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Or as I prefer to call it, 49+๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿผ!!!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ #Birthday #fiftyandfabulous #notgoingdownwithoutafight
Good Morning beautiful people and Happy Truthful Tuesday. The truth about this post is September is chronic pain awareness month, and boy am I in pain hips, knees, shoulders, back, pretty much all over nonstop. This time of year is the worse for me and I'm definitely not ready for winter at all but I'm gonna keep fighting and pushing through because giving up is never an option for me. Lupies, I know that it's tough dealing with everything that comes with having lupus but God only puts on us what we can bare, remember we're fighters and survivors and we're not going down without a fight.....๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’œ#TruthfulTuesday #ChronicPainAwarenessMonth #lupusfighter #14yrsurvivor #stillstanding #Arthritis #AvacularNecrosis #Fibromyalgia #IBS #Raynards #Migraines #Asmatha #Neropathy #lupusisreal #lupusisserious #notgoingdownwithoutafight #lupuswarrior #phucklupus #kissmyasslupus #lupuswillnotbringmedown #chronicpainwarrior
Risotto con sugo always warms the heartโค๏ธ Even though it was a warm and beautiful day I can smell fall season in the air. I spent most of my day staying in and my home was pretty chilly. So, this meal seemed to fit perfectly. Also @selphe1003 and @keepitonthelo both inspired me to make risotto today with their recent stories of their recipes. And since tomorrow I have to start a 5 week cleanse to address my health issues and wanted to go out with a bang ๐Ÿ”ซ #risottoconsugo #broiledsalmon #steamedbroccoli #withlemonandoliveoil #chardonnay #notgoingdownwithoutafight #iwillgetpassedthis #comfortfood #madehealthy #wannabechef #ilovetocook #boobooapproved
Staying ahead of the lobstah and butter while vacationing ๐Ÿ˜ . Itโ€™s tough working out alone without @v3fitpro pushing me along, but I got it done. Back to the beach..
While the kids are away mom will play!..... Iโ€™m going bananas not being able to walk so moved up to my front room....much better view today ๐Ÿ’• Thank you @joannaczechofficial for always giving the best skin care advice ๐Ÿ˜˜ #happytime
. Every year around my birthday, I do something for myself. One year I had the kidsโ€™ name tattooed on my forearm, another year I took piano lessons, and another year I bought a really nice ukulele and this year, like six years ago (swipe to see through the way-back lense), Iโ€™m taking guitar lessons. . It never matters how long it lasts or how good I get, just that I gave it a go and can say Iโ€™ve been there/done that. No regrets! . #birthdayfun #notgoingdownwithoutafight #lifeisshort #havefun #noregrets
So, like does the mayor get one of these too? I'm all the way official now. #runforsomething #dontboovote #itsmyturn #wecandobetter #wemustdobetter #bluewave2018 #notgoingdownwithoutafight
I was fired from Valorglobal / Hulu on my 3rd day of Employment because my supervisor was a sick pervert! He got rid of me right after I asked him to stop! Iโ€™m not going down without a fight!!! #valorglobal #hulu #wrongfultermination #pervertsupervisor #eeoc #notgoingdownwithoutafight #hellno #imafighter #horriblebosses #irespectmyself #canceledmyhulu #cantbelievethis #metoo #lettgegamesbegin #sickperv #hrwasnohelp #huluplus #shitheadsteve #instajob #homiedontplaythat #imgonnawin #๐Ÿญ #๐Ÿ’ฅ #standup #share #viral #listenup
@remildarose contacted me with one of the most beautiful stories ever. To say that Iโ€™m humbled and beyond blessed, grateful, and appreciative would simply not be enough. Her company is based in the Bahamas, and each year she honors persons whoโ€™ve gone thru and/or are currently battling cancer by giving them full-fledged makeovers, gifts, and monetary donations!!! She does this for men and women; so, she was led to me and trusted me to create the custom pieces pictured, for 12 women and 5 men. The bracelets had to complement the โ€œfabric of hopeโ€ (scroll to the last pic) - this fabric includes colors representing every type of cancer awareness!! @remildarose I cannot thank you enough for working with me, and granting me this amazing opportunity! I pray all of the recipients will love what weโ€™ve come up with!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! #kasnklo #customjewelry #custombracelets #withlove #fromMarylandtoBahamas #essencemagazine #hagerstown #braceletsofinstagram #mensfashion #womensfashion #supportingacause #cancersucks #cancerawareness #notgoingdownwithoutafight
