Lets be honest, it’s not the same in a woman’s body as a mans, it’s just not and it never will be.
As women we are simply built to be and function differently as a human body.
I have an amazing husband who supports me 200% in my goals and motivates me to no end with his example of natural conditioning at 40 years of age, but my body and his body are not equal and as women if we do not work to develop a different understanding of and expectation of our bodies, then we are simply missing the point and failing to honor their natural way of being.
I have learned over 39 years to see us both differently, and to develop my own unique expectations of my body, that are not equal to his of his body, because that is what achieving balanced wellness requires of us.
So many women athletes, competitors and fat loss seekers put up this inappropriate expectation on their body in my opinion as women. They demand of it to be in impeccable metabolically pushed conditioning year round and year after year, and frankly they pay for it with internal health imbalances and metabolic damage.
A woman’s body is built first and foremost for the survival of the human race.
That is a black and white truth there is no way to get around, and no matter whether you’re prioritizing – fat loss or your athletic goals – internally your body is always calls the shots with your endocrine system in mind and the survival of the human race as #1, whether we want to admit it or not, whether we put our intention inward into our body enough to recognize this or not, it’s going on all the time underneath the hood.
Our sole purpose is ultimately to create human life. Man cannot do that, only we can, and we have a very hormonal endocrine system and reproductive system naturally built-in to make that very amazing act possible.
We also have naturally built-in monthly cycles or ebb and flow by which our bodies as women continually move through, over and over, round and round.
We are not stagnant, we are not straight-lined like men – we are up and down all the time – which is exactly why men are built as consistent and steady, to balance us women out in a very natural, foundational and healthy way.
What does this all mean to you? What I’m saying is step back and consider your health and body and the demands you set on it as well as the expectations you set on it. Also, question whether you are recognizing and honoring this natural cycle of your body in a multitude of ways.
Where are you not honoring your bodies natural ebb and flow?
Where could you do better to “go with the flow” than fight against it, and just let nature “be” as its meant to in your life as a woman, and in your body?
Your body is brilliantly programmed to do what it needs, but often it requires us to get out of its way so it can lean towards its natural work and tendencies.
Here’s an example. For me right now, I’ve taken some more internal time and backed down my energy output through changing up my training frequency, workouts & intensity at times. Much of my energy is focused in my mind and creation of e3 Energy Evolved for you, and so that is drawing away from the creative energy and force in some ways I can redirect into my body with high intensity training…for now.
So I’m changing up my workouts and training in ways to adjust for that, fully know when I can release my mind and creative energies back into my body more fully again once more after e3 Energy Evolved is fully complete & launched for you, I will return to more heavy energy output training goal again that I also love and crave as an Ayurvedic pitta, when its time. Right now I am focused on the goal at hand which is creating a mission greater than ourselves to heal this world, and that effort is significantly harder and more demanding than it is to train naturally for NPC national level athletic competition frankly was for me.
But do I believe that’s a healthy goal to have all the time in a women’s body without creating space of recovery time, without backing off, with out energy and balance restoration and recovery time, letting go of that outward push of energy for a bit?
At 39 years of experiencing and learning about the women’s body through competing at the national level as a natural figure athlete in NPC with advanced natural fat loss goals and beating rare chronic illnesses naturally over years, no I most definitely do not, because that is ignoring our natural ebb and flow.
Our bodies as women are so hormonally charged, we have an energy that is meant to go internal every 20 days or so with our cycle, going again in and out, energy in, energy out.
Keep in mind if you constantly “give give give” your energy out to others or to other creative or athletic processes with no energy in restoration, there are consequences.
Women again have unique needs of restoration with our bodies that men simply don’t have at the same level because the purpose of our bodies & how they are built differs, in my opinion.
We go through our journey in cycles, being into certain forms of training, then evolving into others, needing shifts. We move from self-focused fit times to selfless times of motherhood and caring for family, and we once again return to our fitness. We are strong and powerful, we are dominant, and then we may find for a bit we need to admit our weakness and softness again for a short while and seek that strength in our husband or someone we love nearby to bridge the gap til we find our strength again, while we rebalance.
We are women in a very unique body in a lifetime of natural ebb and flow, ebb and flow, ebb and flow.
I’ve come to a place in my life at 39, through naturally healing a life-changing & life-threatening auto immune illness in my body involving metabolic damage, that I now understand my bodies purpose and how to work in harmony with that purpose at all times, so much better, and it’s a gift to know.
It’s something for 30+ years prior I never felt or knew because of how society and the medical industry teaches us to numb our experience of the natural flow of the women’s body, with birth control pills and ignorance. That are natural flow is “evil”, “annoying”, and “inconvenience” we must eliminate, when in actuality it’s a deep part of our being, knowing our truest self, tapping into our power to create life and experiencing the feminine body in a healthy, balanced way.
It is part of celebrating the amazing gift we’ve been given with a body uniquely built to generate human life.
And unless you’re recognizing and honoring that ebb and flow as part of how you’re experiencing your body, you’re missing a big part of the gift, and a healthy balanced journey of what it means to be well.
What thoughts or ideas does this topic bring to your mind about your body experience so far as a woman? We’d love to hear from you. Share your comments below.
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Author: Heather Dubé, HHC, AADP, ACSM CWC, NASM CPT, NC Cand. & BA Psychology, is a Functional Nutrition Practitioner, US National-Level Natural NPC Figure Bodybuilding Competitor & Contributing Expert Magazine Writer with 24 years experience, and Co-Founder of the e3 Energy Evolved™ System.
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