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A New Beginning

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Since being diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, I have been in this silly downward "I give up" spiral. "Why work out, it won't matter, anyway? It's not like I can lose weight until my thyroid is regulated." That's basically what I've been saying, but I am done with that! I have fought my way through things way worse than a little underactive thyroid. I can do this and I will do this!

From here on out, I am going to focus on exercising and eating better because it makes me feel better, not because I want to lose weight (but, oh, do I!) That way, hopefully the number on the scale begins to mean less and less to me.

I did Turbo Jam Punch, Kick, and Jab today for the first time. It was about 50 minutes long and I burned 587 calories according to my heart rate monitor. I felt great about that! I am in the process of kicking a sinus infection and a nasty case of pink eye as well, so it's been a minute since I've done Turbo Jam. I am back in the game now, though!
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    Girl, you are an inspiration. Even just being stuck on normal plateaus makes me feel like throwing in the towel sometimes, so awesome job to you for finding the motivation to move on. I wish you all the luck in the world with figuring out how to LIVE with your new diagnosis. emoticon
    2074 days ago
    I think it is great how you are taking a negative and not letting it affect you. Stay positive and good luck. Reading stories like yours helps me to keep pushing for my goals knowing that we all have issues we are dealing with. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we deal with it. Good luck.
    2077 days ago
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