Connect the Dots Ginger | Becky Allen

Friday, January 10, 2020

Oral Health For Improved Overall Heath

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This past year I've been working hard on my overall health. It wasn't until August after realizing my hormones were out of balance and doing hours of research that I decided to take a more proactive move to stabilizing my gut heath. Yes, the gut. When your gut is out of balance, it can mess with your hormone health, digestive health and even moods. It all starts with what we put in our bodies but also, the whole process starts in our mouth. Not only from what we put in it for fuel for our bodies but also keeping it nice and clean! Oral Health!

Having good oral health allows your gut to have the healthier bacteria in it. Now, I know we all know to brush our teeth twice a day, but, let's talk about the kind of brushes to use. Our family switched to the electric toothbrushes after multiple cavities were infecting my kids teeth because they just weren't brushing their teeth well enough. And honestly the fighting and screaming from us having to do it for them, was enough. So I'm always on the lookout for the best of the best products out there.

That's why I was so excited to be sent the Caripro Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush by Smile Brilliant! It came with its charger and 2 super soft brush heads in the box, the brush also has a built in tongue cleaner on the back of the brush head! Guys, this brush has 5 separate settings on it with varying speeds and ability from Clean, White, Massage, Gum Care, and Sensitivity. Plus it's smart with a 2 minute total run that pulses every 30 seconds to remind you to switch to a different quadrant of the mouth to brush.
The first thing I noticed using the brush was the pitch difference. I'm a musician and I can hear the difference in the pitches which relates to frequency. I compared it to my current brush and it's a 2nd and 4th higher in pitch (depending on setting) meaning it is brushing at a faster frequency, so it's moving at a faster speed than my current electric brush.


I also love the different settings options. You can truly customize your brushing to your needs! My favorite settings were sensitive and white. I had a gum graft a few years ago on my lower front teeth and I'm still super scared that I'm going to mess my gums up again because I do not want to go through that surgery again, so I've been using the sensitivity setting at least 1 time a day. I've also noticed that my teeth looked like they were brighter and freshly polished by the dentist after every use. And I'm right at that 6 month check up point with my dentist, so having that super clean look was so nice!

So if you are ready to get an electric ultrasonic toothbrush, I highly recommend the Caripro Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush by Smily Brilliant! Want 20% off your new brush? Use code: connectthedotsginger20 at checkout! And be sure to enter using the next link for a chance to win a GIVEAWAY: https://www.smilebrilliant.com/gb/connectthedotsginger

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Friday, January 3, 2020

All About Beachbody's 6 Weeks Of The Work AND 4 Weeks Of The Prep

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AHEM, do I have your attention now??? HEY! Down here! Keep reading! I know the picture is amazing but you are here to learn about the program. Read this then scroll back to the top and check out the picture again!


Now this program is my jam! Hard hitting, heavy lifting intense workouts. That is what is being delivered in our new program with brand new Super Trainer Amoila Cesar! Amoila is a NASM and NCCPT certified personal trainer with clients ranging from pro athletes to celebrities to regular, everyday people. He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in psychology from the University of Central Florida. This is his first collaboration with Beachbody. He was handpicked to create 6 Weeks of THE WORK because of his intense training regimens, the results he’s achieved with his clients, and his motivating, tough-love workout style

What is 6 Weeks of The Work? 
6 Weeks of THE WORK is cutting-edge functional training designed to help you build real-world strength that translates beyond the gym.

In six weeks, you won’t just be leaner, but you’ll also be stronger, more agile and mobile, and see improvements in your performance in everyday life—all while strengthening your mental game.

--> 6 Weeks of THE WORK is an advanced program designed by a trainer whose job is to make sure his professional athletes and celebrity clients are in peak physical condition.

There are 36 workouts packed with challenging compound lifts, agility drills, cardio exercises, and mobility moves—all designed to help you get in incredible shape in record time. It’s going to be one of the toughest programs you’ll ever take on. And Amoila is keeping it real for ya but having 2 different versions of the program. The original EXPLICIT language version and a clean version with the swearing cut out.

Also in the program materials, you'll find the nutrition guide and also how to incorporate this program with our 2 nutrition programs available as an upgrade option.


