In my last post, I talked about some of the surprising and beneficial things that happened to me when I started taking the Raw Hemp Oil by Endoca; both in regards to my Crohn’s management and health overall. I also mentioned how steep of a learning curve I had when I began this journey into hemp/CBD oil. So, in this post, I want to share what I learned and provide you with a few more links to dive in a little deeper on your own. Continue reading “What I Learned in my CBD/Hemp Oil Search (Part 1 of 2)”
Today’s guest is Natalie Hayden, author of the blog “Lights Camera Crohn’s: An Unobstructed View.” Natalie is a former TV news anchor who has now dedicated herself to being an advocate for those battling inflammatory bowel disease and showing that a chronic illness doesn’t have to dull your sparkle.
For the longest time, I viewed CBD/hemp oil as just another snake oil. I’ve tried so many supplements, diets, and lifestyle hacks over the years that have all promised the moon…but in the end, the only thing they’ve done is lighten my wallet. So when all the claims about CBD oil were first coming into the mainstream, it seemed like just another product that was too good to be true. Which is why I decided to save my money and not jump on the bandwagon…until now.
This is happening! New podcast officially launching on Monday, January 7, 2019! I’ve wanted to do this for over a year and I finally decided there’s no better time than the present!
Subscribe today on iTunes or Google so you don’t miss upcoming interviews with Natalie Hayden, from the blog “Lights, Camera, Crohn’s;” Jen Bubert, fitness coach and nearly 20-year Crohn’s warrior, and Theresa Spiess, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Community Director, South Texas chapter.
In this new podcast, I’ll be interviewing a variety of people with Crohn’s and Colitis to share their stories, experiences, and tips for managing IBD.
We have so much to learn from each other and so much support and hope to give to each other.
Do you want to share your story and be interviewed? Use the contact page to let me know!
In my last post, I talked about the benefits of choosing to workout at home and described some basic equipment and tools that I enjoy having in my home workout space. Today, I want to talk about the benefits of working out in a gym and why you might choose to go somewhere rather than workout at home. Continue reading “Parts 3 & 4: Workout Motivation, Tips & Tricks”
Home vs. Gym
There are things I love about both and reasons why I still do both. From privacy to commute, consider what obstacles are killing your motivation. If you dread a long drive to the gym, you’ll make more excuses not to go. If you’re embarrassed about working out in front of other people, you’ll probably cut your workout short and go home. So pick a time and place that you can feel comfortable and then choose your activities around that. Continue reading “Part 2: Workout Motivation, Tips & Tricks”
NOTE: Once I start writing, the words just keep coming. I don’t usually talk much in person–I’m better at listening–so perhaps that’s why I have so many extra words swirling around in my head and ready to spill out onto the page (or keyboard). With that said, I’ve decided to break this post into four parts that will be easier to digest and keep you moving 😉
PART ONE: Getting Motivated (this post)
PART TWO: Home Workouts and Equipment
PART THREE: Reasons to Choose a Gym
PART FOUR: Get Moving
PART ONE: Getting Motivated
Up until a year ago, I’ve been dragging myself out of bed before the sun rises (somewhere between 4:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.) since 1999 to do an early-morning workout. You’d think that after that much time, getting up would be easy…it’s not; at least not for me. Actually, it’s gotten harder. Quite often you’ll hear people saying that it takes only 21 days to build a habit, well 19 years later, I’m still fighting this one. To the outside world, it may look like I have no trouble being motivated since I’ve been dedicated to fitness for so many years and have made it an important part of my life, but I still struggle. So, today I’m sharing some of the tips, tricks, and workouts that have helped me to stay fit and exercise consistently for almost 20 years. Continue reading “Part 1: Workout Motivation, Tips, & Tricks”
A few weeks ago, I realized that I still haven’t written and shared my full Crohn’s story–the lead up to my first flare and eventual diagnosis–despite having started this blog more than a year ago, last September. I’ve alluded to certain parts of it, but I haven’t shared everything; except with my gastroenterologist, of course.
It seems that no matter what I do, my body fights me every winter/holiday season. Without fail, when November and December come around, my Crohn’s Disease likes to remind me that it’s still there. Last winter, I gave up all my fermented foods to try the carnivore diet, in hopes of knocking out the symptoms that were returning then. Continue reading “The Season of Crohn’s”