Living with PCOS is very challenging. From ovarian cyst that can rupture at any given moment to not knowing if you’ll ever be able to have children of your own. To excessive weight that is almost impossible to lose, or excessive hair in random spots all over your body. Losing lots of the hair on your head and feeling very fatigued, depressed and having high amounts of anxiety. To being at higher risk for ovarian and uterine cancer. This is real. It is no joke. There is no cure. And most doctors are not properly informed on PCOS. Not to mention all the people telling you “it will happen, just stop thinking about it!” Sorry, my body isn’t like yours. Science proves it won’t “just happen”. I need medications to even help with menstrual issues let alone if I want to try and conceive. Or seeing people who clearly don’t deserve to be parents have it happen so easily for them. It hurts. I’m 1 in 10 and the numbers keep growing. They say accepting your infertility is just as hard as a cancer patient accepting they have cancer. And not to mention the struggles of all the medications and treatments you are put through just to try and conceive when there are no guarantees. There’s so many unknowns. It’s mentally and physically exhausting. People are scared to discuss infertility or anything that goes along with it. I’m tired of it! I want people to get informed. GET COMFORTABLE! Because I have too! #pcosawareness#pcosfighter#infertilitysucks#pcoslife
Finally getting back into the swing of things. I was incredibly sick and started a new job, so unfortunately, the gym was neglected for WAY too long! But I made sure to push myself to keep up my progress 💪🏼💪🏼
I try to do my best each day, it changes from day to day.
I love this excerpt from the 4 agreements.
Under any circumstance, always do your best, no more and no less. But keep in mind that your best is never going to be the same from one moment to the next. Everything is alive and changing all the time, so your best will sometimes be high quality, and other times it will not be as good. When you wake up refreshed and energized in the morning, your best will be better than when you are tired at night. Your best will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick; it will depend on whether you are feeling wonderful and happy, or angry and upset.
In your everyday moods your best can change from one moment to another, from one hour to the next, from one day to another. Your best will also change over time, but keep doing your best — no more and no less than your best. If you try too hard to do more than your best, you will spend more energy than is needed and in the end your best will not be enough. When you overdo, you deplete your body and go against yourself, and it will take you longer to accomplish your goal.
If you just do your best, there is no way you can judge yourself. And if you don’t judge yourself there is no way you are going to suffer from guilt, blame, and self-punishment. If you have done your best and your inner Judge tries to judge you, you’ve got the answer: “I did my best.” There are no regrets. That is why we always do our best. It is not an easy agreement to keep, but this agreement is really going to set you free. -http://www.amberallen.com/author/don-miguel-ruiz/
Over and over again I am reminded how this journey is about change over time.
I have done the fast, quick stuff. Gimmicks, tricking my body, pills, starvation, fads... it left me heavier than ever, killed my metabolism, and drove me into a spiraling depression.
I should’ve been doing it this way all along.
Shoveling food in my mouth and binge eating is what I chose. I was consumed by the shame of it - and that shame led me to keep consuming, in a vicious, unending cycle. I ate drive-thru in my own driveway before going inside because I didn't want people to know; I ate entire pizzas and then hid the empty box bc I couldn't explain why it was all gone. I had this mindset that, as long as no one KNEW what I was doing, it wasn't hurting anyone.
I lost sight of the fact that ultimately I was hurting MYSELF.
All of the above was a learned behavior. I taught myself to self abuse and numb my emotions with food...until one day I realized that if I could teach myself that, I could also teach myself the opposite with practice. Now I teach others to do the same.
I will teach you each step...but this is who I am looking to work with at the moment:
👉If you have a super-busy schedule and feel like you have NO time for yourself;
👉If you have 50+ lbs to lose;
👉If you don't have a strong support system for the change you want to make;
👉If you have hormonal issues such as PCOS or Hypothyroid;
👉If you've struggled to lose weight and feel STUCK.
If that sounds like you, I'll be hosting a SPECIAL online fitcamp just for you. I'm only opening TEN SPOTS, and we kick off November 1st. Message me "CHANGE" to save your seat 💕
In the past few weeks I have lost quite a few followers.😮 Basically ever since I opened up about my struggles with AB separation and PCOS. •
Which tells me you're either looking for more T&A (which you will not find here) or a woman showing vulnerability and reality is not your cup of tea.🙃
It's all good though...because actually I'm only looking to inspire women just like me who want to👉👉 Lift others☝️
Work on themselves😊
Shine a light in the dark🌞
Elevate their thoughts🤓
Be part of a positive community ➕
and create lifetime friendships👭
If that's YOU...I'm glad you're still here.😗
4 Ingredients Breakfast Smoothie!
1 frozen Banana
1 handful frozen Raspberries
1 Energy Balls (U can get them from @mamalait or make them ur own, recipes can be found in youtubes or google search)
2 cups of oats milk
Put all 4 ingredients in ur blender and blend till smooth. U can put them in a bowl and top them with ur favourite toppings or just drink it immediately.. Enjoy!
