Loni + Fitness + Disability = Disaster.

It took a long time for me to begin this post. There are so many different angles I could start from about my life. Even as I type this I’ve deleted the intro paragraph 5 times. But anyway!

My genetic disorder (NF) I was born with has caused me to be pretty un-athletic. All throughout school doctors, nurses, PT’s, teachers, and everyone would way I cannot do contact sports and the only athletic things I could stick to was riding a bike or swimming. My parents, bless their hearts, let me at least try everything I wanted to….But in the end it just didn’t work. I’m a professional Couch Potato.

On the outside I look like I could be pretty healthy and I don’t think I am dramatically overweight, but I feel pretty sluggish and bloated and I would like to be more toned up and feel better, more energized and alert. Earlier in the summer I had followed a meal plan challenge my co-worker was going through and I could really tell that at the end of it I was feeling a lot better and energized and sleeping better at night. I’ve seen a few people on the social media interwebs doing this 21 Day Fix Challenge and I have to say I became intrigued.

With my bad leg I have to take a lot into account about my “work out regimen.” We have some great opportunities and classes in town that I admire and wish so bad I could participate in but I am terrified it would cause my little leg to break again (even though x-rays show it is still broken anyway, so I guess I’m trying to say Im terrified it will break even more.)

My high school friend, Jenna, had just started a Facebook page called “Awaken Faith and Fitness.” I was following it for a bit and enjoyed her posts of 21 Day Fix Approved recipes, motivational posts,  and videos. I started looking deeper into the 21 Day Fix and saw that you get a whole wonderful fit to get started as well as workout DVDs. I saw that work outs are only 30 minutes and they happen in your living room! My leg told me she thinks she can handle these workouts and obviously they can be adjusted according to your strength.

I contacted Jenna because she had shared she has a whole group of people starting the fix together, and that’s definitely something I like! I hopped online and put my order in — originally I was going to start at the end of October, but decided to start now! I love that a whole group is going to do this together with me. I know they will hold me accountable and not to mention Jenna has already been the best Coach ever. she shares videos and recipes about her life and how it’s made her feel so much better and energized. And she’s just a phone call away from any questions I have!

I’m going to TRY–keyword, to share my entire journey with you on the 21 Day Fix. Right now, is day 0. If you’re interested in learning how to become more fit even if you have a weak limb, or if you want to know more about the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology, follow me on what I hope to be a life changing journey!

2 thoughts on “Loni + Fitness + Disability = Disaster.

  1. I’m excited to be a part of your journey. I also have always been interested in the 21-Day Fix, but have never taken the plunge. I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  2. Good for you! I never have the motivation to stick with any fitness program for very long. I’ll be following along to see how it works out for you.

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