I’m getting nowhere on this gut treadmill.When you run on a treadmill, you’re working hard and perhaps even making progress. But even when you’re moving, you’re not going anywhere.
When you run on a treadmill, you’re working hard and perhaps even making progress. But even when you’re moving, you’re not going anywhere.
When you hit the roads outside, you take real strides moving forward; the scenery changes and at the end of the run, you can say you’ve run past x, y and z.
Getting Nowhere on this Gut Treadmill
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My gut has been on a treadmill for far too long.
I’m desperate for the road.
I promised myself that today would begin 101 days: healing.
Here I find myself, almost a month after that promise.
I find myself in such a different place than I was exactly a year ago today when I proclaimed: just relax.
I find myself desperate to kill the voices that tell me “101 days is ridiculous.” In his book, Start., Jon Acuff says, “Simply put, if you don’t kill your voices, they will kill you.”
I find myself extremely bloated. I’d love to show you the pictures I took this past weekend, but the truth is that today is just not the day for it.
I find myself more tired than usual, with joint pain and an overwhelming uptight and not right attitude.
I find myself wanting to make excuses.
There are none.
I brought myself to this place, and only I can get myself out.
I found myself questioning:
Could I truly heal my gut for good if I put as much time, energy, resources and focus on it as I have been known to do with my workouts and other pieces to my life?
The road to healing is not found in a diet book, and it is certainly not found in a doctor’s office.
The road to healing is found deep within.
The road to healing is found in true commitment.
It’s not going to be easy. At all. Not even a little bit. But I have not felt 110% since 2009. And I want that back, desperately.
For the record: No, the next 101 days is not going to be a journal of everything I eat every single day. For one, I’m out living, not blogging 24/7. And for two, Gut Healing is not a Diet – and I’ll tell you all about that later this week.
Time to jump off the treadmill….
And back on the beautiful road.
You will heal. I will help.