These @simplemills banana muffins are 💣💯
Who says grain free life has to be limiting? Thanks to some amazing brands lately, I’m living my best grain free life 💁🏻♀️Not an ad, just super jazzed to find a brand that *gets* me 😊
What are some of your fave brands?
Yes I’m still alive 😆🙌🏻 Just been enjoying a social media break this weekend 🙏🏻 Here’s a recap of my restful weekend:
In honor of the Sabbath, I #juicefast every Sunday, so here I am after church ⛪ today with my delicious cilantro-parsley-Fuji Apple 🍎 juice (one of my fave combos lately 🤤). •
My awesome sis gave me an art easel for Christmas, so I got my #artist on this weekend! This was a fun painting...and so symbolic of what I’ve been going through in life right now 🙌🏻🙏🏻💕 #HeisHealer
So yesterday I ate my first salad 🥗 since AUGUST—and I actually digested it. And didn’t have ANY pain 😱😭🙌🏻 #thankyouGOD ! And yes I ate it with chopsticks 🥢 and dipped it in the dressing because I’m a weirdo like that 💁🏼♀️🤓😎😜
Relaxing 😌 for the night after a full weekend of client consults, wellness plans, and conference calls with @medicalmedium Thyroid Healing 🌟 If you still have yet to read Mr. William’s books, PLEASE go get them...you’re life will never be the same—you CAN HEAL!!! So thankful for what you do for the world, Mr. William 😭🙏🏻
What did you guys do this weekend? Hope you’re feeling the peace of Christ in this moment. He’s definitely holding me right now—I currently feel like I’ve been hit by a freight train and can barely lift my cinder block legs 😅 but I’m so calm and content. Walking by FAITH not sight—I am #healing more every second. •
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” —Philippians 1:6 💕 Happy Sabbath sweet souls 🌎 #godisgood#cysticfibrosis#curingchronicillness#chronicillness#plantsheal#jesussaves#healingisreal
I just kind of woke up one day and decided I didn’t feel like staying where I was. I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t confident, and I wanted change. I wanted a community. I wanted to feel happy about the skin I was in.
I found my community.
I changed my eating habits.
I made my fitness a non-negotiable.
...And I made it happen.
It came down to a choice. I had to pick my hard. Being overweight and unhappy is hard. Working out and eating healthy is hard. But one makes you feel a whole lot better than the other. 🤷🏼♀️ So you just have to pick your hard!
My next accountability group starts soon. You in?! 💁🏼♀️ DM me for details!
Find someone who looks at you with a big ass smile when you kick up into a handstand...
Even though it took 25 tries or so ☺️
Going on 24 hours of a migraine/Tmj flare. Thank you to @bwegs for keeping me alive and encouraging me to play. I must return to the darkness.
And ugh that posture. I’m working on it.
🎼 lottery - kid ink
What will you do today to love your body? Will you give it the best foods to cleanse and nourish its cells? 🍇🍉Will you speak and think loving thoughts to it? 💖 Will you take time to do something today that brings you joy? 😊 Will you set aside some time to relax and replenish? 🌴 Will you act on moments of inspiration without holding back in fear? ✌ Will you get outside in the fresh air to move and play? 🙌 And after all of this, will you share the love now exuding from your soul with those around you? 💖🙏☺
15 days into a gluten, dairy and nightshade free elimination diet, and I found some yummy treats yesterday. A coworker suggested some crackers at Aldi, unfortunately I couldn’t get them since they contain milk, but they had these cookies and bars that fit all my criteria. I was leery of them at first, but they were surprisingly good. Today, I got some crackers that @potsiespoons suggested, and they are SO YUMMY! I found gf salami and hummus, and it will be lunch one day this week. Thank you for suggesting the crackers. #glutenfree#dairyfree#spoonie#chronicillness#ms#multiplesclerosis#allergies#mswarrior#ivegotthis#ichoosejoy
|| Butterflies on her mind. 🦋||
“Never hide your wings. For without them, you would not have flown above your past. Always show them, for they are the strength that you have become.”-Angela C. Hood
(Painting by Claudia Tremblay)
Some ab work from this afternoons workout with @frompotstosquats 💪🏼 We did cardio and abs today and man has it been a hot minute since I have done either. But spring break is just two weeks away so it’s time to make that final push to make sure I’m CONFIDENT while sittin’ my ass in some Daytona sand 😎 Every BODY is beach body ready. The real question is will you be confident and comfortable walking out in public in your itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini?? That’s really what it’s all about: making sure you’re comfortable lounging on the beach or pool side. For me, that just means I need to train abs a little more frequently the next two weeks to tighten them up a bit, eat a little cleaner (less dairy), and work some cardio in. I don’t want to spend my spring break feeling self conscious but I also don’t want to feel like I HAVE to go follow an “8-week beach body ready” guide or some crap like that because I’m not on this journey just to look good on a beach, I’m on it to build the body I want and take care of it YEAR ROUND. Today’s workout adapted from @barbell_barnes ⬇️⬇️⬇️
▫️5 min treadmill warm-up ▫️15 min stair master with glute kick back intervals (30s kickbacks, 1 minute normal steps) ▫️5 min treadmill cool down
▫️4x30 cable crunches (left, center, right) ▫️3x15 decline sit-ups ▫️5x10 leg raises with hip raise
▫️5x25 crunches (normal, legs stretched out, legs left, legs right, legs in air)
▫️1 min forearm plank
▫️1 min side plank both left and right sides
