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No better way to get things done than making it a family thing. Went to an awesome park that had miles of trails for us to explore as a family.
I hadn’t planned to post today, and if I did it was supposed to be a thumbs up happy: “I made it through and now the healing.” Instead it was unexpected news, disappointment, sadness and now anger. I live in the wrong place. Or rather, I came for help to the wrong place for reasons I won’t get into. I feel like I’m being punished for coming to stay with family while my endo got worse only to be let down again. 💛 • I would like to thank this community again for reaching out personally to me via DM’s and following #myendostory I’m overwhelmed with your kindness, support and understanding. Remember this is my story. Your outcome could be much better if it’s caught early enough and you have an Endometriosis specialist. For those of us stuck with do-gooder (it’s a word today 😂) gynecologists because of location or politics with your healthcare system...that’s a different story. I’m thinking that’s what is leading to women having multiple surgeries and remaining in pain. Well, that’s just one piece of this very broken puzzle. Much love to you all and I promise I will keep fighting for myself and for our voices to be heard. • • • • • • • • #endometriosisawareness #endodiet #antiinflammatory #mmjcommunity #trainingfor10k #medicalcannabis #getoutside #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #failedsurgery #walkinggoals #hashimotoweightloss #functionalmedicine #canadianhealthfail #womenshealth #endospain #1in10 #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #trusttheuniverse #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers #endofighter
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When you’ve been waiting 13 months...fingers crossed, nerves percolating, hope trying to push through but past experiences and too much awareness of my disease is still the louder voice that this is a temporary fix. I don’t know if any of you have felt the same but when you are aware you are not close enough to the docs with the 85% success rate or don’t have an extra 50-100K burning a hole in your pocket you just hope the bandaid will last long enough to let you feel normal again. 💛 Current status: trust that the universe. There are bigger plans for you other than having endometriosis and watching life from the sidelines. ✌🏼 • • • • • • • #endometriosisawareness #endodiet #antiinflammatory #cbdoil #fibromyalgiaawareness #medicalcannabis #getoutside #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #walkinggoals #hashimotoweightloss #functionalmedicine #canadianhealthfail #positivevibes #womenshealth #endoin #laparoscopicsurgery #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers
Consistency is key 🔑
This may seem like an odd post 3 days before surgery but it’s been a reflective 9 weeks since I officially received a surgery date and I had incentive and validation to push harder, stronger and try to get some old things back into my life. One being jogging. In the 9 weeks, I started back to walking...just getting back out there again. So simple but if you’d been stuck in bed in so much pain for months it’s a big deal. Initially was my pain better to jump out of bed? No. Did it hurt or feel exhausting during or after? Most days and then some days. Later it just hurt bad once I stopped. And I mean hurt bad. But what I can tell you is that while pushing myself to try for some version of my old fitness level was important to me and felt somewhat impossible, I did it! I committed to it. This is not at all to say eating strict and getting active again fixed my Endometriosis. It hasn’t. 2 more cysts were found in this 9 week time. There were 6 more ER visits with 2 stays. I’m not all better from healthy habits. But it gave me some sense of control again in a body that holds me hostage on too many occasions. I got to get back out there. I went from small walks to jog/walk training for a 10K and I’ve marked several 4 mile journeys weekly seeing my time and mileage improve!! Accomplishment. Pride. It shows my strength and my free will that I will not allow a disease to run my world 24/7. It’s not about the jogging. What’s your thing that can get you feeling more in co trip of your health, body, mind and soul? 💛 Much Love, #chronicillnesscommunity • • • • • • #endometriosis #endowarrior #endofighter #endosister #endometriosisawareness #1in10 #spoonie #chronicfatigue #10krunner #goals #weightlossjourney #healthyrecipes #recipestories #hystersister #hysterectomy #laproscopicsurgery #laproscopicrecovery #knowyourworth #eatclean #fitwithendo #voicesinnumbers #fightforyourhealth #badmedicine #travelwriter #writersofinstagram #quotesforchange #manifesting #spainlife #nevergiveup
Who says healthy eating has to be boring??? Oats with blueberries, strawberries, and banana to break my fast. Natural sweetness from the fruit is just perfect. Yum
Tuesday’s are for the shoulders & core 🔥 — This was one of the complex sets in today’s workout & it BURNS. I highly recommend this type of day to anyone, cause I for one rarely sweat on a shoulder day but today I was sweating through my sweater 😂
Happy Monday 🤗 — This week we are trying a new workout split as I wasn’t seeing the results I was wanting with my past one. So here’s to legs on a Monday! (please send prayers)
I don't believe adventure has an off season. Nor do I think that there is a time of year that ome should just stay inside all the time. As most are starting to gear up for fireplaces, tea/coco by the fire with Netflix or a book soon. I am excited for snow, winter camping, and ice skating. While Fall is official here next weekend, it is already Fall in most peoples minds. That means winter is coming!!! With that is the high holiday seasons. BUT that doesn't mean you have to just throw in the towel on your health and fitness goals until the new year. Make your health and fitness goals an adventure. You can do it!!!
