It's time for a new journal. I'm coming up to my three year Primal anniversary and it has been an incredible adventure so far.
In June 2010 I had a newborn and I was around 168lbs. I'm in my mid-thirties, female and 5'3".
I had to do some rebuilding of my muscles, especially my core, after having my third child. I could barely do knee push-ups three years ago and through Simple Fit, Primal Fitness, CrossFit and Sprint 8 I can now do 2 pull-ups in a row and 20+ standard push ups! I've completed 3 5K mud runs and have my first 10k mud race this coming Sunday!
I went from a size 16 to a size 8.
I have been in a plateau for over a year which, I believe, is due to some needed healing. It all comes down to gut healing. I recently concluded treatment for H Pylori. My digestion is much, much better.
My health history looks like this:
Unknown gluten sensitivity-IBS-Endometriosis-PCOS-Infertility-Ectopic miscarriage-healthy baby-Hyperplasia-2 more healthy babies!
My current issues/conditions are:
Gut healing, extreme gluten sensitivity, high cortisol in the evenings, Endometriosis and PCOS.
I am on hormonal birth control pills to control my cycles-menstruating once every 3 months. This controls the pain from inflammation from the bleeding.
After the antibiotic treatment I am slowly building up my supplement use. So far I tolerate:
Jarrow's EPS probiotics
Glutamine, aloe and DGL powder
Lately my calories come in at 1600-1800 60% Fat, 25% Protein, 15% Carb
Not strict, but average
My goals:gut healing, stress reduction, fat loss, continued fitness
Thanks for reading. I do enjoy feedback.