The worst part about being sick with the c to the o to the vid was/is exhaustion.
I’m usually such an energized person. I wake up with fire to tackle the day & go to bed with dreams for the next.
I am super ambitious & always find things to do so this has really sloowwweeeddddd me down.
But I am on the mend!!
Normal things have knocked me out into hours of sleep but now I’m regaining my strength.
While I can’t wait to get back in the gym & lift heavy, reach new goals, & get that mental peace of mind, I’m also embracing the lessons this has taught me about rest, recovery, & time off of my “norm”.
I’ve been able to mostly maintain without any big issues despite the bumps in the road of no working out or cardio (wasn’t my plan post show!).
I’ve had to reinforce what I know to be true about my relationship with food & my body as I ate intuitively to recover & give myself space to heal.
I didn’t feel too anxious about deciding to just honor my inner cues, take a step back to do so, & really tune in because I’ve developed a strong level of trust in myself & my choices and I no longer identify with “post show binger” so it was fairly smooth to honor with IE for a bit even after my show,
(although the cues I looked for were satiation levels that I know were healthy & comfortable for post show so it’s a bit different than IE when maintaining or building)
I much prefer following a plan & just going about my day but this has been a nice release & reminder for me too that I can trust myself & my body to guide me.
But then I lost my taste & smell.
This brought out a whole new animal when it comes to food & my body.
I’ve been journaling my experiences & intend to share but what has been a key theme for me is FOMO as well as cravings for food experiences-it’s returning now!
Not 100 but almost!!
I have really focused on nourishment & benefit of food for recovering while also not letting go of my belief that food is allowed to be enjoyed.
Which has meant allowing myself to experience textures even if the taste isn’t present.
I’m curating a blog to detail my feelings & approach I’ve taken... What do you want to know about my experiences? comment below or dm me!