Danielle's Blog – Designer Fitness

{October 25, 2010}   Living with PCOS

When I first got the diagnosis I felt like there was no way out of my weight loss battle.  I was depressed for a number of weeks and was not making wise food choices.  Today I feel I have turned a new corner.  After learning last week that I could either get pregnant or try to lose the weight I took a very close look at myself and determined that while I can’t have both I still need to try.  This is not a licence to eat; in fact, all my knowledge about food and exercise will help me through this journey and it may even help others.  I am going to start working a little closer with some professionals and learn about their experience with PCOS.  I will post new information as I get it.  In the meantime this is an opportunity to get back on track and move forward – we only fail when we stop trying.


It really is amazing that I get to do what I love while helping people achieve the benefits of living a healthier, fitter life.  I wake up each morning blessed.  Over the last few weeks I have been feeling the pressure of finding appropriate space to keep everyone moving without having to raise rates.  That is one of my greatest challenges – it is frustrating that money is so important – I know we need it but at the same time seriously?  What makes a 800 square foot warehouse space worth $10 per foot?  Do you realize what I would have to charge for training?  Crazy!  So I have been getting creative and sometime in the next few weeks I will share some news.  In the meantime we will enjoy the locations we currently have and also appreciate all the things our body can do…including working with pumpkins – so fun at bootcamp last night!

You may have noticed that my blogging has been sporadic at best lately.  That is because I am experiencing another ‘growth opportunity’ and it has been hard for me to be vulnerable about it and put it out there.  Having said that one of the best ways for me to work through a challenge is to address it and write about it so here goes…  A few weeks ago while a visit to a fertility doctor I has diagnosed with Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS.  The news was both frustrating and rewarding; frustrating for obvious reasons and rewarding because it gave me a new clue to my struggle with weight loss.  It has taking me a while to research the implications of this challenge but also some hope.  After meeting with some good friends that are brilliant in their study of nutrition and drug therapy I see I have a few options and yet fear stops me from taking the next steps.  Today I made the first step  but setting up meet with my Dr. to talk about my treatment options.  I will post again soon about some other challenges that are helping me to grow in faith 🙂

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