36 1/2 weeks... come on Daxton, mommy is ready to meet you! 👣💙
This may appear to just be another random workout selfie, but there’s so much more that you don’t even know about! I woke up way late, was drowsy, had a headache, no magic lemonade today so energy was lacking, and all in all lacked the motivation to get the workout in. I don’t wake up everyday pumped and ready to workout. In fact, most days I have to get my mindset right and that’s where my motivation comes from. When my motivation is lacking I have to remind myself of my “why”. Remind myself of why I choose to show up most days. My whys are below 👇🏼
To be in the absolute best health that I can give myself, to not become another health statistic, to avoid high blood pressure/high cholesterol/diabetes/cancer that run in my family, to not let pcos define me and know that I will one day become a mother, to treat my body as the temple that God gifted me with, to love myself and be confident in my own skin and to enjoy this process and not try to rush to my final destination!
What is your why? What is your motivation? Drop it below!
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This guy is my freaking rock.
Every day I come home teacher tired, but he pushes me to never give up on my dreams. He’s my biggest cheerleader and supports me in pursuing my passion of helping others.
I seriously couldn’t imagine being where I am today, making the decisions I have in the last few months and feeling this good without Tyler by my side.
God really knew what He was doing when you walked into my life 💕
When I was a kid I was so self-conscious about my front teeth. I thought they stuck out too far and that I looked like a beaver. So today when I took this pic accidentally I almost deleted it...but then I thought to myself, “I just ran up a dang mountain, who gives a shit about my teeth”. We are more than our physical appearance. We are strong, inspiring, funny, caring, loving humans who all serve a special purpose on this planet. Explore the world we live in and don’t be afraid to do more of the things you love. Even if your pressed for time, or resources, energy etc. Make it happen because the view is better from the top💜 #ballcap #itsmysignature
Crudités? Don’t mind if I do-dités (🤣sorry, had to)
I’m full-on creating an egg right now (follicular phase AF💪🏼) and my body is craving more raw and lightly cooked veg (think sautéing rather than roasting) so I’ve been super into having fresh veggies cut up in the fridge for *snacking* purposes, but as you can see, if you can lay ‘em out and make ‘em rull pretty, they’re also fit for a crowd!
Pictured there is a cashew cream ranch-ish dupe- y’all interested in that recipe?
Many of my PCOS clients are on my program to improve their chances of falling pregnant. Let me explain the main cause of fertility issues within PCOS.
In a ‘normal’ functioning menstrual cycle;
1. Your brain sends down FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) to stimulate the ovaries to mature on of it’s eggs in a follicle & produce estrogen.
2. As estrogen levels increase, FSH levels decrease, which causes the brain to send down a surge of LH (luteinizing hormone) that triggers the follicle to release its egg (ovulation YAY)
3. The egg is release and the empty follicle becomes the corpus luteum, which produces progesterone, which is needed to maintain pregnancy IF the egg is fertilized.
4. If not fertilised, the endometrium breaks away (period) and estrogen & progesterone levels fall away to do it all over again.
However in PCOS;
1. This delicate FSH/LH ratio is out of whack. There’s too much LH in relation to FSH and this causes a few problems such as, the follicles don’t mature usually leads to no ovulation, no ovulation means no progesterone.
2. High LH levels triggers you to produce high levels of testosterone, which in turn, causes more ovulation issues + acne, hair growth etc.
So, what can you do?
1. Eat well; Low GI carbs, low - medium overall carbohydrate intake, minimise processed sugar
2. Eat foods high in omega-3 (oil fish, nuts seeds) or take an omega-3 supplement
3. Minimise caffeine and alcohol
4. Exercise regularly (resistance, HIIT & restorative)
5. Be smart with your supplementation (inositol, folic acid, zinc, vitamin C, D & E
6. Reduce stress
7. Work with your local fertility expert
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Today almost killed me. Half way through I wanted to quit but I pushed through and sweat so much. I pushed myself harder than I ever have, because I’m worth it. I choose keto for my health and I’ve chosen working out to boost my confidence and keep me motivated. Today was hard but I feel like a bad b*tch. I feel like I can conquer the world... but cleaning the house and getting dinner ready for the kids and husband will have to do. 😂🤷♀️😍 #ketofitness #22hardcorps #beachbody2020
🙌 #ketoweightloss #pcosweightloss #pcosfighter #killingitpcos
🗣 Let's be real here peeps..... obsessing over how your body looks, is like ONLY reading the cover of a great book. 😔 You're missing out on all the good stuff. Dont only strive to wake up one day and be happy with what you see in the mirror. Strive to be happy & healthy everyday, no matter what size that translates to in clothing. 💯 #bodypositive
After an exhausting week last week I treated my self between jobs ❤️
These are the moments I never want to forget; the kicks and the flips. This body hurts as it works hard to stretch and make room for your growing body. I see diagrams of what a baby your size measures, and at nearly two pounds, you look so much bigger than I can even wrap my mind around. I do a lot of daydreaming about what color your eyes and hair will be, what your sweet coos & cries will sound like, and how considerably and consistently you will change our lives. Some days I'm filled with the overwhelming reality of it all, and I wonder, will mothering come naturally? Will I be able to navigate this journey while keeping my autonomy in tact? I like to think so. Sweet boy, you have my mind running always, and I think that's okay; I think that's the normalcy of parenthood. At nearly 25 weeks, a page I never imagined would exist, I'm watching my body do these things that I never thought it would do, and I'm feeling so humbled. Knowing you first, before anyone else has the opportunity to, has been my greatest privilege. Baby boy, you are so incredibly loved••
[65/250] it’s been a while since i’ve posted a full body picture. honestly i’m still upset at myself for getting off track but beating myself up isn’t helping. so i’m trying to be nicer to myself. today’s walk was a challenge but so worth it. now i’m off to work for 12 hours!
