Today is day 3 of my November to Remember, No Excuses November, 30-day challenge to do the abbreviated version of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™. If you have been doing the abbreviated version and you are feeling pretty good, I am happy for you. If you have been doing the abbreviated version and you are feeling lousy, kind of feeling like maybe this is not as good an idea as it initially sounded, I offer to you my September 30, 2009 entry in my personal Daily Parkinson’s Journal as a way to let you know that we are the same, and that it will get better.
“09/30/09. Got up at 4. This is my worst day so far. Hard to get off the bed and whole body is tight and aching. Hard to get dressed. Hard to get downstairs. I follow the same routine every morning — out of bed, get dressed, go downstairs, use bathroom and put on contacts, go the kitchen and turn on espresso machine. I look at the clock as the machine takes 10 minutes to warm up. Every day the clock shows 4:04 or 4:05. Today it showed 4:08. I am hopeful that the slowdown is a result of the Qigong performed yesterday. I have found that releasing toxins always makes me worse before I get better. I can only hope this will be the same.”
Do not give up on yourself. If you are feeling lousy, then you have been successful in your first couple of days of doing the scaled-down Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™. You are stirring up toxins and they are floating around in your system. It takes a lot of energy to get them out.
This may not seem like much of a pep talk as the title of this post states: “You feel lousy, I did too!” However, what I am trying to convey here is that you are heading down a glorious path toward recovery and there will be bumps in the road. It is actually those bumps in the road that put us in the position of looking deep inside ourselves, of doing a gut check, of pulling out the stops, of fighting the fear, and then saying, “I have the power to heal myself!.” And saying, “I have the power to heal myself, and I have the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ to show me the way.” And saying, “I have the power to heal myself, and not only do I have the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ to show me the way, but I am taking action by accepting the 30-day challenge, making a person commitment to myself and my recovery, and doing the scaled-down version of the Recipe.” And saying, “I am doing all of this because I know I AM WORTH IT!”
Yes you are…
YOU ARE WORTH IT!
All my best,