Moving and Your Thyroid
Moving can add demands on our bodies that we’re not ready for. During this time I trying to be very diligent about what I was eating and I was trying to keep my stress levels down in order to help my thyroid levels.
What made it so stressful, you ask?
Trying to maintain and being scared about what’s going on around you can negatively impact all of the hard work that I was working towards.
I would have been so hurt if I “did something wrong” during that time that would make my thyroid levels higher or worse than what they already were. I was also having a hard time managing my exercise routine. It seemed like the more I tried, the more tired I became. There were also times when I was ready to call it quits.
I had to choose to do things differently
I knew that in order to make this work, I had to come up with a plan, so I did. I created a floor plan of each room in my apartment and I wrote down what was in each room. I then created labels that I could either write on or type in to map out what would be in each box. I had no time to be second guessing what I packed.
Suddenly the big day came. I started getting things going and I realized how much I was holding onto. I’ve thrown away so many unnecessary things. I also learned the following:
- Sometimes you “think” that you have it together, but then you complete a “deep dive” of your life and realize what has truly been holding you down. Get rid of it…Things, people and thoughts.
- It’s so important to constantly re-evaluate yourself to find ways to improve or make changes in your processes.
- Be patient with yourself. It is incredibly important to manage expectations of yourself and others.
- CELEBRATE yourself. It takes a lot to move and it can be a shock to the system.
I bet you’re wondering about my thyroid levels too…
I am very happy to report that not only did I cut my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) in half, but I also reduced my bad cholesterol by over 40 points!!!! All of the work that I put in definitely paid off.
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