Exercising with unruly hormones can be a challenge, to say the least! For many who used to be active, dealing with crazy out of whack hormones can put an end to strenuous exercise. As a person who used to play softball, then spent years coaching my daughters’ softball teams and finally a parent for a travel team, I used to exercise on a daily basis. Then my world changed! I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. I became an overweight, out of shape, blob of the person I used to be. Between the inflammation, the fatigue, and the muscle and joint pain; any type of exercise was nearly impossible. Now, I am happy to report that after a year and half of treatment by a functional doctor, I now have gone from no exercise to walking one and a half miles most days and I lift light weights two to three times a week. I have also managed to lose the 35 pounds I gained from being hypothyroid after RAI treatment. For me, any more exercise than that leaves me exhausted and wore out.
Now, when you read this article by Minna Lee, hopefully you will be inspired and amazed. She shares how she is able to train as hard as she did before being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. She shares the 6 tips she follows to keep herself in shape.
Here is another inspirational story about regaining your health after either a bout with thyroid cancer or thyroid disease. He shares how he went from a XXXXL to a Medium or Large size. And he manages a ladies minor football team! This story was posted on Hoganstand.com
Have a great weekend!