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So, I don’t know if doing those crazy burpees did it or what, but I have constant pain around my stoma. I haven’t noticed any visible swelling yet. I woke up around 5am, ate my preworkout meal, drank my preworkout gold, and kept going back and fourth whether I should workout or not. And I didn’t want to make matters worse. So took a soak, and did a bag change also to check things out- while everyone was asleep, and obviously wasn’t sleeping after the gold go-go juice! 😉
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So I’ve been searching to find a good hernia prevention belt, and resting, plus making sure I am definitely chewing throughly, (don’t think any kind of blockage, but still to be sure) and going to go less on the broccoli and cauliflower, not sure it’s causing the pain either, has gave me gas pain before, but this is a little different, I think?
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But either way, I just wanted to be on the safe side, plus not having to hear my hubby say how I’m doing too much, too soon- or I shouldn’t be doing such and such. Lol!
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Can’t fight my urge to not be fierce. 💪🏻🤷🏻‍♀️ but sometimes, have to listen, so I don’t end up going backwards, I suppose. I will see how things are tomorrow! .
So, I don’t know if doing those crazy burpees did it or what, but I have constant pain around my stoma. I haven’t noticed any visible swelling yet. I woke up around 5am, ate my preworkout meal, drank my preworkout gold, and kept going back and fourth whether I should workout or not. And I didn’t want to make matters worse. So took a soak, and did a bag change also to check things out- while everyone was asleep, and obviously wasn’t sleeping after the gold go-go juice! 😉 . So I’ve been searching to find a good hernia prevention belt, and resting, plus making sure I am definitely chewing throughly, (don’t think any kind of blockage, but still to be sure) and going to go less on the broccoli and cauliflower, not sure it’s causing the pain either, has gave me gas pain before, but this is a little different, I think? . But either way, I just wanted to be on the safe side, plus not having to hear my hubby say how I’m doing too much, too soon- or I shouldn’t be doing such and such. Lol! . Can’t fight my urge to not be fierce. 💪🏻🤷🏻‍♀️ but sometimes, have to listen, so I don’t end up going backwards, I suppose. I will see how things are tomorrow! .
I REALLY liked this one today. 
I may be crazy, but I love squats, lunges, and burpees. 😬💪🏻
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Sweat was pouring, and it only fueled me to keep going harder! 😅
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#ostomyfitness 
#nocolonkeepgoing 
#endorphins
I REALLY liked this one today. I may be crazy, but I love squats, lunges, and burpees. 😬💪🏻 . Sweat was pouring, and it only fueled me to keep going harder! 😅 . . #ostomyfitness  #nocolonkeepgoing  #endorphins 
Monday Morning! Sweat Sesh! I brought it! 👊🏻 I was soaked! Something about the after feeling! 🔥😅
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#nocolonkeepgoing
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Yay! Got the signal working- a connector was broken off, prob from the toddler. Haha 🤷🏻‍♀️
Monday Morning! Sweat Sesh! I brought it! 👊🏻 I was soaked! Something about the after feeling! 🔥😅 . . . #nocolonkeepgoing  . Yay! Got the signal working- a connector was broken off, prob from the toddler. Haha 🤷🏻‍♀️
Happy World Ostomy Day to all my fellow warriors!!!
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2007 was a tough year, and was when I got diagnosed, June that year, with Ulcerative Colitis.
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I have been through ALL the possible medications, every pill form, every type of IV infusion meds, various high doses of steroids, more often than not, shots, diet change, natural supplements, over a dozen Imodiums at a time just to get to important things, for the past 11 years. Over and over again. All failed- for me. Giving me no relief. I wasn’t living life, I was struggling. I am stubborn, and I put off for my last resort of getting surgery. Hence- why I went through 6 Gastrointestinal Specialist in those years. Because I was like nope, someone’s got to figure me out.
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Then, once I had last flare that lasted over well 4 years, and couldn’t much- even live, I came to terms, especially after my last colonoscopy results. The entire colon was just...done. They didn’t even know how I was living with that. Nothing was going to save me at that point, except surgery.
