That Hurts

Do I sometimes wonder if everything I am doing is a waste of time?


Once in a while, I get frustrated. ¬†Sometimes I feel like a complete failure and I want to stay in bed and feel sorry for myself. But if I keep going then I get little moments of success and I can see that it’s all worth it.

I’ve been on this new, high-fat version of the GAPS diet for about five weeks now. The first four weeks I was very ill. I hate that any progress in life always starts off looking like I’m going backward. No wonder so many people refuse to change. It’s painful!!

I’ve come to expect the pain. In fact, pain almost always means I’m on the right track. When people asked me how the diet was going, I told them it must be working because I was so sick. They didn’t get it.

If you aren’t a little sore the day after a workout then you didn’t work hard enough.

If your mouth doesn’t hurt for two and a half years then your teeth aren’t getting straight.

If your brain isn’t tired after you practice the violin then you didn’t learn anything.

Don’t let the pain stop you.

After the pain you get to enjoy the progress.

Now that I’ve made it through the hardest part of the diet, I get to enjoy going for walks in the afternoon instead of taking naps.¬† I get to enjoy standing up or walking without my whole body hurting. I get to enjoy clothes that look better. I get to enjoy accomplishing more because I’m not constantly exhausted. I get to enjoy having more patience and happiness.

Bring on the pain.

November is almost here.

NaNoWriMo¬†– National Novel Writing Month. You are supposed to write 50,000 words in one month and end up with a novel that you can throw in the garbage. Doesn’t that sound fun? Or maybe you will end up with something you can edit and publish.

I’ve dreamed about it for years but I’ve never tried it because I knew I couldn’t do it. I definitely can’t do it this year. I have WAY too much going on.

I’m doing it.


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