This is for all the women and mamas out there.
Dealing with PCOS
PCOS can feel awful when you don’t know how to control your symptoms. I’ve been struggling with my weight since giving birth to A, no matter what I do. Now that I’ve been thinking of adding another little to my family soon within the next couple years; I’ve been getting serious about keeping my health on track and keeping my lifestyle as healthy as I can.
Being healthy during any pregnancy is important. What mom doesn’t want to be healthy when they have two littles or even just having your first.
Kickstarting Your Lifestyle
1. Getting new workout gear.
2. Taking the right vitamins.
They always say to start using prenatals at least six months before trying to conceive. If you can anyways.
3. Eating a more sustainable diet.
Making it a lifestyle choice. I’ve read how Keto is great for women with PCOS. Tweaking it a bit would help. Consuming 800 calories a day would be hard for me. Previously I had tried a similar lifestyle but I took in 1200 calories and restricted sugar. I was able to lose 45 pounds within a year. For someone with PCOS that is amazing for that amount of time.
4. Not comparing myself to others.
There are times where I look at old photos of how I used to look and would feel depressed. Then I thought back to when I was in high school I was 20 pounds less and felt like I looked too skinny. When I lose this weight I lose I know I will look even different. Your body just changed after childbirth.
5. Don’t beat myself up when I have a setback.
It happens. A few months back I stopped my medications I was on to help lose weight since I have PCOS and all that hard work I did this past Summer was gone. I gained back 10 pounds. It was a setback but doesn’t define me.