March is Blood Clot Awareness Month ❤️ 2 months shy of a year ago I was diagnosed with multiple Pulmonary Embolisms; a blood clot that travels and gets lodged in your lungs. It can damage the lungs and other organs. PE is deadly. The ER doctor said I was lucky that I came in as early as I did. No doubt I wouldn’t be here if i “waited” out my symptoms like I usually do. As my anniversary approaches I am still feeling like...well... complete shit to be honest. I can’t run around the playground with my kids. I could barely carry them to their beds without feeling like I’m going to pass out. As I write this I feel as if someone is sitting on my chest. It’s a struggle to breathe. I just want to breathe.
This condition has changed me. It made me look at life in a different perspective. Don’t sweat the small stuff, do whatever makes YOU happy. Life is too short to stay miserable. As I turn to a new chapter in life, I will push myself and give myself the life I deserve, the life my kids deserve. I survived this for a reason. It didn’t take me, it may have taken pieces of me, but I will overcome and rejuvenate myself. 💖🖕🏼Eff you blood clots
#pulmonaryembolismsurvivor #pulmonaryembolism #justbreathe #survivor #bloodclotawareness #stoptheclot #fuckbloodclots #fuckbirthcontrol #nuvaring

Fuck you mean @blondiee_caittt in the house where she at who knows
#fuckbirthcontrol #alltrucksmatter

A lot of assumptions but no one but us knows the story.....🤷🏾‍♂️ Shout out to this beautiful & intelligent woman who makes me feel like a King everyday❤️ #issawife #IWasInHerDmsForYearsCuh #persistenceiskey #thirstyaf #lowkeystalkerstatus #IkeptGettingCurved #Butididntgiveup #AnyMadHoesGettingBlocked #ImTryingToFuckThatIudLoose #Trapking #fuckbirthcontrol #ImNotBuyingA50000Ring

To say I have fun with my kid is an understatement. He's usually always down to be involved with my weird shenanigans/ideas, like when I wanted to do a post apocalyptic shoot in Vasquez Canyon.
I see so much of myself in him but also recognize the individual who loves, creates and gets lost in independent thought. I love the beautiful human he's becoming.
#fuckbirthcontrol#justkidding#seriously#jk #WeAreOverpopulatingThePlanet#butalso#awesome#landscape

2015 ➡️ 2017. Missing my long hair, and missing my curls.
#naturalhair #fuckbirthcontrol #lostmycurl

Literally 10 days after my kid! What the hell happened to me! #blewup #wasskinny #fuckbirthcontrol

I just want to give a shout out to my moon cycle! 🌓 I know, it might be strange to you, and many women dread this time of the month...but I have put my body through hell and back, and I am soooo grateful to be a woman & to menstruate. 🔴 Before I left to Spain, I thought it would be good to put an IUD in so I wouldn't have to remember to take a pill every day. Bad idea, I was in so much pain for two months. After that, I continued to have the worst cramps of my life every period. I think the IUD tore apart some of my uterus. Then, when I got back to the states, doctors recommended I try the depo shot. WORST IDEA EVER. I was so emotional to the point of depression for the first month, and my period JUST became normal this past cycle. This last month I've also been watching what I eat - I cut out dairy and refined sugars (and I've been gluten free for idk how long). I have to say, this has been the most pleasant period of my life...I have had little to no cramps, and I'm almost on my third day! Women are amazing beings, we create LIFE inside of us. Our bodies are intimately connected with the Universe🌌, hence "moon" cycle. I love my cycle so much. I'm going to be so sad when I start menopause...I'll probably go crazy. 🙃 HA! #mooncycle #womanhood #loveyourbody #selfhealing #fuckdoctors #fuckbirthcontrol #selflove #menstruation #menstrualcupsaretheshit #gogetamenstrualcup #stopputtingbleachedtamponsupurvag #yoni #treatitlikeitsdivine #becauseitis #divine 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴

One of the hardest aspects of this fitness journey for me so far is my expectations and the sense of urgency. I've basically had abs since I was 6 years old because of soccer, lacrosse, fencing, basketball, Pilates, and excessive tree climbing. .
If I got lazy and stopped working out for a few months, I saw virtually no change in my body. It was awesome. I went on a health kick two years ago and was in the best shape of my life training for my first 5k (I abhor running, it was a black light 5k in brooklyn with a free concert so that was my motivator🏃🏻‍♀️). It took a lot of discipline, but I began seeing a change in my body within a week to two weeks, and I was beyond delighted by three months.
When I tried out a new birth control after the 5k, I gained 20 pounds even though I was still working out and eating the same foods. Went off the BC and immediately dropped 10lbs, and another 8 from working out.
This time around, I can't blame a medication, and I'm not going to get magical results in 7 days. This 21 day fix program has started working in ways that aren't necessarily visible. I'm happier and more excited each day. I'm supported by my tribe of women who are going through the program with me. I'm being held responsible, and given structure I always crave. I'm gaining peace of mind. And that jiggly chub under my belly button is finally calming the fuck down on car rides and staying still instead of channeling every vibration. 🙏🏻 Most irritating feeling for someone used to abs. .
I'm trying to remind myself this will take time, and that's okay, because time is one thing I always have to carve out for myself. ❤️

#notketorelated 🚨 On this wellness journey I have discovered some ways to relax and promote healing for my #pcos
1️⃣ SALT LAMP- the negative salt ions released by heating can boost blood flow, improve sleep, and increase levels of serotonin.
2️⃣ ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER- what’s great about the diffuser is you can add any oil that is related to what you need to heal from. [FOR ME] { PCOS AND STRESS } ➡️ { CLARY SAGE & LAVENDER } •

#relaxationmode findtimetorelax #saltlamp #saltrock #essentialoils #essentialoildiffuser #clarysage #lavender #apothecary #natural #naturalhealing #fuckbirthcontrol #ketohealing #pcos #pcoshealing #pcosandessentialoils #pcoslife #pcosweightloss #wellness #christinasjourneytowellness

I've been making more choices with my body as a whole in mind. It's motivating listening to what it needs and doing what I can to make sure I spend my days strong and capable. I made a couple big decisions with my body at the beginning of September, one has been going great, the other has made me physically ill and emotionally drained. Pay attention to the signs. Don't do something to your body for someone else, do it for yourself #fitforyouchallenge #selflove #fuckbirthcontrol

*Swipe* Today I celebrate 2 years from surviving a near death experience from Blood clots DVT and Pulmonary Embolism from taking the pill. I am grateful for everyday I have on this earth and all of my wonderful friends and family who have supported me through it all. I’ve come a long way, and only getting better and stronger psychically and mentally. #DVT #pulmonaryembolism #Survivor #whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger #imasurvivor #fuckbirthcontrol

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