Want to try a sample of the 6 Weeks of The Work program? CLICK HERE TO TRY THE SAMPLE WORKOUT FOR 6 WEEKS OF THE WORK

But to do 6 weeks  of the work you gotta pass the Fit Test first to make sure you’re up for the challenge. But, it’ll all be worth it, because in six weeks you’ll see results you never thought possible.

If you're not ready for 6 weeks of the Work, Amoila also created a 4 Weeks Of The Prep to get you ready, physically, for 6 weeks of the work.


It's a toned down version of 6 weeks of the prep. You do have to repeat workouts tho because there are only 11. But that's okay it's only for 4 weeks!


Want to try the sample 4 Weeks Of The Prep workout program? CLICK HERE TO TRY THE SAMPLE WORKOUT! 

4 WEEKS OF THE PREP IS INCLUDED IN YOUR EARLY ACCESS PURCHASE OF 6 WEEKS OF THE PREP! IF YOU'RE READY TO COMMIT TO EITHER OF THESE PROGRAMS CLICK HERE TO GET HOOKED UP WITH MY FAVORITE BUNDLE! 

IF THIS WORKOUT ISN'T YOUR JAM CHECK OUT OUR OTHER NEW PROGRAM BARRE BLEND! Beachbody's first barre workout program! 

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

All About Beachbody's NEW Barre Blend Program

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I am so excited to share about our soon newest program. And to be completely honest, I really wasn't all that excited about it when it was announced last summer. I've done a barre class and it was good, but it wasn't my kind of workout. I like the heavy hitting intense workouts. And guys, I've done a couple of workouts now and my mind has changed. Is it a heavy hitting workout? No but honestly it is just as intense. A different kind of intense. My arms, legs and booty were on fire from the beginning of the workout until the very end. And the energy that that trainer, Elise, gives is HIGH and infectious. And I actually want to be more graceful. Cause I'm not but she says be graceful and dang it I was trying! 


People have been asking Beachbody for a Barre workout for a long time. They have delivered and this program is going to be life changing for many people!
Barre workouts are one of the hottest fitness trends and have been for years. There's lifers that praise the way the programs sculpt and tone with low impact while improving flexibility and posture. So, available January 3rd Beachbody's first Barre workout will be available as Early VIP Access only and will be released across the online fitness library June 1.

What is Barre Blend? 

  • Low impact, high intensity, high energy workout from our very own barre expert and professional dancer, 3 week Yoga Retreat co-creator Elise Joan.
  • Dance inspired moves that are fun and challenging. (no dance experience required!)
  • Fusion program incorporating, ballet barre, pilates and cardio interval training
  • 30-40 minute workouts 5 days a week for 60 days

Wanna try the sample workout? CLICK HERE TO TRY THE SAMPLE WORKOUT!

Interested in getting early access NOW? CLICK THIS LINK RIGHT NOW And get immediate access to the complete program and workouts, including meal plans and daily affirmation cards to be sent to you in the mail plus a full year access to our online fitness library, plus my favorite pre and post workout drinks. You're going to need them. Get energy to get started and then the post workout drink to keep you from getting too sore so you can push play the next day!

Want more info or want to be notified when it's released in the main library? email me or message me!

Need something a little more hard hitting, heavy lifting and intense? Check out our new 6 Weeks of the work with included 4 weeks of the Prep program by or newest super trainer Amoila Cesar!

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Lack of Consistency or Progress? What Makes You Stop Your Weight Loss Journey?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FIT FAMILY! Can you believe it is already 2020??? So weird yet so exciting at all the possibilities ahead of us in the new year and decade. Also I'm kind of wondering of flapper dresses will make a comeback!? I kind of dig that idea! 

Let's do a little review of my 2019. I've suffered from my depression coming back. Irregular periods which led me to get checked out with my OB and after blood work, it was confirmed that my hormones have decided to quit on me, so I started hormone therapy for my peri menopause status (at just shy of 38 years old, so sad.) We are working on not only turning my hormones back on but also regulating them. Plus I started taking supplements to help with my adrenals from suspicions that they are not where they should be from my cortisol levels. But...

