I've Finally Had Enough

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I’ve finally had enough.

I’ve had enough of the early morning ultrasounds, the blood draws, the injections, the medications, the stress, and the rollercoaster that is infertility treatment.

I just can’t do it anymore.

I’ve tried to adjust my nutrition and follow workout plans on my own, but nothing helped. In fact, my symptoms started getting worse. Not ideal. I enlisted the help of alternative health professionals who provided me support and guidance, but I just felt like I wasn’t doing enough.

So, last week at the recommendation of my friend who is a Registered Dietician (RD) Emily Field, I signed up for a consult with an RD who specializes in women’s hormones and is familiar with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

The consult went great and my husband and I quickly decided to pursue testing and 3 months of one-on-one coaching & support with Kaely McDevitt.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous.

I know there will be a lot of challenges. My goal is to balance my hormones naturally and regulate my cycles so that I can eventually get pregnant. It’s going to take a lot of time and consistency. Miracles don’t happen overnight.

Two years ago I would’ve done anything to get pregnant, but now my focus has changed. I don’t want to force a pregnancy. Instead, I want to get to the root of the issue and tackle it head-on.

I’m taking you with me.

On this blog I’m going to share the entire journey with you. I’ll be receiving my test kits this week and will have a call with Kaely every other week for the duration of our time together.

I’ve started mentally preparing for this journey by spending the first few minutes of my day journaling before I begin any of my work for the day. I don’t have a goal or a purpose when I write, I just let things free-flow and write whatever I feel like (PS, I’m obsessed with my new journal and you can find it at Target here). I also completed my mindset journal and came up with my mantra for the program: I have the power to change my body by what I eat and do.

Short, sweet and to the point.

I’ve also decided to stop coaching the FASTer Way to Fat Loss six-week program. I have two more weeks with my current set of clients and then I’m going to take a break to focus on myself. I know that this decision is very important to reducing my stress load and I’m looking forward to having the extra time.

Here I am. Not giving up. Galloping on.

XOXO,

Chelsea