It is one of the largest catalysts in my health and wellbeing journey and yet I have barely shared it with you guys. Crazy!!
This topic is massive, the list of symptoms never-ending and most of all I feel that there is a whole lot of negativity attached to the condition (so not my style)! However that negativity will not be found here….
What am I talking about? What is this condition that turned my lifestyle on its’ head and triggered so much awesome change?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS.
I have talked about PCOS in regards to soy which you can read about here though the how I found out I had PCOS, the issues I had in managing the condition and how I healed; haven’t been shared… until now. To be sure that I could offer you the utmost benefit and valuable information on this subject, I decided to do something different and co-create the post with a fellow PCOS survivor; the gorgeous Zoe Tattersall from ZOMT - fitness and health.
This post is designed to give you the information needed to understand and manage PCOS.
I remember when taking time to go to the gym instead of rushing to social drinks after work made me feel guilty.
When I would propose a new meet-up time to the girls so that I could enjoy my morning green tea and reflection time first, the countless times that I have chosen “me-time” over what someone else wanted from me or for me AND how guilty I, and sometimes others, made me feel for those choices.
At times I felt torn that I was somehow a bad friend/daughter/girlfriend/person for making and enjoying the me-time in my life.
What I didn’t realise in those earlier moments however, was that those so-called selfish decisions and prioritising my needs and desires made me healthier and a whole lot happier!
Gone were the times accepting invitations or going along with others’ decisions only to spend the entire time wishing I could be reading a book or watching Gossip Girl! Read more
All of us get bored with our workouts.
A change in routine; including eating habits; from time-to-time is of huge benefit.
Not only does it keep things interesting though it also provides your body with new information and new challenges. Although there is a whole lot of information and advice out there in the universe, sometimes the simplest way can be swapping ideas with a friend.
Collaboration opens up a whole new world of ideas and this week Mum and Daughter felt the full force of that.
When Fitness First approached us earlier this year to work together on their #changeforthebest campaign we were excited. The concept was awesome and sat well with who we are what we believe in; with what YOU guys love to read about.
Looking through the plans, what we were really looking forward to was the workout & recipe swap for Switch it Up week, the week that has been. In fact I have just arrived home from the gym and my bonus workout - thanks Jayne & Katie!!
Who did we swap with?
As a Mum and Daughter team both passionate about living the best life that you can, teaming up with 2 sisters who share the exact same philosophy was cosmic. Enter Jayne & Katie AKA Sweat and Oranges who are full of inspiring and positive messages, experience and smiles! After discovering their instagram account and becoming a fan sometime ago, working together on new and exciting workouts + healthy recipe was a great experience for both Mum and I. Read more
We all have bad days. Days that are tougher than others.
I’m the first to admit that I have really bad days. For no apparent reason I can wake up in the morning and feel that my day ahead will be doomed. It may be centred around the thought that my life isn’t tracking as I had desired, or it may be that my self esteem is at an all time low. Whatever the reason, rational or otherwise, simple steps can be taken to counteract these negative and harmful thoughts. Simple steps should be taken.
We each decide how to feel. How to perceive and assess our day, our week, our lives. This is how we boost our wellbeing.
So what are the steps and how do you go about moving forward from the flood of tears and self loathing that can sometimes happen to even the most socially well adjusted person?
Firstly – it’s not a crime to cry and we all suffer at times with a variety of demons. In fact tears can be a great way to release inner turmoil. Read more