Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Knowing my body

One of the plus sides (no pun intended ;)) of losing weight has allowed me to really get "in tune" with my body. When I weighed 249lbs I:
  • Had the longest menstual cycles ever..seriously..like 40+ days
  • Had body acne
  • Muscle aches and joint pain
  • stretch marks appearing in places I knew they shouldn't be!
  • Exhaustion all.the.time
Now I feel like I know exactly what my body needs, how it feels, etc. For example, I know I need 8hrs of sleep every night..no more, no less. Anything less, I feel unmotivated and have no desire to work out. I now know exactly when I ovulate (I don't even need to use those OPK's which are very annoying btw!) and have a very, very timely 28 day cycle (sorry if TMI!). I know when I need a break in a workout or when I'm just being lazy and not pushing myself to my fullest potential. I just know.
Have you noticed a change in the way your body reacts to your healthy lifestyle?
I'm sure you have :) What a great feeling, isn't it?


safire said...

Like you, I am so much more regular and in tune with my body nowadays. I think I'm treating it with the attention my body deserves (finally!)

Congratulations on all your successes! I had an irregular cycle when I was obese with it not coming for months. I was very worried for a long time.

Lynsey said...

I too am super regular. Didn't put 2 and 2 together until you mentioned it though. I get headaches when I eat something my body doesn't agree with. I seem to never learn though. I'm in a better mood and awake feeling when eating healthy. I get bogged down and tired when I eat crap.