If I told you that I have struggled with weight loss a few times, that would be the lie of all lies. It has pretty much been all my life. Of course, there have been greater successes than others (see picture to your right), and I still extremely proud to have conquered such feats. I have never truly been skinny, but into my adulthood I noticed the amount of energy and work it took to lose any weight was increasingly becoming harder. After going to the doctor, I found that is very likely I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome- which comes with a host of symptoms, many of which I have/had. The major symptom for me was the challenge it presents to lose weight! You can learn more about PCOS here.
Weight- loss is a struggle on its own, but when its coupled with factors like this it can be quite discouraging. For a while after that appointment, I did nothing about my weight. At least nothing serious. I felt what would be the point of fighting a fight where my body is literally working against my every effort. To be completely honest I felt defeated. Then one day, it was like I just woke up from a dream I decided I wasn’t going to play the victim anymore and do all that I can to win this battle.There are people in the world with worse things and they choose to fight, why can’t I?
Many times we take on too much at once when trying to adapt a lifestyle change. We attempt to quit habits we have had for years, “cold turkey”. In some cases and for some people it may work. For the majority of us, it does not. Its important to take on attainable habits one by one and make them stick. So, in efforts to live a fitlife I am issuing a 30 day challenge beginning on October 1st. It is not something drastic, just 30 mins of exercise daily! I LOVE to mix and match my workouts these days and I will share some of those on Insta-stories. Follow me on Instagram to stay in the loop. I am extending this challenge to you as well! We only get one body and we should do all we can to make it one we are proud of regardless of shape or size. Truly, it’s a journey of self-love.
God has made us so much more than conquerors (Romans 8:37) and I am determined not to be defeated by this. 30 days is certainly not a lifetime but it is a step to get on the right track. I would be honored if this post sparks something in you to take your health more seriously (especially as a nurse 🙂 ). I would be happy to share more about this in the future. Please feel free to email me or comment below some ways you’re planning to have fun and stay active. I will be sure to share mine soon.
Living life on purpose,
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