To the Newly Diagnosed Woman…

It’s the first day of PCOS awareness month.

To kick that off, I’m sharing 5 things I wish someone had told me when I first discovered I had PCOS….

1. You are not alone! An estimated 1 in 10 American women have some form of PCOS. That’s a LOT of “popcorn ovaries.” There are some amazing blogs and social media communities filled with women just like you. 

2. You don’t owe anyone an explanation! Don’t live in fear that people are judging you by your size and questioning your dedication to a healthy lifestyle. YOU know how hard you work. YOU know what you eat. YOU know your body. Most people don’t pay enough attention to notice or care what you’re doing. If someone does? They’re probably not a positive influence in your life. 

3. You have a right to privacy. Don’t feel obligated to talk about your condition if you aren’t ready or comfortable. Obviously, you don’t want to be passive aggressive or manipulative, but if you don’t want to share the details of your illness with someone….DON’T. 

4. Remember, PCOS does not define you. You’re more than a diagnosis. Sure, I’m a woman with PCOS, but I’m also a blogger, a singer, a baker, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a complete goofball…You are so much more than a statistic or a number!

5. YOU CAN DO IT!

Stay Crunchy!

-m

Follow me on Instagram: @girlgonecrunchy

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