It’s been one of those weeks. So a #repost from yours truly because I’m just that vain! 😂 Kidding...it’s just where my head is and when you’ve had countless ER and hospital stays for 6 months you get angry at such a broken system. My last stay my vitals were hardly checked and no other tests were run because it’s just: her endometriosis. And my surgeon is in another hospital 2 hours away so there seems to be an ethical thing about a different specialist checking in on you? Does this even make sense? Just what is there is something else wrong or a complication because the girl has been waiting for so long while she bleeds internally? Would the same treatment be given to someone with liver or kidney failure? Heart disease? Me thinks not. Me knows not. I call bullshit. • • • • • #endofighter #chronicfatiguesyndrome #invisableillness #1in10 #runtherapy #onemileatatime #endometriosisawareness #mmjcommunity #trainingfor10k #getoutside #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #walkinggoals #functionalmedicine #canadianhealthfail #positivevibes #womenshealth #endospain #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers #sundayquotes
THANK YOU FOR THE LINK UP THE ENDOMETRIOSIS CLINIC UK! 😆🙌🏻 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Doctor Peter Barton Smith has set up an Endometriosis Clinic at The Princess Grace Hospital in London. He has been a familiar face advocating Endometriosis Awareness ever since his return in 2016, having appeared in several media platforms, such as BBC to name one. He is reachable at: Mobile: +44 7899 087732 Appointments: +44 207 908 8001 Email: pcbartonsmith@gmail.com Website: endometriosisclinic.co.uk I wish you the very best doctor! Hoping to see you again one day! ✌🏻☺️ 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
Home from the hospital for the broke record: pain management with no solutions but to wait. I hope everyone out there is in as little pain today as possible. 😘💛 Thank you for all the support and love. It really means the world and makes this a little more manageable, emotionally. We are not alone! • • • • • • • • • #endometriosisawareness #endodiet #antiinflammatory #mmjcommunity #trainingfor10k #medicalcannabis #getoutside #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #walkinggoals #hashimotoweightloss #functionalmedicine #canadianhealthfail #positivevibes #womenshealth #endospain #friyayvibes #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers #endofighter
DOCTOR PETER BARTON SMITH: He is the one who provided me with the proper diagnosis back in 2014 and this essentially becomes the yardstick of measure for me to finally manage my stage 4 Endometriosis & Adenomyosis. I am still in contact with him simply because HE IS MY HERO. He is too to some other patients who have the privileged to be under his care throughout his years serving at SGH around 2012-2016. I am certain some of you would like to reach out to him and I am happy to convey the details to you. Doctor Peter Barton Smith has set up an Endometriosis Clinic at The Princess Grace Hospital in London. He has been a familiar face advocating Endometriosis Awareness ever since his return in 2016, having appeared in several media platforms, such as BBC to name one. He is reachable at: Mobile: +44 7899 087732 Appointments: +44 207 908 8001 Email: pcbartonsmith@gmail.com Website: endometriosisclinic.co.uk I wish you the very best doctor! Hoping to see you again one day! ✌🏻☺️ 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
Thank you to everyone who attended the book launch. If you missed it, you can read all about it here: http://www.aware.org.sg/2018/09/an-exploration-of-muslim-womens-lived-experiences-growing-up-perempuan-book-launch-review/ You can also purchase the book for $15 at all major bookstores (such as @kinokuniya_singapore ) or online on ethosbooks.com.sg. 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
Today we spend several hours up in the mountains. We aim to get out for at least one hike every week. As you can see we got some good incline. Remember to make time to make this a sustainable life style. To include your entire family from newborn babies to you spouse in it as well.
