“Megan does great work, but she needs to slow down she tends to rush through her work” – 4th grade art teacher.
NOTHING has changed since 4th grade.. lets be honest I’ve been this way my entire life. I can have NO time restrictions and I am still rushing to get from one point to the next. I am conscious of that but I would NEVER have thought I’d change that pace until… I started having trouble sleeping and then trouble breathing because I was getting chest pains. Still didn’t think much of it, then after a few days of pain my right arm went numb. (Anyone who has any medical knowledge automatically goes to heart attack) I didn’t think I was having a heart attack but with a long history of heart problems in my family I was a little nervous. I went to Urgent Care (Long story short… don’t. Just go to the ER or your regular doctor) Went home with no diagnosis and didn’t sleep. The next day in the middle of a sales meeting I started having sharp pains and trouble breathing – time to go to the ER.
Anyone that knows me, knows I DO NOT DO BLOOD. Any type of hospital setting I’m usually passing out. So this was a GREAT EXPERIENCE. They did a quick EKG… and LEFT the sensors on… I should not have been wearing a white shirt (everyone must have been like WTF) They take me in to take my vitals.. I’m oblivious so I go in no problem. Then they say “Okay time to take some blood..” I nearly passed out there. I told them point blank I am going to pass out. They looked at me like I’m crazy.. I’m sorry who likes BLOOD! NO ONE! So anyway… the head nurse comes over (Brian – Oh love that man) and does a great job barely felt the needle go in. Then they start to take blood. NOPE. I’m out. They had to lay me back, get me an ice pack for my neck and then it all went fuzzy! I laid there for probably 10 minutes until I was able to see straight!
Then a million tests later… aka a chest x ray, more blood being taken and a long couple hours in the hallway waiting they determine I have costochondritis. Basically a virus induced by stress. Essentially I must have had a weakened immune system for some reason and add on all the stress and pressure I was under it really attacked my immune system. The virus gives you similar symptoms to a heart attack. If you want to look up details… I’ll attach a link below!
The doctor told me to take a few days and do NOTHING. Like legit.. nothing. Don’t even look at your phone just lay on the couch and watch movies. So I did. Kind of helped but I was still stressing about life and work and having anxiety. Resting is great but I needed to deal with the real issue head on. So I had to face what was stressing me out and what was causing this problem in the first place! – I called my mom. (Yes I am 28 and still calling my mom you honestly can’t tell me you don’t)
For those that don’t know my mom is a life coach and honestly pretty damn good at what she does! – I am going to be posting some of the tips and tricks and homework she had me too in a later post!
But update about 2 weeks post emergency room visit – I am doing well. I am breathing, I am much more calm and relaxed. I am dealing with life much better that I have been in years!
Thank you for all those that checked in and sent me well wishes!
The other day I was asked what my 2019 Goals were. Sure I’ve thought about it, but I didn’t have them written down and solidified. That conversation got me thinking so here we go…
Goal #1 – Health. Stick with a 80/20 mentality. No bagels, pack lunches for work and eat out 1-2x per week. I have food intolerances to dairy, eggs, soy and corn so again 80/20 in avoiding those!
Goal #2 – Fitness. Work out 4-5x per week and increase intensity. I tend to plateau and even though I’ll go to the gym I never increase the intensity, so my workouts aren’t as effective. To keep me accountable with this I will be writing down my workouts the week prior so I have them for my workouts.
Goal #3 – Buy a house.
Goal #4 – Work more consistently on the blog. I have a few series I want to introduce, so I am currently planning it all out and can’t wait to share with you all.
Goal #5 – Break a few personal bad habits. 1) Gossip 2) Negative thoughts/overthinking 3) Procrastinating
What are your goals for 2019?? How do you plan on holding yourself accountable?
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“I have been going to Dr. Futterman for just over 2 years and she has truly changed my life. My mind body and soul have been transformed. I was extremely hesitant about going and it took me over a year to actually book my appointment! But now I am so glad I did. I had been allergy tested by other doctors and they always said I was fine. Futterman discovered I had intolerances to egg, dairy, soy, and corn! At first I was nervous, I have been eating this way for 28 years I was a bit in shock! Coming from a total foodie who ate out at new restaurants 4-5 times a week this was a lot to take in! Since changing my diet and altering my lifestyle I have more energy, I’m not bloated and I honestly have not felt better in over 10 years! I’m discovering new foods, new recipes and now its exciting going to the grocery store and preparing all my meals! Thank you Futterman for bettering my life!”
– My sister purchased a “double play” gift certificate for me in 2014. I had just called off my engagement (6 weeks before my wedding) and my step father had just passed away unexpectedly. To say I was a mess is an understatement. I was so lost and confused I had no idea where my life was going. My entire plan for life had just crumbled and I was left staring at a blank wall. I had no direction and wasn’t in the right mind set to listen to anyone. I was appreciative for my sisters gift but it wasn’t anything I was going to book anytime soon because I didn’t “need” it. Boy was I wrong!! Fast forward 2 years… still nothing had changed. I was a little happier but by was still not in a good place in my life and didn’t have the direction or any sort of plan. I don’t remember exactly how it happened but my mom convinced me to book the appointment and I actually went. Deb and Dr Laura greeted me with open arms and a GIANT hug. I can’t remember exact words from that day but I left with a sense of purpose. I had feeling again and I had a direction of where I wanted to go. Didn’t know how I was going to get there but I started to feel like myself again. Deb truly changed my energy that day and I don’t know how I will ever repay her for that. Dr Laura did muscle testing on me and I was allergic to eggs and sulfur. My diet changed and I started to feel better physically and mentally! – I started going to Deb and Dr Laura about twice a year. Now 2 years later I can honestly say they truly changed my life. Deb read my energy and helped me to focus my thoughts and regain my confidence and discover who I was and what I wanted out of life. Dr Laura has drastically changed my diet, I have now cut out eggs, dairy, soy and corn. I still cheat here and there but I can’t begin to tell you how it has changed my life. I feel lighter, I don’t feel bloated 24/7 and I have lost a significant amount of weight and gained energy/motivation. Just overall health wise I have never felt better!
If you want to find out more or book an appointment with Deb or Dr Laura – contact information below!!
Dr Laura Futterman ND
Stamford Center for Natural Health
111 High Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT 06905