sorry and welcome = )
it sounds like you are handling this really well, glad that you are feeling better!
for stress, I now try to acknowledge the bad outcomes I can forsee but focus on the good ones (I used to focus on the bad ones a lot and stress myself even more).
for working out, when not in a flare I was doing 1 hour classes for Cardio Step and Cardio Kick boxing 3 to 4 times a week, not a problem for my UC at all.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.