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What Do Do When No One Understands What You're Going Through
At the end of 2016, my acupuncturist told me that the reason why I’m so fatigued all the time and haven’t had a period in 10 years, is because I’m overtrained.
The news sucked, but I was committed to recovery and started sharing my journey on my blog and Insta too. Why not 🤷🏼♀️
When I Had To Explain Hypothalamic Amenorrhea To My Boss…
It’s one thing to talk about it on social media but it gets a bit awkward when your boss who’s a guy walks up to you at the gym and asks:
“𝘚𝘰, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘧𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘢? 𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘵!”
I hadn’t talked about it with any other guy except Hugh. And there I was, explaining female hormones to my boss 🥵🤣
How do I even begin to explain it? How does a fitness person take time off from exercise and intentionally gain weight? And you can’t “fix” it by the next month and then move on with your life like nothing happened?
𝗜 𝗕𝗘𝗧 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂.
Luckily, my then boss was and still is an amazing human and did everything he could to help, during that time and also after recovery. But not everyone is as lucky.
Most People Don't Understand What Recovery Means
𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘁, 𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗵𝗲𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗻𝗼 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲.
🤷🏼♀️You feel alone.
🤷🏼♀️You want to start exercise but you don’t know how, you’re constantly worried to overdo it.
🤷🏼♀️You’re bummed when you realize that you can barely lift half the weight you did before.
🤷🏼♀️It’s too much hassle to explain your friends that you can’t do that spontaneous 10K with them, so you say you’re injured because everyone gets that.
🔸🔸🔸In 𝗥𝗘𝗕𝗨𝗜𝗟𝗗, you’ll be supported by amazing group of women who are all in the same boat with you. Who support you, learn right beside you, and who always GET YOU. This is what you need.
This is an amazing program that connects you with women just like you, teaches the tools you need to live a better, healthier life after recovery, and maintain your hormonal health no matter what.
We have amazing guest speakers, each absolute experts in their area, and you have the opportunity to pick their brain — something you would never get without paying thousands of dollars.
If you are interested in the program, please click here to learn more, and fill out the application form.