It’s easier to prevent illness than to manage or reverse illness. Don’t take your body for granted and continually work towards optimal health, whatever that means for you. You’ll never regret feeling good. 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Quote: @andreahardyrd ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #health #healthychoices #healthclinic #communityhealth #healtheducation #medicine #diseaseprevention #healthtip #nutrition #motivation #cleaneats #wholefood #realfood #healthplan #foodismedicine #foodasmedicine #eatgoodfeelgood #healthylifestyle #quote #mantra #wellness #illness #feelgood #quoteoftheday #optimalhealth #noregrets

Today is a strange day for me, it's full of mixed emotions. Today marks 1 year since I underwent surgery to remove as much as they could of my #pituitarytumor. Funnily enough even though I have been anticipating this for a while now, I was so preoccupied with the referendum I completely forgot. I am both extremely thankful and relieved to have my surgery over and done with, but also I am feeling apprehensive as this is far from the end of the road. I may have to undergo radiation and will be monitored for many years of my life. As every #acromegaly patient knows, it's a tricky disease! The year since my surgery has been the most mentally draining, which surprised me as I was expecting post surgery to be the easiest. I am however very lucky that my #diabetes has significantly improved! Now I am in the midst of post-op treatment, and I'm not quite sure where it'll go, but I am eager to find out. #chronicillness fighters and their families are resilient and hopeful people, I just have to remind myself to feel strong. #illness #medicine #endocrine #somavert #pituitarytumor #strong #family

My why ❤️ 6 years ago our life changed. Both my daughters were diagnosed with epilepsy. This brought many doctor appointments and a HUGE learning curve. It changed our life in many ways. Each week month and year brought different challenges. If it wasn’t one kid it was the other. If it wasn’t sickness it was med issues. If it wasn’t one missing school it was the other. On the bad days one of us had to miss work which brought financial struggle. Trips to Vancouver. Just daily things. With worrying brought lack of sleep and stress. It brought a feeling of not being able to be the mom I wanted to be. It brought emotions I didn’t realize were possible. It brought weight gain and lack of motivation to take care of myself. I became quite low over time. It brought me losing the feeling of losing my group of friends because I hid inside my little world. I was down and out and nobody could truly understand. I had such a vision for my life and it wasn’t what was happening. I became so low that I was searching for something more. Something that would help me find myself again. The women I once was. I watched other Beachbody coaches and envisioned that being me yet I knew I wasn’t there yet. I couldn’t help others when I needed so much help myself. I sat back and did the work. I worked out and took care of myself. I started reading personal development and working on that inner girl that needed to find strength. I focused on treating my body better. I focused on learning to love myself at every stage. I focused on helping myself so I could help my girls better. I knew I needed to dedicate my life to helping them but each year that went on and I had gotten more burnt out and low was not helping anyone. I needed to become strong again. About 10 months ago I took a leap and started coaching. Not only has it kept me accountable it has taught me so much. I have found a passion and I have found something that has made me look at each obstacle as a lesson. Also a blessing. Life can get real hard but it also shapes you. Without weakness we wouldn’t find strength💕 #findyourwhy #mywhy #mylife #girlmom #mamaoftwo #epilepsy #illness #strength #accountabilitycoach #beachbody #loveyour

A girl told us the other day that she went to counselling and the counsellor said: "why aren't you eating? You're not fat so why aren't you eating?" 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️ . Firstly, it can take a while to find a mental health professional you like and can work with. Secondly make sure your mental health professional is qualified and is accredited by the necessary bodies. . Thirdly, this quote from the 'counsellor' is an all to common reaction to eating disorders along with the opposite "if you want to lose weight just don't eat as much!" . Eating disorders stem from something whether it be a need for control, low self-esteem or addiction. Don't judge and don't be dismissive. You have the means to educate yourself if you don't understand or need to know more. . #speak #mentalhealth #mentalillness #eat #food #fat #thin #society #media #brain #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #addiction #learn #educate #education #illness #control #selfesteem #dontjudge #counsellor #psychologist #psychiatrist #psychotherapist