Hi, I'm Becky the CONSISTENCY QUEEN! I started 2019 at the exact same weight that I ended 2019. Yet, I've been exercising 5x a week on average for the entire year. I've made progress, I've lost some inches, lost some body fat, gained muscle (boy did I gain muscle) I've toned up parts of my body, my clothing fit better, I have more energy, I'm eating completely different than I was even just a couple years ago. I feel pretty good. But...I didn't get the progress I had hoped I would have at this point. 
So let me ask you, with all the negative stuff stacked against you would would you continue to be consistent or do you throw in the towel? To be honest, years ago I would have worked hard for a few weeks, and if I didn't see that scale go down, I would have downed a pint or 2 of Ben and Jerry's and said "I knew it wasn't going to work," or "who cares." When I really had hoped and believed that it would work for me. That this was going to be the time that it actually worked. 

But...guys, for this year it didn't work. I didn't lose weight. But...I had so many positives. STOP LETTING THE LACK OF SOMETHING derail you. HONESTLY isn't it better to have a consistent healthy habit and over time for the progress to come later. See below. This is my change from 2 years and 3 months compared to today. That's progress. Over 2 years! And I didn't gain weight this year, so that's a win. So...in the end. It doesn't freaking matter if your progress is slow. It doesn't matter if it takes you 5 years to lose 20 pounds but "it took Felicia 2 months". BYE FELICIA! Your progress is only dictated by the effort you put into what you do and your consistency. Don't stop your consistency because the scale isn't doing what you want it to. Keep on the consistent behaviors because those will help you in the long run health wise. And isn't that what you want? A healthier life? 

To help you feel better when there is no progress, track your Non Scale Victories. #NSV

Just a few Non scale victories are: clothing feeling looser, you have more energy, your skin looks better, you decided to not to eat the extra large cupcake in the window, you can climb the stairs without feeling winded, you can get up or down to the ground easier, you ran your first 5k, you ran your first 1/2 marathon, you made it through a move in your workout without stopping (oh girl, I celebrated big time when I was able to do the full minute of burpees in 21 Day Fix Cardio, when I could barely do 1 when I started. THAT'S A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!) You made it through an entire workout without stopping or pausing, you did your first pushup on your toes, you did 5 pushups on your toes. You did 20. These are all NSV's and hundreds more! Celebrate these. Give yourself $1 each time you notice a new NSV and girl, you will have extra $$ in no time. 

Let this be the year that you create the healthy consistent habit of daily exercise and eating better. Even if the scale doesn't move. Stay consistent. Let this be the year that you change your life and your daily habits. Progress will come. That's where I come in. 

💥 Maybe you're looking to save $$ on a gym membership? Or would you rather just start working out at home? Maybe you need to change up your workout routine at the gym? I got you. I can get you hooked up with the same online fitness library I use that you can use from anywhere on your phone (using the web or our app), laptop, smart tv, even on Roku, or Amazon Fire. Get unlimited access to 1000+ workouts plus my favorite cooking show with all the comfort foods health-ified. 

💥 Maybe you need to stop dieting and start living and eating all the foods. I got you here too! We have 2 nutrition programs that don't require counting calories, points, cutting food groups or skipping any meals. If anything you will be eating more food than you have before, but it's the foods your body needs to feel and function better. View the 2B Mindset Program here. View the Ultimate Portion Fix Program here.

💥 Maybe you just need support to motivate you and keep you accountable on your journey! I HAVE YOU HERE TOO GIRL! When you get our online fitness library membership, or the nutrition programs, or just the daily superfood filled shake, you get access to my EXCLUSIVE Virtual Gym and me as your 1:1 coach when you need it. We have daily accountability polls, a tracker app group, motivation, challenges, live meal planning calls, community support with the other ladies, and you always get the 411 first with me from new products released. 

Create a consistent habit and progress will come. I promise you! And stopping is a guaranteed one way ticket that you will never make progress. It's a "would you rather..." kind of situation. So would you rather be consistent or make progress if you had to choose? Drop a comment below or send me an email and we can discuss! 

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Level Up Your Health In 2020 | Exclusive Accountability Group Access

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It's go time ladies! The new year is HERE! It's time to level up! This is my motto for 2020, Level Up My Health. Because my health is already pretty freaking amazing. I can do 20 pushups on my toes, with a moderate range of motion, I can do hard workouts using medium/light weights. I am consistent AF with daily exercise and my nutrition is much improved compared to 5 years ago. But...there's room to move to the next level. There's room for more progress. There's room to LVEL UP! 