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I went to see the surgeon on June 28, 2018, he came in, said “tomorrow morning, 5am, I’ll do it. I already know you NEED this!! “He was absolutely right. I did. I was game on. I had an accident on the table, while getting ready to go under, I bawled my eyes out, apologizing. Embarrassed. I can’t believe why I was so scared to get this done years ago, for something that could/did save my life. And give me relief. Beyond just being glued to a toilet. It’s much more than that.
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Although, my ostomy makes me feel confident now, somehow. It is funny how a lot of people don’t even know I had an invisible illness, a disease well yeah, did you see that- invisible. That’s it. No one knows you are suffering. That’s the worst feeling. Feeling alone. Struggling. No one understanding. Your auto immune is attacking you. But I fought hard. I still am. I don’t care if people know I have a ostomy bag, or that I poo in it. It’s better than what I’m use to. I’m here. Alive. No cancer. No pain. No suffering.
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#worldostomyday 
#allinforostomy 
#speakingoutchangeslives 
#myostomystory
Happy World Ostomy Day to all my fellow warriors!!! . 2007 was a tough year, and was when I got diagnosed, June that year, with Ulcerative Colitis. . I have been through ALL the possible medications, every pill form, every type of IV infusion meds, various high doses of steroids, more often than not, shots, diet change, natural supplements, over a dozen Imodiums at a time just to get to important things, for the past 11 years. Over and over again. All failed- for me. Giving me no relief. I wasn’t living life, I was struggling. I am stubborn, and I put off for my last resort of getting surgery. Hence- why I went through 6 Gastrointestinal Specialist in those years. Because I was like nope, someone’s got to figure me out. .... Then, once I had last flare that lasted over well 4 years, and couldn’t much- even live, I came to terms, especially after my last colonoscopy results. The entire colon was just...done. They didn’t even know how I was living with that. Nothing was going to save me at that point, except surgery. . I went to see the surgeon on June 28, 2018, he came in, said “tomorrow morning, 5am, I’ll do it. I already know you NEED this!! “He was absolutely right. I did. I was game on. I had an accident on the table, while getting ready to go under, I bawled my eyes out, apologizing. Embarrassed. I can’t believe why I was so scared to get this done years ago, for something that could/did save my life. And give me relief. Beyond just being glued to a toilet. It’s much more than that. ... Although, my ostomy makes me feel confident now, somehow. It is funny how a lot of people don’t even know I had an invisible illness, a disease well yeah, did you see that- invisible. That’s it. No one knows you are suffering. That’s the worst feeling. Feeling alone. Struggling. No one understanding. Your auto immune is attacking you. But I fought hard. I still am. I don’t care if people know I have a ostomy bag, or that I poo in it. It’s better than what I’m use to. I’m here. Alive. No cancer. No pain. No suffering. . #worldostomyday  #allinforostomy  #speakingoutchangeslives  #myostomystory 
It’s been a busy day already! I had to make time later in the day for my workout, but I feel great that I got that in!! I needed it!! 😅
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Plussss the tasty bars that came during! Which makes for a great post treat, that’s good for me too!!
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Also, I’m so excited I got the “stoma” stickers as well!! (Slide to see!) For #worldostomyday2018 tomorrow!! My 1st year celebrating and spreading awareness!!!
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#thankfulformyostomy
#ileostomy 
#ostomyfitness
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No videos until my google casting works for me to stream from phone to tv, to free up for recording.
It’s been a busy day already! I had to make time later in the day for my workout, but I feel great that I got that in!! I needed it!! 😅 . Plussss the tasty bars that came during! Which makes for a great post treat, that’s good for me too!! . Also, I’m so excited I got the “stoma” stickers as well!! (Slide to see!) For #worldostomyday2018  tomorrow!! My 1st year celebrating and spreading awareness!!! . #thankfulformyostomy  #ileostomy  #ostomyfitness  . . No videos until my google casting works for me to stream from phone to tv, to free up for recording.
