I am incredibly grateful today for the strength I have built during my recovery. March was a difficult month. I let the stress of school and life runaway with me and health fell by the wayside. I was ignoring hunger cues, pushing meals off until later in the day, and was consumed with negative thoughts. I was struggling through forced workouts and was always tired. It took a lot of effort to admit that I needed some extra reinforcement, but I met with my nutritionist who I hadn’t seen in several months and it changed everything. I didn’t want to go because I knew everything she was going to say and I knew what I needed to do to get back on track. Yet just the act of going and voicing where I was in life helped turn the corner. This past week is the first in a long time where I followed my plan the entire week. I was able to do this because I planned and prepared and put my health first. I ate more consistently and had energy for my workouts. I am training now and it is important to maintain that balance. I am trying new foods and ideas and the planning makes my week infinitely less stressful. I feel like I am breathing again. I needed to stop and write this down so that in the future if I have similar struggles I will know what works and what I need to do. Next week is a very busy week so I am going to plan over the weekend and am encouraged that it will be manageable.