So, there have been some changes going on with the blog lately and with my body…
First off, changes with the blog. Julie from Savvy Blog Services and I worked together for a few weeks to create this new design, and I hope you like it!! I also have revised my Recipes page and put up an AFAA Group Exercise Certification Questions Page and my Eating Philosophy Page. So make sure you check them out!!
Warning!! Men: the next part involves some “period talk.”
I have been sort of MIA this week on the blog because of some changes that I have made regarding my birth control.
For the past 6 months I have had two periods a month. Yes, TWO! It has not been very fun for me or the hubs since he has to deal with me being a crazy person 2 weeks out of every month. Plus, my face has been exploding with cystic acne. I don’t feel confident anymore when I go out in public because of this. Yes, I’m vain like that. People used to tell me that I had a great complexion. NOT anymore.
I finally went into the doctors office and demanded to change my birth control (which was Orthotricyclen lo) in the hopes of fixing the bimonthly period and my pizza face.
My doctor put me on Yasmin, and I’m hoping it will do the trick with both problems. I started taking it on Sunday, and Tuesday it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was literally sobbing ALL DAY LONG about nothing!!! I was supposed to go to my first track workout on Tuesday, but I just couldn’t swing it. I was really emotionally unstable, and didn’t feel like acting like a freak in front of girls who I wanted to talk to me in the future.
I expected an adjustment period like this, and combined with the nausea from the pills and me getting sick on Wednesday, it has not been a very good week.
I kinda wanted to crawl into a hole, and not die, but just stay there for a while.
And before we begin the whole natural method v.s. birth control, let me just say that my sister tried the first, and that is how I got my two nephews. I would rather go without taking pills, but I don’t trust myself to read my own body correctly, and I want my cystic adult acne to go away.
Third, I have been just plain tired and lacking in the motivation department for the last 6 months as well. I just haven’t been my normal energetic self. I kept thinking it was depression, and I was a little ashamed of that. I got my blood test in October, and it turned out that I was extremely low in Vitamin D despite just competing in a half ironman that involved training outside for many hours. I thought my low Vitamin D levels were a fluke (stupid, right?), and when I had them tested last week again, they were still extremely low despite being outside for at least an hour a day with the puppy. The doctor said that this lethargic feeling was normal for someone who was extremely low on Vitamin D.
She started me on a heavy weekly dose (50,000 iu) of Vitamin D to build up my stores along with a daily supplement (1,000 iu). I’m hoping this builds my levels back up, and my energy for that matter!!! I’m so sick of being tired all of the time.
Anyway, I don’t feel like a crazy crying nauseous basket case anymore so I’m hoping tomorrow’s run with my running club goes well.
I’m off for a trip to the dog park and a swim today!! Thanks for listening/reading!! Things aren’t alway peachy, but at least I’m honest, right?
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