My biceps more closely resemble mosquito bites and my butt is flat as Kansas. Just tonight I posted a picture on my personal Facebook page of the cheese fries and rum and coke I had with my friend for a hump-day treat. I'm no Superman. I stumble.
I know. You're wondering, "Why on earth did The Daily Hiit choose her to blog?"
Once upon a time, a year and a half ago, I could do burpees 'til the cows came home. As my bio says, I owned
my fiancé in tests of endurance. Then I fell ill with a nasty case of mono. That triggered Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Basically I was a bear in hibernation that only got up to use the bathroom. Yum.
I know - bring on the world's tiniest violins! But here's where it gets better: I never got better. I actually recently found out I have an autoimmune disease. After a year and a half of being sick and assuming I was just going to die, I finally got an answer. In that time frame, I've lost much of my progress.
My health problems have kept me from working out anywhere near as hard as I used to. As a frenetic ball of anxiety and tension, bodyrocking was my solace. I didn't know what to do with myself; doing simple physical tasks were so much harder than it used to be. I bemoaned the fact Bodyrocking was much more difficult/unfeasible because I was always exhausted.
But here's the thing: I don't give up. You shouldn't either. No matter what curve balls you get in life, it's all about your attitude. Nothing should keep you from pursuing health in some way, shape, or form.
- With chronic illness, yes, you may need to alter your approach to fitness. Go slow, but remain consistent.
- With injury, you should listen to your body and take a rest. But never abandon your resolve to live the healthiest lifestyle you can!
- If you're a beginner with a long way to go until goals are met, then start small. Modify Lisa's workouts. Take the moves and try doing a certain number of reps instead of the intervals.
- No matter what, focus on diet!
Even though my approach to fitness needed to change and I'm making slow, slow progress, I won't abandon it. The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are just too invaluable. Since the early days with mono, I've decided to really hone in on diet. Now I feel better than I did even when I worked out like a madwoman.
Where there's a will, there's a way. I will be sharing diet tips with you and ways to stay focused even when the going gets tough. I look forward to starting this journey with you guys!