I named this weeks blog Chronically Motivated as it sounded a lot more inspiring then ‘let’s get back to the gym’.
I say back to the gym because I haven’t been to the gym in quiet some time, a couple of months in fact. I know it’s bad but it’s been for genuine reason, my health (of course) like your surprised.
Now I’m starting to feel better and I want to get back to my healthy lifestyle.
Since I had my worst flare up which was about 2 years ago I have adapted a healthier lifestyle, I eat a lot better and I’ve been going to the gym for just over a year. The purpose of this was so that whenever I next get ill I am that little bit stronger to fight my condition.
Considering I’ve never exercised before in my life I thought I was doing pretty well..but I stand corrected. I have been inspired by a professional body builder who I believe has colitis and a colostomy bag and she is ripped!
It is incredible to see! I didn’t think people with my condition or similar could actually transform their bodies like that because of the way digestive illnesses are and how they breakdown food but I have definitely been proven wrong.
I’m not saying I want to be a body builder I’m saying I need to be stricter with myself, my diet and exercise regime needs to be more disciplined and like anything else by documenting it will encourage me to stick to it.
What is really sweet is how supportive my family are about this, especially my brothers. They are helping me out without even realising it! The one brother which I still live with has recently become vegetarian and so is teaching me all about food, what to cook, what meals I can make, what’s still good for protein and calories. My other brother is in the army is obviously enjoys his fitness and loves going to the gym. He brought me a book from Mens Health called ‘Big Book of Exercises’ and he is teaching me more about the training side, and what kind of routine to have, rest days, your primary and secondary muscles stuff like that.
So combining the knowledge that they are both sharing with me and whatever research I do on my own I should be alright.
As I said I am doing this for health benefits. It’s time I started making my health my number one priority. I am a firm believer in that exercising and eating right won’t cure me, that’s not me being negative – that is fact, because that is not how my illness works but it might keep me well for a little bit longer. Especially as my illness is usually caused by environmental factors and is more stress related, but then again going to the gym and realising whatever stresses might help me control my illness more. I am doing this for strength purposes, as I mentioned earlier to help me fight my condition when I next fall ill and maybe the deterioration in my health won’t be so drastic.
This is where writing this blog comes in. I know my blog is usually for professional purposes but seeing as things are a little bit slow at the moment I thought that once a month I will write a blog dedicated to my health and fitness journey. This will help me keep focus, educate myself and actually stick to something.
I know most people post about their ‘gym journeys’ after they’ve achieved their goal but I think why not write as I’m going through it. It will be hard and a struggle, so why not struggle together xxx