I think I left my muscles back a few years ago and I can't seem to find them. I used to be very active when I was younger, soccer, softball, dancing, acro. I did lots of things to stay active. Then in high school I joined theater arts and quit doing anything physical. I was always in shape and it didn't become a problem until I started Birth control.
I am one of those women who has awful awful cramps around the week of my period. I also have a history of ovarian cysts caused by my ovulation. Birth control prevents ovulation and therefore prevents the type of Cysts I develop. It also helps with my acne. Of course it also serves its intended purpose of preventing pregnancy...thank goodness.
However When I experimented with which type of BC would work best for me I began my journey by getting the Depo shot. for three months I was an emotional wreck. I gained 20 lbs in 3 months. Then I went off to college and switched to Yazmin (which I loved) I gained another 15 lbs. When I got married and ended up in the hospital with 3 cysts in 4 months my gynecologist and I decided it was time to try something else. When you are told you might loose an ovary at 20 you decide skipping a pill every now and then really does make it much less effective.
I switched to the Nuva Ring!!! It was finally a great fit! I love not having to remember a pill every day, I love that my periods are light and easy to deal with. I love that I can keep it in for three weeks and then take it out for a week and put a new one in.
I am still overweight. I had to have knee surgery last year because of some bone spurs, and a thick synovial lining. I have to lose the weight. I am about 25 lbs away from where I want to be. I started day one of jillian micheals 30 day shred and it kicked my Ass. I am not even joking, I felt like I was going to pass out 3 minutes in. I don't know how I am going to make it through 30 days of this. So here is to hoping that the next 30 days do not end in me collapsed in the hospital for whatever.