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I havent felt this well in such a long time!! Can I get a HALLELUJAH!! I'll probably suffer tomorrow but who cares!? I'm going to live today and make the most of this amazing feeling 💜
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Put your heart and mind in small things, big things, all things. Its the key to succes.

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Crohns & Colitis Week. Part 1/3 || My journey with Inflammatory Bowel Disease began back in October 2016. I had just returned from my first yoga retreat where I had spent 5 days with my best friends feeling the healthiest I had in a whole year. I had been struggling with symptoms for 18 months that it had been believed were after effects of a bout of Ecoli I had previously contracted and within 2 weeks of my return, my health had plummeted. My symptoms included urgency of bowel movements, both constipation & diarrhoea (who knew you could have both at once!), passing blood with each bowel movement, severe abdominal cramping, weight loss and hair thinning (to name a few). .
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After several blood tests and a trip to a private hospital as I had been ignored by the NHS, they found my inflammatory markers were around X15 higher than they should be and I was admitted to hospital. The following day I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I spent the following week on IV steroids as well as many others to get this flare under control. And so my journey began. .
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One of the biggest struggles living with an IBD is that it is an invisible, chronic illness. At this point I had just begun a new job which involved regular trips to London. Managing a flare when on the tube (I.e no toilets/ trapped underground) is an anxiety & logistical minefield. I learnt where every toilet in every city was, which companies allowed you in, which kicked up a fuss. Often I was denied/ questioned by premises for using their toilets or shot accusatory looks as I ran into a disabled toilet and sat for 30 minutes riding out the pain. Every aspect of your life is impacted. Yes I appeared a fit, able young woman on the surface, but on the inside, my body was backfiring and had begun attacking itself. .
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If there is one thing I can share with you, it’s that you have absolutely no idea what someone is dealing with. You cannot judge on appearance alone because who knows what’s happening under the surface. Have courage, compassion and be kind. Your smile, kind word or knowing glance might just pick someone out of the darkness. #ibdwarrior
Crohns & Colitis Week. Part 1/3 || My journey with Inflammatory Bowel Disease began back in October 2016. I had just returned from my first yoga retreat where I had spent 5 days with my best friends feeling the healthiest I had in a whole year. I had been struggling with symptoms for 18 months that it had been believed were after effects of a bout of Ecoli I had previously contracted and within 2 weeks of my return, my health had plummeted. My symptoms included urgency of bowel movements, both constipation & diarrhoea (who knew you could have both at once!), passing blood with each bowel movement, severe abdominal cramping, weight loss and hair thinning (to name a few). . • After several blood tests and a trip to a private hospital as I had been ignored by the NHS, they found my inflammatory markers were around X15 higher than they should be and I was admitted to hospital. The following day I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I spent the following week on IV steroids as well as many others to get this flare under control. And so my journey began. . • One of the biggest struggles living with an IBD is that it is an invisible, chronic illness. At this point I had just begun a new job which involved regular trips to London. Managing a flare when on the tube (I.e no toilets/ trapped underground) is an anxiety & logistical minefield. I learnt where every toilet in every city was, which companies allowed you in, which kicked up a fuss. Often I was denied/ questioned by premises for using their toilets or shot accusatory looks as I ran into a disabled toilet and sat for 30 minutes riding out the pain. Every aspect of your life is impacted. Yes I appeared a fit, able young woman on the surface, but on the inside, my body was backfiring and had begun attacking itself. . • If there is one thing I can share with you, it’s that you have absolutely no idea what someone is dealing with. You cannot judge on appearance alone because who knows what’s happening under the surface. Have courage, compassion and be kind. Your smile, kind word or knowing glance might just pick someone out of the darkness. #ibdwarrior 
Not going to lie, I kinda assumed I’d be lying in a hospital bed mourning our break-up right about now....yet here we are heading down to the beach together. (My stoma clearly has separation anxiety 😂)
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After surgery fell through last week, I was frustrated and upset. I had this weird feeling of emptiness and disconnection from everything around me. Someone suggested anti-depressants. I was so taken aback.
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I do believe anti-depressants have their place, for me, last year I was there...briefly. However, I also believe we’ve been so conditioned to think we have to be happy all the time, that as soon as we aren’t, we assume something is wrong with us and we need a pill to fix it.
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It’s completely normal to have a bad day, or even a bad week. If we didn’t have them we wouldn’t recognise or appreciate our good days. The feelings I had post ‘surgery’ were completely warranted. I allowed myself space to be upset, to cry...a lot. Then I put my big girl pants on and moved on with life. My disappointment was a natural reaction to an unnatural circumstance. It doesn’t necessarily make me depressed, it just makes me human.
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✨ Positive people also have negative thoughts, they just don’t let those thoughts grow and destroy them.
