My first blog post! I hope years from now I will look back at this and be thankful I started it orrrr I will either laugh because I thought I could run a blog!
But anyways, here we go!
This blog will be dedicated to fitness, recipes, tips, tricks, and motivation and my opinions!
A quick background on myself first!
I’m from a small town in NY, newly 30, love the Beatles (really anything from that generation, I’m an old soul), warm weather, sun rises, a good dry red wine, coffee and laughing. I currently work for a health care facility doing medical coding and billing. I love what I do and love the health care facility I work for. I have the best family who I wouldn’t trade for the world, and an amazing boyfriend who treats me like a queen. (He is actually the one who talked me into doing this after I kept talking about it for months.)
My reasoning for sharing this journey; at age 17 I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. My entire life I was always the bigger friend, sister, daughter, and class mate. It was extremely hard to be truly happy when you weren’t confident and hated the way you looked. I refused to do anything about it though. My mom (who is a saint) was constantly trying to help me get healthier. She would buy me all the right foods, a gym membership, be willing to walk with me outside to get me active or be active with me so I wasn’t alone. Today I will always look back and be thankful for her never giving up on me. About 3-4 years ago I finally woke up. (sorry it wasn’t sooner mom! LOVE YOU!)
Women with severe PCOS have a greater menstrual irregularity, androgen excess, excess hair growth or hair loss, total and abdominal fat and resistance to insulin; and also have more severe risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease than women with less severe forms of PCOS. There is no cure for PCOS. However, there are ways to maintain it such as medications and a low carb diet. I did the medications and thought that was enough. I was wrong, but eating healthy and exercising felt like such a chore! I didn’t enjoy it at all. Back when I was diagnosed I stayed away from all social media networks as it made me more self conscious seeing all these pretty, healthy, happy women enjoying the things they loved as I felt so held back because of my weight and hair loss due to PCOS.
Let me just tell you, social media is such a powerful thing!! When I made the decision to make my first goal, I decided I’d try posting about it online in hopes it would help motivate me and keep me accountable. I’ll be damned, 3 years later I am a completely different person mentally and physically all because of posting and sharing every aspect of my life on Facebook, Instagram and Snap Chat. The good, the bad, the ugly. I’ve dropped over 120 pounds and have lost many inches and sizes! I’ve discovered myself, how beautiful life is and most important, how strong I am. I can do things now that I never would’ve imagined doing years ago. I started this journey to get my health under control and stop using it as an excuse to not do the things I love. I wanted to be a role model for other men and women going through the same thing as me, and make them realize it’s not impossible.
Decide what you want. Write it down. Make a plan. Work on it EVERY SINGLE DAY!
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