Just wanted to post a little something. So it’s finally summer, which means tons of taekwondo training. 2-3 hours a day, 7 days a week. Okay, there’s only one hour on Fridays lol
Anyway, besides that I’ve been running, but I haven’t seemed to lose any weight. I’m worried (since it means that I’m close to the limit of hte weight class in which I fight), but not overly so. What I’m really focused on this summer is a little bit different.
Recently, my relationship with food has been a little funny because of the weight classes in tae kwon do. I’m trying to get rid of that. And besides (sorry if this is TMI!), I wasn’t menstruating for a while. Disordered eating, or even just not eating enough by a few hundred calories a day, and amenhorrea are symptoms of what is called the female triad, the third part of which is decreased bone density. With that in mind I went to get tested for bone density loss. As it turns out, I do have loss of bone density.
I can tell you from firsthand experience that it’s really scary being 20 years old and practically having what is basically early stage osteoporosis.
BUT all is not lost! It’s totally reversible with proper eating. So it’s calcium and protein powder for me for a while. Now I’m not posting this because I want to. I actually feel kinda uncomfortable sharing this on the internet. I’m putting this out here because if there are any ladies out there with the same symptoms as I had, even if you think you’re super healthy, I urge you to do some research and ask your doctor about getting a bone density scan if you’re really curious. This isn’t meant to scare you at all, but just to let you know that this is a thing that does happen to perfectly healthy people.
If anybody wants to message me with questions/suggestions of what to eat, either are much appreciated :)