Transformation of the day: Raven lost 61 pounds after giving birth to his son. PCOS, endometriosis and postpartum diastasis in the rectum could not prevent this RN and the future midwife from striving to be the best version of herself, physically and mentally. She worked with a health coach because she wanted to make sure that her transformation trip didn't affect her milk supply. Look at his story.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
My motivation has always been my son. The first time I lost weight, it was because I believed that the healing of PCOS was because I wanted to conceive. This time, it happened because I want to be my best version of myself, physically and mentally, while I am a mother.
Every time I want to give up, I think about how far I have come. I can not give up. Giving up means returning to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and painful cycles. I know what joy is now, and I can't lose that.
How did you change your eating habits?
I changed my eating habits from a vegan style high in carbohydrates to eating high in protein, moderate carbohydrates and healthy fats! In fact, I had to start eating more to lose weight, haha! All my nutritional training came from my health coach, Christina from Journey 2 Motherhood Fitness. I started my trip (the second time) as a postpartum mother and during breastfeeding, so I wanted to be sure that what I did did not affect my milk supply at all.
What was your exercise routine?
I currently train 4-5 times a week. I do cardio, strength and I have a yoga day to regroup. Because I am a full-time SAHM without membership in a gym, all my workouts are done at HOME! When it was hotter, I went out and did cardio pushing the stroller around my complex, up and down the hills. I even took my weights and weights outside and let my son run through the grass while doing a virtual workout. Now that it is colder and it rains more, I exercise inside with my child running in the background or tied in my baby carrier. # By any means necessary
What was your initial weight? what is your current weight?
The day I delivered my son, I weighed 260 pounds and currently weigh 199 pounds.
How tall are you?
I have 5 & # 39; 4 ″.
When did you start your trip?
I started in July 2019.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned?
The most important lesson I have learned so far is that "I am magical and I can do anything that I also propose!" Me, a woman diagnosed with PCOS, endometriosis and diastasis of the rectum (postpartum). I have been able to lose and maintain this weight loss without pills, without shakes and without wraps: just hard work and determination.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Think you're worth it and go for it! “Sister, you are VALUABLE and deserve to feel your best. It's not about the number on the scale, but about how you feel. You deserve to wake up feeling INCREDIBLE with you! I am supporting you.
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