There are many detours on the road to a healthy life. Sometimes the road from A to B is not the shortest route, but who knows what valuabe tools you may pick up on the way if you are open to taking the scenic one? Or the one that stops in interesting places?
You can help the process along by focusing on your dream, setting smart goals, committing to constant improvement and ditching your perfectionism. As long as you feed your dream and allow yourself to envision a healthy and pain-free life, you are on your way.
Every pain-riddled night, every treatment and sham cure you try, every self-help book you read and every doctors appointment you go to are part of your process and part of your journey to wellness. Observe the scenery, enjoy the journey and know you are on your way somewhere you have never been before.