Do you realize how much your body loves you?? 😳
It's job is to literally keep you alive. We breathe as we sleep, our cuts heal and stop bleeding, our bones fix themselves, and it's constantly trying to fight off any illness that could possibly come your way. 🙌🏼
It's time you start loving it back. Make one healthy decision today to thank your body for all that it does for you. 😘
There are sooooo many places I want to go and see. 😍There has not been a more true statement when I say I want to travel the world. ---
If you could pick ONE place to go to tomorrow that was completely paid for...where would you go!? 🤷🏽♀️
This post is more for the ladies. 😉 I'm 2.5 years post partum and still haven't gotten my cycle back. I am still breastfeeding, but I nursed my other kids this long and my cycle came back between 18-23 months pp. My doctor just did a hormone work up and that came back normal so it's not hormonal. I think it's because I lost weight during my last big flare (1.5 years ago) and haven't been able to put much back on. I've been under 100 lbs since then, I feel like if I could put weight on, it would come back. I do like mot having to deal with it, but to me, it's also a sign my body/health isn't where it should be. Anyone else dealt with loss of menstruation from UC? #uc#ulcerativecolitis#ulcerativecolitislife#ibd#autoimmunedisease#inflammatoryboweldisease#ucwarrior#ucproblems
READY FOR IT!?!😱👏🏽😳🙏🏼 I'm accepting applications again! WOOT WOOT! ---
I'm looking for 10 SERIOUS peeps to join me in coaching others🙌🏼 I'm looking for those who have huge dreams and are ready to put in the work until they make it to the top! Someone who is adventurous, laid back, hard working, and is ready to make a change in not only their own life but soooo many others!!
Drop your favorite emoji below and I'll send you your invite 👇🏼💋👇🏼😘👇🏼💋👇🏼
For this post and I’m not sure how many of you will actually read this but since I don’t have too many pictures to share of my past history of my journey, I think I’m gonna go a different route and share my story and do a little info and awareness for our chronic illness and show a serious side to me especially for my real life friends who are probably wondering about my rants.....lol. I was 16 years old when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I had never heard of the illness or was I even prepared for what I was getting into when it first hit me. When the symptoms started to manifest I blew it off as something that would go away. Unfortunately, it kept getting worse. My mother dragged to a doctor to figure out what was wrong only for him to tell her that I was on drugs probably doing cocaine. My mother flipped out and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, not only should you never piss off a Latina but don’t EVER piss off one who’s a single parent and worried about her kids health. She took me over to another hospital where I was better treated and diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. As the years passed, I noticed that I would have flare ups in the fall/winter but would have remission during the spring/summer semesters. They were rollercoaster flare ups by the time I was 21 I had finally been in remission for 4 years until I hit 25 and unexpectedly became hospitalized. That’s when I first learned of remicade which was a new treatment for me at that time and it did wonders for me! By the time I hit 29 I had a bad flare up that just permanently scarred my colon. I toughed it out for 2 more years until I just couldn’t handle the exhaustion and tendencies of wanting to pass out. By the time I was 31, the option of having my colon removed came up. The doctors notice I had polyps and the original plan was to have 3/4 of my colon removed then after I healed remove the polyps and then talk about reattachment. After about 6 months of having my ileostomy, I went to see the doctor about removing the polyps. It turns out that they were pseudo polyps and it was my illness trying to flare up only there wasn’t anything it could do. (This story will continue in the comments)👇🏼
So I didn't get a chance to post this on Friday, but Friday was my year anniversary of taking Humira for my ulcerative colitis. A year ago I took my first four starter injections into my stomach in a square pattern around my belly button. My ulcerative colitis was so severe that my GI doctor skipped all of the other medication options and went straight to biologic therapy. I was fearful that my body would fail the medication, one of the strongest options out there for my disease, and that I would have to either drive to an infusion center for medication to be put in me via an IV or worse- that I would lose my large intestine. At first it seemed like I was failing it, until February when my doctor upped my dosage to weekly injections from the biweekly injections I was originally on. By June I felt better than I had in a year, and today (most days) I can't even tell that I'm considered a "chronically ill" person. I'm very grateful for this medication, though the side effects and risks can be horrifying and I'll be on it for the rest of my life (or until my body rejects it), this medication has given me my new "normal" life. 🙌🏻💜💪🏻💉
Okay, she may not love me smooching all over her allllll the time, but you know what she does love?? She loves the fact that I can take her for walks and to parks on beautiful days. ---
I love it too. I work on my health and fitness goals and help others do the same and get PAID to do this...so I am able to have the freedom to do what I want, when I want.
