If that’s you, your body doesn't feel safe. Your body is fighting you because it’s trying to tell you something. It’s trying to tell you that you are:
- over worked
- over exercising
- not sleeping well
- not resting
- not moving enough
- over eating
There is SO much that can affect the way your body is suppose too function properly.
Let me share with you some deep Tanya stuff…
Back to my “perfect is exhausting” blog. ALL my life trying to be a size 0. Undereating and over exercising since I can remember. Punishing myself for not being there by starving myself and exercising more and more.
My body gave me signs right away – I’ve never had a normal period, I blamed it on my PCOS diagnosis, which yes does give you irregular periods, however this can easily be healed which PROPER nutrition, exercise and sometimes medication. Instead of “proper” nutrition and exercise I did the extreme of each. So my body attacked and attacked until it just couldn’t take it anymore.
I haven’t had a period in 586 days. And that doesn’t help when a big goal this past year has been trying to get pregnant… but that’s for another blog.
So #1 sign for me was that. HELLO obviously something is wrong if you’re not menstruating.
#2 I had “finally” reached my size 0. Getting there wasn’t too hard, but it was staying there that my body did NOT like. I was already down to 1000 calories a day and hours of exercise. As I lowered my calories my weight went UP… YEP, up, so I cut more and more and more.
But you see our bodies are so freaking smart. I was never meant to be a size 0, and there is NO way I could keep up with the amount of exercise I do at that size and there is no way I could keep that up with 500 calories a day.
My body did NOT feel safe, even though I had lost the weight the doctors told me I should, the weight that all the reading I was doing said would HELP my hormones. Nope, destroyed them.
My body never needed to lose the weight, my body needed to feel safe. And to feel safe again I need to feed it, I’ve needed to cut my workouts and I’ve needed to cut out stress.
Going back to those questions in the first paragraph, if those are you, you probably are over stressed and under nourishing your body. For me my “stress” was the extreme workouts and not resting. Yours might be a little different in terms of family or life stresses. But I can bet on one thing, we are ALL dieters…. ALL of us. So I bet you, you are not eating enough and that’s why your body wont let you lose that extra weight, or why your body won’t show you the results you probably could have for the workouts that you do.