So...if you are serious with your goals and are ready to work hard for them, we need to do this together. I'm looking for women who are driven, passionate, go getters and have big dreams and goals. If this sounds like you then you need to be in my exclusive 2020 virtual gym community and fit family. 

What you get: (purchase necessary and can not be already working with another Team Beachbody Coach. Only available in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Soon to be available in France)
  • Access to over 1000 workouts and my favorite healthy cooking show with no monthly fees starting at $39/every 3 months --you get 2 weeks FREE before your card is even charged! (6 month and 12 month options available too)
  • Upgrade to include my favorite workout supplements to give you the energy to get started and to help reduce soreness
  • Upgrade to include my favorite daily superfood filled shake that's more than a protein shake! Read more HERE
  • Upgrade to include either of our 2 complete nutrition programs to learn how to eat the right foods, in the right amounts without counting calories, without cutting out food groups, without starving and without skipping any meals. 
  • Me as your coach, mentor and friend to hook you up with the more tools for success included in my group.
  • Access to my exclusive group on Facebook (and tracker app) with daily accountability and tracking and community support

READY TO GET INSTANT ACCESS RIGHT NOW? CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP WITH ME AS YOUR COACH

WAIT!!! We have bundle kits to help you save even more money if you want to do any of the upgrades!--Just send me a message or email and let's find the perfect option to help you get started right, Or GO ALL IN with my favorite FITNESS BUNDLE KIT that includes it the Online Fitness Library, pre and post workout supplements and the daily superfood filled shake!  

Or GO ALL IN with my favorite NUTRITION BUNDLE KIT that includes access to the Online Fitness Library and the daily superfood shake.


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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

How To Get Out Of The End Of The Year Workout Funk

"I'm so busy with getting everything ready for the holidays". "It would just be easier to wait until January 1". "I don't have time." "I just don't feel like it." These are some of the many things running through my head right now when It's time for me to workout. YES ME! The fitness motivator and personal trainer. Even I have moments in my life where I don't want to workout. But...I don't let these reason/excuses, while valid, stop me. I do my workout any ways. Actually, I force myself to do it because it needs to be done and when it's done, it's done!

This time of year is HARD. No only are we dealing with shorter days, the winter blues, and the stress of the holiday season, it's so easy to just take a rest until the new year when you know you are going to be super excited to start anyways because "lose weight" is probably a goal for the new year.

Girl, get up off of that funk and follow these easy steps to get up and get your workout done, no matter what!



1) MAKE A PLAN-
Sunday night pre-schedule in your workout time and actual workouts you are going to do for the entire week. Put it in your calendar, set an alarm.

2) PREP AHEAD-
Pick out and set out your workout clothes the night before (or even the week before) Sounds silly but since you probably won't wear the same thing every day you can make a pile in your closet or room, with your workout outfits for the day. Just like with packing you have something ready to grab easily.

3) CREATE A PRE WORKOUT ROUTINE-
I drink a pre workout drink to get my mind and body in the mood to workout. It gives me the energy needed to get started. Then I give myself a 15 minute power moment for the drink to kick in so I start strong from the first minute of my workout. I do the dishes, laundry, clean a bathroom, something that I'm going to have to do anyways later but I set an alarm and give myself 15 min to do it. Then it's go time!

4) JUST DO IT-
STICK WITH YOUR PLAN AND JUST DO IT. I know, easier said than done but really, all you gotta do is get dressed, and do it. This is a big reason why I workout at home all I have to do is just flip on the TV, get in my online fitness app, and get my workout done. And if these don't help, girl, get yourself in a community to help lift you up and inspire you to get MOVING!

Remember you made the commitment to change you life with health and fitness. Think back to how you used to feel and how you felt when you decided this time was going to be the time that you reached your goal because it can still happen. It's not too late. You just have to do it. Before you know it, all these steps become a habit, your daily discipline, and your "funk" days will be few and far between. They will still happen, but that's what the discipline part is. You'll do the workout anyways because it's just part of your day.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

3 Tips To Staying On Track With Your Health And Fitness Goals Over The Holidays

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It's December and the last month of the decade! I'm sure you want to end this decade with a bang so I'm going to share my top 3 tips to stay committed and rock the end of the year!

