Hi everyone, I joined a gym on 01/03 and have been doing both cardio and weights most days and have to say whilst I still havent lost an ounce it has helped greatly with fatigue levels and general mood - gotta love those endorphins and metabolism boost. It is also noticeable that on days I dont do anything I am knackered, cold and the fog descends again
I am due a retest next week and I had a sudden thought - exercise and building muscle boosts metabolism (temporarily at least) - how does this affect the pituitary glands reading of the situation. ie if my metabolism is raised will this cause the pituitary to drop my TSH even though the raise is not from thyroid hormone.
Is the pituitary clever enough to tell the difference, would I be better off knocking the exercise on the head for a couple of days beforehand or will it make no difference. I know exercise is a good thing but I dont want to be tied to 90 mins a day forever if I want to feel vaguely decent (not unless substantial weight loss is part of the deal).
Any thoughts welcome as I dont even know whether the pituitary reacts quite quickly to changes or whether it takes a while. I hope this makes sense.