A thyroid condition presents numerous challenges. Healing from it is an up and down journey. Being in tune with your body and making informed choices is perhaps the most important thing that you can do to stay healthy and meet your goals. Today’s guest understands this as well as anyone.
Your health is ultimately your responsibility. Do the research necessary to become armed with the best information and don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself whenever it is necessary.
Weight-training can seem intimidating. However, if you find the right coach and learn the proper form, it is a safe and effective way to improve thyroid levels.
About Norma Huffman
Norma Huffman was one of the very first people to sign up for my Thyroid Strong program. From a young age, Norma struggled with thyroid problems. Never one to give up on her own health, Norma took matters into her own hands and took necessary action to take control of her health.
Becoming Your Own Health Advocate
There is a lot to consider after a diagnosis of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. The advice from different doctors can be confusing and even contradictory. Norma recounts how she worked to become an expert in her own health to become the most informed patient that she could be.
Mindset and Discipline as Keys to Health
Armed with the right information, Norma tried out numerous programs and exercise routines. She credits her newfound energy, confidence, and weight loss to the discipline and exercises that come from the Thyroid Strong program. Many people are hesitant or even fearful of weight-based exercises. However, Norma found that being properly informed and coached on form quickly erases doubts. With confidence, knowledge, and motivation, it is possible to retake control of your health.
What mindset shifts have been necessary on your health journey? Leave a comment below!
In this episode
- Becoming an advocate for your own health after a disappointing diagnosis [2:30]
- Using weight-training exercises to maintain muscle mass with a thyroid condition [8:15]
- The limitations of walking-based exercise [15:55]
- Overcoming fear of weight-training [19:35]
- Shifting your mindset to focus on the truly important parts of health [21:32]
- Retaining hope for future health [28:00]
“I always had proper form and I had the confidence to go into the gym and work with free weights with all of the young people with awesome form.” [9:55]
“Just knowing that everybody is in a different space, I recognized that I need to compete against myself and nobody else.” [18:26]
“We all just need to be happy with the skin that we’re in. Just focus on being consistent with your exercises and being consistent with healthy eating and the results will come.” [22:32]
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