CAN I LIFT weights with a sore stomach? 🤔
CAN I EXERCISE with GI issues? 😳
CAN I STRENGTH TRAIN with an Ostomy? 🙋🏽♀️
YES YES YES!
December 7th this year will mark 5 years of living with an Ostomy and ZERO ❌ Ulcerative Colitis issues.
I spent most of my adult life struggling with GI dysfunction. Despite that, exercise was my saving grace; a little piece of control I did have when my body failed me daily.
Despite that, I’ve never had any exercise related injuries due to my GI issues and I’ve never had a hernia from all the heavy lifting that I do do. And I’ve done a lot…
I’ve done CrossFit…
I’ve raced half Ironman’s…
I’ve run ultramarathon trail distances…
I’ve been sick and not sick, but one thing held firm – my commitment to fitness to keep my body as strong as I could so that I could withstand all the havoc my colon and my immune system was causing.
Don’t give up. If you are struggling to find some normalcy dealing with GI dysfunction, I can help you.
If you are anxious and fearful and need someone to vent to about all of the crap that comes with GI stuff, I’m here for you.
If you need someone on your team, I’m right there.
I’m THE go-to @guts.gal for fitness and wellness programming for those suffering from, existing with, barely holding on to, their life with GI issues, disorders and dysfunction.
Sharp and constant stomach cramping. Bloating. Urgent bathroom trips. Accidents too many to count. Blood in your stool. Fatigue. Joint pain. Muscle pain. Stress. Fear. Loneliness.
Been there. Dealt with that. Now my mission is clear – to be an advocate for us and to show you that no matter what comes your way, you’ll make it out the other side. ❤️