I gained 20 lbs on purpose. On the left was the beginning of my hormonal healing journey, trying to get my period back (2019). I tailored back my workouts, ate more and learned how to really practice self care daily. On the right, I have balance both physically and emotionally. Based on my recent blood work, all my hormones are normal! I get my period every 30 days with minimal PMS and now don't have to worry about my fertility. I want to start having kids in the next 5 years so this was a big win for me. Emotionally, the process was hard and still has its downs. I'm still learning to be comfortable in a bigger body with stretch marks, cellulite and clothes not fitting. Will I stay this size, probably not, but if I do, that's okay. I'm healthy, happy and moving forward in life not fearing my body or my mind but embracing them to their fullest extent. I found MY balance and peace.
I hope sharing my journey inspires you to either continue or start your own healing process and supports you along the way!