Around 4 months ago I crashed. I woke up one morning and I knew something wasn’t quite right. I had been constantly feeling like I was on-edge, I was sluggish, my face was puffy, I was exhausted and I was angry… all of the time. I just couldn’t get my shit together and it felt like I was walking around with a big black cloud in front of my face all day, every day. I couldn’t remember conversations that I had with Justin, I couldn’t even remember what I had to do that day. I kept on putting it down to having a newborn/lack of sleep etc…. but that Sunday morning, it all became too much.
The next day, I booked myself in with my doctor and had a full set of bloodwork done. Turns out I have an autoimmune condition called Hashimotos Disease, which has caused my thyroid to become underactive (hypothyroidism). I now take a tiny, little tablet every morning, for the rest of my life. The tablet is a hormone that my thyroid doesn’t produce. Apparently having a fully functional thyroid is really important to maintaining a normal, healthy body. It’s not a big deal, it has become part of my morning routine and all those symptoms I was experiencing, have virtually disappeared.
Thyroid medication aside, I can easily say that surrounding myself with amazing human beings (I’m talking to you @courage_training_centre and @healthyhabitshappymoms ) and moving my body 3 times a week has attributed to my new sense of great health. I have finally found my groove and it feels bloody amazing. I eat balanced, in moderation and intuitively. I no longer feel the need to restrict anything in my diet…. I eat all the food, in moderation, and that means I don’t have to dedicate meals/days to “cheat meals” and binge on food that I’m “not allowed” to eat. I have gained muscle, lost fat and I’m stronger than I have ever been before. Finally, I feel a sense of clarity I have been craving for a long, long time and I’m pretty sure I can do anything I want.