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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Should I change the name of my Blog?? :-)

To Sandra's journey with Hormones!   OMG!

I have been absent for a while.  No I haven't been anywhere, just exhausted, mentally, physically, spiritually.

I had my annual physical...well I missed last years so my not so annual.   Got my results came back and my thyroid is showing low.  Well I have been having problems for 20 years with my thyroid; showing all the systems but nothing has shown in my blood work till now and that's because my menopausal hormones are aggravating the situation.   I've worked with naturopaths and other alternative health practitioners, but I never seem to get anywhere solid.   I think because I have been so exhausted for so long I have learn how to survive and get buy, but never energized. 

...soooo....the doc put me on thyroid medication (with a twist) and my compound pharmacist put me on an adrenal support program by Dr James Wilson.  I also bought his book, Adrenal Fatigue by Dr James L.Wilson N.D. D.C. Ph.D to read where he lays out how to heal your adrenals.  Together we are creating a healing road for me. 

My weight is up 12lbs!  I have a wonderful doctor who's going to see my once a month for just one more accountability person and review how I am doing with everything.  I have 2 months to my daughters wedding, just incase my stress level wasn't enough :-)

Thank goodness for the adrenal hand book I am going to need it.  I am currently reading the chapter on lifestyle and how to change them without causing more stress, the food chapter is next.  There is a lot of information about cortisol levels in this book and how to balance them out.   I will be doing the BFC just adapting any foods to include healing foods and exclude any that aggravate either adrenals or thyroid function.

Now I am going to do a pilate workout.  I am only to work out to tolerance, I thought that was interesting prescription "to tolerance"  just the wording made a shift for me.  It was explained to me that;  if after my work out I am exhausted then next work out bring it down a bit.  Build slowly!  You should feel good after you work out.   I thought, Really?  I never knew that ;-)  feeling good after a work out?  and not needing to rest or collapse.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Still working out!! Yeah!

Hi Everyone....It's so great to see everybody back posting ;-)  the holiday are busy and fun but I love January and getting back to it :-)   
 Just wanted quickly post that I am still doing my commitment of 20 minutes a day...almost didn't today after work.  I was very tired and cranky.  ( I didn't set my stuff up before I left this morning )
 ...But I put on one of my favorite yoga dvd and I pushed my way through with some motivational self talk.   I told myself that I will feel so much better if I just did my 20 minutes, then I can sit down..and reminded myself how bad I feel if I just sat down .."you know you won't get back up to do any kind of workout".   Seemed to help. 

Now I have set everything up for after work tomorrow and off to bed to read.   I am also trying to set a better sleep routine. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013 Everyone :-)

Well so far so good...I start a movement plan on December 22, 2012.   I don't like to start on January 1st feels like too much pressure :-)   So I started just before Christmas with working out 20 minutes a per day for 6 days a week.  I will be doing that for 30 days then increasing.   Since I have been working all year long to heal my hip and ankle I am taking it easy and trying for consistency.   That has always been a struggle in the past for me.   This year I really am aiming for consisted effort on my part.   I did very well last year with getting sugar out and had success with the hitting 30lbs down but it balance out at 27.5lbs just wouldn't move past that very frustrating.   I have done my best with changing how I eat now lets add some real movement.   I have read some about movement helping heal your metabolism; so I am adding it in;  I have tried before but I kept re-injuring myself.  That's why I asked around to some trainers and got some suggestions from them and this is what I came up with for me.

I have a choice of  free weights / yoga / zumba / bosa ball (probably more but that will do for now) -  all at home;  gyms scare me at this time of year :-)  plus I have everything I need at home.   I set everything up before I leave for work and then when I get home I change my clothes; turn on the dvd of choice and a 20 minute timer and go.   Then in 30 days I will increase to 30 minutes 6 days a week.  Each month evaluating every 30 days to see what I need or want next.  

Monday morning will be the weigh-in and measure-in to see my progress.  I will also do a blog that day for accountability :-)

New years *Wishes* to you all for the best outcomes in all that you do in 2013!