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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Got some news . . .

I've been seeing doctors for the last 3 years (if not 4 years) to try and determine why I have gotten so run down.  The latest was a test of the adrenal glands and I heard today that my adrenal glands are stressed, but luckily not pushed to the limit.  This means they are working overtime and my body is producing more cortisol.  Yes, cortisol -this could be a major factor in my current weight gain and exhaustion.  I don't know who would be happy when they find out something is wrong, but I am because at least know I can put a finger on it, I can work in a direction.  I am so happy to have found this out!  Good for me! Sometimes you have to keep searching and searching and you can't give up.  My doc also had put me on Rhodiola and that, overtime, can balance the adrenals.  Also exercise is important and doing the Insanity workout is terrific! I also should get into a relaxation practice.  Should I go back to the tai chi? some type of breathing meditation perhaps? :O)  

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years Eve!

Hello Me.  I am so looking forward to 2012.  This last year was really hard emotionally and by being so it has not help my health.  Starting tomorrow I will begin the 60 day Insanity workout and hopefully find the energy that has left my body.  Also, I'm beginning my life as a nutritarian!Yay! . . . kinda.  I know my body will miss the "goodies", I'm just hoping that it starts having results pretty quickly so it will be easier to continue.  I am looking to lose 20 pounds of heavy, weighing-me-down fat.  Looking forward to finding my strength, I know it should be around here somewhere.  Meal planning takes a lot of thought and time at this point, but I am looking forward to all the interesting things I prepare and I will share those here. . . .maybe I should make a vision board? . . . one day at a time. All I know at this point is that I am worth it.  :O)