Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I can't explain how good I feel now that I'm on a correct dosage of my thyroid meds! Before going on them I was soooo tired all the time. Not just tired, more like go-to-bed-at-9pm-wake-up-at-7am-and-still-
feel-exhausted tired. One day I almost fell asleep at the wheel at 3 in the afternoon. Getting my workouts done was torture some days. I just went through the motions. So now that I'm feeling better, I can push myself harder. My workouts have been awesome these last few weeks! My kickboxing partner has been MIA for months so I've been working with the guys which is proving to be a lot more intense. They don't treat me like a girl and will push me. Totally worth the extra bruises! I've also been lifting regularly, running, hitting the Insanity videos pretty hard and getting my $$'s worth at the gym. I did stop going to Zumba - kinda over it now.
So now that I've got the exercise portion of my life running smoothly, I plan on switching up the nutrition part. I've been eating fairly high protein, low carb for 2 years or so. It worked well for me for a while, but now I've developed some wicked awesome GI issues. Proteins are hard to digest as it is, but I get awful gas pains when I eat them. Eggs are officially my gut's #1 enemy. I'm going to try to eat vegetarian Monday through Friday. I will allow myself fish a couple times during the week and also some dairy (mostly in the form of fat free cottage cheese and some greek yogurt). I know I couldn't go all out vegetarian though, so weekends will keep me sane. I'm gonna give this a whirl for a month and hopefully I'll see some changes.
Well that's it, hope everyone has a great 4th of July!