fitness

Loving My Body AND Myself

Loving My Body AND Myself

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.

Staying Fit with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

Staying Fit with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

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….