I haven’t actually talked about this or mentioned it that I know of on my blogs, but I used to be a dancer. I recently started practicing again and made an appearance at the state fair for some dance performances! Unfortunately I didn’t make it through all three days that I was supposed to dance there because I couldn’t handle it all.
I overtrained before the fair, losing 7 pounds initially in less than a week. I ended up damaging some of my abdominal muscles in the process and having to take a break. After a few days I was able to start lifting weights and dancing again, but failed to realize that I was not compensating the energy deficit with food appropriately. I started having problems breathing and noticed my heartbeat felt off, but attributed it to allergies and asthma flare-ups.Continue Reading