TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PCOS NOW
Are you in control of your PCOS? Or is your PCOS in control of you? Think about it. Do you have a PCOS game plan? Do you have a regimen that you stick to? These are all questions you should answer if your PCOS is out of control and you are ready to take control of your health and happiness.
I’m back at it again with the free resources (damnnnn daniel) so sign up to get access to the resource library and download the free worksheet. Now, lets get to the 5 reasons your PCOS is out of control.
1. YOU AREN’T TRACKING YOUR PROGRESS
Tracking your PCOS progress is important for understanding how your body works and how effective your efforts at managing symptoms are. So, how are you tracking your progress now? Do you keep a notebook? Are you just winging it? Failure to pay attention to symptoms and progress is a mistake that many Cysters make in their PCOS journeys. How will you ever know if removing dairy from your diet works if you don’t pay attention to how frequently you have to pluck your chin hairs, how often you break out, or how much you weigh? Be sure to print out the MY PCOS REGIMEN WORKSHEET so that you can make a plan and stay on top of all your positive habits.
I am a total list maker and at all times I have about 6 different lists on my phone, in my purse, stuck to my bathroom mirror, or posted on the refrigerator. I originally created this worksheet for myself and I posted it in my bathroom so that I HAD to read it every morning. By reading my regimen daily, I:
- Was forced to remember to take my supplements
- Reminded myself of which foods to avoid
- Reminded myself of my coping strategies and affirmations
- Reminded myself that I am on a journey, I have a plan, and that I have the power to reach my goals
Overall for me, tracking my progress and keeping my regimen in plain sight daily helped me feel empowered and in control. Sign up for The Resource Library so that you can download the worksheet, give it a try, and let me know if it works for you as well.
2. YOU AREN’T EATING THE BEST FOODS
I’m sure you know that ice cream, cake , and fried chicken aren’t exactly helping your PCOS. But did you know that dairy milk, soda’s (even diet ones), and cold cut sandwiches could also be spiking your insulin levels and sending your hormones out of control? Read about clean eating, how eating clean helps your PCOS, and get a free meal planner HERE.
Remember, even if you work out daily– you can’t undo a horrible diet. Clean up your plate and your body will thank you. If you don’t know where to start, check out the 21 day Hello PCOS 101 Program which includes 21 days of recipes, grocery lists, and cooking videos to help you get a start on your PCOS journey and improve your PCOS symptoms.
3. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND YOUR PCOS
If someone asked you, “What is PCOS?”, would you know how to respond? If you don’t understand how PCOS works then yes, I can guarantee you that your PCOS is out of control. In order yo tackle your PCOS you need to understand how your body works. Click the image below for a quick PCOS FAQ review.
4. YOU AREN’T COMMITTED TO YOUR PCOS JOURNEY
The first step towards getting somewhere is deciding that you are not going to stay where you are. Have you decided that you are ready to take control of your PCOS and live a happy and healthy life despite your diagnosis? This is not a passive journey. Your PCOS journey will require hard work, dedication, sweat, and sacrifice. Are you ready to kick your happiness and health in to high gear?
If you aren’t motivated and you haven’t committed to your PCOS journey then, your PCOS will get out of control at some point or another. You have to commit to yourself, start trusting yourself, and stop giving up on yourself (wise words of Shelby — check out her interview HERE if you haven’t already)
5. YOU DON’T HAVE THE SUPPORT TO STAY ON TRACK
My tribe keeps me grounded, supports me, shares their journey with me, and helps me stay on track. Without my tribe, I don’t think I could survive on this PCOS Journey. You tribe could be family members, friends, doctors, or random women you connect with online. If you don’t have support– you are making your journey harder than it has to be.
I read an article not too long ago that found that women prefer to use the internet for information on PCOS and getting support with their PCOS . That is one of the reasons I created this website and my Hello PCOS Cysters Facebook Group— so you don’t have to go through this journey alone.
You are apart of my tribe. Just by reading this, you help me stay on track and get through my journey. I hope that I help you in someway or another. Make sure you join the FB group in order to connect with more Cysters like you. We are all in this together and you don’t have to suffer alone. Remember, 1 in 10 women have PCOS… that means there are plenty of women out there that have been where you’ve been, understand your struggles, and can offer you support.