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September 7, 2017

Let’s talk Omegas! As we all know, whether we want to admit it or not, our diets play a very large role in how our bodies are able to fight our autoimmune and chronic illnesses. You will never hear me talk about “good” food or “bad” food, because I do not believe in as...

August 9, 2017

What is the point?

What is the point of using up so many spoons on “good” days when the bad days are so bad that they put you back at the starting line?  What is the point of waking up at the crack of dawn to push yourself through something when your painsomnia kept you...

August 3, 2017

Short on time? Don’t think you can fit in a lifting session in 30 minutes or less?  Although you may not be able to get as many lifts in or as heavy lifts in, I still think that, for me anyway, some lifting is better than none at all.

There are many weeks where my morni...

July 18, 2017

Let’s talk Self-Care!  When you have a chronic condition, sometimes it’s hard to really live beyond survival mode.  Anything that might take an extra spoon or two when you are rationing them just to survive can sometimes seem not worth it.  I lived this way for a long...

July 10, 2017

We all know that a “healthy” diet is your golden ticket to a healthy life and yada yada yada.  Every couple of months there’s new buzzwords surrounding health and wellness and fitness that sometimes you just have to sit back and roll your eyes at how much health has ju...

June 30, 2017

I was fortunate enough to be asked to share my story of how fitness has effected my life for Strong in Body, Strong in Mind for a story series they are doing.  I would love if you all took a minute to check it out over there. I've never really shared as in-depth a...

June 21, 2017

I have been sick for so long now, that I have gotten used to it – the doctors appointments, the blood draws.  My aim when it comes to peeing in a cup for labs is pretty impressive.  I can swallow 15 pills in one gulp.  I can spot a “good” pillow from across the store....

June 2, 2017

One of my biggest reasons for trying to get my body to a fitter and healthier place was my child.  My body had gone from a size 2 dancer to a size 14 prednisone patient and I had pretty much accepted that.  But after my child was in the picture, I was terrified of not...

May 26, 2017

Ever have a day packed with deadlines at work, errands that you’ve put off to the point that you no longer can, meals that need to be made and laundry that has to be done, and you were out of spoons before you even got dressed?  Yeah, it’s one of those days.

Parenting i...

May 23, 2017

I am so excited to be here with you - Welcome!  My name is Danielle, and I have been living with Chronic Illnesses for a little over a decade at this point.  I am a mother to a rambunctious toddler, a full-time worker in HealthCare IT, and a Powerlifting Enthusiast!  I...

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