Oh my goodness! Toddler slept in her own bed last night for the first time in - I don’t even know how long - and this morning we BOTH woke up so happy a refreshed! Hoping she continues to sleep in her own bed from now on - in sept Lily will be in the room with her in a big girl bed and hopefully I’ll get my husband back! 😬😍💕
It’s the first day of #geminiseason
but it’s also Watermelon season 🍉 Sippin’ on some strawberry mint, watermelon juice. So refreshing & cleansing! Watermelon is packed with antioxidants, improves heart health and alkalizes the body. I throw mine into a blender, with a cup of water and a few sprigs of mint. Blend, strain and drink! 🍉🍓🌿
I see so many posts with expecting moms saying they will miss wine. So maybe we should try it to actually get pregnant. It worked for them 😂🤞🤰🤞#niaw2018
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I'm turning 28 today and that's not all that bad, when you're surrounded by love from friends and loved ones. I've had a lovely day. First breakfast, opening gifts, road trip, saying hello to cows 🐮 and horses 🐴, dinner at home. My birthday present to myself was to not count calories during dinner. I ate 2 Wasa RugSproe crispbread with chicken and one with roast beef. Simple and easy. It's waaaaay to hot for me to be hungry enough to make dinner.
I hope you've had an amazing day! 🙌🏻🎉
This right here has been clutch for me and my migraine attacks lately (hence why I’ve been MIA) if you’ve been following me a while then you know i get migraine attacks pretty bad. Some make my face swell whereas some make my nose run and my muscles in my face twitch. I’ve had those Botox injections (hate em). I rely on heavy pain meds (Percocet or Maxalt) to help take the edge off. This baby right here tho is clutch! It’s small but packs a punch and has been helping me so much since I got it! My diamond in the rough ❤️ 💯 #chronicpain #chronicmigraines
So this happened this weekend. I actually finished a work out program. Pretty sure this is the first time ever. And I’m staring it again today! That’s how much I loved it. Huge bonus: it’s perfect for those of us with PCOS! #pcosfighter #pcosexercise #80dayobsession #determined
My nutrition game has got me...
FEELIN’ MAH-SELF 💁🏼♀️
Don’t be scared to shout out your hard work. You flipping earned it and if you haven’t... YOU can!! .
Next group, MY BIRTHDAY..JUNE 4th 🦄
And we will even have happy hour to kick it off 🍻
A classic no-fuss #pcosfitfighter
dinner of grilled salmon, pan fried veggies (aubergine, broccoli, courgette & red pepper), spinach, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. And a drizzle of tahini because what meal is complete without tahini...
Tea in hand 🍵
Waiting on my baby girl to get home from school. Took advantage and surprised my new client who works in my building with some dark tea (Chantal style) 😜 She says it makes her productive ⚡️
Join my tribe ♥️
I know it's been a while since I posted and I'm sorry for slacking a bit LOL but everything's going well!!! Down 55lbs and still going strong, lately I've been rollerblading quite a bit!! For my cysters in teal, my biggest advice to you is stress management! I used to be sooo strict with my food and workouts I felt like I was in a mental prison and the weight barely budged. Now that I've cut out a lot of stress out of my life and am treating myself frequently (in small portions) I'm continuously dropping lbs and by comparison almost effortlessly!!! Love yourself, make time for yourself and cut back on the stress and negatives #goodbyestress #stressmanagement #goodvibes #beeasyonyourself #cysters #pcoslife #pcosfighter #weightlossjourney #55lbsdown #dontgiveup #crushinggoals
Baked oats (hexb) with alllll the fruit, the last of @halotopuk
salted caramel ice cream (3) plus lashings and lashings of @theproteinworks
maple syrup (1) 🍨🍓 BEAUTIFUL!!!
ENDING THE DAY ON 6 SYNS 💪🏼
This has been my GO-TO breakfast for the past week and surprisingly I’m not sick of it yet!
