I have eaten a “🌮 bowl” style lunch almost everyday for as long as I can remember and I’m not even mad about it! 😋 They key is to switch just one or 2 things each week-quinoa instead of rice, chicken instead of beef, mixed greens or kale instead of zucchini. You get the idea 💡. Stay consistent but tweak a few things here or there to keep it interesting! 😝
Having Crohn’s does not = being skinny. I have never been a “skinny” girl, teenager, or woman. But, I have been involved in sports or working out since I was a kid. As an adult sometimes I have taken a hiatus from working out for one reason or another. But over all I do try to stay active. That being said the times that people think I look amazing (that don’t know me well or at all) is when I am flaring and have lost tons of weight from not eating. And I won’t lie, I like how I look when I lose weight, I just hate that I feel awful and can’t enjoy it. But, when I feel better, a lot of times from steroids, I can then eat again, and let me tell you I LOVE food. So I quickly gain the weight back I lost and sometimes more. Crohn’s is a day by day journey, that looks different on every Crohn’s person. At 38 I still tend to get self conscious of how I look, I realize I don’t have the perfect body, but then I remember...I have had 2 c-sections, plus 3 other abdominal surgeries, and I take tons of meds to boot for my Crohn’s that mess with my system. The fact that I am still here, still fighting is all that matters. So yeah, when I feel good, I am going to eat whatever I want, will workout as much as I can, and just enjoy life in general. All the while knowing strong is beautiful! We all have one life to live, spend it doing what makes you happy. #crohnswarrior#crohnsdisease#crohnssucks#crohnsfit#ificanyoucan#getupgetmoving
I’m home!! Third admission since March 😴 After spending 6 days at the hospital again I’m now home with my furbaby and can relax! 😍😴 Crohn’s flares are no fun at all but back on steroids and on a liquid diet and starting infliximab soon 🤞🏻
Taking a quick break from work to run some errands! Got my water and my snack- heading to Target and then going to pick up our photos from the Team Retreat Photoshoot!!!🙆🏻♀️👯♀️✨💕
I’m SO excited to see the pictures!!!!!
Soma Nutrition meals, even keto meals, are proudly dairy-free. Why?
Pasteurized dairy, who’s benefit over raw milk is ONLY that it poses a lower risk for pathogenic microbial contamination, DESTROYS essential enzymes (that act as natural antibacterial agents and prevent bacterial growth from post-pasteurization contamination), KILLS beneficial bacteria that support your gut microflora and digestion, and DENATURES nutritionally beneficial whey and casein proteins. Sorry but those are the FACTS.
With so little nutritional benefit, why eat pasteurized dairy other than to satisfy the taste buds??? 🥛🥛🥛Raw milk on the other hand is nutrient rich, high in B vitamins, loaded with probiotics, healthy fatty acids, and beneficial amino acids BUT comes with a very high risk of pathogenic contamination from E.Coli, Listeria, Salmonella, and Campylobacter DEPENDING on the quality control standards of each farm, it’s staff, and the storage and transportation regulations.
Our mission at Soma Nutrition is to optimize the health of its clients and provide nutrient rich recipes and food that will strengthen the immune system and restore nutrient deficiencies. This can be done WITHOUT dairy!
Treats like the overnight oats in this picture are made with plant based milk alternatives. We also use coconut and water kefir in some recipes to provide probiotics for gut health.
Just a little HIIT session for ya if you’re short on time!⌚️[Deets below👇🏼]
This type of workout is awesome for your body— burns tons of calories, keeps your metabolic rate high which means your body burns fat throughout the day. Not to mention you don’t need any equipment and it’s quick! 👏🏼
I did HIIT work before having my in home trainer 😆 but it never seemed like I was dying (in that good way)😂.. Doing what I do now, I see better results in less amount of time AND I don’t have to plan anything— I just get told what to do. 💁🏼♀️
Try this circuit👇🏼
30 sec. knee drivers (left)
30 sec. knee drivers (right)
10 sec. break
45 sec. mountain climber to cross overs
10 sec. break
30 sec. high knee sprints
20 sec. break
I had a smoothie/juice for breakfast. I juiiced the greens and blended the frozen fruits then added the juice greens and pulsed just till blended. This combo did not upset my stomach so im very HAPPY!
Lunch- homemade falafels, with spiralized zucchini,
From our garden ( they are organic but they grew so big that i can eat 1 week off of 1 zucchini), dandelion leaves, Mixed super greens, my home made sprouts and sauerkraut, Avocado and drizzle of my homemade Miso ginger dressing. I had my enzyme capsule with lunch for added aid in digestion.