Try this super set on your next leg day, literal 🔥 — Peep the fail in the first vid 😂
This is not a good day. I’ve really done quite well managing this non-stop pain by coming at endo full steam ahead the last month but last night it was just too much and so I sit in the hospital, admitted from ER to ‘manage’ my pain, again. Is anyone else sick of ‘managing’ their pain? The nurses have been so kind but I am tired of the strong meds. I’m tired of waiting. I’m tired of the sick girl’s reflection in the mirror. She’s not me. There is actually nothing invisible about my endo anymore. My eyes are heavy, my face swells from some of the meds, I walk carefully to protect one side of my body. I look sick most days. I’m afraid this surgery has been delayed for so long that more damage is being done as this disease strangles my ovaries. I’m angry a woman’s pain is not considered urgent enough to remove a continuing growing cyst and free fluid sooner rather than later. I will dust myself off again soon and be the advocate cheerleader I want to be, but for today I’m warn down and out. #notsoinvisible 💛 • • • • • #endometriosisawareness #endodiet #antiinflammatory #mmjcommunity #trainingfor10k #medicalcannabis #getoutside #thankfulforgoodnurses #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #walkinggoals #hashimotoweightloss #functionalmedicine #canadianhealthfail #positivevibes #womenshealth #endospain #tuesdaythoughts #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers #fuckendo
Happy hump day! (with a different kind of hump 👀) — Goals & patience go hand in hand, goals are difficult to achieve without patience. But once all the hard work starts to peak through, it all gets so much easier! Keep consistent & keep working your butts off 💪🏼
We fully enjoyed our 3 days in nature. Everything counts for getting physical and we did lots of walks and trails.
Happy #weekend ! I’m just about 2 weeks to surgery after officially deciding I am going ahead with it this past week during my post-op appointment I requested. Am I confident this will take my pain away? Not entirely. Hoping for 6-12 months or 50% improvement. Am I hopeful and have exhausted all other options in my know how? Yes. So.... For the next few weeks I’ll be posting things around pre-op prep and post op recovery from my laparoscopic surgery for endo. 2nd Surgery. Different surgeon. I’ll talk more on that in another post. 💛 I’m #askingforsuggestions that have worked for you during recovery time. Of course everyone is different and my first surgery recovery could differ from this one. I know I’ll pretty much be out of it the first few days 😂 but then comes the fun part. 💛 What did you do during recovery that helped or made things worse, looking back? Please share below. 😊 • • • #endometriosisawareness #endodiet #antiinflammatory #mmjcommunity #trainingfor10k #medicalcannabis #getoutside #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #walkinggoals #hashimotoweightloss #canadianhealthfail #positivevibes #womenshealth #traveltheworldwithendo #weekendvibes #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers #endo365aroundtheworld
BACK DAY 😍 (with a hint of core)
GET IT ONLINE! Purchase at: https://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/products/growing-up-perempuan-aware Growing Up Perempuan is a collection of stories written by women, for women. This book offers stories of love and loss, strength and endurance, confidence and courage - stories that inspire and empower. This is a book about challenging the status quo and learning to chart our own paths instead of having the world define them for us. The E FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS campaign is addressed in the story entitled ‘Mandul’. I wrote this piece to highlight the disparity being a woman who struggles with infertility issues and the frustration facing the societal prejudices. I was hoping that through this platform, it would be the light needed to spark a wildfire of compassion and empathy into the community. A woman shouldn’t be evaluated from how well her womb is functioning. Women shouldn’t be judged on why we are not married yet by a certain age. We shouldn’t be punished on matters that we have no control of, like suffering from chronic diseases. Its time that we value each other as the person that we are, base on our own unique self and embrace these differences. All it takes is a listening ear with an open heart. Grab your copy today!! ☺️🙌🏻 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
Super stoked. Time to head off and go camping for the next two nights. Let the campfires, hiking, and bike riding commence 😁
Leg day 😱 — Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate some HIIT into my workouts. HIIT (high intensity interval training) helps increase your metabolism rate for hours after your workout is complete allowing you to burn more calories then you would with traditional exercise! — SS the first two exercises to spike your heart rate. I don’t fully complete my squats to keep tension in my glutes, also my mobility isn’t great due to my extra tight hip flexor 😬 — The final exercise is a great glute exercise for my endo ladies as the dumbbell rests on your hip bones with no pressure on our sensitive pelvis regions!
