Tuesday, May 07, 2013
So, there was no gym activity on May 6th. I was sick all day from the crap I ate the night before. Lesson learned... Moving on...
Elliptical - 5min (I will get better at this eventually!)
Stepper - 5min (ditto to what I just said!)
Bike - 20min
It was a shorter workout again. My knee started bothering me and I had to stop before I could get on the treadmill. Still in pain this evening... Will see what tomorrow brings. I'm thinking of attempting to walk to the gym and then just have the hubs pick me up after so I can get a longer workout in. Here's to hoping!
No picture today.
I've had a horrible breakout happening on my face. Anyone reading this, I'm wondering if this has happened to you as well when you first started working out? My face is acne prone, but I haven't had a breakout like this in at least a year and there's no reason for it except the exercise... Hmmmmm...
Monday, May 06, 2013
I was meaning to do this every day in May (maybe longer if it goes well enough), but didn't remember until today.
Elliptical - 5min (first time)
Stepper - 5min (first time)
Treadmill - 15min
Bike - 10 min
It was a shorter, but good workout:
I stopped recording my food after a while today as it was a complete wash. The Hubs made a large brunch, and later on we went to the movies and had popcorn and pop, and then fast food on the way home. It was supposed to be our cheat day, but we went WAY overboard *Shaking Head*
Tomorrow is a new day....
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wow! I have come on here over the past two years, but I haven't really been updating much until very recently. Well, I was actually really sick, the worst being just about the whole year of 2012. I had convinced myself that I didn't need my meds for my Hypothyroid nor did I need meds for my anxiety/depression, so I stopped taking them the summer of 2011. I didn't feel they were helping me or that my doctor was taking my problems seriously, so I decided to take my health into my own hands. Well, it's true the meds weren't helping and it's also true that my doctor was majorly slacking. I should have just went to another doctor for help, but I had already seen so many that didn't want to help, I had given up.
Once January of 2012 hit, I was in a minor slump of fatigue and depression that just seemed to get worse and worse. By the end of the summer, it took everything I had just to get out of bed and I was convinced I wasn't going to see 2013 and had started to make my final plans so my husband wouldn't be burdened with them when I finally passed. He knew I was sick and depressed, but he had no clue just how bad it had gotten since I did my best to hide it. It was just before Thanksgiving when my depression and anger was just getting to be too much for him and he made me make an appointment with my doctor, which I couldn't get in until January but they wanted to do blood work to see if something was going on...
Well, everything came back good except for my thyroid levels. (for those who don't know, your thyroid TSH should be as close to 1 as possible - normal ranges, depending on the lab that tests, anywhere from .01 to 5) So, normal was 1 and my levels were at 129. What I didn't realize was that without my thyroid meds, I can actually go into a coma and die. No one ever explained that to me when I asked what having Hypothyroid/Hashimoto's really meant. All I thought was that taking the meds prevented getting a goiter.
So, slowly since December, my doctor has been increasing my thyroid meds and opted to hold the antidepressants to see if I really needed them. So, now it's been five months and I am feeling so much better and have so much more energy and am still not needing any antidepressants. It angers me that since I was in my early 20's, doctors have been pumping me full of antidepressants when all of my symptoms pointed to a thyroid condition and they never bothered to check it even though I was begging for help to rectify what was wrong with me.
I also slipped on ice in January and injured my back, putting me through 12 weeks of physical therapy to try and heal it, only to fall again and re-injure it a couple weeks ago. I'm not going back to PT, though. I know what I need to do to fix it and I can do that at the gym while I'm getting myself healthier.
I have also decided, even if it's only for 10 minutes, I will be going to the gym everyday in May to workout... This should get interesting!
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