Ok so it's the last day of my little adventure of North America 🇨🇦🇺🇸 and I just wanted to post about how you can still travel with an ileostomy bag. I have done quite a bit of traveling since having an ileostomy bag and i want people to know who have it that you can still live a normal life and travel whereever you want to go and do whatever you want to do.
For those who don't know what an ileostomy bag is, an ileostomy bag is relatively common in the UK and it is often used for people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. It is a small pouch that is placed over a stoma which is found on the abdomen where it collects waste products from the large intestine that usually pass through the back passage. This helps to stop inflammation in the bowel.
I first had my ileostomy fitted when I was 8 years old.
It has never stopped me from doing what I want to do in life. I am not ashamed or embarrassed with having it. I live a life like everybody else. I have traveled to China and walked along the Great Wall, coached tennis for 3 months in Australia, hiked in Canada and skiied in Austria. I have also been to: USA, France, Italy, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Spain, Netherlands and I have many more on the list.
If you travel with enough supplies and you are confident and always prepared, you can go and do anything you want in life. Don't let your bag stop you from doing what you want to do. Take control and go see the beautiful world.
If you are interested into hearing more and want tips and tricks or just to genuinely talk about it, feel free to DM me and I'll answer whatever questions you have :) If you check out my Instagram profile you can see where I've been and things I've done with my ileostomy bag! Thanks for reading! •
#ileostomybag #crohnsdisease #travellingwithanileostomybag #travelling #seizetheday #youonlyliveonce #confidence #beproud #inspiringyoutolovethelifeyoulive #dontbeafraid #nevergiveup
💪 #itsablessing #challengeyourself #blessed
🍷This arrived from Napa today 😃😃😃😃😃🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
It’s days like today that I feel especially GRATEFUL for my tribe🖤
My tribe of boss babes & more importantly- friends.
8 months ago, a stumbled upon a door. A door filled with unknown behind it. I made a choice one day to open that door and step foot inside. I’ll be honest... I walked in with hesitation and low self-confidence.
I’ve endured some challenging times over the course of the past 8 months, and the one consistent thing I had was behind that door. I didn’t know it at the time, and quite frankly not even until as recent as today, that those ladies standing behind that door were there for ME. They care about ME. They love ME. They support ME.
Today was one of those days that I look back on my journey and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to open that door. I am no longer stepping through that door, I am R U N N I N G through.
Sometimes it takes people awhile to realize their purpose. My purpose is behind that door.
So now I’m ready to be that person on the other side of YOUR door. I’m waiting for you with open arms. I will be there with you through your hard times. Through your challenges. Through your journey.
Are you ready to open the door?
Drop a 🚪 below and I’ll greet you at your door (aka: inbox)
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Find something that challenges you to step up to get better. That’s what champions do. .
While I was in Miami, I spent some time hanging out at muscle beach and I noticed people flipping this tire around like it’s nothing. I thought “that looks easy, I can do that!” .
So I walk towards it confidently squat down in front of it, grip my fingers underneath. I’m ready. I’m in position. and then I try to lift it....and
Nope...I couldn’t even budge it! 🤦🏻♀️
I felt so silly at that moment...but then my thoughts immediately shifted to “Ok, Now I have to figure out how to get strong enough to do it!”
I Just need to find a tire that’s not ~300 pounds to start with 😂
I have so much respect for people who have strength like this. it’s super motivating. I’ll be back to muscle beach soon and next time I’m going to flip that tire for sure! 💪🏽
👉🏼I am looking for 5 men and/or women who are ready to make a transformation from the inside 👉🏼 out.
💪 My next Liift Hiit Repeat Challenge Group starts September 26th! Only 4 days of exercise a week with modifier, if needed! -
If you tried the whole “getting healthy” thing but things aren’t going well, or if the craziness of the Summer is finally over and you are ready to BEGIN, this is for YOU‼️
I was going through pictures for a project I'm working on and I see so much transformation in myself, not only physically, but in grained confidence, in my smile, I would never show my teeth, however my teeth never changed, I changed! The feel good on the inside showed through to the outside.
