It’s been almost a year and a half since I started my fitness journey. There’s been a whole load of ups as well as some downs that I genuinely thought I wouldn’t come back from. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve put myself in hospital and I’ve found a bunch of supportive as fuck, kick ass people.
I talked about starting this journey a good six months before I found a personal trainer and stepped a foot in the gym. My mind was torn between thoughts of wether I could actually do this and wether it even mattered what I thought, I just needed to do it
Honestly that first step was the hardest but also one of the best I’ve ever taken in my life.
When I first started it was off the back of being bed bound and I didn’t really have a goal other than to just get my ass there and survive.
Starting an exercise routine is hard enough as your average sedentary person. When you add some chronic pain, seizures and all the other health problems that can come along with them, it’s even fucking harder.
I still don’t have a specific goal other than surviving the session, but the affect regular training has had on me over the last 18months has been incredible, There may not have been some drastic weight loss transformation, but the changes physically and mentally have made every tear or panic attack worth it.
- I’ve gained a lot more muscle and strength than I thought I ever would.
- I’ve gained confidence
- A good 80% of the time I can get off the floor myself if I have a seizure.
- I’ve learnt the difference between good and bad pain.
- Physically I cope with high pain days better
- I’ve gained a little control of my diet. It’s not perfect but it’s also not total chaos.
- I’ve learnt that weight / the number on the scale is not the be all and end all.
- I’ve made some really close friends and finally on this list…..
- I’ve proved in more ways than one I’m stronger than I thought
The main point of this post wasn’t just to tell you what I’ve learnt so far on this never ending journey…. (It’s a lifestyle y’all).
I also wanted to encourage others who may be thinking of working out, getting a personal trainer and taking that first step. Plus those who may be early on in developing a regular exercise routine, yeah it’s gonna suck at times but keeping at it may just change your life.
I dunno if you’ve found my rambling helpful or not. I deffo want to do more fitness type posts including fitness fashion. Us big boobed, plus size girls like to look cute while melting in our own sweat. #Facts
If you’ve got an idea or suggestion for a post let me know and until next time…..