I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying the exercise I have been getting. I especially love the running program I started because it gets me out of the house and into the fresh air! Every time I finish my workouts I just feel so good about myself and I get excited about the weight that I'm losing. I can feel my body getting healthier and that is just one of the best feelings I've ever experienced. I still cannot believe that I have been doing what I've been doing! I never imagined I would start a program to train my body to run 3 miles. It's crazy.
Eric has been doing better, but he is still suffering the effects of a Crohn's flare-up. This has definitely made life difficult for us. It's stressful and has put a strain on our finances, but we are doing what we can to make it. He finally has filed for disability, which takes a little while to process, but hopefully he will be approved. We really want him to be able to get on disability payments and go to school in the fall while working part time. I will probably need to work part time as well, which I'm not thrilled about... in fact I'm pretty sad about it, but I will do what needs to be done. Meanwhile I'm looking for ways to earn some extra income from home.
The in-laws recommended a book called The Inflammation Syndrome: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies, and Asthma which is meant to show you ways to change your diet in order to improve your health and the symptoms of many diseases. So we're planning to look into that and see if it helps Eric's symptoms, but also to improve everyone's diet. There is a great health forum for those interested in all aspects of health and illness, there are lots of information about natural and alternative ways of dealing with health problems. A valuable resource for getting ideas and networking with other people who are looking to improve their health through natural medicine.
It just feels so good to be getting healthy!