Four years ago in less then six months I gained over 25 pounds. I went from 125lbs to 150lbs.Between moving back to corona, queens after living in the upper east side for five years. Going through one a hell of a breakup and ending up in a narcissistic relationship. I was sleeping maybe 3 hours a day. I was in dead end job. I ate maybe one meal a day. My health was on he floor. Only a year later afte the left pic did I start to act like my self again; but battling my mentally and verbally abusive lover, I would get off track and starve for days. Which caused too much weight loss. Finally a year ago I chose my self. On the right is eating 6 Times a day and sleeping 7-8 hours. We can beat anything. I’m so effin proud to support and empower women! If you’d ask me a year ago I’d be openly sharing my journey- I’d laugh it off. #instalove
I’ll start personal training for PCOS warriors and domestic violence survivors on May. Did I mention I have goals that give me chills for 2018. #pcosweightloss#pcosweightlossjourney#pcosdiet#pcosawareness#domesticviolencesurvivor#nutritionfein#letmehelpyou#loveyourjourney 🌸 #strongsoulstraining#empower
Getting back on track is tough, in fact, sometimes it doesn’t even seem worth it. In those moments I take a second to write down why I’m embarking this journey and why I’m focused on the long run rather than the short term gratification a slice of pizza may give me. We all fall apart here and there, but the most important thing to realize is how far we’ve come. Each set back isn’t as far back as we used to be before setting this journey.
To my cysters, I know it’s especially hard, as when we start eating poorly our hormones are affected and we start spiraling downward as emotions of anxiety and depression take over us. This is why it’s important to eat clean and love our bodies because it’s not just for our physical health but our mental state of mind.
These past few weeks I’ve been off track but I knew it was time to get back before I lost all the progress I had achieved. Tonight’s dinner was bone broth barley, fresh greens, braised chicken, roasted Brussels sprouts, caramelized onions & mushrooms, sprouts, and hemp seeds 👅 getting back on track can be absolutely delicious.
Thank you all for the constant support xoxo 💋 •
Exercise is hugely beneficial for everyone but especially if you have PCOS. This is because of the positive hormonal effects the RIGHT type of exercise will have
Way too many women with PCOS are following the ‘old’ way of exercising to lose weight, which is long sessions of aerobic exercise (spending 30+ mins doing cardio on the treadmill or other machines, sticking to spin or step classes)
This kind of exercise will increase your stress (cortisol) levels that will make your insulin resistance worse (IF you have IR)
To exercise effectively with PCOS you should stick to this simple strategy:
1-3 sessions of resistance exercise (weights)
1-3 sessions of HIIT cardio (15-20 mins MAX)
1-3 sessions of restorative exercise (slow walking, yoga etc)
Don’t base most of your exercise around aerobic exercise
Let me know if you have any Q’s
Tried a new pizza crust for dinner, kind of inspired by @keto.copy (seriously my new favorite person- is that creepy?) and her very simple fathead recipes.
4oz melted mozzarella, 1.8oz almond flour and .2oz psyllium husk powder. Then I sifted in onion powder, oregano and garlic salt and combined into a dough. Rolled into a personal pizza size (8-9 inch diameter) and baked for 4 mins at 400 degrees. Flipped and baked 4 more minutes, popped air bubbles with a fork.
Topped with cheese, diced white button mushroom and pepperoni and put under broiler for 3-4 minutes.
Then I topped it with a little bit of basil.
The crust was easy and I loved that it didn't have egg in it (been really sick of eggs lately). It was firm but not crispy and very plain and bland, which I kind of like. Sorry, I don't do macros.
Hope you had a great weekend! #keto#pizzaeveryday#ketodinner
It's not a a full week's meal prep but I finished some of this week's meals! I plan on meal prepping breakfast tomorrow!
Breakfast: English Egg, Cheese Muffins
Lunch: Quinoa & Veggie Medley
Dinner: Shorba Libiya (Libyan Soup-one of my favs!)
Snacks: Protein Shakes, Fruit Slices, and Paleo Granola •
My energy this year has been focused on my wellness. In December 2017 I had blood work done to check my A1C which was 7 and my fasting glucose which was 141. Today I had a wellness check done at a community wellness event and after 11 weeks fully committed on Keto my A1C is at 5.2 (NORMAL). My fasting glucose readings are between 91 & 105. I am feeling so amazingly proud of my hard work.🙌🏼❤️ I have changed my energy to building a new lifestyle and it’s working. I am still not ready to post progress pics because I still don’t see in my eyes a massive difference lol My progress beyond how I look though: A1C improvement, my fasting glucose level, how I feel, my normal cycles....THAT progress I proudly post. THAT change I worked on it everyday and will continue to. 💃🏻🙌🏼 Wrapping up week 11 feeling so empowered by my keto journey! And I also got my keto shirt and wore it! Slide pics to see my lab report comparison and my shirt!! 🤣 I had to order it the moment I saw it cuz I ❤️ GOT and combined with Keto...yuuussssss plz.🤗 Weigh-in tomorrow but I’m on such a keto high already lol Let’s rock week 12!!!😎 #keto#ketosis#ketonesforfuel#fatadapted#ketonesrule#keto4life#ketocommunity#pcosweightloss#pcoswarrior#letsdothis2018 👊
I AM BACK •• the past few weeks (aka months) have been really hard... my depression has been in full swing & I haven’t had the energy to do the little things around my house, let alone work out. Today I gave myself a pep talk and I did it! I worked out and ate really healthy and y’all - just pray that I can keep it going ✌🏻
Don’t mind me, just practicing some self care with dessert and reading in bed. 3sp for the @boarshead_official seasonal dark chocolate hummus and some fruit. I’m excited to make some big moves this week on plan. I hope y’all had a great weekend 💕