There is sunshine in my soul☀️💕 To some, this may be just another "girl on a beach in a bikini" post BUT if you take the time to read, you'll realize it's SO much more.
It's self-love and stepping out of my comfort zone, it's letting go and relaxing and TRULY being stress free. It's EVERYTHING I want to continue to embody moving forward in this new chapter of my life with my husband by my side.
For so long, I was SO focused on food and fitness, it was WHO I was but as the years have passed by, my focus has shifted, food and fitness are still important to me BUT they are not ALL of me.
I am SO MUCH MORE than a girl who goes to the gym and eats healthy.
I am a wife. A teacher. A daughter. A best friend. A role model.
I've wrestled with what exactly to do with my website and this account as the years have gone on but my desire to inspire, reach out, and show others the empowerment of positivity and self love while advocating for #IBS keeps this account active hence the reason for this post TO SHOW OTHERS WITH IBS or DIGESTIVE DISORDERS THAT FOOD RULES AND RESTRICTIONS ARE SOMETIMES MEANT TO BE TESTED AND BROKEN.
THIS HONEYMOON VACATION I FELT SO FREE. I was not uptight or worried. I didn't play the "what if" game about how my IBS would react to all new foods, being outside of my own "safe foods" and the possibility of cross contamination of gluten. I TRUSTED the kitchen when they said my meal was gluten free and I ate with out care or worry AND WAS PERFECTLY FINE. And THIS is the most glorious thing of all. Being flare up free ALL trip was INCREDIBLE but also gives me hope that I can be more flexible with my diet and maybe not have to be so restrictive with FODMAPS or be so fearful when dining out.
Having chronic conditions can be VERY difficult and in the past I've managed them by being pretty strict with my diet BUT this trip shows that a bit more wiggle room may be available for Eats and Exercise By Amber which leads me to think I'll be sticking around with this account, even if it's sporadic for a bit longer.
Stay Happy & Healthy 😘💕
PS. IF YOU READ THAT ALL - I LOVE YOU AND APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AS ALWAYS