So, I am going to start by saying I have never been a gym person! There I said it! But coming to the realisation that I need to work at this loosing weight/toning thing. For most of my life, I never had to worry about my weight. Yes I am blessed and humbled by this (in retrospect!). I couldn’t gain weight as a teen or young adult and I was constantly being asked if I was anorexic! HA HA HA HA! I could out eat most of the guys in my class PLUS eat desert and nothing stuck. (Again very blessed). I was active. Dancing at least 5 times a week and I walked to school (30 min return). As I headed to university, I was less active, yet still didn’t put on the pounds till I hit 25 ish. THEN watch out! I think that’s when my Thyroid went haywire. It was the start of my paranoia and constant crying. I was tired all the time and I just didn’t want to do anything. On a positive note, I went up 3 bra cup sizes and got me some hips! Finally, when I was around 34 my doctor diagnosed me with Hypothyroidism. My thyroid was just working too hard so I went on to levothyroxine. I noticed a change within a month! Amazing.
Having hypothyroidism means a few things. I need to watch what I eat in terms of the cabbage family of foods….which sucks cause I recently discovered kale! Plus I need to work out more to keep a healthy weight.
I need to take my meds regularly! I didn’t think they were making a big deal…. But now that I take them everyday at the same time on an empty stomach… Well what do you know, they really work!
So I am attempting to go to the gym 2 days a week and ride my bike home from work (8km)! I know I can do this! I just need to stay motivated!
Life is good! Let’s live it!