Take Care of your Temple Tuesday #2

August 16, 2016 in Recovery

Hi guys and happy Tuesday! So excited for the second post of this series with my lovely friend Emily and to keep showing you all how important and vital it really is to take care of your body; as our bodies are temples! Taking care of your body means providing an endless amount of love for yourself, fueling yourself with feel good food and food that makes your soul thrive, moving in a way that makes you smile, and fitting in that self-care time even in the busiest seasons of our lives.


Last week, Emily shared her story with regaining her period back and her struggle with hypothalamic amenorrhea. Today, I am sharing mine and my struggle to regain my menstrual cycle: but in video form! 🙂 Hope you all like it!

Now tell me: 

Have you ever struggled with HA? 

What do you do to keep stress levels low? 

Have a wonderful Tuesday guys!!


Lyss <3

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  • Reply Take Care of Your Body: Why Snacking Didn't Make Me Fat August 16, 2016 at 6:55 am

    […] and I switched places, and Alyssa made a cool Vlog about her experience with ‘Hypothalamic Amenorrhea,’ that I hope you can watch! […]

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot August 16, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story! I think this is something women are afraid to talk about with others and we really need support in things like this!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 19, 2016 at 1:29 am

      thank you so much for listening to it Heather!!

  • Reply Michal August 16, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! Im still waiting for my period to come back as um continuing to learn what a balanced lifestyle looks like. It’s encouraging to hear that others have struggled with this yoo!

    • Reply Alyssa August 19, 2016 at 1:29 am

      and I know it will come back! with a healthy body and a healthy mind you’re period will come too 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Emmy August 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks so much for this awesome post Alyssa! I always love hearing your input 🙂

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It August 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Such an awesome post and totally relatable to me. Even when I regained all of my weight, slowed down exercise, and was eating more, I still didn’t have it! It’s taken me about 3 years. I JUST regained my period back this year…YAY! 🙂 At the time I thought it was great, but then I knew that I didn’t want it to affect my body in the future. And YES Robyn is amazingggg! 🙂 So happy we’re both normal and healthy now <3 Happy Tuesday love! xo

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law August 17, 2016 at 12:04 am

    I love your videos! When it comes to stress, I alwaaaaaaays have to remember that I need to look after myself! I am someone who is always focused on caring for others and tend to forget about myself. If I’m not careful, that means I end up totally burnt out and stressed to the max – so I’ve learnt I need to care for myself continually so I don’t get to that stage! That means spending time reading, looking after myself and realising I can’t do it all!
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    • Reply Alyssa August 19, 2016 at 1:27 am

      aw thank you Kristy!! that means so much to me 🙂 Learning to prioritize self-care has been essential in keeping my stress levels down too!

  • Reply Melanie August 17, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Thanks for sharing this video! HA is something I have struggled with as well. I’m still in the process of trying to regain my period- you are so right that it takes time and patience. Managing stress is a challenge for me, but yoga has been helping me a lot lately!

    • Reply Alyssa August 19, 2016 at 1:26 am

      yoga is SO helpful with managing stress.. love it lots!!

  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet August 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Stress can have such a disastrous effect on our bodies. For me, I have to remind myself that whatever is causing me stress will pass. Either it’s in my control or it isn’t. If it is – I can take steps to work towards fixing it. If it’s not- I have to let it out of my heart
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  • Reply Claire @ My Pink & Green Life August 17, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I am still waiting for my period to become regular again! For me it has always been linked to high stress levels. I’ve found this past year that just cutting out any planned exercise when I’m feeling stressed–besides walking and yoga which are actually helpful–is one way I can stop feeling so overwhelmed. 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa August 19, 2016 at 1:24 am

      walking and yoga are such great forms of movement that aren’t so stressful on the body! It is hard to manage stress for sure, especially in busy seasons of our lives! that’s something that I think we can all work on
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  • Reply Emily August 17, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Really loved this Lyss. 🙂 <3 You're so encouraging sistah. <3
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    • Reply Alyssa August 19, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Em, thank you!!<3 you are so sweet love

  • Reply Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Ugh, yes. Thank you for sharing your HA story. So many girls (including myself) go through this and are so misinformed, even by their own doctors. Everyone would tell me, “You’re at a healthy weight. It’s not your past ED and it’s not exercise. You’re fine. Go on birth control.” The blog/recovery community was such a blessing, because people like you shared their experiences to educate girls that REST is key. It’s taken me quite a long time to gain a semi-regular period, and it’s taken just as long to learn that “happy weight” is great, but our bodies respond to so much more than weight and even body fat.

    You rock, Lyss!! ♥︎

    p.s. Robyn is THE BEST
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    • Reply Alyssa August 22, 2016 at 3:41 am

      the blogging and recovery community was such a blessing, because I just felt so lost during all this! it’s sad how misinformed some doctors are about this issue, and I hope that changes in the future. And Robyn is the best, so are YOU!! xoxo <3 thanks for watching!!

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  • Reply Mary October 25, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Such a great and inspiring post! Thanks for sharing your story to the world. You have a really big heart! You are such a darling, girl!

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