Have you been wondering what my deal has been lately?! Well...let me finally throw it all out there for you.. I have been dealing with a very hard lesson learned. This past year, I pushed myself way beyond its limits. I was so focused on my national shows and improving my body, that I actually did the opposite. I refused to listen to all the warning signs it was giving me and just kept pushing and pushing...I didn't take days off from the gym, I would sleep minimal hours some days, I was beyond stressed at work, you name it. .
So what's going on with me now? Well, in between shows, I knew something wasn't right...But I wasn't going to quit nationals. So fast forward a few weeks after my last show and I finally tell my coach...something isn't right!! I was reverse dieting properly, but I was gaining weight at a very fast rate...tired all the time...headaches, depressed , etc. My coach told me to get bloodwork done...so I had 7ish test done and his predictions were right. My cortisol is double what it's supposed to be..My shbg hormone is triple!! My test, progesterone and estrogen too low. I'm 50 shades of messed up.
So now what?? For the past month, I've been down to only 4 days at the gym, only walking 30 mins on the treadmill for those days as cardio and I'm taking a lot of herbal supps to heal my body naturally. It's going to take a lot of time. My body just needs rest. This is the HARDEST thing I've been through since competing. I'm eating less calories right now than I was when prepping and im still gaining weight. my mental state is a rollercoaster. But I'm getting through it one day at a time. Just wish I would have been smarter about everything. So use me as an example of what not to do. You may think this will never happen to you, but it can and eventually will if you keep pushing yourself farther than your body wants.