1) PICK A PROGRAM (or 2 depending on how long the program is)AND STICK WITH IT FOR THE WHOLE MONTH! Commit to follow the calendar no matter what. Take rest days when it says. Do the workouts in order. Don't skip or jump around. Do the program as is. Even if it's longer than 30 days. Just start today and stick with it! If it's a program that ends before the end of the month like 21 Day Fix does, plan to start another program or do round 2 of the program! JUST STICK WITH THE PROGRAM!

2) MEAL PLAN WEEKLY! This is vital to help you stay on track with your nutrition and your budget. Our household has been able to save at least $50 a month since August by meal planning and sticking with that plan! My community has been meal planning on Thursdays for the following week so that we a plan, time to go to the store over the weekend and are ready to go by Monday!

3) GET SUPPORT! Be an active part of a support community! Having Support is KEY to success. Because you have people to lean on, people to help motivate you, people to cheer you on, and people to learn from. That's why I created my virtual gym! It was something I needed to stay motivated and committed. And I use it DAILY!  It's a private group for those who are ready to truly commit to their journey using our online streaming platform with access to over 1,000 workouts ready for you to crush! Ready to join us?  YOU CAN GET STARTED HERE with your YEAR MEMBERSHIP with unlimited streaming access and get my favorite pre workout drink and post workout recovery drink 50% off!  Oh and the lemon flavor for the pre workout and chocolate plant based is my favorite flavors! Start with those!


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Friday, November 8, 2019

3 Tips To Up Level Your Nutrition | Better Nutrition For Your Family, Reduce Processed Food and Save Money

It's no secret that I struggle with nutrition. Like many, many others out there, I honestly want to be able to lose weight and eat my cake...but it's not working that way for me! And if you are reading this, it might not be for you either.

Nutrition is HARD! Because there are so many amazing food creations out there but let's face it, the biggest and hardest thing is avoiding processed foods, sugars and candy. We buy boxed cereal because it's easy and no one wants to have the fighting start with their kids before 8am. Using a box mac n cheese, or fast food or a pre made meal is easier on those nights that we get home late, have a rough day with the kids, or just don't feel like cooking. The obesity rate is still on the rise across America.

In the last 2 months our family has significantly cut out processed foods in our diet and the benefits, we have more homemade meals, we have actually saved more money/spent less at the store. And we are seeing the impact processed foods and sugars have on our kids. Let me tell you,  my kids were completely different kids following Halloween (more like little devils!) then they were over the entire month of October when they were eating less sugars and processed foods.

My oldest has struggled for years with his focus. But since we started cleaning up what we have been eating, he has been able to focus more at school and is thriving in his class. Collin, well he's 5 and just has a ton of energy, but he got so sick following Halloween he was out of school an extra 2 days as his body was detoxing from the sugar overload. GET THIS BOOK to learn more about the effects of nutrition and childhood behaviors and health.


More people than ever are counting points, doing keto, cutting fat/eating a reduced fat diet, calorie depletion and are drinking more green smoothies. But...the obesity rate is still rising. The key thing more people need to do is just STOP buying the processed foods and making more homemade foods.

3 TIPS TO UP LEVEL YOUR NUTRITION: 

MEAL PLAN AHEAD OF TIME- In my exclusive group we have been meal planning by THURSDAY for the next week so that we have a plan in place, and a few days time to go to the store and make sure we have everything we need to start the week strong.



UTILIZE LEFTOVERS- A big thing that's made a huge change is that we always plan to have leftovers for at least 1 dinner after. So in my meal planning I plan to make 3 dinners a week, with enough to eat leftovers for 1 day. So on Monday I cook homemade Taco Soup, Tuesday we have leftover Taco soup. See below. Red days are the days I'm cooking. Grey are the days I use leftovers. Also, if we have more than 2 nights of dinner for our family, then we will use extra leftovers as our lunch too. Soups are great for that. But yes, it is a lot of the same foods. But my life is way easier!


STICK TO THE PLAN NO MATTER WHAT! There are going to be days where you aren't going to want to cook. But do it anyways. Think of your budget. Think of your goals. Create discipline. Also become a food snob. Don't settle for the drive thru. If you do "have" eat out, or especially on a date night, choose restaurants with high end ingredients. (local sourced, organic, minimal processing, and always order the side salad or veggies). Yes it will cost more, therefore it is way more cost effective to eat at home.