It’s been 60 days since I put my guts in the hands of this beautiful 🌱 plant. 60 days ago I decided to stop all immunosuppressants #remicade and start my journey on #aurora#cbd#tweed#weed#cannabis#medicalcannabis#love#crohnsdisease#ibd#ibdawareness#crohnsawareness I had spent the last 5 years in full remission on these biologics and every 6 weeks sure as shit felt awful. Just before my infusions I would feel so run down a cross between low iron, the shits, flu like symptoms, cold sores. You name it. All the fun shit minus the flare ups... 🙏 I would get hit pretty hard. I am greatful that in 8 years of living with #crohns that my mental health has not been affected. Can’t say it still hasn’t been a shitty road at times but I am feeling the best I have in a long time. #goals the goal is to keep me here pain free and when I say that i am stubborn and have never used anything but cannabis for pain. It’s always helped I am just kicking it up to the next level. Needless to say today marks 60 days and I can’t help but feel pretty fucking great!! Cheers my #cannabiscommunity#womenweed#friends#loveforbud the biggest thank you to my #husband#love of my life @rosindabsdad for pushing my in this direction and always having my back. I love you babe 💚
He doesn't want your mind. The enemy wants your mission.
I first had this revelation as I made excuses for my lack of effort on my business. I've been coaching for my entire mothering experience, and mostly other moms! My mission has been to support those on similar life paths. Yet, motherhood - the exact space I'm called to love on - was CRUSHING my spirit.
And I gave myself * no * grace. None.
I wept about #CFS and #SpecialParenting and all the hard things. I cried over cancer and losing my dang mind to Dengue Fever. I grieved when my daughter stopped making eye contact. And I stopped following God's call on my life.
God doesn't call us JUST to be mission minded when life is fabulous. He calls us there * always * 🙏
There is a purpose for your life.
There is a purpose for you pain.
I hope you'll pin these words up somewhere today as you figure out how to listen to the One who has AWESOME plans for your life.
He speaks life.
If you're hearing anything less - it's not from Him.
I love you, Papa loves you, and we both want so much for you!!!
Prayer: "I trust your call on my life, Lord. Show me the areas where I need to hand my heart over to you - my physical well-being, my emotions, my mental health, my spiritually or relationships or finances. Help me to take the next best step for this adventure. Even if that means not stepping forward at all. Thank you for loving me, flawed and beautiful at the exact same time. I trust you. Amen."
• S476. That number will mean nothing to most, except for those - like me - who’ve had to rely on that government issued number. Lialda, mesalamine. Immunosuppressant. Autoimmune disorder. Ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s. Lazy, slacker, liar, hypochondriac. Purple ribbon/IBD warrior. Just some of the labels that fall under the umbrella of what I live with every day. My favorite label out of all of them, though, is W A R R I O R.
• I was diagnosed in May of 2010 with ulcerative colitis, and since then, it’s been a whirlwind of a journey. I’ve faced criticisms, near termination in the workplace (simply because they didn’t care about me as a person, or to understand that what I have is not my fault). I’ve had a lengthy stay in the ICU (last year), because my body had been dealing with bouts of flare ups for a few years, and I was simply tired; my body was slowly giving up. “Maybe if you tried the keto diet.” “Maybe if you had a more positive outlook.” “Maybe, maybe, maybe....” The thing is, MAYBE if it weren’t for this pill, I’d not be here today. It may sound dramatic, but people have died fighting this demon. I try my best to incorporate a holistic approach to living with this medical condition, along with the harsh clinical treatment. It’s what works for me; maybe one day I can be medication free. But today, today I am in remission, and it’s partly in thanks to S476.
• Today, I am a survivor, a warrior, a truth seeker. I will never lie about or hide my condition, because while I may “have” IBD, it will never have me. I fight every day for my health, for my life, for my truth.
• Don’t EVER let anyone make you feel less of a person because their small, ignorant minds could never understand until they deal with it intimately, personally, every single day of their lives.
• My apologies for the lengthy post, but I’m honestly just thankful to be in remission (though bad days still happen now and then). I will never again let anyone make me feel inferior, because the truth of the matter needs to be known. At times, my body likes to shit out on me, but all I can do is love myself enough to not give up, or in.💓
• Where my IBD warriors at? ✊ #ibd#ibdawareness#crohns
MY STORY: embarrassing but a happy ending! ❤️ Ripping these packets open for almost 5 years has become routine. And that’s a good thing. No one will EVER convince me there’s a better supplement. Our ingredients are incomparable. The standard to which Beachbody holds itself for quality is extremely high. What a pure, natural, healthy product we offer. YADA YADA YADA. Above & beyond that.....this shit saved me. And I’m not exaggerating. I suffer from EXTREME IBS. It’s horrible & embarrassing & life altering. I had 5 colonoscopies before age 30. I tried EVERY medication & elimination diet out there. I NEVER ate out....I couldn’t. I NEVER got far from a bathroom....I couldn’t. So almost 5 years ago when a friend suggested THIS, I laughed. But 20 years of misery & gut pain will lead you to try ANYTHING! So I did. And thank GOD I did. My life is different because of this dumb shake. And I could never express all the gratitude I have for that. I get to live a life now. So I hope each day when I open a packet....I remember how awesome it really is. #grateful#nutrition#ibs#crohnsdisease#guthealth#fitover40#colonoscopy#diet#recipes#health#colorado#texasgirl#momof2#momlife#lifechange#healthy
“Ain't it funny how life changes
You wake up ain't nothing the same and life changes. You can't stop it just hop on the train. You never know what's gonna happen. You make your plans and you end up laughing. Life changes and I wouldn't change it for the world. “ Thomas Rhett
I can’t begin to tell you how much Matt and I love this song because to us there have never been truer words. You never know what’s going to happen. Maybe that’s why I’ve always hated plans?!?! Haha. .