Not going to lie, I kinda assumed I’d be lying in a hospital bed mourning our break-up right about now....yet here we are heading down to the beach together. (My stoma clearly has separation anxiety 😂) • After surgery fell through last week, I was frustrated and upset. I had this weird feeling of emptiness and disconnection from everything around me. Someone suggested anti-depressants. I was so taken aback. • I do believe anti-depressants have their place, for me, last year I was there...briefly. However, I also believe we’ve been so conditioned to think we have to be happy all the time, that as soon as we aren’t, we assume something is wrong with us and we need a pill to fix it. • It’s completely normal to have a bad day, or even a bad week. If we didn’t have them we wouldn’t recognise or appreciate our good days. The feelings I had post ‘surgery’ were completely warranted. I allowed myself space to be upset, to cry...a lot. Then I put my big girl pants on and moved on with life. My disappointment was a natural reaction to an unnatural circumstance. It doesn’t necessarily make me depressed, it just makes me human. • ✨ Positive people also have negative thoughts, they just don’t let those thoughts grow and destroy them.
“I started following the Crohn's and Colitis page 9 years ago after I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. The biggest issue I've come across is other people judging saying that I don’t 'look' unwell or saying ‘she not that bad’. What they don’t see is that our day to day lives can be filled with pain, stress, and embarrassment - to name a few. I’m still finding it hard to find the right coping mechanisms, and the amount of doctors trips and medications I am given has sometimes pushed me to my limits. Recently being able to talk about my illness and raise awareness has helped me come to terms with everything. Every day is a new day, a new challenge and you should never judge a book by its cover.” 💜 Kayleigh and Crohn’s and Colitis UK - #MakingTheInvisibleVisible 💜💪🏼 .
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#invisibleillness #IBD #crohnsandcolitisuk #crohnsdisease  #IBDwarrior #warrior #inspiration #health #chronic #crohns #colitis#health #makingtheinvisiblevisible #IBDhope #hope #research #awareness
“I started following the Crohn's and Colitis page 9 years ago after I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. The biggest issue I've come across is other people judging saying that I don’t 'look' unwell or saying ‘she not that bad’. What they don’t see is that our day to day lives can be filled with pain, stress, and embarrassment - to name a few. I’m still finding it hard to find the right coping mechanisms, and the amount of doctors trips and medications I am given has sometimes pushed me to my limits. Recently being able to talk about my illness and raise awareness has helped me come to terms with everything. Every day is a new day, a new challenge and you should never judge a book by its cover.” 💜 Kayleigh and Crohn’s and Colitis UK - #MakingTheInvisibleVisible  💜💪🏼 . . . #invisibleillness  #IBD  #crohnsandcolitisuk  #crohnsdisease  #IBDwarrior  #warrior  #inspiration  #health  #chronic  #crohns  #colitis #health  #makingtheinvisiblevisible  #IBDhope  #hope  #research  #awareness 
In honor of #Ibdawarenessweek I wanted to share my story with all of you on this platform as well. 
This disease has truly altered my perspective on so many things. One thing I am grateful for from having this disease is the ability to emphasize whole-heartedly with anyone living with a chronic illness. Before, I had no idea of the daily struggles anyone with a disease had to endure and only felt sympathy and pity for them. Now I know. And now, I know how to help. 
I truly believe this disease is another reminder of my purpose, and that is to help and serve others. I know that sounds kinda weird, but I know first hand how embarrassing it is to speak out about this disease, and if I can help one person realize they need to go in and see a doctor or if I can be there for someone going through something similar, that’s one person not having to suffer in silence. 
If you are interested in helping but don’t know anyone directly impacted by the disease you can go to the link in @crohnscolitisfoundation ‘s bio & research or maybe even donate to research efforts. 
And if you are someone who thinks you’re alone with any illness you might have, know that you have me and that you are not alone!❤️ #crohnsdisease #ibd #ibdwarrior #crohnsandcolitisawareness
In honor of #Ibdawarenessweek  I wanted to share my story with all of you on this platform as well. This disease has truly altered my perspective on so many things. One thing I am grateful for from having this disease is the ability to emphasize whole-heartedly with anyone living with a chronic illness. Before, I had no idea of the daily struggles anyone with a disease had to endure and only felt sympathy and pity for them. Now I know. And now, I know how to help. I truly believe this disease is another reminder of my purpose, and that is to help and serve others. I know that sounds kinda weird, but I know first hand how embarrassing it is to speak out about this disease, and if I can help one person realize they need to go in and see a doctor or if I can be there for someone going through something similar, that’s one person not having to suffer in silence. If you are interested in helping but don’t know anyone directly impacted by the disease you can go to the link in @crohnscolitisfoundation ‘s bio & research or maybe even donate to research efforts. And if you are someone who thinks you’re alone with any illness you might have, know that you have me and that you are not alone!❤️ #crohnsdisease  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #crohnsandcolitisawareness 
**Long Post Alert**
It's Crohns Colitis Awarness Week!!! Woop woop! Little tiny miniscule #fridayflashback through my journey, but three big moments nonetheless. 
Those scans were my 3rd colonoscopy (more than most people even do in their life) in 2015, right after I had switched to my new GI doctor. He wanted to see how bad my ulcerative colitis actually was. Turns out I actually had ulcers and bleeding past my colon which meant I had, drum roll pleaseeeee....CROHNS!
-insert countless side effects, multiple meds, doctors appts, missed events, and pain for the next two years-
Flash forward to March 13th, 2017, the day I was told I was in remission! I couldn't help but to cry happy tears looking back on my journey. I was off steriods, found a med that my body didn't reject and for the first time in almost 7 years I was controlling the disease, it wasn't controlling me.
