Well that wasn’t the prettiest workout I’ve ever done but I did it. I’m tire, I’m sore AF, I have followed the eating plan 99%, and my body is like WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON!! I put this workout off for after work tonight and boy was that a mistake! Tomorrow is a much needed rest day...
My episode on the @alidamron show is live! Ali was such a pleasure to talk to and I’m so glad we are connected now. She’s an acupuncturist in Denver who also does online health consults! Link to the episode is in my bio! 💗
Leg day 🙌🏻 and who says you can't workout in your pj's at home 🤷🏻♀️ .
Feeling absolutely exhausted today and I honestly didn't think I could do anything 😳 I did get half way, my knee kept cracking, my hip kept popping and I didn't think I could stand back up. I knew this was my limit for this session. Yes I feel guilty I haven't completed the whole thing but do you know what?! I've done more than I thought I would, I've listened to my body and I've pushed as far as I can go. This is ok. It gives me a base to work from, to build up from, so one day I will do the whole session and realise how far I've come 💜 .
Never compare yourself to others, compare yourself to where you started, and how far you've come! Be proud 💜💜💜 .
Day 5 🤙🏻👊🏻
Anyone have experience with digestive resets or cleansing diets?
This week hasn’t been the best. I’ve been scheduled for two tests over the next two weeks (an exam and MRI) to diagnose a potential fistula, which is a first for me. I thought I’ve been doing so well and am so angry at my body and scared for a potential future of more fistulas/surgeries/etc. Aside from continuing my treatment of Humira and 6MP, I’m looking into other options that can help reset my digestive system and get me back to where I was pre-pregnancy. I’m technically still in “remission,” but as we all know, that doesn’t always mean you’re okay.
While I’m currently pain-free, I’m not tolerating really any food well and I can just tell I’m not digesting things like I should.
Has anyone had any luck with a digestive reset or cleanse? What did you do and how did it work?
I realize that if I actually have a fistula, surgery is the only way to fix it, but I’m hoping to find other ways to prevent additional issues and get back on track.
Stay strong, Crohnies!
I've had an extremely bad week, my crohns symptom has been pretty severe (especially during night=no sleep) and I also got super high fever 🤒 when dealing with flare ups like this I usually start feeling lonely when I'm stuck at home for a longer period, but luckily I live neighbor to my best friend, so today I took some Imodium, and fixed myself up (trust me I looked dying before this)😂 and after doing something like that I felt so much better, at least physiologically! Some good company really gives you much. If I'm really not able to go out I try to fix myself up anyway, even if you're just at home, doing my makeup, feeling fresh, it improves my mood! How do you deal with feeling lonely or bored during sickness, when you're stuck home for longer periods of time?
Good Morning, IG! Haven't posted in a hot minute bc I was either 1. Eating like absolute shit over the holiday or 2. Eating the same, un-photogenic foods trying to get back on track from my shit holiday eating 😁 lol sucks to be that honest sometimes. But, to conclude, here is my would be DF/GF pancakes if not for the white chocolate baking chips I had left over from Christmas. ❤️ I mean, the first step is to eat all of the bad stuff so you're not tempted, right?
A speedy 16 km with a bunch of friends and one Birthday Boy @canadianroadrunner meant a fantastic start to the weekend! We even had a semi-sprint to the finish. Week 6 and our fitness levels are starting to show 👍👏. #hansonsmarathonmethod#ajaxwannabes
Cleanliness: Sparkling! ✨.
Toilet Paper Quality: Average, but still better than most.
Atmosphere: Warm & Relaxing (although that probably had something to do with the beer).
The reading material on the back of the door helps to take your mind off the task in hand.
Toilet Brush & Bin: ✔️ & 🙅🏻♂️.
Location & Accessibility: Walk in, turn right (into the bar area). The toilets are on the back wall.
Conclusion: Would Shit Again! 🤙🏼 Very Well Done!
#UnconventionalBreakfast day 2! I said how when I first transitioned my diet I had bison burgers for breakfast every day. I forgot how good they were for breakfast! Satiating and full of nutrients. I also had avocado toast on @breadsrsly GF sourdough with 1/4 avo, crushed red pepper, sea salt and lemon juice. @driscollsberry organic berries and @pigeoncoveferments sauerkraut!
What is your favorite unconventional breakfast?
Vegan Donuts!!!! @craftdonutscoffee Brand new place. Great ambiance, plug in for phone chargers at every booth, you can watch them make the donuts through the front window, gluten free options available as well and oat milk to go with my coffee. These are coming home with me, well minus 2 I am eating for breakfast! Good thing this place is not located down the block from me or I would have willpower problems! 😂 🍩 .
The alarm went off at 4am. I had every intention of getting out of bed and starting my workout Block....my body had other plans 😮 My legs are on 🔥 after yesterday’s workout. Barely got off the toilet 😂😂 I decided to rest some and will push play when I get home tonight after work—I will be all limber and warmed up by then. Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you. I hate putting off the workout, but I know it’s what my body needs ❤️
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Perfect 👌 timing ❤️ too! Tonight the guest Rabbi was talking about the greatness inside of each of us that can change the world 🌎 if we believe it 💗🦄✡️💗🦄
First semester of grade 12 is just about over! I write two exams with a day of appointments at the IWK in between them. I’m going to try to start second semester off with a good work ethic and maybe use it as my “New Year” because January hasn’t been very good. Recently I’ve been thinking about taking a year off after high school because I don’t know what I want to do with my life yet. I’d rather not go to university just to get a degree if I’m not going to use it.. Has anyone taken a year off or regretted not taking time for yourself? Please share your experiences, I need some more info on this :) I just feel like society expects you to go to university. There are lots of people who say and think you only get places in life if you have a degree. This pressures a lot of young students, like me, to make a quick decision and go to university just because they feel like that’s what they’re supposed to do. I’m not sure what I’m really interested in yet and I don’t feel like I’m ready to make a lifetime career choice at this point in my life. For me it’s not as easy as, oh I like science so I’ll start there and then see where I go, I don’t know if I want to go the science, business or media route. These are totally different subjects and I just don’t know where to start. “It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find its way.” 🛣
You are Enough.
So often in life it feels like the world is beating us down. You aren’t small enough, you should lose weight. You aren’t successful enough, you should be more intelligent and make more money. You aren’t pretty enough, you should get fake eyelashes and lip injections. Blah blah blah. It is shoved into our head every day that we are not enough. There are so many days that I wake up and feel anxious or sad for no reason at all. There are days that I look in the mirror and hate what I see. The worst days are the ones where I wake up and I have a million plans or I’m on vacation and I’m sick and bed ridden from Crohns. The last few days that I was in New Orleans I barely kept anything down, for no reason other than my chronic illness decided to act up. Some days it really gets to me and I feel like I can’t breathe and then someone reminds me, you are not your disease. Some days you wake up on top of the world and some days you don’t. And that is okay.
Although, the world is to an extent getting better about it, I want to be the part of the world saying it today. You are enough. Your scars, your illness, your sadness, your anxiety, your happiness, your weight: it is all enough. In fact it’s not just enough, it’s more than enough. We are so much more than what we look like or how much we weigh. There will never be a time that every day is easy but the beautiful days in between all of the difficult ones are the days that make it worth it.
There isn’t a person you wouldn’t love if you could read their story 💕 .
Day 20 2018: My fav part about the markets is when cardboard boxes of apples break then there's just people scrambling everywhere as apples roll in every direction 😂🍎🍏 P.s. Do you love my nanna trolley as much as I do!?