Health First

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.

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