No Whey! Getting Back on a Exercise Routine

I used to have an incredible morning routine! I would do early gym sessions, do some journaling at the Hilton Hill with a sea view and then get home to get ready for work! I’d walk to the office and get ready t otackel my to-do list by 10 am.

But then life got a bit complicated. I had to get a gum graft surgery, then a month after my recovery I got COVID-19.. After that I traveled for a month… it all came inbetween my and my morning routine. Exercise, once a non-negotiable for me, drifted to the back burner. 

And then a job change! An easy 25-min walk commute was replaced by a 45-minute bus ride. To make it worse, I depended on the dreaded 90 bus- Tel Aviv to Herzliya commuters, join me in my misery!

After my position got eliminated at the end of 2023, I thought it could be the perfect opportunity to get back into a workout routine. But let me be honest, I took this time to binge-watch Netflix, play an insane amount of Candy Crush, and sleep in. Rest was glorious, but I neglected exercise. Now, I’m vowing to make a change. 

I’ve learned that while relief from celiac symptoms can come fairly quickly, healing the gut takes longer. Thankfully, research shows some ways to help expedite the process, like reducing stress and exercising. And those two are linked together.  As Elle Woods once said:  “exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.”

Being celiac is a journey that is bigger than just gluten-free cookies and kale smoothies (although, those have their place too). I’m embracing a holistic approach to healing my gut and creating a healthier lifestyle. Am I committing to daily workouts? Let’s be real, no. But I am committed to moving my body every day, at least a daily walk.

Disclaimer: This blog post is not a binding contract, and its contents cannot be used against me in a court of law (or the court of public opinion). Just sayin’.