I told myself the day I reached remission I would schedule an appointment to get a purple ribbon tattooed on me to help me represent my process. 4 months later and thanks to Amanda @luckycat314 I have a beautiful purple awareness ribbon on my side.
I still have to be careful what I eat, some days are worse than others and I have to be strict with my meds. I definitely have a new lease on life and I'm still fighting for a cure! 💜💜💜
#ibd #crohnscolitis #ibdwarrior
**Long Post Alert** It's Crohns Colitis Awarness Week!!! Woop woop! Little tiny miniscule #fridayflashback  through my journey, but three big moments nonetheless. Those scans were my 3rd colonoscopy (more than most people even do in their life) in 2015, right after I had switched to my new GI doctor. He wanted to see how bad my ulcerative colitis actually was. Turns out I actually had ulcers and bleeding past my colon which meant I had, drum roll pleaseeeee....CROHNS! -insert countless side effects, multiple meds, doctors appts, missed events, and pain for the next two years- Flash forward to March 13th, 2017, the day I was told I was in remission! I couldn't help but to cry happy tears looking back on my journey. I was off steriods, found a med that my body didn't reject and for the first time in almost 7 years I was controlling the disease, it wasn't controlling me. I told myself the day I reached remission I would schedule an appointment to get a purple ribbon tattooed on me to help me represent my process. 4 months later and thanks to Amanda @luckycat314 I have a beautiful purple awareness ribbon on my side. I still have to be careful what I eat, some days are worse than others and I have to be strict with my meds. I definitely have a new lease on life and I'm still fighting for a cure! 💜💜💜 #ibd  #crohnscolitis  #ibdwarrior 
“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.”
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Despite all the challenges I’ve faced because of my illness, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Because of my IBD, I found camp, I became a nurse, I made so many amazing connections, I ran my first half marathon and now I’m training for a full one, and it’s made every every mountaintop I’ve climbed that much sweeter. I love my body and I love my life. Colon or no colon, I’ve still #gotguts 💜Happy end of #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek ! #myibd #ibdwarrior #ibdvisible
“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” • • • • • Despite all the challenges I’ve faced because of my illness, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Because of my IBD, I found camp, I became a nurse, I made so many amazing connections, I ran my first half marathon and now I’m training for a full one, and it’s made every every mountaintop I’ve climbed that much sweeter. I love my body and I love my life. Colon or no colon, I’ve still #gotguts  💜Happy end of #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek  ! #myibd  #ibdwarrior  #ibdvisible 
Just. Don’t. Stop. 👊🏼
Just. Don’t. Stop. 👊🏼
B I G  U P D A T E —————————————————
So I kinda saw this coming. As you all know things haven’t been going very well for me lately & today I was told that I have to resort to surgery 💉
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It would mean the world to me if any of you girls & guys who have had the surgery for UC would help a very scared girl out. I would just like to know how all you warriors deal with it all, in the hope I can too! So please comment or DM me! ❤️ —————————————————
I’m hopefully going to be chatting to a surgeon & stoma nurse in the next two weeks to get the ball rolling & my surgery should be early next year.
B I G U P D A T E ————————————————— So I kinda saw this coming. As you all know things haven’t been going very well for me lately & today I was told that I have to resort to surgery 💉 ————————————————— It would mean the world to me if any of you girls & guys who have had the surgery for UC would help a very scared girl out. I would just like to know how all you warriors deal with it all, in the hope I can too! So please comment or DM me! ❤️ ————————————————— I’m hopefully going to be chatting to a surgeon & stoma nurse in the next two weeks to get the ball rolling & my surgery should be early next year.
“You see, the truth so many people seem to miss, is that happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a job or a college degree. It starts with YOUR thoughts and what YOU tell yourself everyday.” - now read this over and over again. By M.H. ☺️| Hey there lovely Sunshines! 😘 I am pretty excited about sharing today’s blog! It is almost finished, just need to make an awesome picture first when I get back home 🙌🏽 I know I usually don’t share two pictures in one day, but since I haven’t shared a snow picture yet... I thought I should at least upload the one and only snow selfie I got ❄️⛄️🙈 and the snow is disappearing after a few days of heavy snow fall, so can’t really make a new one 😂 | Stay tuned this evening for today’s blog! 🙌🏽 | 📸 with my iphone6s
“You see, the truth so many people seem to miss, is that happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a job or a college degree. It starts with YOUR thoughts and what YOU tell yourself everyday.” - now read this over and over again. By M.H. ☺️| Hey there lovely Sunshines! 😘 I am pretty excited about sharing today’s blog! It is almost finished, just need to make an awesome picture first when I get back home 🙌🏽 I know I usually don’t share two pictures in one day, but since I haven’t shared a snow picture yet... I thought I should at least upload the one and only snow selfie I got ❄️⛄️🙈 and the snow is disappearing after a few days of heavy snow fall, so can’t really make a new one 😂 | Stay tuned this evening for today’s blog! 🙌🏽 | 📸 with my iphone6s
The power of positivity. Due to my increasing risk of inflammation I had to take some painkillers, which i HATE. Numbing doesnt solve my bowel disease. It numbs my emotion, flattens my mood and can make me so cranky.. i like my personality because im super positive!! Feeling emotions, the joy of touch, laughing and crying when necessary. Its all part of the healing process. -

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The power of positivity. Due to my increasing risk of inflammation I had to take some painkillers, which i HATE. Numbing doesnt solve my bowel disease. It numbs my emotion, flattens my mood and can make me so cranky.. i like my personality because im super positive!! Feeling emotions, the joy of touch, laughing and crying when necessary. Its all part of the healing process. - #fitpic  #fitlife  #fitness  #fit  #fitdutchies  #posing  #natural  #bodybuilding  #bulking  #dedication  #motivation  #pumped  #dutchfitness  #aesthetic  #shredded  #grow  #progress  #traindirty  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #crohnsandcolitis  #crohns  #ulcerativecolitis  #abs  #flex  #photography  #fashion 
My endoscopy results came back showing the possibility of crohn’s. Today I went in for lab work to make sure it would be safe for me to switch to Stelara. I am very excited about stopping cellcept and only needing an injection once every 8 weeks. That totally beats daily timed meds at 4am and 4pm. The benefit of Stelara is that it should also help with my arthritis and is a drug I can be on long term.

