If you’ve read some of my posts on Instagram, you know that years of over dieting and over training led me to a body that simply stopped responding. For a woman whose career is in the fitness industry, it was really hard. I think any woman feels hard on herself for gaining 5 lbs; but 25lbs in a few months without a reason was really hard on me. I would pray and ask why the weight wouldn’t go- because I got very discouraged.
One day in the shower, God told me “You can help people more once you’ve personally experienced something, and you can also have more compassion for someone going through the same things.” This led me to share everything I’ve gone through: Very honestly. You would be surprised just how many women share their stories and are going through the exact same things. I can stand there and tell them the same thing God told me….This too Shall Pass.
If you’ve gone through something where your body stops responding to diet or training, here's my advice:
1. Give it time.
The only way to really reset your body is through it realizing it's not going to be under fed or over trained. The body is smart. If you repeatedly over diet, it thinks it's in starvation mode and will shut off to preserve itself. Keep being consistent with clean, healthy food, a good amount of calories and not too much cardio.
2.) Get your hormones tested.
Just make sure everything is going correctly on that end. This really helps if you’ve never had blood work for hormones tested before.
We all go through things to make us stronger. We grow in storms, and we have an opportunity to get ourselves off our own minds and not pray selfish prayers. It's easy to get into a trap of self pity, and keeping self on our minds - because heck, we are the ones in fact going through it, right?
On purpose, start praying for everyone else you can think of. And you never know, your story and experience could be what's needed for someone else that will experience the same thing in the future. You never know that what you're going through now….could be just the thing that helps someone else.
Stay encouraged friends.