Itโ€™s not a plant-based diet, but I have set up base near this plant and my diet is like, โ€œAlright, alright...I can work with this.โ€ Havenโ€™t had an extra coffee in awhile, but today is an โ€œextraโ€ kind of day ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ #middaybabymidday #notgoingdownwithoutafight #coffee #coffeenumber2 #plantbased #humpday
Immune boost with 20+ fruits and vegetables straight out of the capsules, topped off with blueberries, banana and coconut water. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป #notgoingdownwithoutafight #immunesupport #plantbased #smoothie #health #healthykids
In less than two weeks I reach the big five oh! As in OMG!! @chalkie81 reminded me today that I can sashay into any season or any room if I put my mind to it. So I'm going to sashay into my fifties! Here's a snippet of my big birthday party outfit. #notgoingdownwithoutafight #49andfabulous #countingdownto50 #40plus #midagestyle #effyourbeautystandards #midlifestyle #hearmeroar #leopardprint #redshoes
As my โ€œ40thโ€ birthday approaches, I have noticed that the warranty on my body is starting to expire and that some things need maintenance. Enter IPL...Intense Pulse Light Laser to treat the sun damage on my chest..from being a Florida beach babe ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ I had my first treatment yesterday @governorsmedspa I am already noticing some of the damaged spots darkening, and canโ€™t wait to see what it looks like in 2 weeks time. They are having an IPL even this Thursday, September 13th from 5-7pm..with live demos and FREE consults to discuss your skin concerns and create a personalized treatment plan. P.s. I also had microneedling done on my face to help with acne scarring, and my underarms to help diminish sweat ๐Ÿ˜ณ...wait til I post those results!!! #questforfun2018 #notgoingdownwithoutafight #fortyandfabulous #imake40lookgood #byesundamage #ipl #sundamage #photofacial #microneedling #beauty #aesthetics #filler #dysport #botox #restalyne @ashleytrowell_md @guuddoc @governorsmedspa
#DREAMWEEK18K tickets are still available from computicket, the church foyer and your Zone Pastor @ R250. www.dreamweek.co.za More on our #SundayHighlights #NotGoingDownWithoutAFight #PUSH #GREATER2018
She doesn't know if her breakthrough is 2 or 200000 steps away. But she has faith that it's coming, so she keeps going๐Ÿ‘ฃ #GlowUp ๐Ÿ˜‡ #Tenacious ๐Ÿ‘‘ #LevelUp ๐Ÿ” #IwillWin ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ”ฅ #NotGoingDownWithoutAFight ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ› #IKnowWhoMyDaddyIs
Alright flu let's up the ante and make it an hour and a half of cardio and weight circuit training in a 95 degree garage!! Oh yeah, this was a light blue shirt when I started ๐Ÿ˜‚!! What do you guys and girls do to get rid of a cold? #notgoingdownwithoutafight #sweatitout #313airbrushing #curcuittraining #weighttraining #motivation #inspiration #dedication #grace #aintgottimetobleed #getsome #endurance #cardio #beblessed
Sunday run day ๐Ÿ˜ƒ #longrun ? Who knows...hoping weather cooperates. Testing new kicks #asics #brickellrun #run #ride #lift ๐Ÿค“ #swim #letsgo #move #always #notgoingdownwithoutafight #youvstheyear #
Itโ€™s been my best friend today. Everyone should have this in their homes! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Es mi mejor amigo hoy. Todos lo deberรญan tener en su casa. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ #notgoingdownwithoutafight #oilwin #yleo #youngliving #chemicalfreehome #younglivingessentialoils #yleooils #digize #tummytroubles #foodblogger #stlblogger #aceitesesenciales #aceitesesencialesyoungliving
Being closer to 50 than 40 with hormones going crazy I was getting more and more discouraged going to the gym and still gaining weight! When I changed my nutrition the lbs started coming off!! It was a miracle!! Or just a kick a$$ nutrition program. If you struggle with this join me!! You will love the way you feelโค๏ธ