If you follow these consistently you will see differences in your progress, family health and even budget!

Ready to take it to the next level, EDUCATE yourself. The same program I'm following teaches these principals and more including kids nutrition! ENROLL HERE to get lifetime access and try your first month of my favorite daily superfood shake 70% off! Whey Chocolate is my fave!

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

PCOS and Hormone Imbalance Post Babies | Kick PCOS In The Face!


You guys, I'm struggling. I've been struggling for months. I'm exercising 5-6 days a week. I'm eating the best I have ever eaten in my life and I haven't lost a single pound in a year. I finally said, enough is enough. I went to my doctor and asked that I have blood tests done to confirm my suspicions that my PCOS was back. Let me tell you, there is not a ton of info about PCOS after babes. Because it directly affects having babies, but what about when you are done having babies. PCOS DOES NOT MAGICALLY GO AWAY! It's still there.

I had a feeling that the #1 thing my doc was going to recommend to me was to go on the pill to help my symptoms, but again, I'm not having anymore babies, and I don't want to be on a medication that's intended for one thing but for another reason. It didn't sit right and I honestly think the pill is what messed my hormones up worse in the first place...And I was right. My doc, bless him and just trying to help me but, the first thing he offered to help with symptoms was...THE PILL! After doing research I was right. I've been listening to Podcasts --- like the Model Health Show- (and he has a NEW BOOK coming out next April!!!! , and found this amazing book Beyond The Pill by Dr. Jolene Brighten to help me along the way.


PRE-ORDER THIS!





What I’m currently listening to and let’s be real, to get books in I listen to them through the day so this is from my audible! #momlife and work life doesn’t let me sit down and curl up with a book these days! Back to the post- I First heard @drjolenebrighten on the @shawnmodel Model Health Show, episode 338, talking about hormonal Birth Control and how to go beyond it. I knew my doc was going to recommend the pill when I went and talked to him about what I suspected was my hormone issues and PCOS flaring up but I don’t want to be on the pill. And I was right. It was the first thing he said, “we could put you on the pill to regulate your cycle and it helps with hormones...” Guys...I’m NOT getting pregnant anytime soon since the husband got that taken care of and honestly It’s the very last option on the table at this point because I want to try to fix or at least learn how to balance my hormones Naturally. After listening to the show and now listening to this book I’m even more resolves to listen to my gut and try to help myself naturally. Because my problem is more than just irregular periods. It’s straight up miscommunication of hormones and a lack of them even working in my body and that is a serious thing. So...now I have more knowledge to take with me when taking the endo my ob is referring me to. Educate yourself. Do your research. Know all the facts because I didn’t. Now I’m learning and will continue to learn what I can do to help my body starting with my gut! Check out this book your guys if you struggle like I do! Get answers and #beyourownhealthadvocate #nextstep #myhealth #womansintuition #personaldevelopment #knowledge #educateyourself #actionispower
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There is so much information out there. And I'm not saying go to Google to diagnose yourself but educate yourself on signs, symptoms, and how you can help your body and how to talk to your doctor to help yourself the best. Remember the docs, want to help you and sometimes it's through the fastest and easiest way. It's okay to go the hard way.

Know that you are you own health advocate. You get to call the shots on what tests are done and what medication you go on. Before you go on any medication, LEARN ABOUT IT. Ask the hard questions. The pill, would be like a bandaid. It wouldn't help to fix or regulate my hormones. It would turn them off completely. And that's not what I want. I want to live my healthiest life and optimal health. And the pill, was truly my last resort.

After getting my results back and learning that my hormones were way worse than we thought, I'm peri menopausal because my hormones were in the TANK. And my thyroid came back as "abnormal" so I'm being referred to a specialist to get it checked out further.

In the meantime, I'm working hard to heal my body, by cutting out the processed foods, eating a ton of veggies to help "detox" and heal my gut and I'll also be placed on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (which is a man made hormone similar to the one the body naturally produces) to help assist my hormones during this transition.

I'll be chronicling my journey along this because there isn't much info about how to deal with pcos after having babies. So be sure to bookmark connectthedotsginger.com and check back for updates!

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