Days 293-297: Stomach Yowzas!

Days 293- 297:  Depending on how well you know me, you might know that the most unfortunate characteristic that I was blessed with is stomach issues.   If you do not know me well enough to know that, then you’re lucky that  have not shared this with you.  I’ll spare you any details in the slightest and just let you know that sometimes my stomach can get bad.  These past few days have been the worst I’ve had in years.  It has made me realize that this is how my body responds to immense stress…a stomach that just shuts down.  Ouch.  Even though it’s not the best situation, I love that this has brought an immense amount of attention to how I deal with stress and what it does to my body.

Although I was not feeling well, I still had to figure out what the heck I was going to do to sweat when it hurt to move.  All four days I walked around my neighborhood for 30-60 minutes.  I stayed close enough to home in case the walking made me feel worse.  It was all my body could handle and I did the best I could with what I was dealing with.  Tomorrow I should feel back to normal and will add my regular workouts back into my daily routine.

Thanks for reading and understanding that the body needs a break.  I hope you listen when your body is talking to you about stress, anxiety, happiness…everything.  It is the most powerful tool that you have in learning about yourself.  Don’t forget to really tune in to hear what your body is trying to tell you.

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4 responses to “Days 293-297: Stomach Yowzas!

  1. cathiewalters@gmail.com

    Hope you feel better soon! Love your posts.

  2. Sara Jean Gilbert

    Betsy…as always I love your blog! Stomach issues are the worst but I totally want to share with you what I use to help me through difficulty stomach/digestion times. I found this amazing Omega 3 liquid supplement: Floras Udo’s Oils. It is a plant/nut based oil blend that taste nutty and totally not fishy. The kind I use is Udo’s 3-6-9 Omega 3 Supplement. I get it at Whole Foods in the refrigerated supplement area and I love it. I take 2 tablespoons a day in my morning smootie and if I need a little extra “help” I add a tablespoon to juice. It is amazing stuff. Hope your wedding stress and overall stress is minimized soon, just remember to enjoy your day and I know it will be amazing! Sara

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