So its been a while since I last updated you on how the diet has been going and to be honest it was tough going you can read about what made me start the diet and how it was going HERE.
After 6 weeks on the GAPS into I was starting to notice that my mental health seemed to be declining and I wasn't seeing much change in my bowel movements either. So at that point I thought I would stop intro and just continue with the full GAPS diet which allows a lot more variety!
After about a week on Full GAPS my mental health improved but interestingly enough my allergy symptoms (itchy eyes, nose, ears and throat) that had disappeared on intro came back and my sore back that eased dramatically on Intro also started getting worse again. Another interesting thing was that I ran out of sauerkraut when I started full gaps and my bowel movements began to improve. When I restarted the sauerkraut recently the bowel movements worsened again. After listening to a Quirky Journey podcast about intolerances I realised that maybe I had gone too full on with the fermented foods and when they say to start with a drop and gradually increase each day they mean it!!!
The GAPS diet is really teaching me to listen to my body more and try and be patient (which by the way I am not very good at)! So that's where I am on the health front of things.
NOW ON TO THE FUN STUFF!!
I am so excited to have a few new things to tell you about that aren't health related!!
First of all I wanted to tell you about my new range of LIMITED EDITION LEGGINGS that I am selling in my shop! I love, love, love these leggings! I love that I can wear artwork and I love that they are such good quality. I love that they are so comfy and I love that they give good core support. I love that they don't roll down over your waist so your muffin top doesn't pop out. What's not to love!!! These leggings are printed with my original designs, both front and back. They are made with 88% polyester, 12% Elastane and have a stretch waistband
Secondly, I was so blessed to have my artworks turned into a gorgeous 2018 Calendar, and with such a great response to them I want to offer them again for 2019.
I am opening up pre-sale orders early this year so that you don't miss out. I will need a to sell a minimum amount of calendars, before I go ahead with ordering. If unfortunately I don't get the number or pre-sale orders required, your money will be refunded in full. You can order your Calendars at the special pre-sale price HERE
Thirdly and finally I also wanted to let you know that I am excited to announce that I will be exhibiting my work as part of the SALA festival this year at Tara Kate Therapeutic Arts in Williamstown. I cant wait to show my pieces as part of my Art Brightens the Way exhibition. You can find out more about Tara Kate Therapeutic Arts HERE. If you are in the area of Williamstown during the month of August, we would love you to pop in and say hello!
Phew! And that's all I have to update you on for now! So I hope you have a beautiful month and don't forget to stop by my Shop to have a look at all the goodies on offer!