Whenever I tell someone that I have Celiac Disease the typical response is something along the lines of, “That sucks. It must be miserable.” It is miserable, but it isn’t at the same time. Being diagnosed with Celiac Disease was a blessing. It answered so many questions I spent the vast majority of my 20s trying to answer. Why was it that one week I could be completely energized and happy, and the next week I could be anxious and depressed? Why did I have weeks where I was consumed by brain fog, and other weeks where I was completely clear headed? Why did I require a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon at the age of 25? Why was I so moody? Why would I randomly blow up and look 6 months pregnant? 🤷♀️ Why? Why? Why? These are just a few of the questions that I asked myself on a daily basis. What is wrong with me? After awhile you start to question your own mental sanity. I did, for sure. A lot. About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. If you look up the definition of Celiac Disease on any health website there should be a picture of me. I’m practically the poster child 🙋♀️ After I completely cut out gluten from my diet I began to heal emotionally and physically. In order to avoid cross contamination and potentially getting “gluten bombed,” I taught myself to cook 👩🍳 (and I’m quite the little chef now 😬) Something that has helped me tremendously over the past 10 years of my life is Pilates. It lessened the brain fog. It gave me endorphins to fight the depression. It taught me to breathe again, and helped me live with severe anxiety. It made me feel strong. On some days... it even got me out of bed. Pilates has played a HUGE role in my life, and not just in relation to Celiac Disease. Pilates has always been there for me, and @remedypb has always been a safe place for me to land. So why am I telling you this? 1. My sister and fellow Celiac inspired me 2. Now you know where my genuine passion for Pilates comes from 3. I am proof that Pilates and movement can heal the mind and the body 4. If I can help just one person feel better physically, emotionally, and spiritually than I am
fulfilling my life’s purpose - to help others feel their best.