I’m back BABY!

After a bloody shitty (literally), overwhelmingly busy start to the year I can finally say I feel on top of everything!!!

UC:
My UC up until 3 weeks ago was the same – keeping me up ALL night, zero energy, I felt sad, depressed and so unlike me. It was really weighing me down. It’s crazy what the brain and body are capable of – I don’t actually know how I was functioning.

So what has changed since my last check in with UC?

NATUROPATH:
I saw Nat (naturopath) and she switched around my supps – and also recommended I go off the pill.

Going off the pill is scary as fuck but I think what was scarier was realising I had been on it for 12 years – non-stop. Like many girls my age we don’t really think we just pop the little pill every morning and be done with it… FOR 12 BLOODY YEARS!!! Without know anything in-depth about the pill and how it works when you stop to think for a second you know it couldn’t be good for you long term.

The way Nat explained it was that long term it can take a toll on your liver, when this happens your bodies immune system works harder in the liver to protect it and keep it functioning properly and then this leaves other areas of your body exposed and unprotected from other nasties e.g my inflamed and ulcerated intestine…. This made complete sense and although I DO NOT WANT TO GET PREGNANT at all I’m willing to try anything and you only ovulate for a small time frame an app is helping me monitor this… fingers crossed it reliable lol. #nottryingtogetpregnant #dontgetexcitedmum

LASER ACUPUNCTURIST:
I also saw a laser Acupuncturist Dr. Relph. I explained to him my situation and he was awesome – in the sense the he agreed with my theory or trying natural option before taking medications. He wants to treat me 5 or so times and see how it goes – like with everything I’m trying it is not guaranteed but he has helped people in the past and it surely won’t hurt.

The way laser acupuncture works relates back to Chinese medicine from what I’ve read – your body has energy flows that circulate around – things like UC block these flows and create dampness in the body, the laser acupuncture accesses different points around the body to encourage energy flow and help any inflammation (dampness) e.g again my inflamed and ulcerated intestine.

READ:
I’ve read multiple books now relating back to the body, gut and brain and how they co-exist and relate back to each other. The more you read the more information you can take out and try – they all had one common thing relating back to gut health – food. Not any sort of food but fermented food and the positive effects it has on the gut. So I added in fermented foods such as apple cider vinegar every morning before breaky and I’ll try and have some sauerkraut or kim chi through out the day at some point. I’m still not eating read meat, dairy, seeds/nuts BUT have been adding in x1 black coffee in the morning (not everyday but most) and a little bit of choccy. – try opening a business without caffeine and chocolate – not possible lol and I now know my limits so no more blocks of chocolate usually a freddo will be okay though.

INFRARED SAUNAS:
3 times a week I have been using Royale Wellness Studio’s infrared saunas for 45 minutes at about 60 degrees and I sweat my balls off. I leave glowing and energised yet has me sleeping like a goddamn baby (it feels so amazing to sleep I could almost cry!). You need to remember your skin is your biggest organ – so if I’m looking after my biggest organ by detoxing it, it allows my body to focus more on what’s happening inside.

Fast-forward 3 weeks of following the above and I FEEL AMAZING!!!!!

Okay so amazing for me means only sitting on the toilet as soon as I wake up for like 10 minutes and maybe 1-2 during the day but no blood and still being slightly nervous to leave the house on long trips and I’m very cautious about what is in foods and my energy is yo-yo-ing but mostly up, when its down I crash pretty hard. So overall I’m feeling about 80% and 90% on a good day.

I’m in no means ‘cured’ UC has no cure – you just have ‘flares’ and go into a bit of a remission AND I THINK I’M IN THAT REMISSION!

I feel like me again…… (most days)

SO MIDDLE FINGER UP TO THE MOTHER FUCKING DOCTOR WHO SAID I COULDN’T BEAT IT NATURALLY AND WITH DIET, you can shove those steroids and lifetime medications up your ass.

I did it.

Not only did I do it but I researched everything solo, I also managed to paint the equivalent of a whole house and open Royale Wellness Studio (with the help of the most supportive husband in the world) whilst working full time at RF and maintaining a house PLUS studying and passing a Pilates Course with the reformer course to follow this weekend.

BOOM.

*Mic drops*

Busy is never an excuse.

Life likes to throw shit at us, not to make us sad or to beat us down but to challenge us – to see our reaction and how we deal with it, my reaction was not to throw in the towel. My reaction was to research every aspect about what I have and beat it. It isn’t about failing it is about f*cking trying. Never give up on yourself.

I’m back baby.

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X

Royale Wellness Studio

So as you may or may not know I’ve been a busy little bee planning my baby Royale Wellness Studio.

You can blame that for the lack of blogging lately (SORRY – DW I’ll be back to weekly blogs in a couple of weeks if I’m not in a corner rocking and pulling my own hair out.)

RWS has been a challenging and rewarding adventure that I’m so pumped about introducing to the community.

BUT WHAT IS IT?!?!

Well how the whole thing came along Matt and I had been chatting for agesssss about what the hell we can put into the front of the building (Royale Fitness is actually two buildings separated by a big cement wall) self gym was item number one – that got crossed off as there is easy $5 casual accessible gym around it would be pointless. Perhaps yoga – heated yoga – this plan fell through also – just didn’t make sense and seemed so limited.

We were brainstorming for months before we realised what we loved and what we had been travelling to do and what the town lacks.

Wellness.

The town has plenty of Fitness which is awesome but fitness is just one aspect what about wellness? To in tune the mind, invigorate the body and leave you feeling so focused and refresh its ridic. A one-stop place for all your wellness needs.

YES.

During this time Matt had been traveling over an hour to a flotation therapy tank, he has been doing this for over a year now. There is no reason why we cant bring this locally so now everyone can feel the benefits of floating. The calmness of the mind, feel the blood run through your veins, recharge, relieve pain, become focused.

YES.

I LOVE infrared saunas, I used them comp prep and also time to time here and there again I just hate travelling but afterwards I’d just feel so good I would just glow. There is NO reason why we cant create tranquil themed infrared sauna rooms to help people sweat out toxins, help fight aging and muscle soreness, there is no reason why we can have everyone glowing!

YES.

Reformer Pilates was my next big thing. Sure there is clinical for rehab purposes which is great and I love the concept but what about fitness based sessions? Perfect for people who need a low impact for of exercise to help develop long lean muscles. I’ve found it so beneficial since being diagnosed with UC its low impact and so bloody challenging and rewarding. The combination of flexibility, endurance and strength is just da bomb!

YES.

Now what about consulting rooms? We need professionals we trust and rely on to help treat our clients at RF and even those non members – a place to go when you don’t know where to go and we all know most doctors are bloody usless – pop a couple nurofen and you’ll fine they say. No we want someone who is truly interested an invested in helping YOU.

YES.

Now do you understand where Royale Wellness Studio is heading? It’s a big road a head but I just can’t wait to open those doors to the public.

When we open – it’ll be in sections – firstly we’ll introduce the sauna rooms and float rooms once these are functioning seamlessly we’ll add in more of the goodies mentioned above with the hopes by the end of the year have a full functioning wellness studio – the only place you’ll ever have to go to get your daily does of positives vibes.

Stay tuned, it’s coming and it’s going to be a GAME CHANGER.

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel