Isolation, helplessness, and loneliness are common feelings for women struggling with thyroid health. Many other people just don’t understand their symptoms. It takes dedication and commitment to retake control. Today’s guest shares her amazing story of how she did it.
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Consistency and commitment to building strength will also build resilience. This will create the space to actually analyze how you’re doing. When you give yourself enough space to think, you’ll quickly realize what you’re truly capable of.
When managing Hashimoto’s symptoms, it’s important to work out and push yourself. Yet, it’s all too easy to overdo it and end up with little to show but exhaustion. Finding the right regime and sticking to it will help you incrementally increase your strength and stamina without overtraining.
About Stephanie Pearce
After her diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, Stephanie tried many different things to get her life back in order. Anxiety about her thyroid health was a big part of her struggle. Through dedication and hard work, Stephanie has come out on the other side feeling more confident and empowered than ever.
Making the Necessary Changes
Stephanie describes her long struggle with thyroid health. Even though she was not diagnosed with Hashimoto’s until three years ago, the signs had been there for some time. Brain fog, fatigue, and rapid weight loss took their toll. Since her diagnosis, Stephanie has been able to take control and move her health in the right direction.
One of the first changes Stephanie made was to her diet. The grains and dairy left. Now she sticks to a paleo diet and feels so much better as a result. She also exercises regularly. What started as daily walks has evolved into the strength-based program of Thyroid Strong. Now Stephanie is thinking more clearly and is more motivated than she has been in many years.
Beating Anxiety with Knowledge, Dedication, and Support
Throughout her struggles with thyroid health, Stephanie dealt with the anxiety that often accompanies it. It often felt like she was all alone in her situation. Little tasks that seemed so easy for other people were nearly impossible for her. Since Thyroid Strong, she lives her life with more clarity and confidence than she thought she ever could achieve. It has given her the knowledge and guidance she needs to feel better than she has in many years.
What mindset shifts have been necessary on your health journey? Leave a comment below!
In this episode
- Stephanie’s long journey with thyroid health [3:45]
- Adapting your diet to control thyroid problems [7:30]
- The power that comes with being an advocate for your health [10:20]
- The role of exercise in managing Hashimoto’s symptoms [19:45]
- The importance of finding support from family and friends [23:10]
- Finding the right balance with exercise [25:25]
- Shifting your mindset as you heal [28:35]
“I realized that I could put this into remission and that it didn’t have to run my life. The lightbulb that went off that was so exciting for me was that I knew what was wrong.” [12:05]
“The kettlebell is one of the best investments that I’ve made ever. It’s so versatile. I can do cardio workouts with it. I can do an upper body workout with it and lower body – the whole entire body with a kettlebell.” [26:49]
“I feel like I’m moving forward. Before, I was just in the water-treading water. Now I’m out of the water on the beach just dealing with it.” [30:00]
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