P90x3 update

08 September 2015

08 September 2015
So, some of you may remember me talking about starting P90X3 way back in June. (Wow, has it really been that long ago?) I've got an update for you...


I only have 4 days left!

[Oops, just noticed I didn't put the dates on those last two weeks. My OCD is killing me right now!]

The other news that accompanies this announcement is...
I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism on Friday.
Sorrrrrryyy, not a pregnancy announcement. Did I fool you? ;) ;) ;)

Yeah, so anyway, I've been having random groups of symptoms on and off for the last few months, and combined with an inability to lose weight even while doing something as strenuous as P90X3 and eating better, I decided to go to the doctor to see if there was something actually wrong with me. With David's prompting, of course.

To be fair, during these last 3 months I've definitely been getting more in shape - more muscle definition, about 100x more stamina in my workouts, higher energy/longevity in workouts, etc. But the scale did. not. move. Like, even a pound. So I was concerned. We talked with David's cousin, who's a nutritionist in Dallas, and she was giving me pointers, and still nothing was changing.

So to the doctor we went. And then remember how I said I got poked a gazillion times, and then had to go BACK to get re-poked? Yep, those were the test days.

Voila, got my test results back and I am definitely hypothyroid-istic. (That's not a word. But I can't put it another way.) So it's a good thing and a bad thing - good, because it could have been something way worse or hard to fix (diabetes, etc.), and bad-ish because it means I'm on a pill for the rest of my life.

And to be fair, it's not a huge surprise because my mom has it, and it's a really highly hereditary disease. Also funnily enough - David got diagnosed in the last year with the opposite disease, hyperthyroidism, so yet another way we are polar opposites in every single way. No one who knows us is surprised.

greek yogurt + chia seed snack. yum yum yum
So, now that I know this, I'm not feeling so bad about finishing P90x3 and not getting huge results. Actually, I'm feeling even more like a bad a$$ for sticking through a 90 day program while being actually sick! And still making progress. (I only skipped one day working out the whole time because of illness...huge for me!)

Since I've only got a few days left of P90x3, and now I might have a chance to actually get some results, I'm thinking of doing Insanity next. Am I crazy? Probably. But I still have my online Beachbody subscription so I should do it now if ever, right?? right???

Anyways, this has been an update. I'll let you know how my next workout venture goes! Heck, now I'm practically addicted to working out every day so I'm sure I'll continue to try some crazy stuff in the future. Why not, right?
HG

7 comments

  1. Sorry about the diagnosis, but GOOD ON YOU for sticking to those workouts! You work from home with a toddler, blog, read books, AND WORK OUT EVERY DAY?? I like literally can't even.

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    1. Well gee thanks! Don't forget, our house is a mess, I rarely cook dinner before 7:30 (after Kate's in bed), and we have very little social lives...so you win some, you lose some! :)

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  2. Good for you! I can't even imagine a world in which I work out every day, so you're basically superwoman.

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    1. Thank you! This is the first time I've ever made it this long consecutively so I'm probably jinxing myself by proclaiming it on the internet, but oh well.

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  3. Wow. Good for you for working out that many days in a row! I'm forever impressed.

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    1. Thanks Kristin! Each day was a different workout so I never had the chance to get bored which helped a TON. Usually after 3-4 days on the elliptical I never want to see one again. :)

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  4. Gosh, how frustrating to be diagnosed with that...but like you said, at least you have an answer now and it's not as bad as it could have been. Great job sticking with P90X for so long! That's incredible! Even if you didn't see much of a change on the scale (which is SUPER frustrating...I know.), getting through all those workouts and kicking total ass is a major accomplishment. Yaaas!

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