Back w/ another morning meal example. First, this is a completely AIP meal (plus, water to drink, ‘cause hydration). I make this “soup” from time to time, it’s just a broken-up pork sausage, kale, kraut, bone broth, & sea salt. It’s very simple, but for some reason I think it’s really yummy, it’s also really fast. Secondly, I didn’t eat my first meal until 11! .
I had a late night w/ my daughter getting sick, so I slept in, but still needed to walk the puppy & rush off to an appt. Being behind meant that instead of breakfast w/in 30-60 mins of getting up, which is ideal for blood sugar & adrenals, I downed a glass of water & grabbed a cup of coffee w/ maple syrup & almond milk, which is not ideal for blood sugar or adrenals. Here’s the thing . . . I’m in a little different space w/ my health journey at this point & . . . #life.
Early in my AIP process, I needed to be much more careful &, as much as possible, I had to stick fiercely to my healing focus, even when #life happened. I had to be gentle & committed to my body. My body still needs TLC most of the time, BUT I know at this point that when a curveball comes my way I have a little wiggle room & I can make some educated choices about what I prioritize after years of learning to hear my body talk. Remember that sailing metaphor I used yesterday?
Here’s what I’m hoping to communicate: 1) In the beginning it takes so much focus to heal. There isn’t much space to “fudge” when you are initially trying to repair your body & understand how it communicates. That part does not last forever! There also might be periods where you may have to return to this level of focus. This too shall pass! If you are in either of these spaces, give yourself the gift of time. 2) Later, you will know the boundary lines of what your body needs. You will have more space to “fudge” when . . . #life. 3) I am not robot & I don’t think most of you are either. Perfection in this process is not only not possible, it’s an unnecessary stress. Today, I let things slide some w/in a zone I now understand (‘cause I put a little work in upfront) is acceptable sometimes, even if it’s not perfect. #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunewellness ❤️