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My endoscopy results came back showing the possibility of crohn’s. Today I went in for lab work to make sure it would be safe for me to switch to Stelara. I am very excited about stopping cellcept and only needing an injection once every 8 weeks. That totally beats daily timed meds at 4am and 4pm. The benefit of Stelara is that it should also help with my arthritis and is a drug I can be on long term. #ibd  #chronicillness  #crohns  #ulcerativecolitis  #pyodermagangrenosum  #arthritis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #ostomyawareness  #stoma  #spoonie  #warrior  #ibdawareness  #ibdwarrior  #nocolonstillrollin  #girlswithguts 
It’s eggnog season!! Ever since being lactose intolerant I’ve always taken like 3 Lactaid pills just to drink a little but then I found this! 😍 .
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#winning #eggnog #lactoseintolerant 
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It’s eggnog season!! Ever since being lactose intolerant I’ve always taken like 3 Lactaid pills just to drink a little but then I found this! 😍 . . . . . . . #winning  #eggnog  #lactoseintolerant  @unumdesign #unumfam #crohnslife  #invisibleillness  #crohnsdisease  #spoonie  #crohnswarrior  #crohnie  #ibd  #crohns  #chronicillnesswarrior  #chronicillness  #christmas  #crohnsawareness  #ibdvisible  #ibdawareness  #ibdwarrior  #ccfa  #crohnsandcolitis  #ccawareness  #crohnsandcolitisfoundationofamerica  #crohnscolitisawareness  #ibdwarriors  #crohnscolitis 
I havent felt this well in such a long time!! Can I get a HALLELUJAH!! I'll probably suffer tomorrow but who cares!? I'm going to live today and make the most of this amazing feeling 💜
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#ileostomy #ileostomybag #ostomy #ostomate #ostomybag #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #ibd #ibdwarrior #chronicillness #chronicpain #bodypositive #positivity #positivevibes #stoma #instagood #instadaily #sonyxperia #nofilter #instagram #christmas #christmastime
This is awesome! I’m just a regular average guy that’s no different than anyone else, man or woman, who is just trying to find his own place in this crazy world and I do my best to be an example to those around me and my hope and prayer is that I can somehow touch those that are willing to learn, listen, watch, etc. and if I have to do it through some of these means to do so then I know that I have done my job 😌🙏🏼💜❤️ #inspiring #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #stayingstrong #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
This is awesome! I’m just a regular average guy that’s no different than anyone else, man or woman, who is just trying to find his own place in this crazy world and I do my best to be an example to those around me and my hope and prayer is that I can somehow touch those that are willing to learn, listen, watch, etc. and if I have to do it through some of these means to do so then I know that I have done my job 😌🙏🏼💜❤️ #inspiring  #inspiration  #inspirationalquotes  #quoteoftheday  #stayingstrong  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife 
Lunchtime!!! Although I’m not feeling so good I wanted to eat this as lunch today. It’s very easy to make and taste so good!! I love seafood and I love salads. So this is a perfect combo. Have a great day everyone! #prawns #seafood #salade #lunch #lunchtime #food #foodporn #lovetoeat #lovetocook #nocolonstillrollin #ileostoma #ileostomy #ileostomylife #ileostomygirl #ileostomyfit #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnswarrior #ibd #ibdawareness #ibdwarrior #chronicillness #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #staypositive #stillbreathing #positivevibes #positivethinking #kickass
Lunchtime!!! Although I’m not feeling so good I wanted to eat this as lunch today. It’s very easy to make and taste so good!! I love seafood and I love salads. So this is a perfect combo. Have a great day everyone! #prawns  #seafood  #salade  #lunch  #lunchtime  #food  #foodporn  #lovetoeat  #lovetocook  #nocolonstillrollin  #ileostoma  #ileostomy  #ileostomylife  #ileostomygirl  #ileostomyfit  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnswarrior  #ibd  #ibdawareness  #ibdwarrior  #chronicillness  #chronicfatigue  #chronicpain  #staypositive  #stillbreathing  #positivevibes  #positivethinking  #kickass 
I was lucky to have my total colectomy done laparoscopically. I cannot believe how quickly my scars are healing and shrinking.
But I'm proud of all 5 of them.
