I wanted to share my story with you and what brought me to found S'moo and our very first product, Ovary Good. From the time I was 14, I've been a fitness and nutrition fanatic.
It's not every day that a 14 year old becomes obsessed with living a healthy lifestyle... but I was left with no choice... seriously.
At 14, I was diagnosed with PCOS... I remember the day so vividly as I walked into the doctors with 50 extra pounds on my body. I remember the feeling of shame as I stepped on the scale as a 170 pound, 5'4 14 year old and not knowing how I had gotten here.
Through herbs, my menstrual periods were quickly regulated. So my only other focus was going to the gym, and managing my calories accordingly. From that point, I was obsessed... with food, and calorie counting. I'd spend every night on the treadmill for 2 hours, and every moment away counting calories or waiting until my next meal. It wasn't healthy. Nor did I feel healthy.
What I didn't realize at the time is that PCOS wasn't just weight gain, and menstrual periods... it impacts so much more than that. For the next 4 years, I tried to manage my PCOS symptoms by trying any solution in the book. I tried any supplement I could get my hands on, every diet that I could follow and every workout regimen out there but I still:
• Had trouble losing weight
• Hormonal/ Cystic acne
• Anxiety and Mood Swings
• Lack of Energy
• Abnormal Hair Growth
• Mild Depression
• Mental Fuzziness
My secret sauce didn’t just allow me to function normally every day but it also gave me the energy and confidence I needed to pursue my fitness journey. So much that I took on the challenge of weight lifting and which lead me to become internationally ranked elite in powerlifting! What was only merely a dream as I sat through my many tribulations in the past years, had been made possible from such a small change in my lifestyle.
I can't wait for you to try what I created for you and look forward to hearing your stories on social! #SmooCysters