I went to the doctor yesterday and she suggested I increase my exercise to 90 minutes most days of the week and reduce my carbohydrate intake. Such conversations are tough for me to have.
“You’ve got the diet down, Nicole…but what about the exercise?” she asked.
“I workout 4-5 days a week, typically running or ice-hockey. High intensity for 45-60 minutes, on average.” I defended myself.
“That’s great,” she said, “…but you PCOS’ers need to do 50% more than an otherwise healthy woman to lose weight.”
I came home last night to find a half a dozen donuts on my kitchen counter and a husband sipping on a carb0licious IPA. It was after 6pm and the last thing I wanted to do was exercise, much less for NINETY minutes. I’ve taken the approach of focusing on the positive in most recent years. I eat well, exercise, and lead an overall healthy lifestyle. I pride myself in these things so it’s tough to hear a physician urge me to do more…that it’s just not enough.