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#nocolonstillrollin #girlswithguts #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibdwarrior #ulcerativecolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #scars #recovery #healing
Ok, I know I’ve posted this quote a few months ago but this this still gives me a good laugh and I found it with a pic! Although, this does hold true to an extent 😂🤣 #quotes #funnyquotes #humorousquotes #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
Ok, I know I’ve posted this quote a few months ago but this this still gives me a good laugh and I found it with a pic! Although, this does hold true to an extent 😂🤣 #quotes  #funnyquotes  #humorousquotes  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife 
Sometimes we let fear stop us in life. Try to become aware of when our thoughts limit us. If we keep thinking "I can't do this" our bodies often believe it.
#keepgoing #nevergiveup #crohnscrossfitter #crohnsfitness #ibdwarrior #crohnsfighter #crohns #crossfitnewbie  #crossfitterwithcrohns 📷 my tshirt
If you ever feel discouraged, remember how fat and angry Prednisone made you and remember how this bird still landed on your hand to eat seeds. Or maybe that was just me. Hey, we've all felt unlovely. Hold out your hand anyway. #ibdwarrior #jpouch #ulcerativecolitis #survivor #loveanyway #ifedabird #prednisone #graceenough
The new @companionibd website launched today. I am thrilled to have shared some of my pyoderma story for their site launch. Link in bio. #ostomy #ileostomy #ostomyawareness #ibd #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #arthritis #pyodermagangrenosum #ibdwarrior #ibdadvocate #stoma #spoonie #girlswithguts #nocolonstillrollin #warrior
Definitely didn’t need a second workout today aka shoveling. Buuut when your hubby is already putting in 11+ hour days and it’s not even busy season quite yet, I wanted to help out. ✧
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Definitely didn’t need a second workout today aka shoveling. Buuut when your hubby is already putting in 11+ hour days and it’s not even busy season quite yet, I wanted to help out. ✧ ✧ ✧ #happyhealthyhumble  #teamfighttofinish  #tiuholidayhustle  #tiumn  #toneitup  #tiuteam  #ibdwarrior  #progress  #strongwomen  #motivation  #noexcuses  #fitfam  #fitnessgoals  #transplantstrong  #transplant  #posttransplant  #ulcerativecolitis  #strongnotskinny  #healthy  #nutrition  #fitgirl  #fitnessmotivation  #fitnessjourney  #igfit  #fitgoals  #determined  #fitspo  #fitspiration  #results 
Mondays can be your most empowering day of the week! ⠀
*It's a decision. ⠀
*Set yourself up to win. ⠀
*Believe that great things are coming!⠀
My workouts are more about therapy than physical results these days but they are every bit as valuable to my life! Killer shoulder and ab routine powered by the music of Mastodon and my vision of a strong, productive week.⠀ Go Bolts! ⚡️⚡️⚡️
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Mondays can be your most empowering day of the week! ⠀ *It's a decision. ⠀ *Set yourself up to win. ⠀ *Believe that great things are coming!⠀ My workouts are more about therapy than physical results these days but they are every bit as valuable to my life! Killer shoulder and ab routine powered by the music of Mastodon and my vision of a strong, productive week.⠀ Go Bolts! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #practicewhatyoupreach  #fitfam  #workout  #fitover40  #physicaleducation  #Pe  #physed  #zillafitness  #peteacher  #peteacherlife  #fitnesscoach  #coach  #fitoverforty  #motivationalmonday  #motivation  #motivationmonday  #tgim  #fitnessmotivation  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #colitis  #heavymetal  #ironmaiden 
Our weekly batch of homemade peanut butter is ready. It’s a must EVERY WEEK in this house. 🤣 Do you have a must have meal prep item you prep each week?  #homemadepeanutbutter
Our weekly batch of homemade peanut butter is ready. It’s a must EVERY WEEK in this house. 🤣 Do you have a must have meal prep item you prep each week? #homemadepeanutbutter 
Organic veggie delivery day!
It’s so convenient to come home to all this on my front porch. 
Even got some juice, a smoothie and goats cheese. 😍

Eating as much organic as I can to cut down on pesticides and toxins. My body is already at its limit when it comes to toxins and so food can be friend or foe. 
