The mystery has been solved!

"A correct diagnosis is three-fourths the remedy." 
M.K. Gandhi

I have to admit, I felt a bit like a fraud last week after sending out my blog post (if you haven't seen it, here it is). It was all about finishing this year strong and not getting sucked into the holiday lull.

It's not that I don't agree with what I wrote, it's just that I didn't feel like I was living up to it very well myself.

And practicing what I teach has always been very important to me.

The truth is that I haven't been feeling my best lately, so finishing strong was pretty difficult for me. Maybe you can relate?

I mean, how easy is it to get everything finished that you want to when you're constantly sick and tired?

For years, I've been working diligently on improving my health. Yes, I got off all those pills and feel much better than I did back in the day, but I still haven't gotten to that level of consistent vibrant health that I've always known is possible.

I've had glimpses of it while on various cleanses, but then I'd finish and my symptoms would return. It felt like I was allergic to pretty much everything - food, animals, nature...life. And that's not a great feeling.

Deep within, I've always had faith that there was a way for me to live my life feeling awesome without having to be absolutely perfect in everything that I do. But after years of that not being the case, I was beginning to lose faith.

Thankfully, this week the mystery was finally solved...I was diagnosed with Celiac disease.

Now I've been mostly gluten-free for years, but not 100%. I've also discovered that the decades I spent eating gluten and other processed foods did some damage to my system, so just cutting out gluten isn't going to cut it - I've got some work to do.

But instead of feeling sad or mad about this diagnosis, I feel relieved. 
Light.
Happy.
Excited.

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Now that I know what to do, it's on. I'm not wasting one minute looking back in blame or regret. I'm looking forward knowing that, while it will take some time, I know exactly what I have to do to regain the vibrancy that is my birthright. And that, my friend, is freakin' awesome!

It feels like I'm at the starting line and I can't wait for the gun to go off. Focusing on how amazing my body is about to feel has gotten my juices flowing, so finishing strong no longer feels like a chore, it feels like a calling. CLICK TO TWEET

It's that energy that we're all searching for. That feeling like you had when you were a kid about to build a fortress - you knew it would take work, but you also knew how much fun you'd have once it was done.

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So, thank you. You have given me the motivation to get myself as healthy as I can be so that I can bring you Shift Bars in the best way I know how. Without that, who knows? I may have accepted less than vibrant health for the rest of my life. And that just ain't gonna fly, capiche?

Is there something you know you should be doing that would make a big difference in your health? Please go over to the Shift Bars Facebook page and let me know so I can support you. You are SO worth it!!!!
Ready, set, go!
Emily