02 Nov Week 1 – 30 Days of Transformation
First things first, Happy November!
So before we even decided to do the 30 days of transformation I decided that I was going to begin to document my journey and share some things with you.
Now before we really get in to this whole thing understand that this is going to be a struggle for me. For those who have been around for a minute you have probably already seen my previous post but if you are new to Transformers Fitness, feel free to check out my blog, Struggles = Shambles. This received mixed reviews to say the least. I try to constantly emphasize that your fitness journey is very personal, it is yours. So understand if you choose to read the old blog, these are MY struggles and that is why these next few weeks are going to be difficult for me.
You have to learn everything about your body to really be able to push yourself. I know my body very well so I don’t really care who is teaching or instructing when things go wrong internally, I sit down. I also push myself very hard in terms of building my strength. BUT you have to learn the differences in pain with your body. I know the difference between injury pain and muscle soreness/ fatigue. That is something you have to know!
I have some things that I deal with that affect my body so I know when to say when. My knees are terrible from my younger days and post knee surgery, it significantly affects my cardio and legs but I have learned different things to do to keep them semi healthy. I messed up my shoulder somehow so that affects the range of motion in my arms. Couple those with my back issues and some days it’s like man why did I even show up. That’s not even taking into account my most significant health issue, I have Multiple Sclerosis and that can take me out any day without warning.
Why did I tell you all of that? To draw a picture as to why I don’t share a lot of my life. For the last month none of my known remedies for my knees have worked including rest so I’m frustrated. Even though reality tells us we are going to have good days and bad days, I have no real desire to constantly share the bad days. That’s depressing. I also don’t want people trying to make excuses for me or attempting to over monitor me. I know why I can physically handle at any given moment. When I can’t do it, I won’t. Trust me, the pain you think you see me in has been worse and I don’t want to feel it again. I also hate the word ‘ahhh’. I know people mean well but I hate that sympathy stuff, if I’m in the same room with you I’m cool. Save that for when I’m confined to bed or something and even then I am probably not going to want it. Bring me potatoes and sweet tea.
Lastly because this became much longer than I expected, I gained 15 of my 40 pounds back. I mean 25 pounds down is cool but I’m trying to get to the 60 and 70, not the other way. So I know I don’t like to lie and I don’t like to under achieve so if I have to check in with you guys I have to go to work. So here’s to week 1.
- Water intake – gallon daily
- Increase running time
- Keep food journal