This picture was taken the day before Matt’s second brain surgery. We went out and enjoyed a sunny outdoor brunch on a nice March day because you know what we had no clue what was going to happen. Surgery is a big deal period and brain surgery even more so. We were hoping and praying that everything went smoothly and had even heard speech often improves post surgery but we’re also very very aware that this was not a surgery to be taken lightly. So we did what we do best we lived it up while we had the chance. This weeks post on 👉🏽 rollingwiththetides.com 👈🏽 is all about those first few months of recovery and trying to find humor and hope through it all. .
I will forever be constantly amazed by how much @onechronicmumma endures, and shamed that our society makes such suffering so hard.
#Repost @onechronicmumma (@get_repost)
Today’s view. Pain has been escalating gradually over the last week and yesterday it was just too much so I’ve retreated to bed. Fighting the feeling that I’ve ‘given in’. I’m doing what I need. I’m taking painkillers, I’m lying down to take the weight & pressure of my fistula. I’m hating every minute and I’m done with this dumb ass disease. I’m done with fighting. And that’s ok. I’m angry. And that’s ok. I’m tired. And that’s ok. It’s ok, it’s ok, it’s ok. Fingers crossed the hospital get back to me after trying to contact them every day for a week. I can’t wait to kiss this bowel goodbye now. For all those fighting and in pain, I see you ❤️
I remember living with Crohns disease and not believing how my thoughts and inner dialogue played such an important role. I was unfulfilled and thought I wasn't good enough for my career. I held a lot of it inside of me. I healed my body and my mind by accepting the source of my unhappiness and changing/adapting my situation. In turn, that influenced healthier choices and shook me out of my 13 year disease and into remission medication free
#Repost @bobbielovesbaxter with @get_repost
We went and checked out the lake today. I wore a bikini (and didn’t stay covered up) for the first time in 11 years since I got the ileostomy. There was only a handful of people when we got there so I felt better about my decision, but I had to ask myself, why do I care? The answer is... people’s opinions. Recognizing this, I also know people will judge me for anything... what I drive, where I live, how much I weigh, what I look like, so it’s just another thing to add to the list. I don’t worry about all those other things so why worry about this. My body is not what I would wish it to be, but it keeps me going and that is awesome! When I got this I was 21 and had severe body image issues afterwards that took a very long time to deal with. Why let anyone or anything have that kind of power over me? This sort of thing was not easy, it took 9 years and a lot of help to overcome. I am so grateful I came through all that and got to where I am now, a place where I really like me. (Amazingly I never did therapy, I figured things out for myself but that was a VERY hard thing to do and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else but after a long time it worked for me). #ileostomy#crohnsdisease
Pulsation Yoga Lake Zurich & Arlington Hts Illinois 200 hour Teacher Training starts Sept 7, 2018. Condensed training will finish before Thanksgiving.
Download flyer here
Calling all yoga students interested in becoming a teacher!
The training is in the Anusara tradition of yoga. anusarayoga.com
Sept 7 through Nov 11. We are taking inquiries and applications now. Begin the process by emailing kathy for details and to request to be included in the application process. Or feel free to call Kathy direct at 847-989-7792.
As a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliances, our Teacher Training program provides all the tools necessary for you to find your voice, discover your teaching style, and become an RYT Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance upon completion. Our 200-hour program meets all the requirements set by Yoga Alliance for graduates to successfully begin leading their own yoga classes. Instructors are Certified/Registered in Anusara® Yoga.
Many Reasons To Choose Pulsation Yoga Teacher Training School:
The highest quality training you can get because of the detail and unique curriculum, with “hands-on” learning. You will feel very cared for in this training.
Majority of the sessions taught by lead teacher Kathy (Over 10 years of teacher training experience), with studio co-owner Jim Simonik, and other Pulsation Yoga staff to be announced.
Detailed curriculum and outline with handouts: extremely organized.
Pay up front, save on tuition
$2440 (plus a deposit of $450) (total of $2890)
A $450 deposit beforehand, then one payment up front of $2890, due on or before Sept 1, 2017.
OR choose the installment plan
3 installments: $915 each (plus a deposit of $450) (total of $3195)
A $450 deposit beforehand, then 3 payments of $915 each due Sept 1, Oct 1, Nov 1. #meditation#relax#diet#scoliosis#backache#backoperation#yogainspiration#asthma#chronicpain#crohnsdisease#depression#anxiety#fibromyalgia#glaucoma#migraines#OCD#sleepdisorders#frozenshoulder
There are nights when I’m very slow with my #humira injections. I’ve found that aggressive music helps get me psyched up - so last night, I turned on #ACDC and on about the third “thunderstruck” it was done! What’s your injection soundtrack? #crohns#colitis#ibd
What a gut check no pun intended the right was me before at 205 and strong the left is me now at 177 witch is an improvement from the 167 pounds I got down to after my surgery the recovery has been long and I still have more time but I’m inching to get back at it and make my right photo look like the left