person to be diagnosed and I will not be the last. Just tweeting with Alysa and all of my Mamavation sistas helped me to not feel so alone and scared. Change can be scary, having others to help guide me gives me hope.
QOW: What is your favorite workout to get the heart pumping?
My favorite workout to get my heart pumping is running. No matter how the run starts at the end I feel like I accomplished something huge. Some say the hardest part is getting your shoes on. I think the first step is the hardest (I could totally run barefoot).
What is your least favorite workout? A group step class is mine, I don’t think my pride ever recovered from the faceplant
This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway