Hi friends, I was feeling sluggish, tired and unmotivated this week and then I remembered, of course!, it’s that time of year for the hypothyroid annual winter blues. Sheesh, it’s really like clockwork. I’m going along in February, feeling great, tons of energy and then suddenly in early March I hit a wall.
Overnight I lose all motivation, energy and generally feel blah about life. That’s my cue to increase thyroid medicine because I know life can be better! And I’m here to remind you too (xo!)
See, Thyroid function can drop at this time of year resulting in a kind of low-grade depression, lethargy, lack of focus, lack of inspiration or just a general feeling of heaviness.
Starting in early March I need to increase my desiccated thyroid medicine about 15mgs for a few months (through May). And also make sure I am taking my iron supplement and B vitamins. Like me, if you have a seasonal drop in energy, feel low or lethargic then the medicine dose might be the reason.
On that note, I thought a little inspiration and motivation would help you and me. So I wanted to share some recent photos showing how great life can be when my medicine is working.
In this squat photo I am lifting 145lbs, and worked up to a full back squat with 185lbs on the barbell!! Woot! It was record day for me. And the other photo is from the Crossfit Games — I am competing this year! In the top photo (with the barbell over my heaad) I lifted a 45lb barbell 30 times!
I never would have thought it possible to do sports like this ten years ago. To have a body that could handle exercise is a miracle. But here I am at age 41, even better than I was at 25, and it feels awesome! Check your medicine, life can be great!