A couple months ago I started to feel discouraged about my health and weight. I felt I couldn't exercise because it's freezing and usually snowing here in Bountiful. I felt like I needed cheese and bread, pizza, comfort food, etc.
One day I was listening to a podcast on the body-buddies website. AND IT HIT ME, I AM WORTH THE MONEY THE TIME AND THE EFFORT TO BECOME HEALTHY!
So at the end of December I committed to do Kristy's 8 week powerfoods lifetyle challenge. I printed off the documents I needed, bought the groceries required for the provided meal plans, and committed to do better for my body and health!
I am now in week four of this challenge. I am down 9 pounds, and feeling great! I have made daily exercise a habit! I am learning how easy it can be to eat strategically, and how very important it is. I even started a period (which with my pcos- doesn't happen with out medications inducing it!!)
After a coaching call with Kristy (part of the 8 week challenge) she suggested I go gluten free and dairy free to help with my PCOS symptoms. I'm apprehensive to be honest. Im the girl who doesn't think there is food in the house if there is no cheese. I could eat pizza for every meal and never get sick of it..... never!
But I've come to the conclusion, that I want to be healthy and feel good. I don't want to be held back by limitations my body or pcos may bring. If giving up gluten and dairy make me feel better, look better, give me more confidence, and help me love my body; then it is a small sacrifice.
I meal prep
I exercise using weights and youtube videos of workout routines in my house.
I walk with a friend once a week
I buy strategic foods so I have plenty of variety in my meals.
I am excited to see where this takes me, and to find out all I can learn to becoming a stronger, (hopefully leaner) healthier me!!