Hey guys. Time for another monthly slice into my life and all the little things I am loving this month. Be sure to check out past posts to catch up on other awesome finds I wrote about. Here is a whole year of loving lately in cased you missed it:
Loving Lately – July 2016
Loving Lately – June 2016
Loving Lately – May 2016
Loving Lately – April 2016
Loving Lately – March 2016
Loving Lately – February 2016
Loving Lately – January 2016
Loving Lately – November/December
Loving Lately – October
Loving Lately – September
Loving Lately –August
Being Outside –
While I am really missing marathon training – the running, working out 5/6 days a week, getting faster/stronger – I am glad I was able to convince my doctor that I needed a bit of movement for my mental state. He agreed to 3 short, slow, walks a week. Usually only about 10 miles total, but there is just something about getting outside and moving that helps my sanity.
Learning About My Health –
August was the month when after over a year and a half off feeling off, and 8 months of desperately searching for answers I finally got one. After bouncing from doctor to doctor, all of whom referred me to someone else I went to see a functional medicine doctor (not covered by insurance, OUCH) and he diagnosed me with Leaky Gut which has apparently been going on for the last few years. Since it went on untreated so long, and 80% of your immune system is in your gut, it wrecked my immune system which explains why in one year I had shingles 3 times, mono for months, and more sinus infections and bugs than I care to count. In addition to that it also started to affect my adrenal glands causing adrenal fatigue and also my thyroid causing hypothyroidism. In short – I am a hot mess.
However, it was great to hear the doctor say that sleeping all the time and gaining 35 pounds was not my fault. He said no matter how healthy I try to eat and how much I work out until we take care of these underlying medical issues nothing is going to change. The first step – getting my Leaky Gut under control with a gluten, soy, and peanut free diet forever. I am also taking some TONS of supplements to try and help rebuild my immune system and destroy the toxins in my body. After that, we will tackle the adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism and hopefully I will start feeling like myself again. Until then I am reading up on what is going on with me.
I never really get into the winter Olympics, but the summer Olympics always keep my glued. The marathon, track events, rugby (I played in my younger days), gymnastics, the triathlon – they all kept me glued to the TV!
Let me know –
What are you loving lately?
Abby is an RRCA Certified Running Coach who is blessed to be able to run for Mizuno Running. She is also lucky enough to be an ambassador for ProCompression, BAMRBands, and Nuun Hydration.