“Your illness does not define you, your strength and courage does.” -unknown .
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Side note; I wish my toddler knew how to actually sleep through the night. 😩 Do I even sleep?!?
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Also, I need to figure another way to record. Ha! Spent way too long trying to get it all hooked up. And my phone wouldn’t connect to the tv. But whatever I was ready, thanks to ⚡️!! I wasn’t going to not get it done then. 💪🏻
“Your illness does not define you, your strength and courage does.” -unknown . . . . Side note; I wish my toddler knew how to actually sleep through the night. 😩 Do I even sleep?!? . Also, I need to figure another way to record. Ha! Spent way too long trying to get it all hooked up. And my phone wouldn’t connect to the tv. But whatever I was ready, thanks to ⚡️!! I wasn’t going to not get it done then. 💪🏻
As a mom, you can often feel pulled in every direction. Feeling like you didn’t get everything you wanted accomplished by the end of the day. 🙋🏻‍♀️ But one thing I try to make sure I do is, take time for my health, my “little me time”, my therapy- every morning. Sweating it all out. I know my future self will be happy I did. Which brings me back to what my hubby said, he believes I bounced right back after surgery, because of working out building strength, and eating plant food beforehand. It made me strong to be prepared as much as I could be. That was my plan. And I WILL keep going. 👊🏻💪🏻!
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#setbacksbecomecomebacks
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I had a video recording, until the last 2 mins when my oldest son walked out, and I turned my headset off, well it interrupted the recording app, which basically canceled it out. Stinks how touchy the app is, but that’s the way I record, stream, and play music, all from my phone. Oh well!!
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Vegan Cafe Latte Superfoods going down! 🤤 •✨•
#whatgoesinyourbodyisasimportant
As a mom, you can often feel pulled in every direction. Feeling like you didn’t get everything you wanted accomplished by the end of the day. 🙋🏻‍♀️ But one thing I try to make sure I do is, take time for my health, my “little me time”, my therapy- every morning. Sweating it all out. I know my future self will be happy I did. Which brings me back to what my hubby said, he believes I bounced right back after surgery, because of working out building strength, and eating plant food beforehand. It made me strong to be prepared as much as I could be. That was my plan. And I WILL keep going. 👊🏻💪🏻! •✨• #setbacksbecomecomebacks  •✨• I had a video recording, until the last 2 mins when my oldest son walked out, and I turned my headset off, well it interrupted the recording app, which basically canceled it out. Stinks how touchy the app is, but that’s the way I record, stream, and play music, all from my phone. Oh well!! •✨• Vegan Cafe Latte Superfoods going down! 🤤 •✨• #whatgoesinyourbodyisasimportant 
Kitten making a pounce on me makes me laugh. 😽
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Finally getting to get on here to share from this morning’s workout. #busymomstillgetsitdone
Kitten making a pounce on me makes me laugh. 😽 . Finally getting to get on here to share from this morning’s workout. #busymomstillgetsitdone 
Yep. It’s Monday! Such a rough night sleep. 😵 then it was morning, was still dark out, but was time to workout!!! 💪🏻 Happy it’s out of the way! No need to worry about that. 👊🏻
Yep. It’s Monday! Such a rough night sleep. 😵 then it was morning, was still dark out, but was time to workout!!! 💪🏻 Happy it’s out of the way! No need to worry about that. 👊🏻
When you go out to eat with your hubby, and you actually look decent, you document that! 🤣💁🏻‍♀️
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My ostomy life has let me do so much in just my short amount of time already. Never was I able to go out to eat, without being in severe pain, and in the bathroom on the way there so many times or.... I won’t go there 🤫, (ibdlife) plus during the meal a few times, and the rest of the day and night, plus morning. We then, went shopping for our boys, because we don’t know how to date! 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ and they’re our life. 😘😘
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It’s still fun. After 17+ years, the guy still makes me laugh like an idiot. The pink lace bag cover for yesterday, 💩 cover on, as it’s Sunday, and will probably stay on all week while we miss the man! ❤️ Lol .
