Work-out number 5

Work-out nr 5 for this week DONE Felt a lot better today. Legs are nice & sore Längtar tills den 7e januari … Minska kortisonet = mindre svullen a dubbel chin is not a good look for me, that’s for sure! 😉

Just had my after work-out protein shake. Yummi. Now I need to get my shit together, shower and then get dressed & dolled up for a dinner in town with the beztie. Going to be nice to get out of the house for a change!!! Handspriten är självklart med 😉 

Hopefully meeting up the boys tonight, Daniel is home from Umeå and Oscar from Stockholm. But we’ll see! :) 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

Extra tests

Going to the hospital, BMT early tomorrow morning for extra tests to see if they are still high or even higher. Hope not! 

Now I’m off to the gym with the little brother. Day 5 this week. Legs/ass. Going to see if I can do some abs as well. Did my first ”sit-ups” yesterday. No pain. I need to get my tummy in shape. I really hate how  it  looks right now. Get rid off some of that frustration. Need to take it a bit easy though, as I was really shaky after yesterdays work-out. Better to be safe than sorry. 

Muskler & kortison

Egentligen så borde jag inte kunna bygga så mycket muskler som jag gör. Visst, har alltid haft lätt att bli ”bred” osv. Men nu säger det bara poff. Okej, jag tränar ofta … tufft och ganska mycket. Men, har bara gjort det under några veckors tid, eller okej kanske 1  månad nu. Min läkare tycker det är väldigt fascinerande att detta är möjligt. Men som sagt, märker att jag lägger på mig vätska mer och mer. Har jag nämnt att jag längtar tills min kortison dos kommer minska? Har även gått upp 2 kilo. Inte okej. Men, jag vet … från tidigare erfarenheter att jag kommer må bättre och se bättre ut så fort de minskar kortisonet. Tur det. Annars skulle man lätt bli lite deppig.

När man äter kortison så är det normalt sätt väldigt svårt att bygga muskler. Jag känner inte längre av det extrema sockersuget som jag kände i början, och inte heller  sömnsvårigheterna eller att jag är som ett duracell batteri. Nu kan jag vila … om jag vill. Kan också koncentrera mig på saker och ting. I början var det riktigt jobbigt, näst intill omöjligt faktiskt.

Börjar iaf äntligen se & känna lite skillnad. Även på min ben & ass. Känner mig mycket starkare. Orkar mycket mer! 

 

En onsdag …

Tog sovmorgon imorse … gick upp kl 08:00 . Wow … vilken lyx haha. Var så trög startad idag. Lagom irriterande! Men, jag har fortf. dagar då jag känner mig helt slut. Bara att lyssna på kroppen. Det varierar verkligen det där. Super skakig har jag varit igår och idag. Kan knappt skriva eller hålla i något. Hoppas det avtar under de närmaste dagarna.

Idag har jag bla. traskat till gymmet … tog en halv evighet kändes det som. Men det är lika skönt som vanligt med en lång prommis, speciellt nu när jag vet att jag klarar av det utan att vara helt slutkörd efteråt. För som tex. idag. Jag gick dit, körde armar / axlar / rygg i 1,5h sen gick jag till mammas jobb. Väl hemma, efter att ha hämtat lite grejjer från England hos mor & far, så var det bara att plocka undan lite här hemma, diska och sånt kul. Duscha. Hann knappt sätta mig ner förrän jag och Anna skulle iväg och handla på Coop. Coop är bra! Där är det lite folk, annars är Maxi favoriten. Min frys & kyl ekade, så härligt att fylla upp den igen! Trött på köttfärssås och pasta haha. Även om det kommer bli lunchen imorgon … jippi.

Jag och Anna var hemma hos mig igen strax efter 20.00. Käkade lite sen vid 21.00 traskade vi över gatan till Elisabeth. Vi har ju ”date night” varje onsdag. Gick hem efter Morden i Sandhamn och nu sitter man här. 43 minuter i 11. Borde verkligen gå och lägga mig nu! Upp tidigt för provtagning imorgon bitti. Sen efter det ska jag besöka Malin som ligger inne. Konstigt det kommer kännas att komma dit som besökande och inte som sjuk. 

Hade på mig min Steamboat Colorado t-shirt på gymmet idag. En favorit, även om den börjar se riktigt sliten ut. Men idag kände jag bara ”orka”. 

Min Burton jacka som jag köpte i USA åkte på idag. Perfekt när det är lite små kyligt bara. OCH Bula mössan så klart. 

Sneak-peak … ÄNTLIGEN kom det vi beställt från England hit idag. Beställde bla. denna ursköna tröja. Coola färger och riktigt skön. Lång, så håller mig varm och go. 

Nej, dags att borsta gaddarna! Natti natti 

18th of Dec

Got up at 05:30 this morning Z z z … Gym with the little bro before he has to go to  work at 8am. So I worked out for 1h20min then I walked home which took 35min, in this weather it feels like taking 2 steps forward and 8 back. Slush!

