Back to basics

 

I woke up Saturday morning with sore knees, covered in bruises and fingers that feel like they don't work - all the signs of a successful first night back at training!

I was unbelievably nervous.

Not just who I would roll with, but with how my body was going to react! My brain kept going blank. I constantly felt myself being overly cautious, worried about feeling the muscles in my stomach pulling or tearing…but I didn't feel anything like that at all! My flexibility and hip mobility was the same as before. My strength and cardio wasn’t amazing - but to be fair they were better than I thought they were going to be!! 

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I still have a long way to go, I feel like I'm starting from scratch again, but I loved every second of it!!

I really need to concentrate on my base again and my sweeps. I need to totally go back to the basics. It's going to be a long journey to get back to where I was, but I will get there.

So far my fibromyalgia hasn't flared up badly, which is great considering the amount of work I'm putting my body through. I'm back to my original diet -reducing the amount of wheat, gluten, dairy and sugar I'm having - which really helps keep my pain and fatigue at a minimum. I need to pace myself and not go back too hard and fast, giving my body time to rest. But the main thing is I’m back on the mats!