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I’m ready to BOUNCE back!

21 Sep

Week one is almost done, and I have to say – I feel successful (not a normal feeling!)  I’ve finally taken a leap of bravery and signed up with a local personal trainer who I’m putting my ENTIRE faith into, she’s the one who is going to rescue me from myself.  Okay, maybe a bit dramatic? possibly, however I need it… I need the motivation, the accountability.  Andrea is amazing, she works you out physically AND emotionally, digging deep into any issues.  I hope to come out of this after 12 weeks fitter in mind and body.  http://www.life-designs.ca/about.php   I had my first small group personal training in Andrea’s BOUNCE program last night.  My ass is sore!  so many stairs and squats, but it’s one of those love/hate things.  I can’t wait for more.  And, not only that, I also did a spin class this morning — 6AM!  crazy?  maybe! but this girl is gonna break through!  Better believe it, no more sabotaging self-depreciating self talk… know why? because I really am worth this.  Yes, I have responsibilities, and a million excuses.. ohhh how will I juggle:  3 kids, work, my school, starting my own business, kids activities, and every day life of a mom?… no more excuses – I am in NO WAY the only mom out there that has to balance all this, so why am I making excuses.  JUST GO AND DO IT… find that 10, 20, 30 mins to exercise, prep food, make smart choices – and by all means learn to LIKE myself!  Yup – it’s time!

a 6am spin class. This may not be crazy to YOU, but for me this is huge progress..

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Taking control of my health

9 Aug

Well, after months (okay to be honest 2 years) of major ups and downs health-wise, talking to Dr’s that didn’t listen to me in the way I wanted, I decided to go to my naturopath.  Now, it’s not that I don’t trust my Dr. however I do know myself, and know that the issues I was having were pointing to hormone issues.  Her response?  I could possibly be pre-menopausal (seriously? I mean okay I’m 36, but isn’t that TOO YOUNG?) and I just have to deal with what’s happening.  I didn’t like that answer! would you?  I’m sorry, night sweats, major mood swings, weight gain, hair loss and more – that’s just not fun!

So I talked to my naturopath, we went over many things, did blood tests and a saliva test.  Results?  My levels are that of a post-menopausal woman and I have a MAJOR candida overgrowth.  So, I now have some learning to do and some diet changing to make.  All for a good cause, my health!

The issue? have you ever taken a tincture?  it’s somewhat unpalatable  downright horrible! I take 2 droppers, twice a day. I also have adrenal support pills (those are fine!)  Now it’s the diet part, any input is appreciated because I’m somewhat lost there.  I also have joined “myfitnesspal” http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ on my trusty iPhone.  Seriously, I’m kinda in love with this app.  It helps me track my food and activity (or lack thereof).  And the best little part of it? it has a barcode scanner this makes it so easy to track foods!

 

Tincture

major gag reflex! hope this works

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