Sometimes, when you feel like you're doing everything right but things still aren't changing - or even feeling good to begin with - it's NOT because you're not doing enough.
It could be that you're doing too much.
It could be that you're addressing the symptom, not the root cause.
It could be that it's just the way you're designed.
It could be fitness, pain, gut health, mental health…what works for some people isn’t going to be what works for you.
It takes a lot of work to try in the first place, and it takes a lot more work to observe and ask questions like:
- why don’t I feel better (maybe there’s an underlying health issue)
- why can’t I move my body this way (maybe your bones aren’t designed for you to move that way)
- why do I feel upset? (maybe something chemical is happening in your brain)
- why am I so tired? (maybe you’re over training)
Sometimes doing “everything right” isn’t really what’s right for YOU.
That’s why it’s important to learn to listen and advocate for yourself. And it’s why having a sturdy support team matters.
Having the right healthcare professionals, health coaches, trainers and therapists on your side can make a huge difference in experiencing your version of “right”
It wasn’t until I finally got thorough blood work done that I learned about Hashimoto’s and how it affects me. And now, choosing to consume foods and drinks that support my health and comfort is the next battle. It’s hard, but I am starting to learn how to recognize what is “right” for the Hashimoto’s community, versus what is right for ME.
So where do you start? What can you do?
Observe - notice causes and effects. What triggers stomach discomfort? What precedes brain fog? How has your sleep quality been? Perhaps, take some time to sit with yourself, journal, and reflect on what you notice on your own.