September 6, 2016

Hi all, I thought I might provide a quick update on how I am going. My health is well, I just need to keep my lifestyle choices on track in relation to diet, but it seems to be my reaction when it gets tough. I am determined to change this psychological response.

I have recognised there does appear to be a deffinete trend when it comes to feeling overwhelmed and my eating.

Yesterday I didn’t have the best afternoon, physically, I was suffering some symptoms of slow responses throughout my right limbs. I didn’t realise it at the time, but, I finished work headed to the shops and picked up some M&M Peanuts. I ate the entire contents of the packet and then realised I should be moving, as I didn’t go to gym in the moring and I should at least go for a walk.

So, I picked myself up after having a packet of M&Ms and subsequently decided I would run in stead. To my amazement I was able to run for about 1.5km before my right leg started to slow and trip me up. But, I didn’t give up I pushed through and completed the run with a 600m walk back home – It was quite slow. It was during this walk home that I was reflecting on how I was for the day, with noticeable symptoms in my right arm and leg, this sent me into a downward spiral, amplified by the fact I was now hobbling home instead of running.

When I got home, I was quite overwhelmed with nastolgic feelings of how I used to be. I pushed myself and picked up some mitts and worked a heavy bag. I worked the bag in such a way that I was keeping my right arm tucked to avoid injury to my shoulder and instead using my left arm to complete some drills. I’m thankful for my personal training accreditation and how this has helped me understand my fitness at a deeper level.

After I realised that I was starting to achieve things inspite of symptoms being there I continued with some light weights and some bench presses of 12 reps or more.

At the end of the day, I may struggle at points, but I just need to hold myself up. I have the support of my family and friends and my beautiful fiance.