Song: Dota by Basshunter
Leggings: @gymshark by @nikkiblackketter
Today's post is more of a reminder then anything you all are absaloutly beautiful and you shouldn't be afraid to share your journey I used to feel ashamed when someone would bring up my illnesses and ask me questions but I realize now they are just curious and sometimes share information your story is awareness and should be seen as a positive thing so today when someone asked me about why I had my surgery and what was wrong with me I had no issue sharing and the one thing that I hope someone can take away from my story is you can make it a neagitive thing or a positive thing I like to think my journey has taught me how to spread hope and happiness and just how much to appreciate the good moments and cherish everyday even if it is a sad and hard one so never give up my friends and never be ashamed of who you are #yourbowtiful#chronicillness#ostomy#gastroparesis#hope#nevergiveup#colectomy#colonicinertia
Since I haven't been able to eat bread, I've had a hankering for anything in sandwich form - just one of those things I guess. A few posts back, I made my cucumber sandwich and today let me introduce you to Onigirazu - aka a sushi sandwich! ❤️🍣
Literally a sandwich wrapped in nori. I kept the sushi flavors similar to what would be in a roll, but I guess you don't have to 🤷. In mine: sushi rice, baked tofu, home pickled cabbage, sprouts, and Sriracha. Also: if you can't get the wrapping down, you can always change it into a sushi bowl! ❤️
Lovely roses blooming in the garden makes this overcast day brighter.
Keep your eye out for small things to brighten your days with #chronicillness . It can be easy to forget to look for the cheerful things when you feel rubbish.
If you know someone who would enjoy my account I would love if you share it with them.
Come visit me at www.chroniclifehacks.com for ideas to make your days with chronic illness more enjoyable. Link in bio :-).
I’ve been doing whatever people think I should be doing my whole life. Constantly worried about what others thought about my body, my personality, my achievements, my family, really just everything about me. I’ve gave up a lot of my own dreams because others didn’t see them as being attainable. That was the first 21 years of my life. Tomorrow i turn 22 and this year, I’m doing it all for me (and my dogs☺️) I’m chasing every goal until I get to where *I* want to be.
For weeks, I wanted so badly to become part of ItWorks but was afraid of the amount of times I would get told “no,” that people would get annoyed that i was just trying to sell them things, but I’m so glad i decided to do something for me, that i wanted to do, for once. Because now, i get to help others become healthier and happier🤗 It hasn’t even been a week and I’m already thinking God I was brave enough to make that choice. 💚✨ #bossbabe#workfromhomebossbabe#itworks#itworksifyoudo#goals#dreams#motivation#dogmom#aussiemom#rottiemom#endowarrior#fibrowarrior#chronicpain#chronicillness#chronicallyawesome
After watching many amazing health documentaries over the last several years, it has literally changed my perspective on food and the Food and Drug industry. I believe that our bodies could be so much stronger if we just gave it the tools (sleep, healthy food and exercise) it needs. Think of what’s actually in our foods that you are taking in (think of all the processed foods, soda, fries, candy, crackers, etc.). Your body is absorbing all the food dyes, the preservation chemicals and artificial flavors that were created in labs. Our bodies are not absorbing the nutrients needed, in place of vitamins you have chemicals. Our bodies are not meant to process so many chemicals as we eat, therefore toxic waste begins to build up in our body, making us sick. The body does not get the nutrients it needs to take care of itself. It needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to get rid of toxins, fight viruses and/or bacteria and be able to heal from within. I highly encourage everyone to start researching what the food your consuming is made of and what nutritional value it has, if any. You will begin to learn how little you know about what you are actually eating, how bad it is for you and how nutrient deficient you actually are. We can’t keep relying on modern medicine to keep us healthy. Because in the end, medicine just treats the symptoms of nutrient deficiency- not the actual problem.
My #MEperspective today as I rested on the sofa, still paying for my shower. Was quite productive though,so I'm super happy.
Did some admin tasks for my blog and support groups online, created some graphics and I did some art. Today was zentangle doodles in my art journal.
I did have a huge crash after lunch, just couldn't anymore and keeled over on the sofa, my sis covered me with blankets and I just slept it off. I think digestion was just draining all the life out of me today. My belly was making the craziest noises!
Our parents arrived this evening which is wonderful, they haven't been here for 2 weeks because my mum was ill. She's still coughing a bit, but we are glad they were able to come visit.
It's so late and they're in the kitchen making all sorts of Keto treats for the week ahead. They're amazing! I'm in bed already, sis made up my hot water bottle and I'm winding down.
Might read a bit before I sleep. I'm trying to read more from real books, when the fog permits. I have so many great books I haven't finished, really want to get through them.
Goodnight lovelies. Wishing you a restful sleep and a positive start to your week ahead. Gentle hugs 💜 Char