Well, it’s been a while since I’ve added anything in the PCOS column of my blog. For that, I apologize! If you’ve followed me for a while you know I’ve been going through some very hard, personal stuff which means managing my PCOS has not been my top priority. It’s unfortunate that at the times you really need to focus on your well-being is usually the time you don’t. For the past year, I’ve been going through a lot of hormonal changes and depression caused by losing our baby. Due to these changes I’ve gained weight and have steadily felt my health deteriorate.
What was my wake up call? Besides feeling awful about myself it was the fact that I want to have energy to play with my children. I want to like myself in photo’s with our baby. Pretty much everything I do these days has to do with the fact that we could literally be chosen to adopt a child any day. I want to be ready.
Losing weight with PCOS is hard, but gaining weight is easy. PCOS is a real bitch, but just like another evil force out there it can be won! Here’s how I’m going to once again defeat PCOS weight gain. I’m going to stick with a very low carb diet, not quite Keto but following many of the guidelines. Any carb I have will not be a simple carb. I’ll make sure it comes from whole wheat or natural sources like fruits/veggies.
I’ve started running again. Let’s be honest, I’m walking a lot more than actually running but I’m getting cardio activity so that is all that matters. I’m working my way up to running easier and for longer periods at a time. Weight training happens 3 times a week as well. I’ll continue to update you on my progress each week.
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Small town girl who loves bubble baths, fitness, family, and friends. Follow as we navigate through the world of adoption! Baby Benson coming soon!