Three Ingredient Pancakes with Greek Yogurt + strawberries with sugar-free syrup drizzled on top. It keeps me full for ALL MORNING. It’s sweet and satisfying. 😍
I’ve never been a pancake eater because they never kept me full and I was hungry an hour later. And quite honestly, when I finally found out I had PCOS everyone swore you NEEDED to avoid carbs in order to lose weight. FALSE!!!
I’ve been on this nutrition plan for 7 days and I’ve already lost 3.8lbs! 💪🏼 I’ve also been eating ice cream, cupcakes, and chocolate. 🙀😂 Only 6 more lbs to go to be at my pre-pregnancy weight. Although that’s not my biggest goal here, I’m just loving how I FEEL.
I love this combination and so glad I got the recipe from the #2bmindset
Recipe book. 😜 If you want the recipe send me a dm.✌🏼
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‼️LAST CALL📣 for our FREE fitness challenge! STARTED TODAY! No thinking too much about it... just commit to START TODAY!
How many of you have one or SOME of the Beachbody programs you’ve either never finished or they’re just lying around on the shelf, collecting dust because you haven’t pulled them off in a while?
How many of you have some pretty big health & fitness goals that you’ve been chatting about but just can’t find the motivation to just START.
Well, my team and I are hosting a FREE 21 day online bootcamp that is geared just towards YOU! The person who can talk the talk, but who hasn’t yet begun to walk the walk
Share below what program you have!
Is it P90X, 21 Day Fix, Hammer & Chisel, CIZE, INSANITY, Country Heat... etc. and let me know you want IN on this challenge!
If you don’t have a program, and still want to hop in, let me know too! we’ll find a way to sneak you in there 😜
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I don’t feel like a warrior...at all. This shirt (which I love) says that a warrior is a person who is fighting a battle and is known for their courage. It’s a part of my friend @nine16designs #project1in8
...she’s doing amazing things, not only bringing awareness to infertility, but by helping couples who are battling by easing their financial burden.
I guess it isn’t exactly true that I don’t feel like a warrior, I do feel like I’ve been fighting for two and half years...I just don’t feel very courageous today. I’m having surgery tomorrow to remove endometriosis. This is a big step for us, one that we’ve been waiting for for a long time, but now that it’s here I wish that it wasn’t. I keep feeling that way lately, the one thing I want more than anything is also the thing that I am most afraid of. But we didn’t come this far just to come this far.
Infertility has taken a lot from us...but it’s also given us some things. It’s given us a stronger marriage, more love for each other. It’s taught us to have more trust, more faith...and those are the things that I will lean on as we face trying for another pregnancy. Because when I stop and remember why we’re doing this...the truth is there is nothing I wouldn’t do. I guess it’s true that courage doesn’t mean that you aren’t afraid of something...it just means that you do it anyway. We’re coming for you, baby.
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Because our doctors care about you and your health.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a topic you can find all over the Internet and social media.
I think it is great that women are so open about their diagnosis. One of my concerns is that this openness and candid discussions about treating #pcos
this way or that way may be confusing or misleading to some women.
First, the best way to “treat” pcos is weight loss (if you are part of the cohort of patients who need to) and a healthy diet. There is no perfect diet, but studies have shown a loss of 10% of your body weight does increase the chance of ovulation and improve menstrual cycle regularity.
This is the important point I want to make today! Women with pcos need to have regular cycles. It is not healthy to go extended periods of time without either a regular cycle from ovulation or birth control or a withdrawal from progesterone. The only other option is to be on continuous birth control or an iud to keep the uterine lining thin.
The reason behind this is that uncontrolled exposure to estrogen (what happens when you do not ovulate with pcos) can progress to endometrial cancer or the precursor of cancer. I (and other #obgyn
) are not trying to be mean or dictate what you do with your body. We are trying to help protect you. Absolutely no one wants you to have cancer in your reproductive years!
So, I agree with the posts that champion weight loss and diet to improve the overall health of patients with pcos. But I must be the #physician
voice of reason that explains the importance of having a regular cycle (or at least a medication that keeps the lining thin and protected) while you work towards your long term health goals.
I have seen first hand what 8-12 months of no vaginal bleeding or irregular vaginal bleeding does to the uterus (in a 30 year old!) and I do not want that for anyone else.
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When I say pesto you say...broccoli? No, I didn't think so. But hear me out.. Lightly steam some broccoli, blitz with some olive oil, garlic, lemon, salt, pine nuts, parmesan (or nutritional yeast if you want to keep it vegan) and a little water, and you have one punchy pesto. It's great way to get your greens in (and fab for the kiddos who don't like to 'see' their veggies). Aaaaand it takes a whole of 15 minutes from start to finish. You are welcome!
I use BioFair's quinoa and brown rice pasta as it's gluten free and packs a little more protein then other traditional pastas. And you get no post pasta bloating/carb coma. Winner.
It's easy to drop your veggie intake during summer in favour of salads, but sneaking it in like this (or just adding it to your salads) is a smart move. My PCOS ladies - broccoli is a major player in managing oestrogen...