Happy Sunday!
When you go out to eat with your hubby, and you actually look decent, you document that! 🤣💁🏻‍♀️ . My ostomy life has let me do so much in just my short amount of time already. Never was I able to go out to eat, without being in severe pain, and in the bathroom on the way there so many times or.... I won’t go there 🤫, (ibdlife) plus during the meal a few times, and the rest of the day and night, plus morning. We then, went shopping for our boys, because we don’t know how to date! 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ and they’re our life. 😘😘 . It’s still fun. After 17+ years, the guy still makes me laugh like an idiot. The pink lace bag cover for yesterday, 💩 cover on, as it’s Sunday, and will probably stay on all week while we miss the man! ❤️ Lol . Happy Sunday!
Active Rest Day with some pulse action and stretching! (30 mins- 5 days a week- Saturday optional active rest, Sunday Rest.)
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As my coach 💗 says #worksmarternotharder .
Awesome week, ready for next week!!
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Grocery shopping went down already this morning. 🙌🏻 So good to go! 🍠🥕🥦🍌🥒
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Yeah, there is always some kind of pet 🐶😽 or child 👦🏻👶🏻 working their way into my videos! Haha!! ❤️😄 At least they’re cute!!
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Happy Saturday!! Have a GREAT weekend! ✨
Active Rest Day with some pulse action and stretching! (30 mins- 5 days a week- Saturday optional active rest, Sunday Rest.) ✨• As my coach 💗 says #worksmarternotharder  . Awesome week, ready for next week!! ✨• Grocery shopping went down already this morning. 🙌🏻 So good to go! 🍠🥕🥦🍌🥒 ✨• Yeah, there is always some kind of pet 🐶😽 or child 👦🏻👶🏻 working their way into my videos! Haha!! ❤️😄 At least they’re cute!! ✨• Happy Saturday!! Have a GREAT weekend! ✨
Yessssss!!! They came! These
amazing quality, customized ostomy bag covers are perfect! 👇🏻
Thanks again! 💜 @ostomyexpressions
Yessssss!!! They came! These amazing quality, customized ostomy bag covers are perfect! 👇🏻 Thanks again! 💜 @ostomyexpressions
OK! I need to NOT press snooze ever again!!
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Lol! I always have a hard time falling asleep and waking up throughout the night, because of insomnia. I have a ton of alarms set on my phone, I snooze them 😒 and must of either turned them off, or thought to shut my eyes for a little, which turned into my oldest coming out from his alarm for school. I was thinking wth? Lol. Maybe because I have a cold, my body thought to sleep some more. Lucky for ⚡️ to give me energy to get myself in the mood! ✨#liquidgold 💫 ••••
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But working out at a later time with my stinker of a toddler is 🤯!!! But still got it in!! 👊🏻 Just think he got the memo on Friday Fight session, because he sure was...with me. Lol!
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No video recorded, as the tv was occupied. Thankfully can stream on phone. Love sweatflix. 💪🏻😅
OK! I need to NOT press snooze ever again!! •••• Lol! I always have a hard time falling asleep and waking up throughout the night, because of insomnia. I have a ton of alarms set on my phone, I snooze them 😒 and must of either turned them off, or thought to shut my eyes for a little, which turned into my oldest coming out from his alarm for school. I was thinking wth? Lol. Maybe because I have a cold, my body thought to sleep some more. Lucky for ⚡️ to give me energy to get myself in the mood! ✨#liquidgold  💫 •••• 👇🏻 But working out at a later time with my stinker of a toddler is 🤯!!! But still got it in!! 👊🏻 Just think he got the memo on Friday Fight session, because he sure was...with me. Lol! •••• No video recorded, as the tv was occupied. Thankfully can stream on phone. Love sweatflix. 💪🏻😅
Ohhh my arms, and legs have been sore, and uhhh that makes me happy! 💁🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 I know some don’t like to be sore, but that is satisfaction knowing you’re using those muscles ! 💪🏻 .
