I really enjoy writing about my overall health journey whether that be fitness, diet, infertility struggles or living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I always struggle to figure out how to fit those type of posts into my regular upload schedule, however. I’m the type of person that thrives with schedules and organization so it was hard for me to just pick a random day to write about those topics. I’ve decided the second to last post of every month will focus on my health journey, physical and spiritual. I’ve wanted to include more of my religion in my blog but again, I haven’t been able to figure out a good way to fit that in so that will also be included in these posts. Of course, if you’re not interested in my religious/spiritual beliefs you can always just skip that. Today is going to be pretty brief since this is more of just an introduction but next month I’ll be talking in depth about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and how I manage it.
I haven’t worked out nowhere near as much as I should this month but I have included some new healthy lifestyle changes. I recently bought a book called Yoga and Fertility by Jill Mahrlig and Lynn Jensen. I have PCOs and I’m always looking for ways to improve my fertility and overall health. I have never tried yoga but this book really goes in depth about the benefits of yoga, how to perform each position and what yoga routine you should do for different times in your cycle. I have not started doing this daily but I plan to and will give an update on my thoughts at the end of next month.
I started drinking kefir daily this month. Kefir is a combination of bacteria and yeast fermentations. It has a tart and tangy flavor, and a consistency similar to a drinkable yogurt. Due to the fermentation process, kefir may taste slightly carbonated. Many of kefir’s health benefits are attributed to its probiotic content. Probiotics, or “good bacteria,” are living organisms that can help maintain regular bowel movements, treat certain digestive conditions, and support the immune system. I really enjoy drinking kefir but I also like yogurt. If you don’t like yogurt you will probably have a hard time drinking kefir.
I also started drinking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in a cup of warm water every evening. Apple Cider Vinegar has a ton of health benefits but I mainly drink it for its possible benefits for PCOs. Those benefits are improved hormone levels, regular periods and fewer ovarian cysts.
I am a Protestant Christian and have been my entire life. My beliefs are very important to me but sadly, like a lot of Christians, I don’t always make the time in my daily life to further my spiritual journey. This year I’m trying to change that and my husband and I have started reading a daily devotional together. We’re currently enjoying the Daily Truth 365 Day Devotional by John Hagee. The devotional on January 3rd really impacted me so I wanted to include it here. If you’re looking for a good daily devotional I recommend this one.
That’s everything for this month! I would love to have your feedback on what you would like to see included in these monthly posts. Thank you for reading and have a great day!