Who needs some good endo release stretches?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ — The biggest part of endometriosis flares is being able to get them under control! These breathing exercises mixed with some simple stretching are actual lifesavers. — When pain strikes we tend to breathe shallow, with these breathing exercises we have to focus on opening our rib cage like an umbrella allowing our diaphragm to fully drop. — Each stretch focuses on relaxing our pelvic floors & hip flexors which tend to tighten up when flares happen. This is all due to the many nerve endings in our pelvis causing our muscles to go into protective mode. — Give these some practice so when a flare up strikes you can control your breathing and AVOID curling up into a ball!
Early education is so so important when it comes to endometriosis as it could make all the difference for young females. Painful periods are NOT normal, & when I say painful I mean curled up on the bathroom floor, vomiting, going in & out of consciousness, & being as pale as a ghost. Debilitating pain is never normal & it is definitely not in your head! The amounts of women who have already reached out to me with questions just goes to show how little teaching is out there regarding this disease, the exact reason I started this page 💛 — Amazing post via @womenwithendometriosis with @get_repost ・・・ “If I was taught that heavy bleeding, crippling painful periods, fainting during periods and painful bowel moments were not normal when I was in school, I would have pushed for an earlier diagnosis” Carla C We ❤️ @wwendomarch campaign 🎗 What would you have done differently? Comment below 🌻
Arm day 💪🏼 — Started this morning off with a bad flare up, little shaky throughout but we got it done. When you have goals & a good mindset anything is possible! — Peep the story for the complete workout 👀
It doesn't have to be pretty. You just need to do it. Move your body. Keep on going even if you mess up. Fit it in even if you feel heavy, fat, bloated, ECT. Just got my 5 mins of jump roping in for today. Happy Memorial Day!!!
When it’s one of those days? 😬👀✌🏼Oh please let my upcoming surgery explain something, fix something, relieve something, take at least 50% of the pain away and stay away for 6-12 months minimum. Too many years too many lost hours. Puulleeeaase. 💛 A girl has things to do. • • • • • #endometriosisawareness #endodiet #antiinflammatory #mmjcommunity #trainingfor10k #medicalcannabis #getoutside #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #walkinggoals #hashimotoweightloss #functionalmedicine #canadianhealthfail #positivevibes #womenshealth #endospain #mondaymotivation #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers
My goal for this month is to spend 5 mins every day jumping rope. If all goes well one month will turn into 1 year, amd then a habit of jumping. Lets see where this takes me.
Hope you are all enjoying your Labor Day Weekend!!! Today we enjoyed a day out and about. Almost 15,000 steps and 5+ miles by 2pm. Most while carriering my little sumo in our ring sling, so an added 30 lbs.
