I want to encourage anyone recovering from adrenal fatigue and/or metabolic damage to keep trying. It's so easy to keep looking at that scale and say, "What's the point, just forget about it" but the mind is so much more powerful and if we can start re-directing our thoughts, we can break through any barrier. For the last four yrs. I have been battling with a mental block called Fear. Several years ago, I crashed my body. It just gave up and I've been working towards getting my adrenals to stabilize. With that said, I placed myself in a little comfort zone, afraid to push myself for fear of being there once again: exhausted, in the fog, and with little to no motivation left for me to get through that day (www.journeyoutofthepainfogandfatigue.com). My lifestyle choices coupled with high impact exercise methods only made things worse. This has been a long process but with my sleep restored and now able to exercise more, I settled into a little comfort zone. For the last four years I've been working with these little five lb. weights, but today I decided to up the ante when I realized that I had been working with a gym exercise machine at a much greater resistance. What was blocking me? My mind; so I redirected my thoughts and said, "You're gonna do 15lb, even if it's slow, even if you have to spread it out in sets, but that's what you're gonna do." What happened? My body listened.