I had planned to post a different article today but I just felt like blogging instead, so I decided to do what feels right. I hope you don’t mind 🙂
I have to admit that the past days have been very difficult for me. I am having some hormonal issues again and had some sleepless nights. And by that I mean really no sleep at all. At some point, I just started to read because laying in bed doing nothing makes things worse. Anyways, I have my doctor’s appointment tomorrow but already got some medication today and feel a little bit better. I will talk more about this topic in the future, when I hopefully find a way to heal myself.
In fact, my whole body is feeling weak and especially my adductors (inner thighs) are tight. So, instead of forcing myself to work out, I am taking it easy this weak. I am still doing something, as working up a sweat helps me to get rid of the stress. I feel like now I am at a point where if I do something wrong, my body might break. I was at this exact point last year and is resulted in a labral tear, so this time I am careful. I worship my body and I am sure that the deload will help me to build more strength and stability in the future.
Other than that, pretty exciting things are going on for this blog: Ask Deniza is moving! I cannot exactly say when but I have already imported all files to my new blog on wordpress.org, self-hosted. Make sure to delete askdeniza.wordpress.com and only use askdeniza.com, as this site will be private once I have moved.
In fact, I didn’t do all of it by myself because I simply wouldn’t have had the time. I mailed wpbeginner.com and they were very kind to install WordPress for me and set everything up so far. Right now I am adding new plug-ins and trying to understand how to add things like contact forms etc. I also have a new theme and will cancel the current one (I will get my money back). Although I would love to finish the new site in a day, I will not stress about and make this process fun for me. I love designing and have a lot of background knowledge on web design, so this is a nice hobby and helps to de-stress from studying.
Also, this blog is going to be written in two languages from now on. I am going to translate all my articles into German. I have received quite a few requests to do that and it seems logical to me. I mean, I live in Germany. I started writing in English because I want to reach more people but I forgot to address my local people at first. As my articles tend to be quite long, I will create separate pages written in German.
As you can see, there is a lot going on at the moment. I am so happy that I have already written all blog articles up to December! That is a huge relieve.
One last thing: This Saturday I will publish a guest-post on thezeit.com. It is going to be in 2 Parts (what else?) and it is going to be about my Journey from being underweight to a healthy weight, my best tips to gain weight and develop a healthy relationship with food and exercising. I am very excited about that and will let you know on Saturday!
I hope next week will be better in terms of motivation. I know that I feel down and tired because of my hormonal situation but I am not used to this. I will try to make the best out of it and stay positive.
This blog post turned into a pep-talk for myself, I hope you still enjoyed reading a bit about my life. I think it’s important not to always tell people what to do to live healthy but also be transparent and share my own struggles.
Do you guys have any tips/ specific teas etc. to balance hormones? I am eating very clean at the moment (100%) and a little bit more fruit than before and it seems to help.
This is a great topic to research on for the future. Might do that when I am out of articles and have passed my exams in December 😉
Wish you all a great week!