Today I had a workout partner!! We both kicked, hi-ya, and did some push ups. He might have had a snack or two in between but we were kicking butt! As you can tell he really liked It when I made sound effects. Did you know a workout is always better when you have someone else with you? There is a new program coming out November 1st that focuses on partner work and having fun. Want to try it with me or maybe even get your kids in on the action? Message me for more details.
How do you save the planet (and your skin)? I walk the commute to work twice a week which means I'm out in the open air, seeing new sights, listening to motivational podcasts and saving the bus fare for sneaky weekend wines!⠀
Linkinbio for the rest of my weekly physical pursuits.⠀
👉🏼 I break my skincare routine into 3 chunks: Food, Fitness, Facecare. I call it the 3F's of Beauty. You'll call it a game-changer! Discover more at naturallyradiantskin.com⠀
Since I started this healthy journey, I've avoided eating out. I just wasn't ready to leave myself in the hands of my own self control. I mean, that's the whole reason I'm having to make this journey, my lack of self control! Well today, I ate out for lunch. Chic fil a is my jam! Those waffle fries are like no other, and that sweet tea is what dreams are made of! But today, for the first time ever, I didn't order fries or sweet tea. I drank water and ate grilled chicken and fruit instead. Was it as good as my regular chic fil a meal? Hell no. But was it tasty and healthy and satisfying? Yes! Honestly, I feel like I made my self control my bitch today, and that my friends, feels amazing 😊
That 5am alarm turned into a 4am wakeup from our baby girl. 😪
She's very clingy this morning but I think I finally got her to fall back asleep. Fingers crossed she stays asleep long enough for me to get my workout in and that B stays asleep until I'm finished.
Had my kidney function tested last week with a blood test. Got the results back today and it's all good so I'm staying on Spironolactone for another month to see how it goes. If I don't see any improvements though, they have recommended upping the dosage as I'm on a very low level currently! 💉
Let's Talk Teeth 😆😆😆
Hate to brag, but my Gal pals ask me all the time how I keep my teeth white white! .
The answer is simple. The On Guard Natural toothpaste from doTERRA 💖
Why? This toothpaste contains clove essential oil which is a natural whitening agent & yup, it's part of the On Guard blend which this gorgeous toothpaste is made from. .
When I started using this toothpaste, I loved that it was made from 100% natural ingredients 🌱 You see, it REALLY bothered me that my regular store bought toothpaste had fluoride in it & I was 100% commited to reducing my toxic load ☠
This toothpaste also contains Myrrh Essential Oil as it promotes Oral Health & is amazing for your gums. .
Confession 🙊 ➡ Before I got married, I got my teeth lazered white & it caused me so much sensitivity & nerve pain. NEVER AGAIN!!! Thankfully I won't ever have to use any laser or bleach strips as this toothpaste has me covered! .
Double confession 🙊 ➡ I drink coffee & red wine a bit more than I should, so I totally need all the help I can get removing stains from my teeth. Thankfully this toothpaste has me sorted ✔ .
Triple confession🙊 ➡ I get this toothpaste for free from doTERRA when I buy my oils #DoubleWin .
Comment below if you adore this toothpaste! 😘✌💖
Can’t tell you how excited I was to come home to this!! I’ve been off track for a minute now.. Took a break while vacationing in NYC this last week #shameonme I know.. (ok it was longer than a week 🙈🤷🏽♀️) but I’m back and ready for another #100daygoal of no cheats keto.. On #day2 . This is gonna make transitioning back in so much easier and more exciting! Thanks to my #secretketopal !! How’d you know I was obsessed with post its lol
I’ve been on diets/trying to lose weight since I was around 10 years old...and at 19/20 I have finally found success. I went through almost 10 years of failed attempts. Why? Misconceptions. The biggest one being portion control. Whenever I started a diet I would eat WAY too little. It seems like a legitimate thought right? Not eating a lot = losing a ton of weight right? NO. NO, NO, NOOO!!! If you are not eating enough your body is going to go in starvation mode and boom starts storing fat. PLUS...you are more likely to get discouraged and give up. There were so many times I starved myself for a week and then would binge eat.
So I traded my palm sized salad and 6 almonds for some super filling food that’s fueling my body and my soul ✌🏻🎉 #nostarving#whatieatinaday#keto#ketogenicdiet#pcos#pcosweightlossjourney#pcosweightloss#pcosdiet#pcoslife#pcosmeals#starvationnomore#fuel#eattolive