Recently, I posted this picture on Facebook of myself at the gym… not because I love to stand in front of the mirror and look at myself, but because I hated being there that night.
Every bone in my body wanted to go to bed.
Every ounce of my being wanted to watch a movie instead… to be doing ANYTHING other than working out that night.
But somehow I found myself standing there, lifting heavy things, despite it all.
“So why didn’t I want to go to the gym that night?”
It was a busy weekend with the kids, I was tired, and I had a lot of work to do the next morning…
The list goes on and on and on.
But I was there. And that’s why this picture was required – to share in this moment with you…
To share in the truth about me that night, that “I didn’t wanna work out cuz I felt lazy.”
I’ll admit, I sounded like my 4-year old saying that.
But There’s Always a Deeper, Hidden Truth Inside…
Notice the big red box around the picture. This is what was going through my head that night… what got my ass to the gym that night…
“Tonight, I didn’t wanna go to the gym… But I’m here.
Earlier today I didn’t wanna make another fresh, healthy lunch… But I did.
Four years ago I didn’t wanna start SCD… But I did.
When you want it bad enough… Health is a choice.
Moment by moment.
The truth is, I want it bad. I want to be healthy… no matter what it takes, no matter what it costs, I want it BAD!
I choose health… moment to moment… whether I’m feeling lazy or motivated… craving sugar… tired of cooking… it doesn’t matter.
I choose health… this is the deeper truth for me. That’s the deeper truth that got me to the gym that night… the deeper truth that got me to take a chance and try SCD 4 years ago… the deeper truth that got me where I am today.
But I’ll be honest, there are times when I falter. There are times when I want to quit. There are times when I just don’t think I can do it anymore.
But I always find a way to pick myself up and get back in the fight.
See, there’s a deeper, hidden truth inside each of us… and if you dig deep enough, you will find it.
Like our friend Mike, who emailed us recently asking:
“Hey guys, I have had digestion problems all of my life but developed chronic diarrhea 3 years ago. I was then diagnosed with Inflammatory Microscopic Lymphocytic Colitis, which is not addressed specifically in Elaine’s book. Will SCD or Paleo work for me? Which one should I try? Have many people with this condition reached out to you? Can you give me any examples of someone with my specific condition you helped? It is nice to have a support system such as yourselves. Thank you!”
It’s interesting; we get emails like this every single day. It goes something like this:
“Hey guys, I’ve got XYZ symptoms and 3 years ago I was diagnosed with XYZ, and ABC. I’ve been following you guys for a while and reading everything I can find on your site. I haven’t seen any evidence that your diet will work with my ABC condition. Will it work for me? Can you show me examples? My doctor says diet won’t help me.”
Please know: I’m not patronizing the email from Mike, believe me… I said the same exact thing and asked the same questions before I started the diet. In fact, my doctor told me to start SCD 6 months before I finally did (and that was the 2nd time he told me to do it).
I remember being worried about what would happen if it didn’t work. I was afraid I couldn’t handle another failed attempt to stop my diarrhea. And I also thought I was a special snowflake, like my condition and my symptoms were different than anyone else I’d ever heard of.
And they were.
I was a special snowflake.
And so are you.
We’re all different and it’s likely no one will have the same solution you need. We each have a custom diet that works for us and the challenge is whether or not you’ve got it in you to test and tweak long enough to unlock your health. You might need strict SCD. You might need modified Paleo. You might need the GAPS intro diet followed by Paleo.
Which takes me back to the most common question we get emailed…
“Will Paleo or SCD work for me?”
I can honestly say I don’t know.
The only way you and I will ever find out is if you try it…
I can give you example after example after example… like:
But I’ll be honest, these people aren’t the same as you. I’m not the same as you, yet it worked for them and it worked for me.
So, I’d ask you, “What’s your deeper truth?”
Do you want it bad enough? Are you ready to choose health? Are you fed up and ready for something different? Are you ready to take action?
If you’re deeper truth is to choose health, then try the diet and see if it works for you. Take a chance. Choose health. It’s the only way you’ll ever know whether or not a custom version of Paleo or SCD will help you.
It’s the only way to become another success story and inspire others.
I can’t answer it for you…
But I can tell you it’s worked for me and countless others…
So, if you’re ready to choose, I invite you to take action right now and use our book to create the custom diet that works for you.
I’m so grateful for the choices I’ve made on my journey to health and I can’t wait to be a contribution to yours 🙂
In good health,