My year of failure. 2018 could be labeled my year of failure. I set a big goal and did not meet it. I set a word of the year and barely kept at it. But you know what? I learned a lot. I did some fun things and some not so fun things. Fail. What […]
Living gluten free in a glutened filled world can be hard.
I want to be a voice for those of us with celiac disease.
I know, I have been gluten free since 2015 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I know that doesn’t seem like a long time considering others have had a diagnosis for much longer but I have learned a lot in those last two years and want to share that knowledge with the world. I need people to realize this is not a choice. I don’t want to be gluten free, I have to be. I want to be able to go out to eat and get an actual menu. I want restaurants to have dedicated fryers so I can have natural gluten free foods like french fries. I am not vegetarian or vegan. I want to stop being lumped into those categories.
We have moved forward a lot over the last few years but there is still a long way to go. It is still very much under construction but I hope to have the Runs on (not) Gluten section of my website to be a resource for those of us with celiac disease. Or others who have to eat gluten free for whatever reason. I want to show you are not alone and there are options available.
I also want to be a voice for healthy eating, working out and the everyday struggle we go through to fit everything in.
I love working out but I struggle to fit workouts in. I work a full-time job and am trying to get a photography business off the ground. I have anxiety and insomnia. My energy level just isn’t always there. I have tried working out before work but 4 am (or earlier) wake ups just don’t work for me. I have to force myself to workout after work and it tends to fall through the cracks.
I struggle with stress eating. When I get stressed, I eat. And it’s not always bad food. I will binge on fruit. Or sweets. Or salty. It really just depends on what I want at the time. I know this is my issue and I am working on it. I am trying to surround myself with healthy choices and really ask myself, am I hungry?
I want to help others be and eat healthier.
I’m keeping it simple at the end of the year. You’re busy. I’m busy. So instead of a full-on post, I went through and found my most popular blog post. I’m sharing them again in case you missed them (or are bored and want to re-read them). 2018 Goals Coyotes 5K Wrap-up WTF Trail Race […]
Trail running became my new challenge this year. I have always loved running and hiking but never really did trail running. I decided 2018 was the year I would finally start trail running. I signed up for the WTF quarter marathon, Hot as Hell quarter marathon, and the Cactus Flower Run Series. The WTF quarter […]
Gluten-free Vegas is a celiac’s mecca. For various reasons, I’ve been to Vegas several times since I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Not surprisingly, Vegas has a lot to offer in the gluten-free world. There’s something for everyone. I always feel heard and taken care of when ordering gluten-free. I’ve never felt my needs were […]