I am reborn. On December 7, 2015 I underwent surgery to remove my large intestine and rectum after suffering with severe, refractory Ulcerative Colitis for 10+ years (read about it here).
I lived on a hamster wheel; an evil rollercoaster that drained me of life and hope with every spin. This insanity invoking and sinister torture chamber was my new normal. My whole being revolved around a fucking disease!
Then one day in early December 2015, my seat belt was unlocked and my second chance at LIVING was granted.
Now, I can’t believe how much time I have to do amazing things like drink coffee at Starbucks. To get through a workout without intense pain and issues. Meeting up with friends over dinner and drinks. To train my faithful clients, to take on new clients, write programs, and this – the rebirth of my website!
I hope 2017 finds you in great spirits and great health. Although I treated my body with the utmost respect, it still turned on me. And yes, I was pissed. But, we all suffer in one way or another. And most of us get on. I hope that if anything else from your time here or with me, that you always remember this: always see the positive and never lose hope!
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou