101 Days Healing…..you might want to stick around for this one.

Last year, on July 9th, I kicked off 101 days of (straight) blogging with “Defy Convention.”

I have *no* desire to ever blog 101 days in a row again. 

Ironically, though, I’m doing another 101 days.

These 101 days will look very different.

July 8th, not the 9th, marks the day.

Small leaks lead to flat tires…..

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My flat tire is coming, and I fear sooner rather than later if all I keep doing is placing patches over the small leaks.

What leak?

My gut. Ah, the good old gut. 

I healed amazingly in 2009.

In 2012 after about a year of drugs (exhausting all options + IVF), my gut was miserable again. I spent a few weeks of intense repairing, and healed quickly.

But instead of continuing to really focus on my gut and healing all the way, I focused too much on other goals. I chose (<– yes, we always make these choices) to listen to people and “big names” that, ultimately, began forming these small leaks.

Small Leaks Form

How did these small leaks begin to form?

Conflicting goals.

When you choose a diet based on a goal, the diet and the goal cannot be conflicting, and you must be really sure of what that one goal is.

I told myself that my true goal was to continue healing. Turns out it was anything but. At the time, I was blinded. I was blinded by the “fitness” world and the “healthy lifestyle.”

News flash: 99.9% of the time, “fitness,” “healthy lifestyle” and even “wellness” are not synonymous with true gut healing.

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We become blinded, and ultimately sidetracked, when we take our eyes off the real goal.

I no longer fit in with the conventional “fitness,” and “healthy lifestyle” blogger.

More importantly, I no longer “fit” with any of those as a human being.

101 Days Healing

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I’ve accepted this, and feel right at home with my new place….

101 days healing.

If I need more, I’ll *get* more.

I’m so excited to finally understand that real gut healing doesn’t necessarily mean subtraction.

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I thank my love for the gut that I am finally 100% clear and certain about the real goal here.

p.s. Wondering how it went? You can read all about what I learned during 101 days intense gut healing HERE.


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  1. I just have to say you are such an inspiration with your honesty about your journey. I have struggled with stomach issues most of my life and have been dx w/ the end all “IBS”. I eat gluten/dairy free, and with the help of your ebook actually realized some of the veggies i was eating were triggers. However, i’m still having issues. One being that, even though i work out every day and eat as clean as possible, i still look like i’m 3 months pregnant most days. 🙁 However, more recently I found out i may not be able to have children. So that’s even more a contradiction! i look it and may never be able to be it!

    I really appreciate your sharing your story!

    1. Hi Eiren! Thank you so much…I am glad you are taking steps forward. It can be a long journey. You sound a lot like me:) There could still be something in your diet and/or lifestyle that is keeping you so bloated. I hope you continue feeling better….

  2. wow you definitely made me think! I know that as I am working through healing my gut, I have had to take a step back too. I thought all those raw veggies were what I needed, but it was killing my gut and once I switched to cooked that helped…now I’m continuing to experiment and find what works for me not what fits any mold.

    1. I’m very careful of raw. Back in the day, my doctors used to always push…”eat more salads and fiber.” Oye!

  3. don’t you just love carla?! I miss her! she moved away from me! But i am with you.. less is more. Less stress, more healing. Physical and mental.

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