Social media can be such a trap, because what we mostly see is the highlight reel. So before I post this smiling picture of me and am tempted to just put a short blurb about nailing this workout, let me tell you about the rest of my week. I've been struggling. A LOT. My depression is usually well managed but I have bouts when it is just freaking hard. And I've been having a bout. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I struggled through my easy runs, and that was after I struggled out of bed. Getting my kids up and ready for school and doing housework seemed like it sucked all the life out of me. And my body just hurts. Not muscle soreness or running related hurt and pain. Depression pain. Where it hurts deep down in my bones. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I snuggled and napped with my toddler. I cried for no reason and all the reasons. And those negative thoughts have been having a field day. Let me tell you, all those worries and doubts that can arise during a marathon taper are crazy when combined with a bout of depression. This speed workout "should've" happened on Tuesday. And then was "supposed to" happen yesterday. And today I felt like it was going to just be impossible. I almost didn't even try it. But I made that bargain that many of us make.... Just do a mile or two and see how you feel. So I made it through the 2 mile warm up. And then I did the first yasso, and then the next, and the next, and the next. And then the impossible was possible, and it was finished. It was done. I made it through 12 #yasso800s . I nailed my pace. I proved those negative thoughts and doubts wrong and so I couldn't help but smile. Life is messy. Depression is hard. Emotions and feelings often don't make sense. So yes I've had a hard week but I've had good, happy moments too. And today's run was one of them. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Discouraged and frustrated to say the least. What I wanted to do with nutrition is not working out for this gastroparesis body. I am miserable and sick from eating whole foods, fiber, plant based, etc. How can I live like this? Despite my best efforts, faith, and lots of prayer, my body just won't cooperate. My gastroparesis won't go away. My stomach just won't work! ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Now, I know there is no cure for GP, but I was hoping I would be an exception! I must go back to a GP friendly diet, which for me is mostly liquid. Even that just sits in my tummy forever. Not even my medical cannabis is helping. I'm reminded why I needed a feeding tube to begin with. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Without it now, it's hard to get what I need. I am thankful that God is sustaining me through all of this. I will still try to eat as healthy as I can with making my own GP friendly foods. I can't explain how devastating it feels to have these health issues and no matter what you do, it won't get better. I remain steadfast knowing God is in control and take solace in that. He is after all, the sustainer of life. โœ๏ธ And hey, I don't live on bread alone. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #bebrave #bestrong #remainsteadfast #chronicovercomer #livelifetothefullest #keepmovingforward #chronicillness #invisibleillness #gastroparesis #starvingforacure #eds #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrome #dysautonomia #pots #myastheniagravis #chronicwarrior #spoonie #spoonielife #zebrastrong #psoriaticarthritis #youdontlooksick #mcad #mastcellactivationsyndrome #mastcelldisorder #notgoingdownwithoutafight
Yesterday I went to London to chat to @careoncology about taking part in a self pay study they are doing on repurposing every day medications to target a cancers metabolism and today this little box of hope arrived!! #littleboxofhope #howtostarvecancer #repurposeddrugs #metabolicdisorder #affordabletreatmentoptions #careoncologyclinic #cancersucks #notgoingdownwithoutafight
๐Ÿ’œ 6 Months! ๐Ÿ’œ September 1st marked 6 months of my Ulcerative Colitis REMISSION! I was very emotional yesterday. Itโ€™s hard to believe that just 6 months ago I was still struggling with chronic symptoms & malnourishment, taking prescription steroids & opioids for chronic pain, taking 4 hot showers a day just to manage my joint pain... Harder still to imagine that just under a year ago I was laying in a hospital bed during my last flare-up, too weak to care for myself & wondering if I would ever be strong enough to care for my newborn daughter... It was painful. It was frightening. After 4 years of remission before that, it was devastating. But it was also the beginning of the most