That feeling when you get your period for 2 consecutive months🥳
Honestly, if any of you want to complain about Aunt Flow I am not here for it anymore.
I get it, I used to complain about having the worst cramps, heavy periods, and aches during my period!
I still think period memes are funny but man, I regret taking her for granted!
But you really don’t know what you got till it’s gone!
I went TWO YEARS without a period because of stress on my body, in my body, and around my body!
It’s amazing the way perspective can shift when your goals are different though...
I’m not concerned about being the leanest I’ve ever been right now, or running faster miles, sprinting to the point of feeling like I am going to fall, doing split jump lunges till I collapse, and jump roping like I’m in some intense boxing movie and bout to kick some serious booty.
I’m not as focused on having less and less fat in my body, food in my diet, or numbers on the scale.
I’m not worried about how I’m going to look in a bikini on stage or how much my leg jiggles when I walk or the way my waist look in each pose.
All of those things are awesome. And I love them.
Even though some of you might think it sounds miserable, it’s not about picking ourselves apart as competitors it’s about being honest enough to see where improvement needs to be made and not complaining about the challenges!
I love that grind. I love the mental requirements. And I love the shreds.
Just because it’s not my priority right now doesn’t mean it never will be.
I have my period back. My health is mine. I’m energized. I kill my workouts. And I feel very free and happy with my body!😍
And getting my period actually means I can entertain the idea of a prep again (probably later on in the year!)
I wanted to share a little bit of what I’m doing now and then next month when I get my period naturally for the 3rd month in a row I’ll make a video explaining everything I did in more detail!
But I wanted to share some...
I’m still eating very clean, especially to make sure I have as little stress on my body as possible from artificial or processed foods (but yo girl still eats some of it!!)
I am training hard still. By differently. I haven’t done cardio in A LONG TIME!!!
I had been putting so much stress on my body with it that I completely cut it out aside from the odd dog walk or hike.
Yep, no cardio which means less stress on my body
I also didn’t want to gain anymore weight because that can also be stress on the body so I dropped cals and got my shit together more regimented and am maintaining for the most part.
I take my supplements religiously. I think this was my downfall before. On prep I’d be like meh meh meh I’ll take a multi.
Now I got the goods. I set records for how many I can take at once. Boom baby 12 at once!!
I’m conscious of how much sleep I’m getting, how my body is recovering, and the identity I am in (making sure I’m acting like a girl who is working to maintain her period and not a maniac)
I am waiting until I have had my period for 3 months straight before I even entertain the thought of competing (but I am not going to lie and say my pure giddyness and tears have not somewhat been connected to the fact that I know getting my period means I am that much closer to the stage again!)
I will share once it happens and give all you my own personal shares or you can message me and I can kind of give you the low down for now. But this post does a good job too.
I’m in such a good position right now to build muscle because I have so much energy, am eating quality foods, and am actually releasing attachment to the outcome because there is no stage in sight for me
I’ve been so much more connected to why I did any of this in the first place.
I am learning so so much from this time, one post couldn’t even do it justice.
I’ll keep you posted as time goes on but wanted to share some insight into it now and then next month I’ll make a video explaining what I’ve been doing in more depth 🙂