When I first started Daily Routine Blog back a few years ago, I made a commitment to myself that I would be as authentic and transparent as possible in my posts. Today I am struggling, and this forum once again, will be my outlet.
I have mentioned in previous posts about my battle over the last 7 years with hypothyroidism, which is simply explained as a “less-active” thyroid. Negative effects of hypothyroidism are fatigue, joint pain, hot flashes and slow metabolism, to name a few. Over the last few months I have been struggling in these areas along with feelings of sadness, directly related to my imbalanced hormone levels. I finally decided to go see my doctor again, and after reviewing my most recent blood work, I was informed that my thyroid levels had dipped very low once again. In that moment, I felt complete anger, sadness and frustration all at the same time. I had been working so hard to naturally balance out this problem, and it felt as though I was back to square one. I wanted to scream out to God “WHY?” I have been so focused on my health and fitness, how could this be happening to me? The motivation to correct this imbalance is much more than wanting to look good in a bikini, it’s about the long-term heath of my body, my ability to one day have more children and enjoy the activities I love for many years to come.
I woke up the next morning with a fire in my belly. I started to feel a determination well up inside of me that wasn’t going to just accept this diagnosis, but I was going to figure out a way to beat it. I started to do some more research, and I headed down to Natures Fare Markets to purchase a few natural supplements that my body and thyroid were deficient of. My doctor also recommended that I continue an intense training schedule, as that will naturally boost my metabolism and help my thyroid. I am now more motivated than I ever have been to step up and fight this with everything I have.
The few days following my test results were spent with friends, family and some great training sessions with my amazing clients. I was once again reminded of the blessings in my life, and that everyone has their own mountain that is staring them in the face. Whatever your battle is, know that you have the power to overcome it, and there is grace available along the way. Your mountain does not define you, it’s the journey up and over the mountain that builds character and gives you the experience to one day help someone else on the same accent.