It's not an excuse ... its hashimoto's thyroiditis
Saturday, July 06, 2019
I was raised to never give up .... never
But I have good days and bad days. My energy levels feel like I am on a rollercoaster and my brain fog is draining.
People look at me and state things like oh ... if you just ate less or ran, you would loose that tummy for good. Others tell me that iam using my chronic illness as a crutch.
Well let me tell my side of the story. I have never used my thyroid issue as a crutch. In fact ... it is the reason I try so hard- because I know it takes me three times more in the gym and with food, to loose one pound that it does most. It's the reason as well why I seem like iam the over achiever at the gym, because if i go light weight... i don't see results.
It is my thyroiditis that slows my metabolism down.... steals my energy and angers me every day. Thyroid issues are the reason you may see me cry or swear at the gym ... cause it takes alot out of me.
When iam having a bad day, my meds may not be working.. all I want to do is sleep, I can't remember if I turned lights off or grabbed my keys on the way out of the house. On good days I am tired, sore and I push.
But for those who see me as just that chubby girl, I work my ass off. In life, in the gym and at home to accomplish, to maintain and to be ok with me.
I do not use my hashimoto's as an excuse, it is a constant reminder to me that I can not give up, slow down, or sit still. Why? Cause I may just stop... and I won't... ever
So I go on.. gym or exercise routine 5-6 days a week at my pace and eat a 1500 cal diet
I may cry or swear as I go but iam doing it ... results or not