Continuing from last week I finally found a coach who could help me with my goals, but little did we know what would lie ahead after I had x-rays on my back!
I had my Chiropractic consultation and was told I had Spondylolisthesis; a back condition which is a forward slippage of your vertebra. The severity come in grades from 1-5 and of course I have a grade 3 which is profoundly serious. If not looked after correctly it can very easily lead to me becoming a quadriplegic.
So my next meeting with Terri was a very serious one. I was incredibly lucky that she was very educated and deals with people with all sorts of medical issues. After liaising with the specialist, she put together a safe training program that would help me not only strengthen my back, but also get me to my goals.
Slow and steady we started our training programs and week by week things started to evolve before my eyes. My body was changing and I was starting to like who I was becoming. It wasn’t only about how I looked it was how I was beginning to feel about myself and that was going to get me where I wanted to be in life. I knew it was not going to happen straight away; I was in this for the long haul. This was a life changing decision and that was the promise I made to myself.
So, guys if you are ready to make a change in your life it needs to be a lifestyle change. Be around the right people in your life to support you. Terrific Fitness has given me the tools and knowledge to tackle whatever life throws at me. And little did I know how much I would need that! Stay tuned for what was to come ahead in my journey. Yes guys, lots of rocky roads ahead in my crazy life.
- Viki (TF Staff – Community Liaison Consultant)