I’m under the belief that we all need breaks. But sometimes, depending on who we are, taking a break can lead us down a rabbit hole. It happens to us all. That’s why I wanted to share some tips with you that helped me on my most recent vacation to stay balanced while fully enjoying every moment!
I tell you all these things because some think that as a fitness instructor and nutrition coach I’ve probably never experienced struggle with body positivity. That’s just not the case. In fact, I think my struggle is what makes me a good coach. I’ve been there. I understand. So, for what’s it worth, here’s my two cents on body positivity, where I’ve struggled at times, AND what I’ve learned over the years to bring me where I am today.
If you know me, you know I have something called polycystic kidney disease (PKD). I was lucky enough to find out on my 20th birthday. Yes, I said lucky. Sure, no one wants to hear they have a disease where cysts grow on their kidneys (sometimes other organs), you have a susceptibility to kidney stones, you will get high blood pressure, eventually the PKD will lead to kidney failure and dialysis, and with a little prayer and luck, a kidney transplant, at which point you will be on a plethora of less than desirable medications that while have many side effects will keep you alive. Nope, no one wants to hear that….