Yesterday, day 2 of my weight loss journey, brought my first bump in the road - an aggravated herniated disk. The pain was so severe that I woke up at 3:00 a.m. I could not stand up without falling back down. It took me several minutes to be able to get on my feet.
I was frustrated.
I managed to make it to the bathroom, which is where I keep my essential oils. I pulled out the tube of doTERRA Deep Blue Rub and rubbed it over the portion of my back where the disk is herniated. Within 15 minutes the pain subsided enough that I was able to get back to sleep.
When I woke up again, at our normal wake-up time, I re-applied the Deep Blue Rub. I also started doing my physical therapy exercises. Both of those eased the pain tremendously.
I decided not to walk that day because I wanted to give my back a break and also because I wanted to do a few more sets of my physical therapy exercises.
Today, day 3, brought me my second bump in the road - a stomach bug.
Once again, I was up in the middle of the night. I did not get a good night sleep at all.
So today, I am once again not walking.
But I am not stopping.
I am going to continue.
I am going to press on.
Tomorrow, I will see how I feel. If the stomach bug is gone, and none of the children get it, we are going for a walk.
In the past, I would have given up. I would have let these little bumps in the road stop me in my tracks.
But not this time!
I encourage you, if you also seem to hit bumps in the road during a journey, to press on. Keep going. Don't quit! Just take it one day at a time.
*If you have questions about doTERRA Essential Oils, please feel free to contact me. I'd be happy to help you any way I can.