I am not only a certified Pilates instructor but I am an expert on poop! Not really, but it does fascinate me!I have never been someone that lies about how many stomach issues I have. And being an open book, I usually do announce things like when I have to poop, when someone shouldn’t go into the bathroom, if I’m gassy, etc. I just like to be polite and give people a heads up! I also studied Ayurvedic medicine for 3 years which is all about gut health. I have been horrible with my diet and drinking the last few months and my stomach is now beginning to really scream at me. Sometimes at other people as well. I’m also known to ask close family and friends what their poop looked like, if I know they pooped. Which? I know.
Ok. I know. I’m disgusting. I have known this for many years as I dig through the trash for things or lick the creamer dripping down the side of the container. Am I proud of how gross I am? I mean, sometimes. It takes a brave person to eat off my floors. But if I drop a French fry? I will beat my dogs to it. But poop is something that we actually had to study close in our nutritional courses. And it’s fascinating! Sure. It can smell super bad, but our poop tells a lot about our health. As a certified Nutritionist I just wanna make sure you’re ok!
If you’d like to learn more about what your poop consistency means? Let’s chat! But that’s not what I’m here to talk about…That’s a whole other essay!
I’m watching Sex and the City and Carey wakes up with Bigg and she lets a little squeaker out. The whole episode is about how mortified she is and how convinced she is he’s not going to see her as a sexual person anymore. I always cringe at this. Because us ladies? We are taught from a very young age that girls don’t fart or poop. News flash. We do. And I can clear a room some days. I have had moments where my gut feels like it’s going to explode holding in gas. I do my best not to fart in public places, but I do think Dutch ovens are hilarious if you’re with a partner! Flat out, we all fart and poop. And I was thinking the other day how awful it has to be on our intestines when we try to control the body completely. There are times my stomach feels like it’s being torn apart, but I’m determined to wait until in the comfort of my own home. That’s just not healthy!
I am getting better about not holding in my gas. We gotta take care of ourselves in all areas. Stop being nervous that someone might not like you anymore if you fart in front of them. It happens! We are human. The body is doing what it was made to do. And if you are nervous? Talk to them! It’s a great way to more intimate conversations! Any time I have a sleep over or a roommate situation, I tell them to get ready. It’s always a little uncomfortable, but, I’ll be more comfortable that’s for sure!
There are some ways to deal with IBS and other gut issues. First off, get rid of gluten. This one is really hard for me, but it’s very important. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been like “I can have just one piece of pizza” and within an hour I am so uncomfortable! You’d think I would learn, but it’s me. It takes me a couple mistakes before I learn. Get probiotics into your daily vitamin collection. Cut out dairy. I haven’t perfected any of this, but I do know if I did, first off, I’d lose a ton of weight! Yippie! And I would feel so much more comfortable. It’s nice to see more and more restaurants offering us intolerant people gluten free options!
But in the end. Let it go! And make no apologies! Especially for feeling better! I support you and your belly!!
Have a fabulous evening everyone. It’s time for this wild child to get some sleep!