Here’s a quick video edit 5 months post surgery! Turning setbacks into comebacks after getting a section of my small intestine removed in October. If you look closely, the scar below my belly button constantly reminds me of the adversity I’ve faced and the struggles I’ve had to overcome. Always reminding me to never take… Read More Cinematic Edit – Turning setbacks into comebacks, 5 months post surgery
Let’s try this again for 2017. I will be competing in Men’s Physique at the 2017 Kelowna Classic in Kelowna, British Columbia, on May 6th! Unfortunately a late start to the posts leading up to the show but I have been quietly putting in work for the last 6 weeks. I wasn’t sure if I… Read More Road to Men’s Physique 2017 – 4 weeks out and coming in hot!
The fitness industry frequently goes through trends. It seems that one of the latest, most popular trends in the industry is fasting. Although it seems to have become popular fairly recently, fasting has been around for thousands, even millions of years, going all the back to the way the first humans ate. The first humans… Read More Fasting 101 – What you need to know
It’s been 10 weeks since I tore my ACL/MCL and meniscus and things are feeling decent since my last update. My knee is still sore and still keeps me from sleeping at night but I’ve started to introduce some light leg exercises to try and build back some strength. My legs have slowly started to… Read More Physique Update #5 – Feeling Lean and Mean
I’m hopping on the hipster bandwagon and talking about Kombucha today. This is my favourite beverage that is low in calories, great for the gut and an all-around awesome tasting drink. If you haven’t heard of it yet, Kombucha starts as a green or black tea which is fermented by adding a SCOBY (symbiotic culture… Read More The Microbiome and Kombucha
It’s been 4 weeks since my last update and 6 weeks after I injured my knee. I went to see a specialist and got it reassessed. I did tear my MCL like they initially thought but I also damaged the meniscus and tore my ACL. Tearing the ACL is bad news as it requires surgery… Read More Physique Update #4 – Bad News & Vancouver Island Trip
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
Low carb day today, so I increase my fat intake to make up for the lower carbs. I am currently carb cycling but calories and protein intake stay the same each day but carbs and fats vary. I love tuna sandwiches but cannot afford the unnecessary calories from the mayo when dieting. I used avocado… Read More Tuna Avocado Sandwich
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!