I feel like it’s important to step back and realize what stage of life you are in with your body. I hate the line “No Excuses”.
Well sometimes we have excuses. Sick kids, husband traveling, pregnant, new born (no sleep), working night shifts etc.
Recently, I just finished taking Acutane (Isotretinoin). GASP! I know right, I felt like I was taking poison for my body. I hate sharing this personal stuff, I wasn’t sure I wanted to share it on here because I know it’s not that big of deal. I know there are bigger issues out there, BUT it has been a big deal to me!
If you don’t know about Acutane it is to cure acne. It is a pretty intense medicine (blood work, urine tests, monthly check ups etc) I have struggled with breakouts all my life, and I was tired of being self conscious. I was sick of going to the dermatologist and getting another topical cream (trust me I have had them all). Lots of people would tell me, “I don’t think your skin is that bad”, but to me who was turning 33 this year I was sick of breaking out!
The list of side affects from Acutane medicine was long and I felt like I had all of them! The two worst side affects I felt: severe joint pain, and lip dryness (like crazy dryness). This medicine was in my body for 6 months. I have been off of it for a week and I’m getting anxious for my body to feel back to normal (crossing my fingers that my skin doesn’t go back to normal)
The last 6 months my workouts have changed. I have had so much joint pain. I tried not to complain since it was my choice to take the medicine, but crazy pain. I had to adapt my workouts to how my body was feeling. For awhile it was hard that I couldn’t push as hard or couldn’t complete workouts. But I had to step back and remember this is a short time in my life.
So my point to this?
My workouts and clothes sizes have changed a lot over the years. And it’s ok!
I want everyone to step back and think about what “season” they are in, in there life. Are you feeling heathy? Are you feeling good? Can you make improvements? Or are you doing the best you can, for the time in your life?
Everybody’s fitness journey is different, doesn’t make it right or wrong. Just embrace it, and if you have to step back for awhile it’s ok!
These two awesome friends Emily Waltman and Nanette Hosenfeld both mothers, made this inspiring documentary called
“The mother’s body is a baby’s temple”
I loved this documentary about a women’s body and all the pressures we as women feel! Please sit down and watch