So what did I do? 🤔 I joined an online group where I could work out at home, yet connect with others for support, motivation, and accountability. All on my time. ===> I started to get my energy back! ===> I started to lose the constant bloat!
===> Parts of my body were actually starting to tone up! Though I may have loss some of that toning I'm working on getting that back. And because I did it before following some simple steps I can do it again. ===> I was gaining confidence!
===> My motivation was through the roof! -
You have to WANT to change more than you want to stay the same. If you don't, then the excuses will continue and the roller coaster will continue. 👈🏼
🍎 If you are interested in learning more about how I can help and support you on your journey, or if you are ready to make the change and join me on September 26th, send me a message. -
Don’t worry, if you just don’t know where to start, we will work together on finding that start.
Despite what you think, you ARE capable of reaching your goals. 😘
#dosomething #carldaikeler #challengeyourself #firststep #healthy #beautycomesfromwithin #youcandoanything #goals #loveyourself #youareenough #canada #us #uk #yougotthis #bikerbabe
Part of my journey toward becoming a freelance writer included having to sit down with some pretty hardcore beliefs about myself and put them to the test. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that most of what I thought was true about myself was, well...not. And it hurt. But once I realized that I was the only thing standing in my way, everything changed. My life changed. My business changed. My approach to life changed. And it's laughable to think how I used to fool myself into thinking I was not the problem. If things never seem to go your way and it's everyone else's fault, you might need to sit down and challenge what you think you know about yourself. It's not easy, but it's always worth it. #freelancewriter #writinglife #thefreelancewritingschool #questionwhatyouknow #authenticity #growyourway #goyourownway #challengeyourself #change
#sciawarenessmonth #spinalcordinjuryawarenessmonth #disabledbutnotreally
15th REBIRTHDAY! ♿👍🏼
< 4/20/2003 > 15 years ago today, I was injured in a motocross practice accident in which I sustained a spinal cord injury. I was instantly paralyzed from the mid-torso down and went from bike wheelie king right into chair wheelie king. ▪
For me it really hasn't ever been about having to walk again, because I've done a lot and I live an active life doing things I choose to do. It's not always easy and there are added challenges, but I'm grateful for every day and I understand my purpose. Being able to empower and help others in living their best life is my passion!
Thank you to my family for supporting and pushing me, and everyone that has crossed my life journey before or after this day 15 years ago. Lead by example and make each day better than yesterday! #Sciactivenetwork #leadbyexample #challengeyourself #RollingStrong
Nearing completion. The end is in sight. 🙏🏽
‘Searching’, 72”x96”, acrylic on linen.
A few nights ago I had hit a wall with this piece. I had grown too fond of it, lost control of the color scheme, and allowed too many textural elements to muddy the composition.
Sometimes, you have to kill your favorite parts of the work to make progress. Addition by subtraction, if you will.
By reigning it in and opening my beginner’s eyes, I found the path again.
The act of creating occurs as a trilogy. The first phase is the easiest, the second phase is the hardest, and the final phase is the denouement. Mark-making, clarifying, then unifying. Like a book, viewers will lose the narrative at exactly the place where the artist became most distracted.
So you have to bring it in.
🎨 🖌 ✏️ #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #makemoreart #paint #painter #painting #make #makemoreart #maker #menwithtattoos #universe #creative #creator #creative #instagay #gaystagram #gayartistofinstagram #gayartist #fineart #workinprogress #makeartnotwar #createbeauty #challenge #inspire #challengeyourself #localartist
I mean... enough said! Xox
From many years ago, where everything started. I remember every single detail, every color, smell, every struggle that would change me forever. A life without a challenge is just a life, but a life with a real challenge is the only chance you have to really feel alive. A challenge where you can prepare yourself for but you don’t have any control of what will happen. You can hurt yourself badly, you can die... or you can just feel alive forever.
