Tuesday, July 15, 2014
So I just got my blood work back and everything is normal accept my iron levels. Apparently is low but closer to the normal level. - just not normal. hahaha Yeah this is what the receptionist that called told me.
Anyways, I have battled with anemia since high school and over the years have gone on and off iron supplements. Considering I have nearly fainted 3 times in the last 4 months I think I will begin taking them a few times a week.
I know iron can affect your other hormones...just not sure if it affects weight loss or not.
So far I am feeling pretty good this week. I have made the changes I had mentioned in my previous blog and so far so good.
I also had a very long discussion with my husband on Friday where I finally let go of some things I had been holding onto. Things that needed to just be forgiven. I felt like a huge weight had come off my shoulders and I realized that perhaps me holding onto these negative feelings was contributing to my mood swings. Honestly, I walk around feeling so much lighter. We also discussed some of the issues I have had since becoming a mom which led me to re-start Chalene's Push program.
My Push goal is to get a teaching contract for the winter semester by proving myself as a good teacher during my fall semester teaching contract. This is my public promise.
My other goal is for me to believe and accept the following statement:
- I am a confident, happy woman/wife/mom who trusts not only in my ability to fill these roles but in the love my husband & son have for me.
Since becoming a mom I have never questioned my ability to fill this role more. Everyone has an opinion of how to parent. I have been feeling like I am forgetting to do certain things, or not doing enough for my son. I was feeling guilty for trying to workout, working full time or wanting to clean the house while my husband plays with our son.
But enough. I am a good mom. I have a happy son. I am a good wife and my husband loves me. I am going to do what works for my family and myself. It may not be what works for someone else and that's okay. I also will not judge someone else based on their decision. Everyone is different and everyone needs to do what works for their life.
It truly is amazing how just by becoming a mom, strangers walking by some-how believe it's their right to tell you their opinion on your parenting. It's truly fascinating to me. But I am now not taking comments to heart. And I feel so much better about it.
On the fitness front....
Last night I worked it hard!
I did HIIT 30 followed by Upper 20 Class. Felt so good!
I cannot wait to do Fire 60 tonight.