My Fitness Journey

Before first time back
Me and fitness…😂😂😂. I have always admired people that can do it, can go to the gym 3, 4 times a week or more, eat healthy, so called “chicken salad” folks, don’t drink alcohol, all the fit lifestyle but I have never dreamed of becoming one.
Let’s say I never needed to when I was in my twenties, I could eat anything I wanted whenever I wanted and was still 48kg. But when you turn 30, the story completely changes and your body with it. 🧐
The breakthrough happened when I put on 10kg in a few months, just because I have discovered I had Graves disease, which is a form of thyroid insufficiency, meaning I need steroids to keep my thyroid functioning properly. I have heard before of overweight people that blamed the thyroid for their shape. It is all nonsense! I can say that, because I have this thyroid problem for 10 years now, I have been and still am under treatment and medical supervision, I have been both dieting and eating normal all these years and YOU can control your weight if you are aware of your carbs and sugars intake! 👍
I used to run few days a week when I was back home, or just go to classes a few times, done Zumba, Capoeira, Kangoo Jumps, it was all fun, was doing it just to have more energy, I was getting close to 35 and wanted to keep a bit of left over shape from my twenties. 😃
And then I came to London. 🤩 I used to be a size 8, and got to a size 12 in just a few years. Why?! Because I stopped exercising, changed doctors and treatments for my thyroid and most of all, started experiencing the English food. I am not blaming anyone for it, just myself, the food is nice and you just feel like you are on vacation and you have to try it all, you feel like a tourist here lol 😝
Another major factor for losing my shape is that I love baking too and had to try and bake all the new British cakes. One of my favorites shows is Bake off still, I have recorded all the series. 😂
But after I quit smoking, I replaced the cigarettes with candy 🍭 and something had to change, because I was tired all the time, no energy, lack or sleep, 😴was moody all the time, and just felt drained and knackered most days. So had to get a gym contract and The Venue in Borehamwood turned out to be the perfect choice. 🏋
Started with a gym program and Zumba once a week, less carbs and sugar. All great, easy start, things were going in the right direction, lost 4 cm in just a month, but didn’t realized I had developed Plantar fasciitis, which is a very sharp pain in the arch of your foot.  Had to go to see my GP and was told I will need to rest my foot, so no going to the gym more than twice a week, and stretching few times a day, all this should make it all better in a few weeks👨. That was almost a month ago, and nothing changed, the pain is still there🤕, getting worse actually, although my gym trainer, Curtis changed my exercises to rest my foot, focusing on weights more and abdominal work, I’ve done my daily stretching,I got a new pair of trainers with better arch support and I have given up the Zumba class on Sunday for a while now. Next step is seeing a chiropractor for some massage and correction, hopefully that will work.
My point on this is I will not give up on going to the gym 3, 4 times a week, although with a changed routine that will not make the pain worse, and trust me, the pain can be too much at times. But I cannot stop now. I am starting to love my shape again 💪and I got my energy and joy back too. 👫
So if you are thinking in starting a new, healthier lifestyle, go for it, but be careful with this Plantar fasciitis. Everything else feels great 💃.And as I always say, if I can do it, so can you! 💕🙋
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After first time back

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