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Better Body. Better Mind. Better Life.

About 5 years ago, I started noticing a considerable amount of health issues. I had unexplainable pains, lethargy, depression, and a number of other things. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had surgery to remove the excess tissues. While some of my problems went away after that, others emerged. I became more and more interested in my health and wanting to find out what is best for me. In early 2012, I decided to go to the doctor my mother had been seeing for her cholesterol issues, and I found out that I have insulin resistance and am at higher risk for diabetes and heart disease. I met with the dietitian at the same clinic and he has been working with me to figure out the right path for me to take. While I have a wealth of knowledge, I have been struggling putting it into practice. The more I have been putting effort into taking care of my body, the better I feel about myself and the more my life has improved overall. My goals are to make these changes stick and to overcome one of the biggest obstacles I have ever faced!

Update: 1/14/2013

I have been a Fitocracy member since Fall of 2012, currently level 6, and I joined the Get Fit in the New Year...and For Life group. These are the goals I posted in the group:

My main goal is to get my insulin resistance and cholesterol levels under control. In addition, I want to build strength, look more toned, and feel better about myself.

Mini-goals:
1.) Eat 30g of carbs per meal and 15g of carbs per snack
2.) Eat 7g of protein per 15g of carbs, and get a minimum of 60g of protein/day
3.) Become a "weekday veg": Eat vegetarian 5 days a week, with the option to eat meat on the weekend.
4.) 
Do cardio 4x per week for at least 40 minutes
5.) Do resistance training at least 2x per week, 6-8 exercise for 2-3 sets of 12-15 repetitions.
6.) Run my first 5K on or before my 25th birthday (June 29, 2013)

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