My A.I.P. Journey…..

Life has been overwhelming lately.

An alien has invaded my body, and I have been trapped, screaming for help, but no one could hear me. I couldn’t even hear me!

Trapped in my body, trapped in my mind, just plain old trapped. Anyone feel me on this?

My thyroid numbers have been going down, but it hasn’t felt like it.

I knew it was time to get help, so that’s what I did! I got HELP!

I went and saw a Functional Medicine Doctor a few weeks ago, and it was the wake-up call that I so desperately needed. Then we left 2 days later for a 2 week stint in Europe….

(Cue the shitty eating, and self-confidence issues.)

So here I am, all crazy with my jet lagged self, starting a new adventure that I had to share with you all.

Monday I started a 30 day journey with an AIP Elimination Food Plan, and let’s be real, food is an issue for me, and was terrified to start.

(For those of you that aren’t familiar, AIP stands for Auto Immune Protocol. It is a way of elimination eating to heal the gut and other auto immune conditions, like Thyroid Conditions. I will be removing everything I love, so bear with me as I have a tiny pity party over here! I am saying goodbye to all things gluten, grains, dairy, legumes, nuts, nightshade veggies, soy – see why I’m a bit sad? But the truth is, I am already sad, so it’s time to change the attitude about food LIZ!!!! 😉 )

I’m not terrified of the food that I cannot eat, I’m terrified of FAILING. This was my big revelation this week. I am afraid of failing, because I have done it SO well in the past, and those limiting beliefs and fear were holding me back from the change I so desperately need!

So here I am, facing those crazy food fears, day two of the journey half way through.

I am committed to this, I am committing to all of you, I am committing to sharing the ups and downs with you all.

I know this will be 1000% worth, I just might need you all to remind of this when I want a spoonful of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter or a slice of grass fed cheese on my burger! 😉

As I always say to my clients in my Fit Clubs….

You have to want change MORE than you want to stay the same. And I hit my rock bottom last week, on a beach in Greece.

I want to fell good, have energy to workout with my girl Autumn Calabrese, get rid of the constant bloat and digestion issues, get my self-confidence back, see food as FUEL!!!

So, get ready for a ride friends, I’m about to go ALL in with you!

xoxo

LIZ

Where have I been??

Have you all missed me?? 😉

I have been knee deep trying to heal my Hypothyroidism, on my own, with NO drugs!

And guess what, it’s working friends!! My Thyroid numbers are going down, I am feeling stronger, fueling my body with foods it needs. (No gluten or dairy)!!!

So, how did I do it???

Well, it’s a LONG story, that involves LOTS of supplements, food changes, and even exercise changes….

And I promise I am going to share ALL of it with you.

The FITNESS. The FOOD. The SUPPLEMENTS. The SELF LOVE!!!!!

It works, and can work for you too, Thyroid condition or not!

(In the meantime, if you are ready to get your health on track and want to join me, fill out my FIT CLUB Application and we can talk! https://lovetobefit.typeform.com/to/DMg0bn )

Stay tuned friends…..

xoxo

LIZ

 

Sorry I’ve been MIA

Hi Friends, I am so sorry I have been MIA and not keeping up with my posts on here.

Life, infertility, thyroid problems and some pesky parasites have gotten the best of me and my BLOG fell to the back burner. 😉

But, I am working though life, I mean, we all have our struggles, and I am getting back to bringing you all really great tips, tricks, recipes and meal plans. 🙂

Here’s a little back story for you all…

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“Life lessons 101 with Liz…..

When life knocks you down, get up, and then get up again…. Oh, and listen to your gut!! {You know, that voice in your head that says… I’m not cool with that, this doesn’t feel right, do more research, ask more questions, keep fighting for yourself!!}

Today I received less than ideal news about my blood work that I had taken last week. The Doctor immediately wanted to put me on a slew of drugs, but my gut said HELL NO!!!

Something is definitely off with my {THYROID}, which is scary and sad and overwhelming. It’s hard not feel like this is yet again another blow.

But, I’m strong and I won’t go down without a fight! And if it means our fertility treatments are put on hold while I really get to the root of my problems, while I heal myself from the inside out, while I listen to my gut – then I’m ok with that.

I will get back up from this knock down, I will try to learn whatever lessons I can from this, and I will come out on the other end even stronger. 💕”

So, here I am trying to get better, and I am going to share everything I can with all of you!!

xoxo

LIZ