I never thought I’d say this but, I AM SO HAPPY I GOT MY PERIOD!
Okay okay before i get into detail with this, for those of you who don’t know, my body ‘shut off’ my period anytime I was losing weight and body fat after hitting anything under 135lbs.
It happened for my first competition prep and the last one I did in August.
I would go over 8-11 months without a period after consistently having them monthly.
I decided that this may be ‘Normal’ to many in the fitness world but I knew, and I tuned into my body, that this is by no means ‘normal’.
There’s a lot of things in the world that are ‘normal’ but not good—like disease caused by obesity, that’s normal but we change it.
I wrote a whole blog on how this made me feel and my take on it here if you want to preface this blog further: http://www.celestial.fit/blog/real-talk-about-some-of-my-health-changes-with-body-changes
So, I went and saw a doctor who then had me go get blood work done for various hormones in my uterus as well as my thyroid to see what could be the cause.
Blood work came back normal, my thoughts were, “uhhh so do I cheer or...??” Kind of bitter sweet...
She did say I was on the low normal side of estrogen but that could be due to specific time periods of the menstrual cycles because we are always ‘cycling’ and that changes hormone balances.
She went over my options and this included birth control, progesterone, or other more intense things if it didn’t come back.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering why this matters so much to me;
ANYWAYS! I decided to pursue Progesterone first as it was the least invasive and tricky option in my opinion, for those who don’t know me, I DO NOT like taking medications of any sort.
But at this point there was a lot that I had tried on my own and was trying that just didn’t work so I went with that.
10 days, one pill a day, and lots of anxiety around when it was going to come back for me. The prescription is designed to ‘spark’ your period up again by the way.
THEN IT HAPPENED!!!!
At 128 pounds, while ON prep, I got my period (that’s the lowest weight I’ve ever experienced a period since like elementary and middle school-I first got my period at 9 then it stopped until I was 12).
I thought omg MY BODY WORKS!! I was SO proud of my body and I actually cried and get emotional writing this because I knew my soul, who had all the desires i shared above, would be able to FULFILL these desires on a deep level.
I felt good knowing that the Progesterone reminded my body how to do the thing it is supposed to do.
While that played a massive role in it, I also shifted a few beliefs around my period transforming my thoughts to LOVING beliefs rather than loathing ones, I came to the conclusion that;
Now that I’ve had 2 cycles, I have to continue monitoring changes and how my body feels and if I continue to get my period each month, especially while in prep.
To the lovely, curious, and caring soul who read this today, if there’s ANYTHING I hope you take away from this blog it’s this;
If something is ‘off’ with your body, and you do nothing to help it, you are only hindering your soul from having an optimized and limitless journey in this physical world. So, tune in, trust your gut, and take care of your souls greatest asset. ❤️🤗✨
So much love,
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||