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How are you?  I’m just stepping back inside after taking some time to shovel the snow we got overnight.  It was knee high deep and really heavy.  Good packing snow for sure.  While I was doing this, it really gave me time to reflect on the last few months of my health journey and where I am today.  I wanted to share an update with you.

As you may or may not know, last year was not a healthy year for me.  I had a shoulder injury, was sick with a cold which turned into bronchitis and then BOOM! was hit with extreme fatigue and a slew of other symptoms that I would spend the rest of the year in and out of Doctor Appointments.

I had kind of fallen off the exercise wagon and I slipped a whole bunch when it came to my nutrition.  I wasn’t consistent and I knew I needed to be.  I was ashamed and I was embarrassed because there were so many days that I didn’t follow my own advice.  Looking back though, it was the journey I needed to go thru so that I could help other women suffering from the same thing that I was going thru.

Here’s what I eventually learned thru all of this.  More than likely I suffer from PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) which explains exactly why I was feeling the way I did. My doctors are choosing to treat it for someone like me who isn’t trying to get pregnant is thru diet and exercise and monitoring my symptoms from time to time.  How about that?  The very things that I was so tired to do each day were actually going to make me feel better.

So, I began to research the foods that would help me heal my body and also help me reach my weight loss goals.  I learned that for the most part, I was already following the advice of medical professionals but there were some additional changes that I needed to make and things I needed to cut out.  I started implementing those right away and for the first time in months, the scale moved and I could fit into my goal jeans.  My energy was returning and my hair has almost stopped falling out.  I am starting to feel like me again.  Every day I get better, I get stronger and I get closer to my goal.

I set out this month to work on my fitness goals once again now that I have the nutrition part under my belt.  I started T25 and am in my 3rd week.  Some days are harder than others and I really have to talk myself into it. Today was one of them.  It’s cold, it’s snowy and I just want to snuggle with Morgan and the pups and put on Netflix but I made a promise to myself a long time ago that I would no longer do quick fixes, diet pills or starve myself to be thin. The one thing I could do was to stick with it and show up every day and that’s what I’m gonna do.

So, that’s where I am right now…..I’m still on a journey, I still have progress to make, but boy, life is GOOD!!!

If you’ve been struggling, please know that you are not alone.  Sometimes the very thing we need to do is what we don’t want to do or what we don’t feel like doing.  I’m extending my hand out to help you in your journey if thats you.  I know what it’s like.  If you’ve wanted to start and weren’t sure where, please message me so we can chat.  All it takes is one small step.

In this together,

Laura

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