beautiful, wonderful thing that has ever happened to me - motherhood. Cecelia Lynn gave me a reason to fight like I never had before. I look at her, and I want to be everything and anything she needs, always. So here I am, 6 months symptom free & continuing to fight every day! I am beyond grateful for everyone that has supported me through the ups & downs with my illness over the years... I would not be where I am without their love. I am also so proud of my body for bouncing back from zero yet again, and proud of myself for working hard every day to get here, and to stay healthy. On my journey living with an auto-immune disease, I have learned to love myself more. Some days will always be harder than others, but I realize itโ€™s up to me to take care of myself & to fight for the life I want. My illness doesnโ€™t define me. I do. ๐Ÿ’ช . #remissionlife #chronicbadass #autoimmunedisease #ibdawareness #ulcerativecolitis #fighter #chronicillness #notgoingdownwithoutafight #healthandwellness #healthyliving #fightforit #fitlife #fitmama #strongmama #strongwomen #motherhood #grateful #healthy #happy #strong #empowered #exerciseismedicine #fitnessspecialist #personaltrainer #loveyourself
Tomorrow will be 8 years since I adopted my beautiful, sweet Paddington; and also exactly 3 years since I saw Girl alive for the very last time. So September 1 has been one of the best and one of the worst days of my life. For the last several days, weโ€™ve been trying to save Paddyโ€™s life. He rails against everything I try to do to help him. I need to view it as him trying to save himself, too, and appreciate the fight he has in him. And I will be grateful to have him another day, a week or a month or hopefully much, much longer. Then, no matter what, whenever the end comes, I will know that if he doesnโ€™t make it through this, it wasnโ€™t because we didnโ€™t both fight his best fight. #paddington #wookie #catsofinstgram #stubbornashell #notgoingdownwithoutafight
I realize this is the only place in my life that's just for me. #31 ร—2 #notgoingdownwithoutafight
Ummmmmmmmm ... NO! ๐Ÿ˜• #notgoingdownwithoutafight
Itโ€™s feed a cold, correct? #whatdoesthatevenmean #feedacold Thawing out some of my bone broth freezer stash #bonebroth #stockthefreezer #freezerstash to try to help kick whatever is lingering here & making me feel a bit miserable! #notgoingdownwithoutafight #hategettingsick #goawaygerms I also know I need to get better sleep #trackingthat #facethefact #ineedmoresleep #sleep #importanceofsleep #getthosezzzs #getsleep #mostimportant What are your other favorite cold-battling remedies? #coldremedy #goawaycold #schoolgerms #takecareofyourself #wellness #staywell #mrsfitwellness
This is me after trying to fix a piece which got ruined (during shipping to client) - and so far hitting nothing but the wall in my attempts. Had a nice big #pityparty for myself complete with crying, cursing & throwing some small objects across the room. Figured now itโ€™s time to put on my game face & try again. If I fail, I want to at least go out fighting! (And hopefully without throwing any more bottles of pigment because damn that stuff is literally impossible to clean up!) Soundtrack for the occasion: โ€œBad Mother F*ckerโ€ by @machinegunkelly featuring @kidrock on auto-replay . . #notgoingdownwithoutafight #motivated #artistlife #emergingartist
Ugh....Itโ€™s Sunday night, the weekend is almost gone๐Ÿ™. If we could only turn back time๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ Thank goodness we can turn back the aging clock๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Look at these results!!!! #itsforreal #sundaynights #rflifestyle #turnbacktheagingclock #nomorebaggage #mybiz #mompreneur #notgoingdownwithoutafight #loveyourskin
All done with bone marrow biopsy. Took them 1 1/2 hours. Was supposed to be 15-20 min. She had a hard time getting a piece of bone at the end of the procedure and had to do a lot of tapping. But, it didn't hurt. I am pretty sore now obviously and they said since it was so difficult, I will be even more sore tomorrow. Don't they know I am always in pain every day? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Results in a week or so. I appreciate everyone who prayed! The nurse in me actually really enjoyed the procedure. #bonemarrowbiopsy #bebrave #bestrong #remainsteadfast #chronicovercomer #livelifetothefullest #keepmovingforward #chronicillness #invisibleillness #gastroparesis #starvingforacure #eds #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrome #dysautonomia #pots #myastheniagravis #chronicwarrior #spoonie #spoonielife #zebrastrong #psoriaticarthritis #youdontlooksick #mcad #mastcellactivationsyndrome #mastcelldisorder #notgoingdownwithoutafight
