I haven't given an update on myself in a while... Not because stuff hasn't been happening or going on but mainly because I've been busy with the kids, my private coaching group Coach Kelli's Crowd, and family life. Quite honestly, I've been so busy convincing myself and other's that I was fine that I ignored the fact that I really wasn't.
I convinced myself that the constant exhaustion was normal and would ease up eventually. I got sick after workouts and struggled for days afterwards but told myself to suck it up and deal. I forgot words or used the wrong word. I was forgetful, there was nothing better than the day I couldn't find my keys only to realize that they were in the ignition of the car! The list goes on and on...
I knew that my meds weren't quite regulated, a must for anyone with Thyroid Imbalance. So I waited patiently for my doctor's appointment. I was armed with information and a list to discuss. I arrived at my appointment only to realize that I was two days early! Frustrated, overwhelmed and somewhat despondent I went home to cry and wait two more days.
On the day of the correct appointment, we went over my lab work. She was quite shocked that I was even upright because my Vitamin D and Ferritin levels were so low. Most people with levels that low can't function and are normally in the hospital! I am now on 12000 IUD of Vitamin D with D3 and two iron supplements a day. I am also on an Adrenal Support supplement and Nature-throid. I'm sure my husband is tired of me telling him how good I feel but I actually feel like a functioning person again!
The doctor has put me on a month of no major activity, not because she doesn't see the benefit of exercise but because my body needs to heal. I haven't gone to bootcamp in three weeks and at first I was struggling with the fact that I love bootcamp and I just miss it! I've been walking and doing some stretches but mainly I have let my body heal and it feels good. When you have Thyroid Imbalance or Adrenal Fatigue, the last thing you want to do is stress out your body or tax it to exhaustion; that is what I had done and so it really couldn't heal. I tell my clients to listen to their body all of the time, it's time for me to do that as well. Healing doesn't happen overnight, I need to quit expecting that to happen.