It’s time to get back on track with my health. Making big decisions to move toward health and happiness. ❤️ #veggies #organicfood #organicfooddelivery #yummy #eatyourveggies #organic #goatscheese #pesticidefree #eatyourgreens #fooddelivery #mamaearth #cookyourfood #timesaver #healthfirst #healthandhappiness #makingchanges #progress #healing #ulcerativecolitis #ibdwarrior #gettingbetter
Organic veggie delivery day! It’s so convenient to come home to all this on my front porch. Even got some juice, a smoothie and goats cheese. 😍 Eating as much organic as I can to cut down on pesticides and toxins. My body is already at its limit when it comes to toxins and so food can be friend or foe. It’s time to get back on track with my health. Making big decisions to move toward health and happiness. ❤️ #veggies  #organicfood  #organicfooddelivery  #yummy  #eatyourveggies  #organic  #goatscheese  #pesticidefree  #eatyourgreens  #fooddelivery  #mamaearth  #cookyourfood  #timesaver  #healthfirst  #healthandhappiness  #makingchanges  #progress  #healing  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibdwarrior  #gettingbetter 
Its a beautiful thing to be proud of your own body.. scars and all 💛. These scars shaped who I am. Another tabata workout today, with some barre. Trying to incorporate more barre to work on this booty 🤗. ✧
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Its a beautiful thing to be proud of your own body.. scars and all 💛. These scars shaped who I am. Another tabata workout today, with some barre. Trying to incorporate more barre to work on this booty 🤗. ✧ ✧ ✧ #happyhealthyhumble  #teamfighttofinish  #tiuholidayhustle  #tiumn  #toneitup  #tiuteam  #ibdwarrior  #progress  #strongwomen  #motivation  #noexcuses  #fitfam  #fitnessgoals  #transplantstrong  #transplant  #posttransplant  #ulcerativecolitis  #strongnotskinny  #healthy  #nutrition  #fitgirl  #fitnessmotivation  #fitnessjourney  #igfit  #fitgoals  #determined  #fitspo  #fitspiration  #results 
My surgery present from @chuckie1956 ....an #emoji #toiletpaper holder!😂😂😂
#ibdwarrior #chronicillness #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #crps #rasucks #rheumatoidarthritis #invisibleillness
Tonight I put my star of hope pride of place on our Christmas tree. This star gives me hope that one day a cure will be found for these invisible illnesses. It gives me hope that even when I can’t fight that someone is always fighting for me, hope that together we can raise enough money for vital research to be done. Text hope to 70500 to donate £10 to @crohnsandcolitisuk to help others and give them hope💜🎄⭐️
Tonight I put my star of hope pride of place on our Christmas tree. This star gives me hope that one day a cure will be found for these invisible illnesses. It gives me hope that even when I can’t fight that someone is always fighting for me, hope that together we can raise enough money for vital research to be done. Text hope to 70500 to donate £10 to @crohnsandcolitisuk to help others and give them hope💜🎄⭐️
My quiet garage gym.... where I p.r on my squat jerk today... 210 pounds I feel good.. not bad for 187 pound hack lol. 20 pounds off my goal... not a coached lifter but happy with it... #crossfit #garagelifter #weighttraining #igfitness #squatjerk #420friendly #ibdwarrior #colitisproblems #ibdfighter #algonquinpeople
These are all from within the past month. I loved the weight I was at when I was first diagnosed, but it was unhealthy and I knew it. I’m happy being healthier but being confident with your body is something that is hard, and I have yet to be able to do. #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnsgirl #crohnsflare #crohnswarrior #crohnsadvocate #crohnsawareness #ibd #ibduk #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnsdiseaseawareness #crohnsprobs #crohnslife
Day 55 of the #100daysofhappiness challenge 💫 - The snow is so beautiful 😍 Winter berries and Nana and Grandad bears enjoying the weather 🐻❄️💕 #love #happy #staypositive #ibd #ibdwarrior #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #invisibleillness #staystrong #crohnsdisease #autoimmunedisease #fighter #crohnsandcolitis #crohnsandcolitisuk #ButYouDontLookSick #winter #weather #snow #berries #winterberries #pretty #cold #christmastime
Feeling sorry for myself. Vestibular dysfunction, new this week, woo hoo! What.A.Treat! It's even getting me when my eyes are closed, nice one! Withdrawing from a medication which once was a lifeline is now a poison #recovery #vestibular #medication #medicinewoman #ibdwarrior #spoonielife #spoonie #dizziness #serotonin #healthylifestyle #health #wellness #wellbeing #healthy #dizzy #spacedout #brainzaps #mind
Getting a little help to get through the holidays. @netflixca and Remicade seems like a perfect mix.
Getting a little help to get through the holidays. @netflixca and Remicade seems like a perfect mix.
Ok I totally already posted this on my story today but I am really loving this facial oil by @kensington_apothecary !! I was on Uceris for a brief period prior to my colonoscopy last month. Although it made a difference and slowed my flare, it made my face break out horribly (along with a few other cray cray side effects)! That along with drinking lots of drinks (coconut water and juices) with sugar for my colonoscopy sent me into full on face freak out. I spotted this little bottle at my local Whole Foods and apprehensively bought it (I’m a bit scared of putting oil on my face, I’m already oily!). But seriously, this stuff doesn’t leave a heavy residue, lies beautifully under make up and has helped soothe and clear up my scary skin. This is Facial Oil Number 2, Pure Clarifying Oil with pumpkin seed oil and tsubaki oil. The company is PNW based, so I can shop local and they use all organic, Non GMO ingredients. I’ll keep you posted but so far it’s a WIN! 😍🙌🏽
Ok I totally already posted this on my story today but I am really loving this facial oil by @kensington_apothecary !! I was on Uceris for a brief period prior to my colonoscopy last month. Although it made a difference and slowed my flare, it made my face break out horribly (along with a few other cray cray side effects)! That along with drinking lots of drinks (coconut water and juices) with sugar for my colonoscopy sent me into full on face freak out. I spotted this little bottle at my local Whole Foods and apprehensively bought it (I’m a bit scared of putting oil on my face, I’m already oily!). But seriously, this stuff doesn’t leave a heavy residue, lies beautifully under make up and has helped soothe and clear up my scary skin. This is Facial Oil Number 2, Pure Clarifying Oil with pumpkin seed oil and tsubaki oil. The company is PNW based, so I can shop local and they use all organic, Non GMO ingredients. I’ll keep you posted but so far it’s a WIN! 😍🙌🏽
Received this card after speaking intention to the Universe, knowing that it’s already done. Magic. Pure magic. ✨ IBS Warriors it’s time to step into the knowing of abundant possibilities for not just our lives but our health. I love you. Thank you. .
