“You just need to exercise more.”

The title of this post is what a doctor told me on Friday… I had another round of blood tests for my hypothyroidism and had to deal with a doctor who had less than ideal bedside manner. Without asking me about my diet or my current regime, she stated that my issue was that I wasn’t exercising enough. This was the worst thing to hear because I have been making a conscious effort to workout LESS because of adrenal fatigue and general burnout. On a superficial level exercise is generally a good recommendation, but the doctor should have at least asked about my current lifestyle and diet before dismissing my sudden weight gain on laziness. I left the doctor’s office so frustrated and discouraged.

Over the past years with countless health issues, I’ve realized that we need to be defenders of our health and always ask for second opinions, copies of lab work and records of our visits. I’m working on my medical history, especially since I can’t seem to stay in a single city for too long. Anyway, that’s my rant for today: don’t let doctors or ANYONE bully you into a decision; do your research, listen to your body and do what is right for YOU.

Mondays. So good.

Mondays. So good.

…. And now for things that are marvelous. Most marvelous of all, I got to spend the weekend with just my dad. My mom is in Tennessee so my dad and I had the task of renovating my childhood room into an office. We decided on Lavender Mist for the colour and set off with our transformation. Even though I only get to enjoy this room for a month before my move to Seattle, I LOVE IT.



Saturday morning it was raining but that didn’t stop me from my morning ritual of a thirty minute hike and swim in the lake. It was lovely AND while floating in the middle of the lake I realized that I had come so far with my fear of deep water. Yes, even though I spend so much of my free time in bodies of water, I used to be deathly afraid of it. Yes, I still freeze with the thought of tsunamis but thankfully, I’ve transformed my fear into immense respect for the ocean (and any deep water).


When I wasn’t hanging out with my dad, I was reading Katie Horning’s Redefining Healthy Living. It’s awesome and has been helping me with my health journey. Review will be up tomorrow!20140706-080619-29179730.jpg


…And lastly, MARVELOUS NOSTALGIA. This time last year I was woking on my tan in The Hamptons, now, I’m working on my mind….making sure I’m healthy, happy and balanced. Now, that is marvelous.


What’s MARVELOUS in your life today? How are you taking control of your health? What were you doing this time last year? 

Marvelous Love,


Katie, you rock.

Katie, you rock.

11 thoughts on ““You just need to exercise more.”

  1. Ahhh that’s so frustrating. I’ve also struggled with doctor’s visits since moving away for undergrad. I changed doctors several times in high school and then of course never saw the same one throughout university. It’s so hard when you can’t build a relationship and when they don’t know your full medical history. It gets tiring explaining yourself every time. Hopefully your next visit won’t be so discouraging! xx

  2. My daughter just started using doterra essential oils for her husbands thyroid issues and her goal is to get him off the poisonous meds daily routine. so far it is nearly working. Just another option to look into

  3. I was told I was imagining the pain, to use my other arm, and my personal favorite: Snap out of it! You know your truth and keep searching for that doc who can be present with you. Love to you.

  4. I was told I was imagining the pain, to use my other arm, and my personal favorite: Snap out of it! You know your truth and keep searching for that doc who can be present with you. Love to you.

  5. I’m sorry about your crappy Dr’s experience. That sucks that she would tell you that w/out asking your routine & what you’re eating first. Unprofessional & offensive. Personally, I think people tend to overdo it on the exercise too much.

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