Am I where I want to be exactly? Oh gosh no. Do I have a LONG way to go? You know it. But I get to work at it every single day. I get to connect with like minded people who get me, who know exactly what I'm going through, who are doing this thing with me too. ---
I've decided to extend this opportunity out for YOU for the next week!💕😱
If you want to go to a park in the middle of the day with your pup
...or work in your PJs
...schedule your own hours
...meet the most amazing people
...get paid to work on your health and fitness ...change people's lives
...or just make a few extra bucks to get those new pair of Nikes
WHATEVER you want to make of this, you can. That's the beauty of what I do. Everything is YOUR choice. Can you say that about your job?? Doubt it 😂😉
Reach out to me in the next week to get some more info!😘
Another Halloween treat!😊️
Orange You Lovin' Fall fruit salad!
Remember that pull you saved on Thursday?? You will fill mason jars with that and pineapple slices. Top with Greek yogurt and that's it!
How cute and DELICIOUS, right!?
The past three weeks have been beautiful...disturbing, eye-opening, liberating, and beautiful☺️...
One day at a time, I have managed to stop overeating. It sounds crazy, or maybe too soon to say, but this is the longest I have gone with TOTAL CONTROL of my desires, cravings, what has always felt like "needs".
The first week was hard, like really hard. The very first day of "starting over", I was already ready to order pizza...but I made it through. Each day getting a little stronger, a little better. ---
After the first week, I felt free. I felt like food wasn't in control anymore. ONE WEEK. That's all it took.
Yes. You can make big changes in one week. Each day getting a little better, and I want to help. One week where I give you the total solution. Meal plan, nutrition guide, superfood shake, workout plans, support group, and a personal coach to get your through it all...for one week. ---
What do you think you could accomplish in one week? What would you give to overcome your biggest weakness in just one week? ---
Reach out to me if you're ready to take control and start your health journey👍🏽💕👍🏽💕👍🏽
Today calls for a #flex AND #flashback 🙌🏼 You may not see huge progress but I do...those forearms are coming in nicely if I can say so myself 😂💪🏼💕
It's so unreal...almost a dream. I get PAID to work on my health. I get to work on my fitness and help others do the saaaame thing. I get paid to change people's lives 😍😱
Pinch me. 👌🏽
Halloween is coming up FAST! I can't believe it. In light of the coming up festivities, I'll be sharing some of my favorite healthy halloweeny treats😊️
Day one: Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups
Slice off the tops of navel oranges, scoop out the pulp, cut the face, and then fill with your favorite fruits!
Super easy! (Oh, and save the pulp for another recipe😉)
My girl can get very anxious and worked up, usually with school and homework. Last night was rough. I always worry she’s going to put herself into a flare with all the pressure she puts on herself. We talked about the importance of learning to cope with stress and how it isn’t good for her health. Today she spent some time making stress balls on her own (she’s keeping one and giving the rest to friends and family) So proud of her for taking charge of not only her physical health but also her mental health #ucwarrior#ibdwarrior#stressball
Yay for bag changing days! Only a little over a month left with Stoma Steve! I am almost three months out of my first surgery and feeling great! My stoma gets sore, but for the most part it's been great and a life changing experience plus I've put on some weight which has been hard to do up until this point! I am so excited to see how my jpouch functions. #november11th#jpouch#uc#ucwarrior#ulcerativecolitis