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Received this card after speaking intention to the Universe, knowing that it’s already done. Magic. Pure magic. ✨ IBS Warriors it’s time to step into the knowing of abundant possibilities for not just our lives but our health. I love you. Thank you. . . . . . #ibs  #irritablebowel  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #ibd  #irritableboweldisease  #ibsawareness  #ibdawareness  #ibssucks  #ibsdiaries  #ibsdiet  #ibsrecipe  #ibdsucks  #ibddiet  #ibswarrior  #ibdwarrior  #ibsfriendly  #ibdfriendly  #ibsfighter  #ibdfighter  #ibsmoments  #guthealth  #guthealthy  #guthealthiskey  #lowfodmapdiet  #lowfodmapliving  #lowfodmapfriendly 
“It’s not how big the house is, it’s how happy the home is.” ❤️ | A family picture with my adorable baby’s 🤶🏻😻🐦🎄✨ I made a cute Christmas family picture at the Christmas tree which I’ll be uploading on the first day of Christmas. | Don’t forget, tomorrow a new blog will be online💫 Stay tuned 😉 | 📸 with my iphone6s
“It’s not how big the house is, it’s how happy the home is.” ❤️ | A family picture with my adorable baby’s 🤶🏻😻🐦🎄✨ I made a cute Christmas family picture at the Christmas tree which I’ll be uploading on the first day of Christmas. | Don’t forget, tomorrow a new blog will be online💫 Stay tuned 😉 | 📸 with my iphone6s
Poorly boy come home and got into bed, yet more bad news today to get my head around.. Thankyou to everyone that's asked about Oscar today, will get round to replying to everyone once I have got through all this reading 😪😪 #fedupofthis #onethingafteranother #leavemybabyalone #dealtanotherbadcard #suchafighter #IBDwarrior #dontknowhowhesdoingthis #finallyhittinghome #thankyouforallthesupport #wouldbelostwithoutfamilyandfriends #singleparentingsuckssometimes #wishitwouldallgoaway #strugglingtostaypositive
Poorly boy come home and got into bed, yet more bad news today to get my head around.. Thankyou to everyone that's asked about Oscar today, will get round to replying to everyone once I have got through all this reading 😪😪 #fedupofthis  #onethingafteranother  #leavemybabyalone  #dealtanotherbadcard  #suchafighter  #IBDwarrior  #dontknowhowhesdoingthis  #finallyhittinghome  #thankyouforallthesupport  #wouldbelostwithoutfamilyandfriends  #singleparentingsuckssometimes  #wishitwouldallgoaway  #strugglingtostaypositive 
Put your heart and mind in small things, big things, all things. Its the key to succes.

#fitpic #fitlife #fitness #fit #fitdutchies #flexing #posing #natural #bodybuilding #bulking #push  #dedication #motivation #biceps #pumped #dutchfitness #aesthetic #shredded #grow #progress #traindirty #trainhard #ibd #ibdwarrior #crohnsandcolitis #crohns #ulcerativecolitis #abs #flex
😆😬😤🐵 Whipping out all my facial expressions before I Deadlift 1.5x my body weight! 
Trained by @dimesportsperformance 🎥speed x 4.

#autoimmunedisease #crohnsfitness #crohnsdisease #crohns #deadlift #medicine #backyardgym #weightlifting #guthealth #ibdwarrior #recovery
Acceptance, it’s not always an easy thing. It took me a while to accept that I had a chronic illness that a times could make me so weak. My recent vlog talks a little about that. Link is in my bio.
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Haven't done push ups, or anything, with a round thing like this in ages - what even is it!? 😂
Push ups felt easier than off the floor, but more energy went into maintaining the balance.
Haven't done push ups, or anything, with a round thing like this in ages - what even is it!? 😂 Push ups felt easier than off the floor, but more energy went into maintaining the balance.
