Crohn’s Fitness Food – Podcast

I had the pleasure of joining Stephanie on her Crohn’s Fitness Food Podcast for the first time. We talk about my experience with IBD, elimination diets, fasting, fitness and the Oshi Health app. … More Crohn’s Fitness Food – Podcast

When it Sucks, Smile

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 … More When it Sucks, Smile

6 weight gaining tips and intentionally gaining body fat?

Heading for my second resection surgery in 3 weeks and my goal is to purposely gain body fat. Studies suggest higher levels of body fat can reduce the effect of muscle catabolism (Ocobock, 2017). In theory, muscle tissue is very difficult to obtain and the body wants to retain it at all cost. Fat is … More 6 weight gaining tips and intentionally gaining body fat?

Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – The Finale at the 2017 BC Cup!

On Saturday May 20th, 2017, I competed at the 2017 BC Cup held at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, British Columbia for the Provincial championships. If you have been following my previous posts, I competed two weeks prior to Provincials at the 2017 Kelowna Classic where I placed 4th in my class of 24 … More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – The Finale at the 2017 BC Cup!

Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – Kelowna Classic Update: Advancing to Provincials!

On Saturday May 6th, 2017, I competed in my second Men’s Physique competition! The day could not have gone any better. I met so many amazing competitors and heard some awesome stories along the way, which is my favourite part about competing. I was thrilled to accomplish my goal of making the Top 5, finishing … More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – Kelowna Classic Update: Advancing to Provincials!

INTERVIEW: Fellow Crohn’s Warrior Jenna Pettit

Jenna is a university student, fitness instructor, handstand guru and Crohn’s advocate. She is leading the way by promoting the importance of living a healthy lifestyle with IBD. She motivates and inspires daily and I am proud to call Jenna a friend. Big things coming in the future from this fellow Crohn’s warrior. I am … More INTERVIEW: Fellow Crohn’s Warrior Jenna Pettit