Hello lovely readers (new and old) =). I hope your having a GREAT morning so far.
Today I’m going to share part two of my Hypothalamic Amenorhoea (HA) story with all of you. If you missed part 1, feel free to check it out HERE.
You said your doctor gave you strict orders to only walk 20 minutes a day. Have you done other workouts, if so, why? Yes I have. Because I’m not working (currently taking online classes), I don’t do too much throughout the day. With that being said, there may be times when I take Roxy for two walks instead of one, or where I do a short & very low-intensity circuit in the afternoon just to loosen up my body. But if you’re talking high-intensity workouts or runs, then the answer is NO, not a chance.
How much weight have you gained so far? This was a very personal question, where at first I didn’t feel as if it were anyone’s business, but truthfully… it is. I was the one that decided to share this part of my life with all of you, so I’m the one that needs to answer the questions when asked.
So far, I’ve gained around 8-9 pounds. Am I happy with the results? Yes I am. I’m doing it in a way that suits ME. Sure I could indulge more and put it on quicker, but I’m happy, as is my family. I also want to note that, there is ALWAYS room for improvement, and I truly believe that’ll continue to help me along this journey.
Just because you are diagnosed with HA, does not mean you have to change your healthy eating ways. Yes your main goal is to put on weight, but you can do so by simply adding in more healthy fats to your diet. Does that mean no to burgers and milkshakes? NOT AT ALL, if that’s what your craving, EAT IT. I told myself from the very beginning, I would do it in a healthy and balanced way. If that meant just adding more volume to my meals, than great, if that meant eating a burger than that’s great too. It’s your body, and you know what works. There isn’t a reason why you need to walk around feeling bloated and uncomfortable all the time. As long as you’re seeing results, and the scale and your clothes are proof, then you’ll on the right track.
This is for women who are suffering from HA, but want to start a family with their love one. Don’t look at this as a set-back, or a failure. Look at this situation as if it’s just one more step in pregnancy. When I was first diagnosed, I was angry at not only myself, but the feelings I felt inside. I had always imagined the day when Joshua & I decided to start a family; it would be a happy journey. Never did I think I’d have to work for it. It wasn’t until I realized that I’m in control, I write my future, where I started feeling happiness. I was no longer looking at this journey as a chore, but more of a goal; more of a sense of accomplishment. Just imagining the day when our dreams do come true, is all I need right now.
**I also cannot stress enough, that even if you aren’t looking to start a family; PLEASE seek a OBGYN if your menstrual cycle stops There is a reason for it, and it’s very important that you do find out the cause behind it**
So this leaves me to “Thankful Thursday”. I am thankful for all I’ve learned within the past couple months. All the support and love I’ve been given. All the eye openers I’ve been able to see, and all the emotions I’ve experienced so far; good and bad.