I was diagnosed with thyroid disease before my son was born so I have been struggling with it for about 12 years now. I have been on the low spectrum (hypothyroid) and the high spectrum (hyperthyroid). Currently I am low so I take a medicine to increase my levels. What this means is that I am tired all the time. I almost never feel fully rested. Naps on weekends are a must. My husband doesn’t get why I wake up work out and then need a nap in the afternoon…it’s just is the way that I am. Staying motivated with my weight loss efforts has always been a struggle until I started with Beach Body. Now that I am eating better I am seeing a big difference in how I feel. Am I still tired? Yes! But, I am feeling better…it’s hard to put into words, but I am seeing a difference not only on the scale and that is what is keeping me motivated to exercise daily and eat as clean as possible.
Right now I am in week nine of my twelve week Chalean Extreme Program and I am loving the changes that I am seeing. The lean phase has been the most challenging, but I am determined to finish this program. With the Black Friday sale I purchased Turbo Fire and I love it! I have done it once so far and it is a great cardio addition for times when I can’t get out to run.
I have also been reading up on Adrenal Fatigue lately and I think that is something that I also struggle with. Stress causes cortisol build up which leads to belly bulge. They say that this is prevalent in runners which makes some sense in why running has never helped me to lose weight. I mention this because I am trying to find a good mix of high and low intensity workouts for sustainable weight loss. I never lost weight on cardio exercise alone. I have to mix it up with the weight training I have been doing. I also want to incorporate yoga or piyo into my mix because I feel like it could really help me achieve more balance. My end goal isn’t a size or certain weight…it’s to feel good in my own skin.
What is your workout balance? Are you a cardio junkie or do you try and mix it up?