The most accurate description of my life ✨ ⏺ My PCOS diagnosis led to me finding my passion for holistic healing. ⏺ My miscarriage led to me going off medication and healing my body so I could get pregnant with my gorgeous baby girl
⏺ My journey of struggles has led me to inspire and help others and have an at home thriving business ⏺ Leaving my old company allowed me to truly tap into my full potential as an entrepreneur
Just when you think you’re at the lowest point in your journey, is exactly when God will show you there’s a reason for every struggle. Your mess is your message and everything you’re experiencing isn’t happening to you, it’s happening for you!
Just remember, there’s a bigger plan than we can see, and one day it’ll all make sense. ✨
I am by no means a nutrionist or dietician I can only comment on my own experiences. I suffer from polycistic ovarian syndrome ( PCOS ) which unfortunately presents with all sorts of problems one being fertility luckily for me I fell pregnant with Ava 6 months after being put on Metformin and to my surprise fell pregnant naturally with Poppy 4 years later. My biggest battle with PCOS is my weight and skin I've struggled since my teens and my GP's just put it down to normal teenage hormones I actually only got my PCOS diagnosis at the age of 24 and was strangely relieved that there was a reason for my problems. There is no cure for PCOS but I have found for myself personally changing a few things in my lifestyle helps me, I've cut out dairy and gluten from my diet and I changed my skincare and started a nutrition range I pretty much noticed right away that I no longer felt bloated and my skin improved, I lost weight and felt so much better in myself. My diet now is dramatically different to what is was before and I make a concious effort to eat healthily and the odd day I slip up and eat crap my body will let me know by giving me lovely cramps or a big lovely spot lol. Overall I am just relieved to finally feel im getting to grips with my PCOS even though it will never be gone I can now deal with it. #nutrition#digestion#vegan#glutenfree#dairyfree#pcos#pcosawareness#polycisticovariansyndrome#healthygut#guthealth#skinproblems#weightproblems#mypcosjourney#mypcos#livingwithpcos#pcosmum#mumlife#mumoftwogirls#pcosbabies
These are the locations of the heaviest groups of my #ttccommunity .
I zoom them in because this information is moving to me but it also might be useful to you.. Anyone in need of a new friend might want to check the comments to find a friend nearby ❤❤❤
I fly back to Geneva tomorrow and will be super busy getting back to work and preparing for the Halloween party, but I'll also be right in the middle of a #tww .. One which I'm super hopeful about (I'm on honeymoon after all! 😂). I'll need your support more than ever ladies! 😂😓❤😘
*edited to add: if you missed round 1 comment here and I'll add you to a round 2!* 😊
Hi friends!! Thank you so much for commenting! I was able to put this map together based on what you all told me. How cool is this??? I'll post some more pictures of map zoomed in next. It is so cool to see how spread out everyone is all over the world. Though I live in Switzerland, and currently honeymooning in Sardinia, Italy, it is so cool to see that I am talking to people from all over the world these days. You guys are supporting me and I try to support you as best I can. Sending lots of love and gratitude your way. ❤❤❤
🌵Nature 🌿// Being out in nature is one of my favourite places to be... a walk is both good for the body & the soul. I have often gone for a walk when I really need to figure things out.
Let’s have a bit of fun; tell me your favourite place using only emojis, go! 🙊🙉🙈
When I decided that I was worth more to the world than my jean size, that’s when I decided to get healthy. I was fifteen and sixteen when these photos were taken. I was struggling mildly with anorexia and hated myself. The brain tumor I was suffering from was in full control of my emotions, and I was constantly swinging between extreme moods. Sounds like bipolar disorder, huh? Well, I was misdiagnosed that at sixteen and was put on a cocktail of medications from Abilify to Lithium. Because it was a misdiagnosed bipolar disorder, the medications did not the moods, but aided in my weight gain.
I have been happier as an obese woman than I ever was at my lowest weight. I accept the things I can and cannot control. I cannot change the fact that I gained all of this weight. I can change the weight by eating right and exercising and forgiving myself for treating my body so disrespectfully. I love who I am on the inside, and I’m learning to love this body too.
Exposing all of this to the public is terrifying, but I want to encourage women to pay close attention to their bodies. I was diagnosed bipolar (at this weight) when I actually had a brain tumor wreaking havoc. Ladies, get second opinions! See your OBGYN’s before listening to one doctor who will label you with a mental illness and put you on medications before checking every possible possibility. I was sixteen, too young for a bipolar diagnosis and because of this, I am not able to join my country’s military. This is the main reason I’m willing to document my story: for AWARENESS! #pcosawareness#pituitarytumorawareness#getasecondopinion#braintumorawareness#mentalhealthawareness#eatingdisorderrecovery#eatingdisorderawareness
For the past 3-4 months any symptoms have been almost non existent. I had been losing weight, having a regulated cycle, my face cleared up and overall just feeling great. This week I was reminded that I’m not always going to feel that way and as hard as I try I will never be fully “recovered”. The past week and a half has been so rough. I’ve started losing hair which is a symptom I have dreaded 😞 almost a week and counting late for my cycle and to top it all; the good old depression shadow is back. I have cried wayyyy to much for my standards, all I want to do is be in bed, been faking cheerfulness and if I am not doing something or at work I feel nothing. I have been pushing my workouts hoping that would take it all away and it definitely has helped. I hate not succeeding and feeling like I’m back at square one but red flags are red flags so now I get to swallow my pride and go back to the doctor I was not planning to see for a few months...ugh.
