Who am I?

In my last post I told you a little about this site and my idea’s. But who am I?

My name is Shaina. I was born in Machias Maine (USA) but grew up in the Netherlands and am living in beautiful Amsterdam. Besides cooking and experimenting in the kitchen I love being outside. Strolling through the busy streets of Amsterdam, or going for longer walks in the woods and parks. I do yoga and am still working on my meditation skills. Besides yoga and walks I also really enjoy some good dead-lifting and squatting in the gym too!

About 2 years ago I decided to make a change in my life and turn everything around. I wanted to lose weight and be confident about my body, about me. It wasn’t going that well, I wasn’t losing weight at all and didn’t feel any better after trying different diets. Also I was going to the gym 4 to 5 times a week. I decided to get my blood tested and what came out? I was insuline resistent. The last 2 years I’ve been dealing with my insuline resistance with succes. I lost weight, felt so much better, healthier, alive.  Up till half a year ago, when things started turning around again..

A year after stopping with my birth control I still hadn’t had my period. For so long I was trying different methods of birth control and then I decided I didn’t want to load up my body on hormones anymore. After so long with no period I got my blood checked.  My insuline levels were high again, but now also they found out I had PCOS. Something totally new and very unexpected for me. At first I was angry, sad, disappointed. At my body, the universe. How can I have PCOS?

During these past years I’ve read lots and lots. About our hormones and especially how big of an influence food is to our whole health. After getting my inner strength back I decided to turn around my whole lifestyle, again, and just go for it. Cause that’s just what we gotta do right?

I know they’re so many woman out there who feel just like me. I really hope to inspire and support each other.

If you have any questions, or want to know more about me feel free always to message me.

Love,

Shaina

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