Since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009, my life has drastically changed. A sobering wake up call at 17 years old when I had to come to terms with a diagnosis of an incurable, chronic disease that I had never heard of before. I refused to admit I had a debilitating condition. I tried… Read More When it Sucks, Smile
For those of you who have been following along with my journey lately, here’s my latest health update! Back to business as usual! As I write this 5 months post-op, I am fully recovered and back to training at 100%! My life has picked up right where I left off before my health deteriorated. So… Read More Health Update March 2018 – My first steak in 6 years, the final verdict on surgery and my latest health blunders
After a few months of tirelessly waiting, I finally got a date for my second small bowel resection surgery. If you’ve been following along, I wrote about my previous health misfortunes this past summer in my last blog, HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017. I am officially booked for a small bowel resection on October 13, 2017.… Read More HEALTH UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 – En Route to my Second Surgery
Here’s my latest health update! A lot of you seem to be very interested in my latest misfortunes and I’m tired of explaining my situation, so here it is. Emergency Room Trip #1 In early June 2017, two few weeks after competing in Men’s Physique at the BC Provincial Championships, I headed to emergency after… Read More HEALTH UPDATE JULY 2017 – ER visits, $1200 on the floor of a Starbucks bathroom, Surgical options and “the most well-nourished Crohn’s patient”
Read my Final Impact feature on the last page of the March/April issue of IMPACT magazine! Click the picture or link below to download your digital copy for free from their website or pick up a print copy on newsstands! IMPACT – March/April 2017: The Running Issue IMPACT magazine is a popular Canadian health, fitness… Read More Check me out in the latest issue of IMPACT Magazine!
It’s been over 10 years that I have been heavily involved in health and fitness. I have always been into fitness coming from an athletic background but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease that I immersed myself further into health, nutrition and fitness. Having an incurable disease has created a new awareness… Read More Health Induced Bliss – My advice to those on their own health and fitness journey
Road to Men’s Physique Part II So 6 days ago (April 13/16) I ended up in emergency with what the doctors think is a torn MCL. There’s nothing they can do until the swelling goes down and I get an MRI done to assess if surgery is required. So for now I’m stuck on crutches… Read More Physique Update #2 – Can’t Seem to Catch a Break
I said big things were coming this year for FlaredupFitness! A big thanks to my good friend and broadcasting student, Olivia McDonald for making this short documentary explaining some of my story and taking a look into what I do on a daily basis! (Plus you get to see me eating pancakes and looking at… Read More Battling Crohn’s Documentary
One year ago I decided to start this thing called FlaredupFitness to share my story while promoting health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness. I wanted to show people with my disease what can be possible while pushing the limits of their body and mind even with a debilitating chronic disease. When I was first diagnosed over… Read More Celebrating One Year of FlaredupFitness!
Flashback to 2010 when I snapped my fibula playing hockey and had to get 8 screws and plate to hold everything together. I still have the plate in 5 years later with minimal issue. Part of dealing with Crohn’s is diseased sections of intestine do not fully absorb nutrients like a normal, healthy person. I… Read More Crohn’s and Calcium Deficiencies