The past two days I’ve been feeling like I really wish I could have one day to eat whatever I wanted. Nothing too crazy (I would be so happy to have a cup of coffee ☕️), but feeling so restricted due to eating for my PCOS symptoms is hard sometimes. 😏 even though all the food I’m eating is super good and I’m always satisfied, it’s still difficult sometimes. I just wanted to share this with you guys because I know so many of you feel the same at times. It’s so good to have balance, but when you can’t, it’s so nice to have a tribe of people there to support and encourage you. So thank you all for being my tribe. 💖 I love this community! #tribe
"You are confined only by the walls you build yourself."
We are all guilty of spending years building walls the confine us. Whether these walls are built of excuses, negativity, or things we think we can't change, we are all guilty of this. Starting now these walls are going to start coming down.
Throughout this journey, you are going to find your best self, but you can only do that if you're kind to yourself. We control our thoughts and our thoughts control our lives. Be nice to yourself and you'll start to see your life be nice back to you in so many ways. Congratulate yourself daily for small feats (a solid workout, one lb dropped on a scale, a solid meal prep session) and these small feats will build to huge changes over your journey. This is so much more than just physical goals, this journey is about the shift to becoming healthier and happier inside first.
I told the women in my October bootcamp this tonight as we hit the halfway point in our group and I’m telling you as well. Whether you are on a journey or thinking about starting one, tear down those walls first. You are so worth it 💕
I get asked a lot 'What's it like to have Honey?' Well there's no personal space. Ever. Lots and lots of drool. Soooo many poop bags. Eye boogers. Stinky breath. Chewed up toys everywhere. Did I mention no privacy? But I would not trade this crazy pup for the world. A piece of my heart was missing before I found Honey. She truly rescued me 🐶 #AdoptDontShop
my first meal of the day is a sirloin, roasted veggies and mushrooms and caulimash topped with butter and sour cream 😍😍😍 does anyone else use smaller plates to make it seem like there’s more food? okay, good.
Throwback Thursday: Left
Yesterday: Right ❝There is no secret routine, there is no magical number of reps and sets. What there is, is confidence, belief, hard work on a consistent basis, and a desire to succeed.❞ What would I tell myself two years ago when I began my journey? If you fall, fall forward. When it gets hard, keep going because a breakthrough is on the other side. Stop stressing over things that don't matter. You're stronger than you give yourself credit for. Happiness is within you. Live in a constant state of gratitude. Trust that God has a plan for you. Believe in yourself. You are love and light in this world. You are greatness personified. Smile through the pain because the pain doesn't last forever.
I could go on and on. My oh my what a process this has been. So many things have shifted mentally, physically and emotionally. I feel more connected to my purpose and passion in life. It's crazy to think that making the decision to make healthy changes could open so many doors. When you start to release things holding you back, you truly begin to transform.
Physical challenges show you your physical limits. When you break through them, you experience a real-life case study on the fact that your limits are just temporary. They are not permanent. They show you that everything holding you back is in your head.
You are not a victim of your circumstances. You have the choice and ability to change the direction of your life at any given moment. Some choices may seem hard to make but I promise you, once you choose to LIVE a better life and make choices that support your decision, happiness will come. Be honest with yourself and instead of saying "I don't have time for that," what you're really saying is that you haven't made it a priority. It's the simple truth. 100% When you make something a priority, everything shifts. Will there still be bumps in the road?!! Yes...but they won't feel as "difficult" to get through because you made it a priority and you will be provided the tools you need to transform your life. 💕
Update: I'm feeling a lot better today. I've been four days on bed rest and I've really allowed myself to heal and not stress like I do usually. A lot of my symptoms have subsided- which is good because I honestly felt like I was going to die- it was bad. I have a long line of doctors appointments because there are still many things that have to be taken care of but I'm taking it one day at a time. ------Anyways, here's a little PCOS/Endometriosis SOS kit that I've created and have been using effectively. All of which significantly help with balancing hormones and aiding in the reduction of unpleasant and painful symptoms. In addition to these, Diet is also EXTREMELY important... I have completely avoided Diary, Red Meat, Bread, processed foods, etc (as these aggravate PCOS and Endometriosis symptoms) and have been eating lots and lots of veggies and herbs, plain quinoa and lots of foods with healing benefits like Garlic, Onions, Mushrooms, Ginger, etc. For pain, I use Clery Sage Oil and applied to my abdomen with a warm towel. --
- obviously, I don't like pharmaceuticals that much and prefer more natural remedies. I believe that because of my natural healing methods, I am feeling better much quicker. I have also utilized deep breathing and meditation. #pcos#pcosawareness#endometriosis#endometriosisawareness#naturalremedies
5km: en rullede, en anden løb🏃🏼♀️🏃🏽 nu er jeg gået igang med et alternativ til løb, så jeg kan komme ordentlig igang igen, uden at skade mit knæ og lår yderligere. Og jeg er helt høj over, hvor fantastisk det var at være afsted 😍 også selvom det var i regn og blæst 🌧🌪
October is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month.