Exactly! Don’t let the situations in life take control of who you are! Do your best to take control of it to your advantage and make the best out of it! #jackiechan #jackiechanquote #inspiring #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #stayingstrong #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
I smashed last week and I'm p proud of it ✊ Made good choices, went to bed early, ate well, ran 40km & worked 5 days 💛💛☕☕☕☕ Goals for this week:
💖 Run a lil less so I can do a leg day 💛 Spend some money on myself without feeling crazy guilty (finding this so hard at the mo - even buying the essentials)
💜 Figure out what forms of professional MH help there is out there, cause it'd help me so much 💙 Sleep 8 hours + a night 
So goals more based on self care, but I'm sure I'll keep running & I hope I'll keep my eating on track ✊

#mondaymorning #monday #newweek #goals #bbg #bbguk #bbgcommunity #bbgweekfive #thisgirlcan #thisgirlcanrun #girlsthatrun #girlsthatrow #vegansofinsta #plantbased #dairyfree #ibd #ibdwarrior #ulcerativecolitis #mentalhealthcountstoo #recovery #anorexiarecovery #selfcareisntselfish #selflove #bodypositivity #healthateverysize
I smashed last week and I'm p proud of it ✊ Made good choices, went to bed early, ate well, ran 40km & worked 5 days 💛💛☕☕☕☕ Goals for this week: 💖 Run a lil less so I can do a leg day 💛 Spend some money on myself without feeling crazy guilty (finding this so hard at the mo - even buying the essentials) 💜 Figure out what forms of professional MH help there is out there, cause it'd help me so much 💙 Sleep 8 hours + a night So goals more based on self care, but I'm sure I'll keep running & I hope I'll keep my eating on track ✊ #mondaymorning  #monday  #newweek  #goals  #bbg  #bbguk  #bbgcommunity  #bbgweekfive  #thisgirlcan  #thisgirlcanrun  #girlsthatrun  #girlsthatrow  #vegansofinsta  #plantbased  #dairyfree  #ibd  #ibdwarrior  #ulcerativecolitis  #mentalhealthcountstoo  #recovery  #anorexiarecovery  #selfcareisntselfish  #selflove  #bodypositivity  #healthateverysize 
I love this! As we grow from the experiences we encounter in our lives we just tend to develop not only a thick skin but a tolerance so to speak! And then we use that to deal with the challenges that life throws at us to overcome them in a different mentality than from when we encountered them previously. We all have strength we just tend to deal with things differently! Don’t let anybody tell u differently 👊🏼💪🏼💜💜 #inspiring #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #stayingstrong #crohns #crohnsdisease #crohnscolitis #ileostomy #ostomy #ostomate #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #ibd #ibdsucks #ibdwarrior #crohnswarrior #irritablebowelsyndrome #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitiswarrior #ucwarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #superstoma #stomalife
I love this! As we grow from the experiences we encounter in our lives we just tend to develop not only a thick skin but a tolerance so to speak! And then we use that to deal with the challenges that life throws at us to overcome them in a different mentality than from when we encountered them previously. We all have strength we just tend to deal with things differently! Don’t let anybody tell u differently 👊🏼💪🏼💜💜 #inspiring  #inspiration  #inspirationalquotes  #quoteoftheday  #stayingstrong  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #crohnscolitis  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #ostomate  #colitis  #ulcerativecolitis  #ibd  #ibdsucks  #ibdwarrior  #crohnswarrior  #irritablebowelsyndrome  #inflammatoryboweldisease  #ulcerativecolitiswarrior  #ucwarrior  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #superstoma  #stomalife 
Coffee & me = ❤️
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Coffee and I are in a long term relationship. Coffee and IBD generally doesn’t go hand in hand, as it’s a known gut irritant. Even with my UC flaring, I found the best way for me to drink it. I went from milky cappuccinos to drinking espresso. If I didn’t drink coffee there would be no way to get through a full work day.
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Even when I had liver issues from Entyvio, the specialists gave me the all clear to drink it as it’s shown to have benefits for the liver. There were months when I would give it up completely, but it always seemed like the milk affected me more than the caffeine.
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#ostomy #ileostomy #ostomyawareness #ostomate #ibd #ibs #uc #ulcerativecolitis #crohns #crohnsandcolitis #nocolonstillrollin #ibdwarrior #staystrong #staypositive #ibdlife #aussie #aussieostomate #grateful #gratitude #girlswithguts #ostomyawareness #idbawareness #coffelover #colddrip #hotdaycoldcoffee #icedcoffee #coffeeeveryday #tattooedgirls #tattooedlife #blondiegirl #raybans
Coffee & me = ❤️ • Coffee and I are in a long term relationship. Coffee and IBD generally doesn’t go hand in hand, as it’s a known gut irritant. Even with my UC flaring, I found the best way for me to drink it. I went from milky cappuccinos to drinking espresso. If I didn’t drink coffee there would be no way to get through a full work day. • Even when I had liver issues from Entyvio, the specialists gave me the all clear to drink it as it’s shown to have benefits for the liver. There were months when I would give it up completely, but it always seemed like the milk affected me more than the caffeine. • Very happy I can continue to drink coffee with my ileostomy. I still prefer espresso, or cold drip (pictured!) as I’m such a coffee snob now! • #ostomy  #ileostomy  #ostomyawareness  #ostomate  #ibd  #ibs  #uc  #ulcerativecolitis  #crohns  #crohnsandcolitis  #nocolonstillrollin  #ibdwarrior  #staystrong  #staypositive  #ibdlife  #aussie  #aussieostomate  #grateful  #gratitude  #girlswithguts  #ostomyawareness  #idbawareness  #coffelover  #colddrip  #hotdaycoldcoffee  #icedcoffee  #coffeeeveryday  #tattooedgirls  #tattooedlife  #blondiegirl  #raybans 
I say Hells yes to Christmas cupcakes (Or any cupcakes for that matter) 🎅 #spoonie #stoma #livertransplant #ibdwarrior #cupcake #christmas #yummm #vanillacupcakes
With @chuckie1956 as my sous chef, I was able to try a new stuffed #acornsquash recipe. Made with #apples #cranberries #glutenfree #bread #turkeybacon and #eggs .
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