My health due to a condition called adenomyosis was in trouble, monthly periods which saw me in A &E in extreme pain, and violent vomiting for days on end. Sometimes I would be kept in over night, fed strong drugs to stop the pain, injections to stop the vomiting, and all while on a drip re-nourishing me!
it has turned into so much more. Yes I have lost weight, I've also lost sugar as a boyfriend, wheat as a close girlfriend, caffeine as a daily acquaintance, but I have gained so much more.
I have found out that working out at home can be just as good as working out in the gym.
I have found out as much as I loved running, it is not the only way to become fit and healthy.
I can lift heavy shopping, move furniture, I also break more stuff around the house due to my new found strength, opps.
I have gained a love for weight-lifting (including kettlebells) I weight train, 4 times a week, two upper body sessions and two lower body session I now include Pilates and more recently Yoga into my regular workouts. I am sh*t at Yoga but I still try!
Weight Liftings has made me feel safer, I feel strong enough to take care of myself in a way I have never felt before! I may be smaller than I was but I am definitely not weaker.
Even my job as a facilitator has improved, my sessions with young people teaching drama or poetry have always been active but now they are very physical as I have the energy to run and exert myself and keep up with the youngsters I teach.
I qualified as a Personal Trainer.
I like the new stubborn and determined person I have become.
This new attitude is rubbing off in other areas of my life, I want to change everything now, not just my health lol.
I started these health changes to heal my body and have ended up with a better body and a whole new way of life.
*Stop sabotaging yourself, get the hell of your own way, if you want to be healthier you are going to
have to fight for it, sweat for it, cry for it, no one is going to serve it to you on a plate, this is
something you are going to have to work for. Health is not a given.
*Try not to eliminate whole food groups, unless for health reasons.
*Healthy living does not have a time limit, think about changing your lifestyle forever.
*Keep trying, no matter how badly it all goes, keep trying.
time you work out.
*Learn, educate yourself on health, fitness and food, and exercise routines, read, read, read, read,
•Get support and help if need be, a person trainer, a dietitian, a counselor, a nutritionist. Some of us have real issues with our eating habits and bodies which we may beed professional help to deal with.
For years I wished for a fitter, healthier, more muscular body. I thought it was out of my reach, little did I know..........my body was just waiting for me to start looking after myself.
Feel free to join me on my Facebook health/fitness group where a whole bunch of us keep each other motivated and inspired. https://www.facebook.com/groups/717206488345582/
I wish I could have a before and after of my mind, as it is my mind which has changed the most. Since that is not possible I am going to finish off with a short video taken by my other half in appreciation of the body I have created, after all my hard work a little self-appreciated and self-indulgence is warranted.
Last thoughts, keep going, no matter what, no matter how difficult or turbulent your journey may be, because health is something that is always worth fighting for.