OK got some great news to report.... lungs still going strong and haven't been this great in a long time. Running is getting so much better and had been running 2 days a week with my running gals and then weekends a walk/job with my son and dogs. Still working out 3 days a week at the gym and have even conned my best gal Gwen to join and come along for the torture errr I mean fun!! lol It is totally fun and watching her try stuff that I have been doing has been great. Even with the box jumps she had a hard time wrapping her head around and couldn't do.. but not that long go I couldn't either.
Yesterday was my best day by far.... I have finally overcame some mental issues that were making me hold back... I was able to push thru it and tell my brain "I'm doing this" and that "I can do this" and you know what I so did it! Yes me... I am still in shock but got really emotional over the success. I am now squatting 140lbs yes I really did... the bar alone is 55lbs and when I first started I thought holly crap that is heavy no way I am ever going to get past this... well I have! The bar now feels way to easy but it's my warm up stretch before the big guns come out! lol Also on my DB Conv. dead-lifts I started at 30lbs and ended up with 45lbs... yup I did. I also jumped the largest phylo box with 2 more plates on top of it after doing each set of squats... I know hey... when I first started 5 and 10 lbs was heavy. I've come a long way but my journey isn't over yet there are more exciting plans out there that I don't know what they are yet!
Yes I live out in the country and have animals I feed including lifting 30lbs feed buckets, hay bales, bags of feed and shoveling snow/poop... but I was struggling and hurting myself doing it. Now I am lifting in proper form and it's coming easier now. My upper body and core strength were lacking badly sooo badly and I knew that... I lost the weight going from a size 12 down to a size 6 working my butt off at home (running too) but knew I needed to take it further and my knowledge and home equipment wasn't going to help me get further. The more I learned about running the more they say core and strength are your friends and will help you run those long distances... If I know my body will take me there and all I have to do is worry about my asthma then I will be able to keep going and doing what I love.
I grew up with protective parents but I don't blame them one bit as I almost died twice on them at a young age and I am an only child but since I hit my 30's I've decided to not let opportunities pass me by anymore, mentally I've been thru lots of crap along the way but who hasn't, I know I am strong that way, to not let other people's manipulation and lies destroy me, in getting that help to overcome those because I'm sorry we can't do it alone, we need to ask for help at points in our lives... it's also helping my son see that too what a strong person is and how to overcome challenges in a positive way. He too is an only child as well and very smart and mature for his age.. he's only 9 but see's things in a different way. He's a lot like me in wanting the best out of every situation but you can't change people... people can only change themselves it's only you that can decide if it's worth the drama to keep including them in your life. Sometimes it best to move on even if it is family.
Lisa's help in getting me to this point has been amazing and it's an awesome journey to experience. So if you in the same boat and have some physical limitations or not I hope you join a gym and get a personal trainer to help you in your own journey... it is and will be one of the best parts of your life and learning what and who you are along the way!!
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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