ANNOUNCEMENT: SO THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY. Got married to my best friend yo 🍩 More details in the next few posts ✌🏻 Wait for it! 😂 #loveaftermarriage 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
#repost - A friendly reminder I needed today. Anyone else? I’ve had my first really really (reallllly) bad pain day today. I’ve been ‘lucky’ for several weeks. (Lucky is a funny word to use with endo) During that time My bad days were hitting around 7/10 but they didn’t consume the entire day. 💛 Today we’re at a 12/10. I’m out. 😓 Brain fog from pain, insomnia, #painsomnia and the likes. But I can’t feel defeated because I have taken steps to improve pain symptoms and have been slowly winning. I’ve been waiting for surgery from acute pain for over 13 damn months!!! So this day as failure is just that. It’s today. I don’t know what tomorrow brings but I’m manifesting strength and back at it tomorrow. 💛 Don’t give up when endo comes back around the corner. We just need to manage that bitch. She’s not allowed to stay. ✌🏼😘 • • • #endometriosisawareness #endodiet #antiinflammatory #mmjcommunity #trainingfor10k #medicalcannabis #getoutside #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #walkinggoals #hashimotoweightloss #functionalmedicine #canadianhealthfail #positivevibes #womenshealth #endospain #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers #endometriosiseurope
THE BOOK LAUNCH IS A SUCCESS! Go get yourself a copy at the link provided below: #Repost @awaresingapore with @get_repost ・・・ "These are real stories that are happening that we cannot silence. We have to take time to appreciate what people's lives are like." Words from Rahayu Muhamad, President of PPIS and one of the panelists at tonight's Growing Up Perempuan book launch. Get your copy from ethosbooks.com.sg for $15! #growingupperempuan #muslimwomen 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
AND IT’S OUT! https://youtu.be/xW-zaTHCVBs Go to the link above to know more about this wretched illness and how you can help your loved ones who might be suffering in silence. To the crews from Oliginal Bert Pictures & my bro from Bluegym , I cannot thank you guys enough fr the continuous support and motivation ❤️❤️❤️❤️ It has been an awesome experience!!! THANK YOUUUU LETS KEEP WINNING 🙌🏻🎗 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
There was a time in my life where I would have said: No way! Don’t want to see just go in and do whatever and fix it. Now, with ALL my research and experiences with this disease I want to know a full play by play of the surgery. Why? It shows your surgeon has confidence and nothing to hide. It helps to explain to the patient, what could not be done and what may need to be done later. It’s evidence based (on your specific situation) since we can’t fully see what endo is doing on any other form of diagnostic testing to date. 💛 I found a great website with what to ask your doctor pre-surgery as I prep. At times I feel nervous to ask. I like the personality of my new surgeon but I don’t know his ‘work’. We have a right to ask questions. Here’s the link: http://www.gynsurgery.org/gynecology-surgery-preparation/
Sometimes when you’ve exhausted all the avenues with one set of doctors, your location and environment may be causing more mental and emotional stress than it’s worth fighting. Some things are just not going to change and you need to seek other methods, docs, location to have the best health possible for you. If it’s not working, you can fire your doctor. Regroup, trust your instincts and find a new path. Keep your endo community sisters in close reach, we got you! 💛 • • • • • #endometriosisawareness #endodiet #antiinflammatory #mmjcommunity #trainingfor10k #medicalcannabis #getoutside #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #endofighter #endosisters #hysterectomy #surgeryrecovery #pelvicpainawareness #walkinggoals #hashimotoweightloss #functionalmedicine #canadianhealthfail #positivevibes #womenshealth #endospain #wendesdaywisdom #spoonieproblems #hashimotosdisease #governmentfundingneeded #thyroidhealing #endometriosis #voicesinnumbers
BEHIND THE SCENES To the crews from @oliginaltv , @bertpicturessg & my bro from Blue Gym , I cannot thank you guys enough fr the continuous support and motivation ❤️❤️❤️❤️ THANK YOUUUU LETS KEEP WINNING 🙌🏻🎗 Stay tune to know more about this wretched illness and how you can help your loved ones who might be suffering in silence. UP TOMORROW YO! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
Tummy out Tuesday time . 🙋‍♀️Hands up if you know what endo belly is?? 🙋‍♀️ never heard of it? Totally know what dats all about ? Is dat chick pregnant? This is not the usuall tummy’s out Tuesdays post but an important one regardless. This is me on Friday night, looking like I could be with child 👶🏼 . There is no true answer to why this happens apart from inflammation, gastrointestinal issues and it being one of the many agonising symptoms of #endometriosis and can also be a symptom of #ibs . So for me it’s hard to know what illness is triggering it as I suffer from both. But nonetheless my usually seemingly flatish tummy , will blow up like a balloon, an extremely painful balloon, one that I can not suck in or push out , one that I have to hold from underneath to support the stabbing pain while I try to move or sit down . This ain’t no big dinner bloat / food baby or a “I ate too much gluten I feel bloated “ situation, this isn’t a “I feel so heavy “ or a “booze bloat “ . This is a “I can barely walk or sit down as I am in utter agony situation” and is something us 1 in 10 #endosisters deal with . It’s easy to rattle you, make you feel self conscious , embarrassed and even scared. But from endo sister to endo sister the pain will pass , the belly will flatten and you will no longer have people on public transport offer you their seat 🤰 . It comes and goes with no rhyme nor reason but just know You got this girls, we are in this together raising awareness one endo belly at a time !! #endobelly #raiseawareness #endosisters @findingendo @theendo.co @theendoproject @endowhat @aliciaevans__ @endometriosisaustralia #strongwomen #inspire #chronicillness #endowarrior #ibs #fitwithibs #fitwithendo #endopt #embrace #strongisthenewskinny #womensupportingwomen #1in10
I mean nothing can beat a sunset hike with the ones you love most, right ... Today we decided to just hop in the truck and go to the mountains for a nice evening hike. Nothing fills a momma's heart the way their child's happiness can. My little sumo is always happiest when out in nature. Today she seem to almost burst with excitement because not only were we out in nature, but we were in the mountains. Makes my 18,500 steps today a peice of cake.
