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The "Why"

If you follow me on social media you know I post a lot about my journey toward a healthy lifestyle.  I've struggled for years with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and it's made weight loss very difficult.  The battle may be long but I am a warrior and I will fight it until I achieve my goal.

Over the last two years I've lost and gained the same 50 pounds twice.  It's frustrating to say the least.  To work so hard at exercise and to face the same hurdles over and over again can really break a person down.  I'm in the midst of losing that weight again, so far I'm down 30 pounds, and I've learned a few things this time around.

The most important lesson I want to share is this:  Find your Why.

It sounds simple, right?  Why do I want to lose weight?  I could list a number of reasons, but this time I realized I needed to establish my clear, unwavering purpose for becoming healthy.  I needed to be honest with myself.  It's easy to forget (and forget often) th…

Fit and Fabulous

I know...I've been MIA for awhile.  So sorry, folks.  My life has been insanely chaotic since before the New Year.

The first week of January was awful.  I was sick with a terrible cold/flu thing, on top of getting my usual migraine during "that time of the month" and it was brutal.  I was so exhausted and had the fever and chills that go along with the winter crud.  I was so bummed because I had set a goal to run every day and was taken out of the game for five days.

Once I was well enough I started running again.  January is so cold in Wisconsin so I didn't dare try to do this outside but I managed to run three days per week at the gym. Then at the beginning of February I was benched once again.  It turns out I had a kidney stone, 8 mm, and I needed to have an ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy to remove it.  I missed six days of work, and couldn't exercise for two weeks due to the stent that was placed to prevent blockage in the ureter..  I'm not even sure …