HOW THE SPARKLE PROGRAM RESTORED HOPE & HEALING FOR TRACY
Learn how Tracy went from self-sacrifice, perfectionistic thinking, and procrastination to putting herself first and focusing on small healing steps by committing to Sparkle, our live 14-day PCOS detox program.
“Sparkle is about what works for you & your body. Amy teaches us that it’s ok to fall down and pick yourself up again, not be perfect; it’s progress, not perfection. Getting out of that old mindset has been the biggest benefit for me”.
Like so many women with PCOS, Tracy received her diagnosis 23 years ago when she was having trouble getting pregnant. Back then, there was not much information available on PCOS, so she listened to her doctor and tried all the traditional methods – with no success.
All her friends were starting families, and she was frustrated with herself for what she perceived as her failure. This also caused conflict in her marriage.
With all this anxiety, she continued to gain weight and experience unwanted hair growth. She found an endocrinologist who put her on Metformin which only added unwanted side effects to the mix, leaving her feeling even more defeated.
After many years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, they decided to explore foster to adopt in their state.
She remembers the day the agency called, announcing that they found a 9-month-old boy in need of his forever home. “I was so excited. I imagine that’s what it feels like to discover you are pregnant”. Her son is now seven and is the joy of her life.
After becoming a mom, however, she still struggled with her PCOS symptoms, making little progress.
She discovered PCOS Diva through a friend but still wasn’t ready to make the changes.
“You have to be ready to embrace the changes. It’s a lot of letting go of old beliefs about health and surrendering to a new process. I wasn’t in that headspace yet”.
THEN TWO YEARS AGO, SHE DISCOVERED THE SPARKLE PROGRAM
When she first saw the Sparkle announcement, something in her shifted. She was ready to give up the lattes and morning bagels and use that money for the Sparkle program. She sat her husband down and told him it was time to invest in her health. He could hear that she meant business and agreed to support her with whatever she needed.
And with the Covid shutdown, she had no excuses anymore.
“I was one for excuses. I just don’t have time to work out; I work 40+ hours a week, then I’ve got my child to care for when I get home – all these excuses. But with the shutdown, I didn’t have those excuses anymore”.
SHE TOOK THE LEAP
“It was my turn for self-care. I made it a whole two weeks about me. We went on walks every day. I did yoga with my son. I responded to stress with more ease. I had healthy food delivered, and meal prepped. The elimination diet showed me which foods were causing problems, and I took those out. I lost some weight too”.
SPARKLE HELPED ME LOSE WEIGHT, BUT SO MUCH MORE
“I was able to make a lot of connections to the why of things. Most of the poor choices I was making were related to stress and not confronting the reasons why. Why am I feeling stressed? Why am I so hard on myself? I was standing in the way of my best self”.
ADDED BENEFIT: Tracy’s son was along for the ride. She introduced him to whole foods, and he now enjoys smoothies and gluten-free pancakes. What an incredible blessing to share the gift of healthy eating with the next generation!
SPARKLE WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING FOR TRACY
In fact, she is all signed up for another Sparkle starting on October 8 and can’t wait to cleanse her mind, body, and spirit again.
“The Sparkle Program was exactly what I needed to put all the puzzle pieces into place. I was able to make the mind and body connection that is fueling my journey to a happy Diva Lifestyle”.