BOOK LAUNCH: 31/08/2018 It is official! Save the date and be part of the book launch! Details below: Date: Friday, 31 August 2018 Time: 7pm – 9pm Venue: Wisma Geylang Serai, Level 4, Project Studios, 1 Engku Aman Turn Singapore 408528 *Light refreshments will be provided. Sign up here! or use this link tinyurl.com/guplaunch Questions? Contact Filzah at filzah@aware.org.sg or call 6779 7137. Growing Up Perempuan is a collection of stories written by women, for women. This book offers stories of love and loss, strength and endurance, confidence and courage – stories that inspire and empower. This is a book about challenging the status quo and learning to chart our own paths instead of having the world define them for us. The E FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS campaign is addressed in the story entitled ‘Mandul’. I wrote this piece to highlight the disparity being a woman who struggles with infertility issues and the frustration facing the societal prejudices. I was hoping that through this platform, it would be the light needed to spark a wildfire of compassion and empathy into the community. A woman shouldn’t be evaluated from how well her womb is functioning. Women shouldn’t be judged on why we are not married yet by a certain age. We shouldn’t be punished on matters that we have no control of, like suffering from chronic diseases. Its time that we value each other as the person that we are, base on our own unique self and embrace these differences. All it takes is a listening ear with an open heart. Grab your copy at the book launch!!! ☺️🙌🏻 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
#Recipe in my stories and #highlights under: Recipes. If you’re craving a #glutenfree #Italianflavor and allow yourself cheese this is for you! #Meatless stovetop lasagne bake! Since I could walk I’ve been cooking and finding ways to eat well but watch macros and inflammatory foods. I find sometimes if I remove one or the other with pasta dishes: ie take out either the gluten or the cheese - I suffer less after. For those who have no issues with pain and digestion I am jealous! 😂 #buzzfeedfood #feedfeed #thefeedfeed #huffposttaste #foodprnshare #droolclub #yum #delicious #fresh #foodie #homemade #instafood #chefmode #foodgram #endometriosis #endodiet #fitwithendo #training #mmj #cheeserecipes #eggplant #zuccini
Last night I did my little pre-bedtime workout and yoga. Again for the second morning in a row, I woke feeling refreshed and like I actually got the sleep I needed. I love tracking my sleep with my @fitbit Blaze. I mean look at the first line alone. Time spent awake is well below my personal average for the past 30 days. This is why I feel so good in the morning. I am actually sleeping at night. Such a huge change instantly from such a small habit change. 😁
Welp it has been almost 2 months since I last worked out regularly. However last night I decided enough was enough. I did 20 air squats, 20 crunches, and 20 pushups before doing some yoga. And now this morning I wake up after what feels like the best sleep I've had in about 2 months. That gave me thr motivation to do 20 pushups, 20 air squats, and some standing ab work this morning. Every little bit counts. Even though I have not been working out for the past two months. I have cont to loose weight through my diet alone. Yes I stay active through playing with my little sumo all the time. But diet is key to weight lost.