That’s happy pain. 🤣
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#soretodaystrongertomorrow 
#bagisinflated 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ #ileostomy
Ohhh my arms, and legs have been sore, and uhhh that makes me happy! 💁🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 I know some don’t like to be sore, but that is satisfaction knowing you’re using those muscles ! 💪🏻 . That’s happy pain. 🤣 . #soretodaystrongertomorrow  #bagisinflated  🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ #ileostomy 
I don’t know about this song. Haha! .
But I do know between me pressing snooze for too long and the storm making it hard at first to connect to stream my workout, and the family being already awake- wild. (Edited that out- you’re welcome 🤣) I wasn’t going to miss a sweat session! 👊🏻😅 .
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And if I have to modify TF out of some moves, so be it. But my oldest says how the modifier guy must have “a bag” too. Lol!! And my youngest points to my belly, and says A BAG!!! Yep, this is my life. 🤣 A new Normal! 💜
I don’t know about this song. Haha! . But I do know between me pressing snooze for too long and the storm making it hard at first to connect to stream my workout, and the family being already awake- wild. (Edited that out- you’re welcome 🤣) I wasn’t going to miss a sweat session! 👊🏻😅 . . And if I have to modify TF out of some moves, so be it. But my oldest says how the modifier guy must have “a bag” too. Lol!! And my youngest points to my belly, and says A BAG!!! Yep, this is my life. 🤣 A new Normal! 💜
Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others. ✨👊🏻
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It’s truly amazing how it seems as if most of the ostomy community is fitness driven, living a healthy lifestyle. Embracing this life the best they can! Being stronger. Especially since the life before was basically killing us. But when I saw it was possible to come out on top afterwards, I was excited to do the same. Thanks #ostomates 💜
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I can’t wait to build my core back up, so I don’t have to worry as much about injury. .
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#whateverittakes 
#strongerthantheillness
#ileostomy 
#fitnessafterrecovery
Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others. ✨👊🏻 . It’s truly amazing how it seems as if most of the ostomy community is fitness driven, living a healthy lifestyle. Embracing this life the best they can! Being stronger. Especially since the life before was basically killing us. But when I saw it was possible to come out on top afterwards, I was excited to do the same. Thanks #ostomates  💜 . I can’t wait to build my core back up, so I don’t have to worry as much about injury. . . #whateverittakes  #strongerthantheillness  #ileostomy  #fitnessafterrecovery 
“It’s not about how you look, it’s about how you see yourself.” ...✨...
Nothing holds you back more than your own insecurities.
“It’s not about how you look, it’s about how you see yourself.” ...✨... Nothing holds you back more than your own insecurities.
It’s Monday, and it’s Insanity MAX30 for me, because why not!! 🤣
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My surgeon has mentioned I can do all the cardio I want, it was the straining & lifting he was worried about, because the risk of a hernia! So I’m playing it safe, by modifying what I must, but I’m not going to sit back when I can be active. .
Endorphins- hello! 🤪😍✨ I love it! Fitness makes me want to scream in excitement. I’m sorry. Lol. By the way, My nutrition has been pretty legit! 👍🏻👊🏻 I really need to post my meals more, I don’t know why I’ve been lacking that. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️
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Happy Monday! Get your sweat on, eat clean and be well! 🙌🏻
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#ileostomy 
#ostomyfitness 
#fitnessafterrecovery
It’s Monday, and it’s Insanity MAX30 for me, because why not!! 🤣 . My surgeon has mentioned I can do all the cardio I want, it was the straining & lifting he was worried about, because the risk of a hernia! So I’m playing it safe, by modifying what I must, but I’m not going to sit back when I can be active. . Endorphins- hello! 🤪😍✨ I love it! Fitness makes me want to scream in excitement. I’m sorry. Lol. By the way, My nutrition has been pretty legit! 👍🏻👊🏻 I really need to post my meals more, I don’t know why I’ve been lacking that. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ . Happy Monday! Get your sweat on, eat clean and be well! 🙌🏻 . #ileostomy  #ostomyfitness  #fitnessafterrecovery