When Kim and I started working together, she was experiencing excruciating pain in her hips.
This pain was keeping her from doing most of the activities that she loved doing including gardening and taking her pups for long walks.
She had 2 main goals when she started the program:
- 𝘓𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝟸𝟻𝘭𝘣𝘴
- 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯
We started by focusing on introducing strength exercises that would build her up while minimizing any additional hip pain.
As she built up strength, we were able to add more exercise variety without extra pain.
While she was working on strength with the weights, we started working on small but powerful habits in the kitchen.
Habits like increasing her protein, water, and veggies.
Kim is the kind of person who just puts her head down and completes the task at hand.
I never heard excuses. She just followed the plan.
About a month into the program, the doctor told her that she was going to need a hip replacement because previous treatments just weren't providing the necessary relief.
Unfortunately, she wasn't able to be scheduled for a replacement until the end of December.
Understandably, she was pretty bummed to know that she had to endure this pain for another 5 months.
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦...
Her hip pain made it really difficult to get quality sleep at night. An excuse most people would use to not give 100% towards their goals... but not her.
She still had a goal she wanted to accomplish before her surgery - 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟐𝟓𝐥𝐛𝐬.
She put in 100% to her nutrition goals and pushed as much as she could with her workouts.
She even did extra bike rides, something that didn't lead to extra hip pain.
Right before her surgery, she did a final weigh-in... 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝟐𝟓𝐥𝐛𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫.
Are you surprised?
As if that wasn't awesome enough, her recovery from a new hip was that of a kid! Something she attributes to her hard work with her workouts. The strength she gained over the previous 6 months paid dividends in her recovery!
I guarantee that Kim will continue kicking ass because her mindset is her strongest asset!