• Journal,  Womanhood

    6 months PP Update

      Oh, here I am again giving you another update on my health. I feel so silly typing these posts out thinking 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴? But surprisingly I hear often from friends, family and online friends I’ve never met before how much they appreciate that I have been sharing my journey. ⁣ ⁣ THANK YOU! Its so awesome to know that so many people in my life care for me that way. It’s truly remarkable!⁣ ⁣ Anywho, so as many of you know I hit 6 months postpartum — Huntly & I just got back from the doctors for his 6 months check-up. I’m sneaky…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Sections – What to expect, advice & tips (PT 2/3)

    The blog post every pregnant woman needs to read (PT 2) – Short-term Recovery  Welcome to part 2 of my 3 part series. After undergoing an emergency c-section I realized that there’s a lack of information given beforehand to women regarding the surgery. After all, it is an emergency — so in the moment its hard to think up any questions & hard for the medical staff to give you all the information you need. I’m hoping that through this series I’ll be able to help women feel more comfortable about the procedure and recovery. In part one (you can read it here) I discussed what surgery looks like before…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Section – What to expect, advice & tips (Pt 1/3)

    The blog post every pregnant women needs to read (PT 1)  When I first discovered I was pregnant, I remember thinking what? now?!  I was so lost on what the next steps were. I heavily relied on the doctors I was visiting. Everything from the information I would need to know to have a healthy pregnancy to my education source on the labouring experience (or at least guide me to the classes). Now that I’m out of that phase, I have clarity. I see the holes in the system. The societal flaws and educational mishaps and I can’t just sit here silently. Personally, I feel like I missed out on lots…

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    This is what makes me, me -not you or them

      I am honestly getting so tired of the general population and everything that entails (business, governments, communities etc) telling everyone that if they do what works for them it will surely guarantee the same results for others. ⁣ ⁣ It’s a guarantee that know one can ever make so why do we all always fall for it? ⁣ ⁣And we all do fall for it, one way or another. ⁣ ⁣ Can you tell I’m a tad triggered?? ⁣ ⁣ I don’t know why I keep falling upon these fitness influencers who are pregnant who are promising that anyone can look like them if they put in the work.…

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    A shameful pregnancy

    When I look back to my pregnancy journey I’m disappointed. ⁣ ⁣ I’m disappointed in myself that I didn’t embrace the changes my body went through. ⁣ ⁣I’m disappointed I didn’t document my progress. ⁣ ⁣I’m disappointed I literally didn’t take any photos – it’s like an entire year doesn’t exist when you look at my photo album. ⁣ ⁣But most of all I’m disappointed with how medical professionals talk to women. ⁣ ⁣ This was 100% a major contributing factor to my diminishing confidence. ⁣ ⁣This was 100% a factor to me refusing to look at myself naked. ⁣ ⁣ Before I was pregnant I would make comments about…

  • Journal

    Cholesterol

      There’s been a lot of buzz around this. If I’m speaking honestly, I kind of expected it; who doesn’t like pasta?! ⁣ ⁣If this were even 6 months ago you wouldn’t see me eating pasta on a weekday. I deemed it as a “cheat meal.” ⁣ ⁣ High in carbohydrates. ⁣ ⁣ High in calories. ⁣ ⁣ Two things I would avoid Monday-Friday. ⁣ ⁣ This may come as a big surprise to some, but my relationship with food and nutrition has become so much healthier over the past couple months we’ve been vegan. ⁣ ⁣ I was stuck in the diet circle constantly cutting carbs. Good & bad.…

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    Emergency C-Section

      One thing that’s bothered me most about my postpartum story is the lack of education I received. Regarding both planned and unplanned c- sections. With a planned c-section you’re at least given time to think up questions, come up with concerns and do some of your own research. But an emergency c-section is called an emergency for a reason. There is no time to educate the new parents on this sudden and very major change to the birth they were picturing just moments ago. ⁣ ⁣ Being 6 months postpartum now I’m really starting to get pissed off (for lack of a better word). Every birth class, breastfeeding class,…

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    Self-Care

      On Saturday night we went to our friends place for a party. I was so overtired & stressed that I literally napped with Huntly in our friends bedroom. ⁣ ⁣ My face had felt hot and itchy; when I got home and looked in the mirror I noticed my face broke out into a rash! ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been carry the weight of others and worrying about their happiness above my own. Along with an extreme lack of sleep, overwhelmingly emotional week & being physically exhausted my body was finally shutting down. ⁣ ⁣ That was the straw that broke the camels back. I decided to take this week…

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    Stereotypical Vegan

      Who said eating vegan was boring? ⁣ ⁣ Or how about, just not filling enough? ⁣ ⁣ I used to think this. Along with a lot of other classic stereotypical thoughts. ⁣ ⁣ Yes, vegetables aren’t as filling as eating a chicken breast or 6oz sirloin. But you can eat a lot more! And not feel weighed down, tired and groggy. ⁣ ⁣ This meal was made from leftovers. It was easy and fast to put together. ⁣ ⁣ This meal was filling but just in case this doesn’t keep you full until dinner…this meal was only 377 calories which equates to around 19% of my daily caloric intake.…

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    We are guided by our hardships

      A few days ago I had the realization the importance of the journey I am on. ⁣ ⁣ I realized that everything that has happened in the past 15 months has led me to making a change to my health in the best way possible. ⁣ ⁣ It’s something that not only benefits my health, but also my sons health, my husbands health, the health of the planet & I’m helping save millions of animals a year. ⁣ ⁣ I pride myself on being 100% honest to myself and others about my journey. That’s why I can admit that my intentions when I started this journey to a plant…