Yep, its been almost 650 days since my last period. Crazy right?! Well, not really after all the damage I did to my body. BUT I’ve been doing everything “right” the last 180 days. There has been times I’ve wanted to say f*** it… there has been times I have wanted to give up, but I know its going to take time and I know I have to stay consistent.
How can I relate this to YOU?
You stopped working out and eating healthy because you felt like you were trying so hard for so long and nothing was changing. Your clothes were still tight, you looked in the mirror and you thought you saw the same you. You had been working SO hard, and nothing was happening.
But wait, was NOTHING really happening?!
Think about it.
When you were at the studio dripping sweat and picking up those heavier weights then the last class, that’s something. When you left the workout and felt happy and accomplished, that’s also something. What about after eating that healthy meal you prepared, how happy and full you felt.
“Something” was happening!
It might not of been exactly what you wanted to happen when you decided you wanted to start working out, but you were getting stronger, your endurance inside and outside of the gym was better. Your mood, your sleep, and your relationship with yourself had all improved.
You see, the big picture we want from fitness and good nutrition takes time. Its almost 200 days of being consistent for myself and I want to say there has been NO results, the “results” being a period, but that’s not true. I feel better, my mood is SOOOO much better, my physical strength is the best it’s ever been. My relationship with myself has improved, and my relationship with others also has improved.
So, the goal I had in mind when I started making changes hasn’t happened yet, but I’m not giving up, because I know it will come, and in the mean time these other results are worth staying on track for!
The even bigger goal for me is to get pregnant. But before that I need my body to feel safe enough to give me my period back. And before that goal I needed to get everything else right. I know I am getting closer, but I know its going to take some time.
Remember that, your big goal might be weight loss, but before that, your body needs to feel safe enough to lose the weight, it needs to know that you are going to be consistent with your nutrition and your workouts FOR A WHILE before you can get off that plateau. In the meantime appreciate the “smaller” changes that happen.