You often will hear me say “I did it already” or “I went there already”, or often will not understand the logic in how I do things or drive my life. But believe me, when you finally realize how it is to feel truly alive and free you will never loose your time again. The biggest rule in my life is keep the sense of “If I die today, I’ll die happy” and you know why? Because I already did and I will keep doing everything I want to do.
Are you living or just existing, just surviving? 🌄
#beanicehuman #travel #wanderlust #climbing #iceclimbing #explore #nature #mountain #outside #keepexploring #gooutside #challenge #challengeyourself #live #alive #sports #outdoors #lovemountains
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s when change happens.
Don’t quit when things get tough. Push harder.
Be confident in yourself. You can do this!
Big things take time but it’s NEVER to late to start over.
Every day is a new chance at a healthier, happier lifestyle.
It starts with YOU!
The only opinion that matters is yours!
Last night, Logan came to me to ask if he could put colored gel in his hair for pictures today. My immediate reaction was to say NO! And that’s exactly I said. Then I saw his face turn from excitement to disappointment. After he walked I thought...*why* would it bother me for him to have this gel in his hair? Here’s why...I was worried about what other people would think. 🙄 Why do we do this???? I👏🏽don’t👏🏽need👏🏽to👏🏽care👏🏽 what others think about our choices for our family! And this was such a silly thing to worry about but seriously, how often do we do this?! •
Challenge your knee jerk reactions...*especially* with your kids. Ask yourself why you make the decisions you do. Because when that sweetie went to school today he was SO happy I let him wear that green hair gel! 😍
#yolo #listentoyourheart #challengeyourself
Namaste beautiful people, it's our Day 4 in #YoginisEmpowered
. I wanna tell you all friends that you gave such a huge impact to everyone for being so brave to face your scariest pose yesterday. It was really scary but you all, including me, managed it! We did a great job! Yayyy!😊👏👏👏💋 And we will come now with any arm balance pose that signifies you as being supportive.
I read this great quote recently that said, “Behind every successful woman, is a tribe of other successful women that have her back.” It’s important to recognize that this tribe is not just populated by the women in our community. Instead, I believe that women are at their strongest when they consider every woman from every walk of life as a member of their tribe. As women, we should be suppprtive, empowering, not competing with each other. 🌹💋 My lovely omies, please don't forget to follow the rules esp. follow all hosts and our generous sponsors. Shower some love and some empowering words to our community. Greet and make friends 💋🌹 🔥Empowered Hosts:
(my outfit 😍😘🌸🌺🌸🌺) #iwearliquido
(my all natural face moisturizer) .
✨Pose Line Up:
Day 1: I am strong (Strength pose)
Day 2: I am a leader (Standing pose)
Day 3: I believe in myself (Pose that scares you but you managed)
Day 4: I am supportive (Any arm balance)
Day 5: I bend so a don´t break (Any backbending)
Day 6: I learn from my mistakes (Any heart openner)
Day 7: I take my own decisions (Yogi´s choice) .
#igcommunity #igyogachallenge #igchallenges #flexible #armbalance #eightangledpose #yogainspiration #yogateacher #iloveyoga #challengeyourself #yogafun #yogaforall #yoga #asana #igyogacommunity #yogiph #yogalove #igyoga #fitnessph #empoweringyoga #yogabenefits #powerfulyoga #yogasquad #yogisofinstagram
Day 2/80 is done ✅🍑 even on the road and staying in a hotel I’m sticking to my goals!
Me and a couple of the girls on the team have started a new program this week and it’s focus is on arms, abs, and a$$ 🙊We are loving it and I think you would too!
Want to join us? The program will end just in time for the holiday festivities! Don’t say “I’ll start after the new year” start today and get fit with us 👯♀️❤️
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Do it again ... again .... and again 🏝
Create Your Own Recipe !!