Hey guys how's it going! Happy Saturday. I just finished doing my 20 minute.HIIT workout at Whitney's house. OH do I know that in my next house (I'm in a condo now in Chicago so no room) I am going to have cardio equipment in my house. Like this:
I'm going to be heading to the gym in about an hour to meet Whitney for a killer shoulder session. I am on day 2 of my bio-identical hormonal replacement treatment. Words just can't describe how excited I am about this process (I'm guessing you can tell) and I am going to literally track everything each day -- from my treatment (the specific meds that he has me taking- some of them are pills some of them are injections some of them are creams, and they all have certain conditions with them and need to be taken at specific times with empty tummy or not empty tummy etc. it's a very precise science of treatment) ... But also tracking my supplements and my food and my training and my weight and how I feel that is one of the things that the doctor wants me to do is track how I feel what's improving...these are all signs that the treatment is working and how well it's working.
From what I'm learning, they key to successful hormonal replacement therapy is of course first and foremost making sure you are doing bio-identical hormones vs synthetic, but also making sure that you track everything as you go because it's not just affecting one part of your physiology and your health it affects sleep, it affects your skin and how elastic and tight your skin is, it affects your weight and your insulin it affects things like headaches and sleep and energy so the more that you pay attention to how you are feeling in all these areas and track that's how you balance your hormones and maintain them over the long term.
Because this is a big thing that I'm learning is it's just like dieting and fitness and having goals there you certainly work for a certain time period to achieve specific goals but then there's a maintenance. Where you work to sustain those results to a certain degree.
My biggest regret IS not starting this all years ago. If I knew then -- about 5 years ago, what I know now, I would have 1) GOTTEN MYSELF OFF THE PILL AS IF I WAS ON FIRE and 2) started to see a doctor who specializes in this treatment. But- no looking back, we start now and I get up every day now with INSANE excitement for the future.
So anyway, I will be sharing with you guys more details like the protocol that I'm on how I'm feeling every day the changes that I'm seeing how we tweak it and so on and so forth but I have to tell you that I am just one 1000% confident that I am in the best hands and that this is going to change my whole life.
P.S. I make NO MONEY from sending you here but I would highly highly recommend Dr. Riske and you can CLICK HERE to read more and take a "quiz" or questionnaire to see how much your hormones COULD be off.
hehehehe. I couldn't help it.
Also I should let you guys know that I am writing this blog post today not writing it... And today I am using my phone and the Evernote app to verbally dictate my blog and then transfer it (copy paste) to my blog and then add the pictures. So many of you had written to me when you saw my last post asking how I did it> For me, knowing I can just carry my phone, walk around and pick up stuff around the house or do whatever while I'm dictating my blog post vs making time to sit down and write it all big huge difference I think and I think that this is the way I'm always going to write my posts now.
I know I kind of shared quite a lot of blathering on this morning, but tomorrow I'm going to start sharing more of the new things that I have incorporated and I know that "things" is a broad word.. But new things that I've added: equipment wise for my workouts, new techniques that I'm using to track things, new systems that I'm putting in place that are helping me that might help some of you guys... And so on.
I am definitely making big significant changes across the board in my personal life in my professional life in my fitness life in my health life in everything and approaching things differently without fear without hesitation and just going for it. & I really do feel like this is such a huge big next chapter a new beginning where everything is going to be so totally different --- for the better--- the lessons that I've learned I would not change for the world even though they were coming out of some really tough times... I just feel better about the future than I have in probably 4 to 5 years.
Anyway I have to go get myself ready to hit the gym like I said I'm meeting Whitney and I think and I'm going to do shoulders today. Now, when I am at home what I do is I get up in the morning and do all of my cardio (I'm only doing 20 minutes of HIIT training) but I do all my cardio and my lifting in the morning and then I shower and get ready for the day and I'm done. And this has been a total game changer in my productivity for my business. I'm going to have to adjust the schedule slightly based on the medication that I take in the morning now for my treatment but it still will all get done in the morning. I just might have a little separation between my cardio and my lifting session but I'll explain that more in detail on another post.
It's all doable. It's all adding up- every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every week. It all adds up.
SO- WHO ELSE IS WITH ME?? Who else is all about making big scary changes to totally change their future?? COME ON!
HOW AWESOME is this bag that Whitney got me for my birthday?? I have never in my life bought a thing from Lululemon but I - last trip- was drooling over the cool gym bag that fits like a CAR or a refrigerator in it LOL and it was Lulu so Whit surprised me with this gem. SHE ROCKS. I am blessed with amazing friends. Whitney and Kelly (meaning my spirit guide life guru yogi extraordinaire in MIAMI) have forever changed my life. And then there is a whole additional layer of amazing friends that are so close to my heart I am BLESSED.