I don’t usually have a problem getting my veggies in - but if you do #zucchini is so versatile and take on the flavor of surrounding ingredients and spices. Stir-fry, add to soup, blend into a green power drink, zoodle into a noodle and add to your muffins (gluten free or otherwise!) So many uses and I will include some recipes soon 💛 . . . . #fightlikeagirl #locationindependant #girlswholift #eatyourgreens #thyroidhairloss #quickmeals #endometriosiswarrior #fightendo #glutenfree #yoga #meditation #travel #selfcare #weneedacure #chronicillness #hashimotos #endo365 #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #getoutside #cureendo #iifym #lowcarbliving #recipes #runningirl #thursdaythoughts #veggiegrill
Endometriosis: painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus - the endometrium - grows outside your uterus. — Just over a month post surgery & I can say my pain has fully returned. The way I have described this pain is as if there are 13 knives working their way out of my body. It is numbing & takes your breath away. This disease unfortunately leaves many women unemployed due to pain & untreated due to lack of education. Women suffering are constantly told it is all in their head or misdiagnosed, this disease affects your mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, friends, and the list goes on. We need to make endometriosis part of the conversation. 🎗
A week ago I asked in my story feed if anyone wanted to see some of the nutrition and exercise choices I’ve changed, reverted back to or kept the same - being 9 weeks from another lap surgery for my endo. It’s now 5 weeks away and majority rules so here it goes! 💛 I’ve pulled out the big guns again and went back to what was working before this flare took over my life the past...hmmm...what seems like forever. Certainly since last February I have been in acute (75% or more of the time) pain. It started creeping back slowly about 6 months earlier. If you have endo long enough you just instinctively know. I just had NO IDEA it would go on this long, intensity this badly and have such resistance or inability to find qualified surgeons and docs to help me out. But I digress...for now. 😉 So yes, I’ve reverted back to some of my ‘old-good-ways’ and one includes this lovely post workout or evening final snack. #recipe 👇🏽 • 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp raw coconut flakes, 1tbsp cacao nibs, 5 pecan or walnuts, 1-2 tsp maple syrup. Give or take your measurements and #macros but this is a yum yum take of my go to Yogurt bowls. ✌🏼 • • • • . . . . #fightlikeagirl #locationindependant #girlswholift #hairloss #thyroidhairloss #quickmeals #endometriosiswarrior #fightendo #glutenfree #yoga #meditation #travel #selfcare #weneedacure #chronicillness #hashimotos #endo365 #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #getoutside #cureendo #iifym #lowcarbliving #recipes #runningirl #mondaymonday #proteinshakerecipe
ANNOUNCEMENT: BOOK LAUNCHING SOON! Yet another milestone in advocating Endometriosis Awareness. Hoorah! It is an honor to be selected and got my piece entitled ‘Mandul’ published among other empowerment bearing contents. My utmost gratitude goes to AWARE & GEC for believing in this cause and provided the opportunity to get the message across via this humbling platform. Thank you everyone for your continuous support. This campaign won’t get this strong without your voices too. Together, we will eradicate the prejudices and bring value to women’s wellness. CELEBRATORILY! 🙌🏻🎗 Up next, details on the book launch! Stay tune! ☺️ 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
ANNOUNCEMENT: Somewhere in July last year I saw this ad and it immediately struck a chord. I knew I have to sent my side of the story struggling with stage 4 Endometriosis; a debilitating condition that causes infertility issues. I feel the urge to speak up about the disparity which stemmed from the expectations my own community has put on ‘women like me’ who is still not married yet despite being in her 30s, who shamelessly advocate about provocative issues like menstruation and infertility, and to top that of, she also have fertility issues herself. I was hoping that through this platform, it would be the light needed to spark a wildfire of compassion and empathy into the community. A woman shouldn’t be evaluated from how well her womb is functioning. Women shouldn’t be judged on why we are not married yet by a certain age. We shouldn’t be punished on matters that we have no control of, like suffering from chronic diseases. Its time that we value each other as the person that we are, base on our own unique self and embrace these differences. All it takes is a listening ear with an open heart. Fast forward more than a year later, I heard from them again. The result is out guys! Stay tune to the next post to know the outcome! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
