Rebecca- “So nearly 15 years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and dealt with the crippling chronic fatigue. On a daily basis I was top to toe in pain. I wore splints on both wrists and basically felt like someone had made a voodoo doll out of me. Flare up after flare up is also mentally exhausting and extremely upsetting, I lost my career as a hairdresser and was out of work for years. This felt like my life was over as I worked and trained so hard for my career.
Not liking being defeated or labelled I found a job and tried to live my life like an able bodied person- this didn’t work but I continued to work full time in pain and had my ass whooped everyday by fatigue and fibro.
What I hated the most about fibro was constantly saying “I can’t” when all I wanted to say was “count be in!”
Now after 12 weeks of hard bloody work, sweat and determination, doing foundations on a daily basis I’ve felt myself get stronger and have more belief in my body than I ever thought I would looking back over 15 years. I’ve done things that I would NEVER have thought been possible – like deadlifting more than my body weight, flipping tractor tyres, who would have thought – not me that’s for sure!! Kickboxing as well, what fun, something especially satisfying about kicking Adam like 😂
The support from Adam and Hedda has been amazing and their support continues. They have allowed my children to be a part of my journey and they have a new best friend in Charlie (who’s very upset we don’t go every week now).
I can now pick Charlie up without being frightened of a flare up, change Scarlett’s nappy without thinking I’m going to end up in splints and can enjoy doing things with my kids instead of being worried about ending up broken and in pain. I’ve enjoyed bowling and climbing with my son and guess what – I didn’t die!!!
If you’re determined to change, do it. It’s hard hard work but worth every minute as long as you persevere you will certainly achieve what you passed thought was impossible! I miss the grueling schedule with two kids in tow. I will even miss Adam calling me bloody princess when I whinged lol!👸🏼
Only you can change how you go about things, nobody else.” Go me!!!! #countmein #fuckyoufibro 💪🏻🥊🏋️♀️🏆
Adam – 12 weeks ago Rebecca had splints on her hands, her back was in agony, she felt she was going down hill fast, and she told me that everything hurt. Tonight, I watched her do cartwheels across the studio with her son Charlie, 0 issues, not needing splints or pain killers….just not in pain. Out of all the sweary clients I’ve had over the years In the studio, you are my favourite Rebecca 😂 . Congrats on your recovery, you super star, you deserve it, I know how hard you worked for it 😊