โค๏ธ โ€œOne day you will wake up and there wonโ€™t be anymore time to do the things youโ€™ve always wanted. Do it now.โ€โค๏ธ Paulo Coelheo __ Your life is your own. Itโ€™s for you to choose who you are and how you want to live. Sure some things will happen that are out of your control and youโ€™re never going to be able to change them. But you can make the choice to let them bring you down, define you, or you can make the most of what youโ€™ve got. Donโ€™t let events that happen to you throughout your day and how other people treat you and interact with you ever let you think youโ€™re not in control of your life. Youโ€™re not a passenger, you get to set the tone of your life and who you want to be as a person. And for goodness sake enjoy your life, take your opportunities & laugh a lot. ๐Ÿ’ž __ ๐Ÿ’ซ 40 Days hospital treatment starting Tuesday ๐Ÿ’ซ My last roll of the dice ๐ŸŽฒ But really arenโ€™t I so lucky to have one last roll? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ #notgoingdownwithoutafight #mindsetiseverything #positivelife #lifeaftercancer __ ๐Ÿ“ธ @benmarkphoto __ __ __ __ __ __ __ #cancersurvivor #cancersucks #postchemo #cancertreatment #postchemohair #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick #whmhme #dubai #mydubai #mydxb #goals #fitnessfun #healthy #healthblogger #strongnotskinny #instafit #strengthtraining #motivation #fitnessaddict #ootd
โ€œYou take the end that kicksโ€. Carys not going down without a fight. #manoverboard #nochildrenwereharmed #splash #shenanigans #notgoingdownwithoutafight #boatday #friendsarefamily
๐Ÿ‘‰ I lifted some really heavy weights today. ๐Ÿ‘‰ I did some tough hiit moves for up to a minute at a time. ๐Ÿ‘‰ I saw some muscles popping. ๐Ÿ‘‰ I worked HARD! BUT Iโ€™m not showing those pictures. Iโ€™m showing you this one. ๐Ÿ‘†WHY? Because itโ€™s not easy for any of us! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I work out and push myself, so I feel good... now AND later! Iโ€™ve seen what happens to people who donโ€™t take their health seriously. I have no desire to be dependent on anyone, to have to have someone help me with daily tasks, to not do things I want to do because I physically canโ€™t. No thanks! THIS is not vanity. THIS is health. THIS is life. โค๏ธ Thank you, @carldaikeler ! . . . #thisislife #health #pushyourself #notgoingdownwithoutafight #thisis42 #liveahealthylife #chooseyourhard #rolemodel #independent #momlife #strong #strongnotskinny #itisyourchoice
Ice Pick made by @jbknife - You couldnโ€™t ask for a more beautiful or well thought-out clandestine defensive tool. Now I just need to order a @discreetcarryconcepts clip for it. #jbknife #shankcollective #brotherhoodoftheshiv #shank #clandestine #oss #stabby #stabbystabby #icepick #dagger #customblades #edc #ccw #staysafe #knivesofinstagram #gethomesafe #notgoingdownwithoutafight
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I just got real and raw in my IG stories. It wasnโ€™t easy sure, but things that are worth doing never really do come easy. I am sharing my battle with depression and crippling anxieties because I know it is helpful for other and it helps hold me accountable to taking positive steps each day. You may feel all alone. But you are lonely, never alone! . . #depressionwarrior #anxiety #lonely #alone #fightlikeagirl #momlife #veganmom #believeinyou #christianmom #christian #faith #crunchymama #momof3 #momwithtattoos #momwithmuscles #veganfit #notgoingdownwithoutafight
Shout out to Teami for getting me Beach Body Ready! I took Teami to the beach with me every day of my vacation. @teamiblends #homeschooljoy #teami #beach #funinthesun #teamicolon #workitout #vacation
Ok, things are getting serious.... I think Iโ€™ve just found a grey hair in my eyebrow. Time to up the ante with the anti ageing products ๐Ÿ˜ฉ. . . . . #notgoingdownwithoutafight #aging #serious #nothavingit #toocloseto40 #fightit #notready #creams #potions #dye #eyebrows #greyhair #bedroom #products #uptheante #nearly40 #kidsageyou #iblamethekids #antiaging #lights #bedroom #decor #interior
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