Shoulder day!! Try this killer tri-set your next shoulder day, guaranteed burn 💪🏼
Getting back to your normal routine is probably the best feeling ever! After some much needed rest, I’m happy to say we are back! — Here are a few staple exercises from this mornings leg day • dead lift to hip thrust • hack squat + pulse SS with ⬇️ • bulgarian split squat • seated single leg hamstring curl + double leg pigeon toed curl • cable dead lift
This weekend was crazy hot reaching 38 degrees Celsius so wanting to eat anything too filling wasn’t appealing. If a dozen popsicles will do in your endo belly bloat and irritation (my tongue loves sugar my gut and endo do not) then find seasonal fruit to make a protein smoothie. I never played around with melon shakes before but ummm...now they’re in my top 5 and travel friendly if you’re location independent and carry your own bullet. Yes, I do that when I travel 😉 Scoop protein ☑️ 1/2-1 cup canary melon☑️ 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk☑️ 3 large fresh mint leaves☑️ Zest of a lime☑️ 1-2 cups ice☑️ Blend and enjoy! 😋 • . . . . #fightlikeagirl #locationindependant #girlswholift #hairloss #thyroidhairloss #quickmeals #endometriosiswarrior #fightendo #glutenfree #yoga #meditation #travel #selfcare #weneedacure #chronicillness #hashimotos #endo365 #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #getoutside #cureendo #iifym #lowcarbliving #recipes #paleodiet #eatcleantrainmean #runningirl #mondaymonday #proteinshakerecipe
Let’s learn to be nicer to our bodies. Take the rest when needed, fulfill your cravings in moderation, & just live happily. We only get one life & it should be enjoyed not restricted. Happy last month of summer loves 💕
I threw this image in my stories a few days back and had a few DM’s asking where I bought them? Thank you!! 🙌🏼 I made them in my kitchen with 3 #freshherbs from the garden and several fresh veggies. The shrimp did not come from the garden 😳😂 • #Glutenfree for those who are sensitive or blow up like almost every #endosister reports (and let’s face it EVERYONE does if you’re eating North American harvested grains.) If you don’t you’re very lucky and have a steel stomach! 👏🏽 • A big difference between #celiac , gluten sensitive number 1 and 2. Celiac has much higher consequences to ingesting gluten. I feel for you! ✌🏼 • #testkitchen days the past week with a little more pep in my step. Have you made #homemade #springrolls ? What do you like to put in them? 😋 . . . . #fightlikeagirl #locationindependant #girlswholift #thyroidhairloss #endometriosiswarrior #fightendo #yoga #meditation #travel #selfcare #weneedacure #chronicillness #hashimotos #endo365 #thyroidproblems #fitwithendo #cureendo #iifym #lowcarbliving #recipes #eatcleantrainmean #runningirl
#throwback to this amazing effort organised by @theasianparent in creating awareness on HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING. I was given the opportunity to be one of the event’s panelist in sharing my war with Cysts, Fibroid, Polyps, stage 4 Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. It was a privilege to meet like minded people and strong women who have hit the wall too oftentimes yet remain resilient. The positivity and support in this event are much missed. Thank you once more for having me 🎗 Photos courtesy of the participants and staff of the event; thank you 💛 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira
Happy to be back & excited to see where we go 💪🏼
#endopositive Pre-surgeries PB: 100kg Post-surgeries PB: 90kg I finally did a PB which I have stopped attempting after my first surgery in 2013. I was worried it might trigger another A&E episode. So I avoid it totally. Until today ☺️ I finally have my mind at the right place after years of battling with my inner demons. Although I have yet to achieve my pre-surgery PB but hey hey took me years to finally get to this ☺️ Warriors! 💪🏼🎗 Let’s keep winning 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 Let's create awareness by: 1) Take a photo with the 'E' sign 2) Shout out to us 3) Hashtag to: #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #E4endo Help make this happen. Help us find a cure 💛 Let's make it viral! 🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗🎗 #endometriosisters #endometriosis #celebswithendo #fitwithendo #iifym #flexibledieting #adenomyosis #endowarrior #womenempoweringwomen #EforENDOMETRIOSIS #sgfitness #sgfitnesshotties #sgbodybuilding #endopositive #GRRRL #GRRRLARMY #suicidal #depression #awareness #chronicillness #love #peace #hope #grit #courage #iamnamira #getactivesg
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