If you’re new around here, let me catch you up. At the first of the year I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (hypothyroidism) and began taking medication in March to treat it. I started feeling GREAT! March was a great month for me because I hosted a dietbet and lost 7 pounds and started working out consistently. My hypothyroid symptoms that I never knew were symptoms in the first place (tiredness, moodiness, etc) had disappeared. I had so much energy and felt so much better and working out only amplified that.
Then I switched to the generic thyroid meds and May happened. I just stopped working out in May. I got comfortable in my new fit skin (even though I wasn’t where I wanted to be) and just one day after another, stopped working out. I really believe the generic meds played a part in this too. Apparently, generic thyroid medicines can have a 20% variance in effectiveness. I was feeling moody, tired, and overall icky again.
So here I am a week later after having started back on the name brand meds and I have so much more energy. But how do I get back into my groove? Do I make a schedule? Reward myself? Or just wake my lazy butt up in the morning and do a Jillian Michael dvd?
I feel good about myself right now, but I know I will regret it if I don’t try.
What do you do when you get into a rut?