- The symptoms of the syndrome (excess body hair, irregular or non existent periods, weight gain, thinning hair) can make women feel less womenly and can destroy self esteem. - I am embracing my femininity and wearing my t-shirt with pride for all the women who like me have PCOS. - You are beautiful!
Another PREG miracle is on the way. We would like to give a very special thanks to @kalynandrobert for sharing their entire journey on their vlog! Check it out at the link below! ⬇️ .
I used to be the biggest pessimist 🤤 yes me! I would bring down everyone around me! I was constantly irritated and just thought I “didn’t like people” 🙄 I didn’t really realize it until I was in basic training and I learned SO much about myself. Everyone would always tell me “Be more positive Romines!” I started to see that I see the bad in everything! Whether it’s really bad or not!
I was the classic glass half empty girl 👉🏼 I’m so grateful for that experience. It changed my life! I learned so much about myself, made friends and it taught me that I needed a LIFE CHANGE drastically 🤗
I found this coaching opportunity and I didn’t realize what a big impact it would have on my life 💖 I didn’t realize I would be plumped down into a positive supportive community of babes that always had my back 🤜🏼🤛🏼 I didn’t realize I would go on this awesome self growth discovery and grow so much mentally 🙌🏽 I changed my life with daily personal development, easy to follow home workouts and super simple eating plan 🥑 👉🏼 I changed my life by having the tools and the support to grow 💙 I knew I would be getting in shape, I never knew I would change my whole life 🎉
Now: this is my job 💖 happiness and love being spread around. Helping all da babes 👯 change their lives just like I did mine 🏃🏼♀️ I get to work from my little home with no pants 😎 and live my life on MY terms 🔥
My chia layers sadly didn’t work but that’s okay. Taking a break with this freakin’ delish fresh @pitayaplus, homemade chia pudding and granola parfait. I blended wild blueberries, pitaya, cherries and pineapple together. The chia pudding is made with homemade cashew mylk, vanilla and chia seeds and topped with @cascadianfarm organic vanilla granola and of course sipping on an iced matcha (not pictured) 😍
#Repost I rarely post about me having this but just wanted to say thank you to @maeve_madden for this post this morning!!! A fitness model who suffers from PCOS and comes out to talk about it and show her picture of her bloated! To talk about the struggle it is!!!! #pcos#pcosawareness
Y'all if I can get my workout in while moving YOU can too 📦🏡 This is the office...you don't even want to know how many boxes are in my bedroom 🤦🏻♀️ Yes, I still have so many boxes to unpack. Yes, I could've use that as an excuse to not work out. Or I could've used the excuse of not having Wi-Fi yet.... 👩🏻💻 But I don't have any room for excuses! I downloaded my workouts on my little phone and I've been streaming them 🤳 And I pushed those darn boxes aside so I could get my sweat on 💪🏻
Something is always going to be in your way. Whether it's family stuff or moving or school or Taco Bell or WHATEVER. It will never be the perfect time to start 🙅🏻That's why you need to do it anyway.
I'm hosting a mini week long challenge group. It's called Clean Week! It's a week of putting yourself first 🙆🏻 I'll give you everything you need to succeed: workouts, superfood shakes, meal plans, accountability and pictures of honey! 🐶
Do something for YOU! There will never be a perfect time to start. So let's begin with one Clean Week. Comment below or message me to claim your spot 💖
apple pie kind of morning 🍁🍂 stewed apples with tons of pumpkin pie spice, finished off with vanilla ghee @fourthandheart 👅makes me wanna lick the bowl clean ✨the oats are super simple, filled with tons of healthy fats, soak 2 cups of @bobsredmill gluten free oats in full fat coconut milk & water overnight then cook with more water, some salt, vanilla extract, 4-5 T of ground flaxseeds, 2 scoops of collagen (optional) cook on medium low heat until thick and creamy. pour in a bowl, top with the jeweled stewed apples and enjoy your perfect fall brekkie. this is a perfect way example of getting tons of omega three fatty acids with the help of flaxseeds. plus low in sugar. eating like this has helped manage my bipolar disorder & hormonal imbalance in a holistic way, instead of relying on pills that can often cause more harm in the long run. feeding your mood with food is easy, and delicious. have a happy thrusday my beautiful people. #followourpassionstyle#feedyourmoodwithfood