I know it’s been super quiet on my blog lately and I apologize for that. I love writing and editing but I just wasn’t in the right headspace and did not know what to say. Many of you know that I was struggling with my health a lot in the past 4 years and had have multiple surgeries done. I also got diagnosed with multiple autoimmune issues which one of them was endometriosis.
Many of you know that I had been suffering from tremendous lower stomach pain, especially during my period, due to endometriosis. Read more about my personal story with endometriosis here. Fortunately there’s many things you can do to reduce this pain. With or without a chronic condition lower stomach pain can occur in the most uncomfortable moments, brining along sooo much stress. That is why I have been wearing special period undies for about 6 months now. And trust me when I say, THEY ARE A TOTAL GAME CHANGER!
Ever since my first period I’ve experienced lower stomach pain and heavy bleeding. So my gynecologist prescribed me the pill very early on. Even though I was on birth control for almost 10 years I still had awful period pain and my body started holding fluids. When I was 23 I decided to get a chopper IUD. After a year of trying very hard to make the IDU work I had it removed because the pain was just too bad.
„Ich liebe was ich tue!" Stretchen und in den eigenen Körper in Balance zu bringen war schon immer mein Ding. Als Kind machte ich Ballett und später war ich auf der Highschool in Amerika eine Cheerleaderin und ging auf verschiedene Wettbewerbe. 2014 entdeckte ich meine Liebe für Yoga als ich durch eine schwere Zeit in meinem Leben ging. Yoga half mir diese dunkle Episode meines Lebens zu überwinden, so dass ich nun mein Leben wieder in vollen Zügen genießen kann.
Stretching and tuning into the body and breath has always been a great passion of mine. As a kid I used to do ballet and later in High School I was part of the varsity cheerleading squad. In 2014 I discovered my love for yoga when I was going through a rough time. Yoga helped me to overcome this dark episode of my life so I can now enjoy life at its fullest and ultimately live a joyful life filled with love.
About 4 weeks ago I posted that I stopped taking synthetic hormones because of the severe side-effects that came along with them. Now I might have to note that I didn’t take synthetic hormones for contraceptive measures but because I have a disease, called endometriosis. If you are new here might as well want to check out previous posts on that topic, like ‘my personal endo story’. I am personally not a big fan of any form of meds and would rather heal everything naturally but after my second surgery due to severe endometriosis I felt like I was forced to…
METHOD: Put all the crust ingredients in the blender and mix it all up, you are supposed to end up with some sort of dough. Put it in a baking pan. From here you can go ahead and bake this dough for 10 minutes in a preheated oven or you can just leave it raw. Clean your blender and then put the ingredients for the topping in. You should end up with a cheesecake-looking texture. Pour the topping on top of the crust and put the whole thing in the freezer for a day. Put it out at least 2 hours before you intend to eat this half frozen yumminess of a cheesecake.
If you regularly read my blog or instagram you probably already know my endometriosis story, that I currently went off synthetic hormones and that I’ve had a lot of lower stomach and pelvic pain in the past, especially around my period. Right now I’m in the second half of my luteal phase which means I’ll be on my period soon. The second half of your luteal phase is also the phase when PMS symptoms might occur. These could be mild or severe, just to give you a few examples here; it could be mood swings, headaches/ migraines, holding fluids, swelling of breasts as well as lower stomach pain.
About a week ago, I finally said NO MORE! No more synthetic hormones in my body. I started sharing about my current hormonal issues a couple week ago on IG stories I think. I know that it might sometimes be hard to grasp for other people so questions like,“but I thought you said you were fine?“ will always come because it gets tiring to talk about diseases all the time so not talking about it sometimes for me feels like escaping into another and better world.
Dear body, I am sorry I was treating you poorly for years, not acknowledging all the miraculous things you do for me for every breath I take. I am sorry I considered you my worst enemy for years, restricting you food and essential nutrients, putting toxins on and inside you while pretty much starving you out, punishing you for being amazing?! - I know you must be mad but I promise I will make it up to you. I appreciate you and am grateful for you at last. Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.