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?