I was searching though my pictures for a Transformational Thursday post on Facebook and I’ve posted these pics before BUT I just wanted to share them again!
There are just 8 WEEKS in between these two photos!
8 weeks is just 2 short months.
2 months from today is June 4th.
☀️ OFFICIALLY SUMMER! ☀️
💁🏼♀️ So what made the difference between these two pictures?
• It wasn’t my DIET or NUTRITION.
• It wasn’t WORKING OUT more or less.
I know as a health coach you would expect me to say I just ate better and worked out & boom the weight fell off!
BUT there was actually an underlying health issue (well several in fact) that I had been unknowingly battling for years.
We took our chances due to some of my symptoms, and had an exploratory laparoscopic surgery just a few days after that first picture was taken.
The doctor was able to officially diagnose & remove a condition/disease called ENDOMETRIOSIS.
1 out of 10 women have this condition and it often takes YEARS to get a proper diagnosis- if it’s ever diagnosed at all.
It also has a high percentage of reoccurring.
After the removal of the Endometriosis something crazy happened
My HORMONES were finally balanced,
The PUFFINESS went away,
The EXTRA WEIGHT went away,
The PURE EXHAUSTION went away,
The BLOATING went away,
I mean look at the difference in my stomach!
I was also diagnosed with Celiac Disease,
Interstitial Cystitis, which is a super painful bladder condition,
AND a bacterial infection in my uterus,
ALL at the same time.
🤦🏼♀️NO WONDER I was in so much pain!!
We cut out gluten & soy, I got instill treatments for my bladder (which has to be repeated several times a year) and in a few weeks time the horrible stomach cramps that would leave me double over in pain stopped.
🤷🏼♀️ WHATS MY POINT?
Sometimes, No matter how hard you work out or how perfect your diet is –
There may be something going on in your body that you don’t even know about
OR something that you have zero control over until you get a proper diagnosis!
👉🏼YOU KNOW YOUR BODY BEST.
If you feel like something is off or just isn’t feeling right.
You NEED to be your own advocate and fight.
It took me YEARS to get someone to take me seriously & get the proper diagnosis!
💁🏼♀️Do you have or have you had any medical conditons that have made it hard for you to get to where you want to be?
How have you been able to recognize them and overcome them?