Around lunch time I felt completely drained, still hate that feeling. But they warned me about this just after my transplant. That for the next 6months or so I could all of a sudden feel like I have no energy what so ever and feel exausted. I have been feeling really tired for the last week, but could be just that my body has been so active and busy lately. I haven’t been taking it that easy. So I have been trying to relax and chill more the last couple of days. But, I still need my work-outs. It’s what keeps me going as much as I do. Probably gives me even more energy, and most of all it’s something I love and look forward too every single day.

Anyways, I recovered haha and went for yet another long walk with Vixi. She refuses to go for long walks when it’s too cold so prefect temp. for a long walk today!

Then at around 3:30pm we power-walked, almost ran haha home to my parents house, to take the car and rush into town to pick up my mother at the train station. Then I had dinner with my mother and then she was a star and gave me a deep-tissue massage, arms / shoulders / back. Sooo painful. But felt good afterwards. Muscles are tense & sore as hell. Might have to to even more stretching. After that I walked home, so now I am just going to spend the rest of the evening, with a cup of tea and watch Morden i Sandhamn later tonight, first I need to find ODJURET on SVTplay. I read the book last summer in the UK and I just couldn’t put it down.

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

Busy weekend!

Has been a super busy  weekend, that’s why I haven’t been on here for a couple of days. There for no posts.

So … just to be clear. This is not turning into a work-out / gym blog. BUT, I am just trying to whip my ass into shape, like I’ve always wanted to but haven’t been able too. Now I am finally seeing some results, which feels amazing! BUT, it is also a lot of hard work. Last week I went to the gym 5 times. I could go every single day, but I need to allow my body to rest. Which sure isn’t easy. It’s also pretty cool to think that I can be so active just months after my transplant. How fast the body can recover. I am starting to get some ab muscles back. Which is pretty darn painful to say the least! BUT, so freaking awesome!!! I’ve missed my abs. Still feel kind of fat around the tummy. Can’t wait until my 3month check-up, after that it should be all clear to work-out however and whatever I like. F r e e d o m!

 

So my weekend … Friday, got up at 5am, to be at the gym at 6. Early as …. !!

Anyways. Like I wrote before, Nicole has been home from the UK for a week. Has been amazing to have her home. She is seriously so much fun. We spent friday night at my place after I had a yummi dinner at my parents house and then we  headed into town for a little bit. But, since I still shouldn’t be in crowded places we just walked around for a bit and ended up at McDonalds of all places, mostly to get out of the freezing cold. Haha.

Saturday we were supposed to go for a walk at Björnön but, since the weather was pretty awful we decided to bake some bread instead. Turned out good, not as yummi and fluffy as last time though. I will have to bake some more. I don’t buy bread from the grocery store anymore, as I don’t really like it and neither dose my tummy. And well I have plenty of time to bake, so why not.

Saturday night I spent with my little bro at the gym. Had a good work-out even though my body was feeling a little bit tired. Didn’t feel like I gave it my all. But, it’s ok to not always feel perfect. I made up for it today (monday).

Sunday I did absolutely nothing, got up at 8am for my meds, then went back to sleep until like 1pm. Felt so ”lost” and tired until in the evening when I walked over to Annas for a girls night with her and Nicole. Nicoles last night in Sweden until like Feb. So sad. But, we watched Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp. Ok movie, not really my cup of tea however it was alright … very funny at least! I always have sooo much fun with my girls. I have been feeling a little bit down lately so it sure made me feel a lot better!

125g Kvarg och 1,5dl osötade hallon .. MUMS.

Monday … doctors visit and bloodtests. Nothing to update there, everything still looks the same as last week soo. I will not be seeing my doctor until like 2nd week of January. As it’s Christmas Eve next week and New Years Eve the Monday after, then the 7th I have a full day of tests etc. At Karolinska so ….

I will only be taking bloodtests Thursday & Thursday the next two weeks. Yay! Unless the tests don’t look as good, then I will have to go to BMT and have tests done. But, I am confident they will probably stay the same, or even better … improve!

After work-out meal. Protein shake and kvarg&hallon.

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

I’ve created a monster …

I got up at 5am this morning, had my porridge & fruit, then I got ready for … THE GYM. My crazy brother wanted to go to the gym before work so yup. 6am we were at the gym. Worked out until 07:40. Leg / ass / back / a bit of cardio – day for me. 

Today I seriously feel like a living zombie and it is really pissing me off. I hate feeling this tired. I really hope I am not getting sick. But I don’t have a fever or a sore throat so that’s good. 

Tonight I am having dinner at my parents house. Hope it’s something yummi. Then later tonight my lovely friend Nicole (who is home for a week from London) is coming over. It’s movie  & gossip night!!! I hope I get a energy boost before then … otherwise I will def. fall asleep during the movie. Fun company ey!

Lots Of Love 
JOHANNA ♥

 

Fav. just nu

Laktosfri proteinyoghurt, hallon är favoriten! Carrotsticks är mitt favorit snacks just nu! Går åt en jädrans massa morötter / vecka. Ägg äter jag flera per dag. Mättande å bra. Sen tar jag även min proteinshake efter ett träningspass. Måste hitta mer dock, apoteket har slutat sälja den jag har nu, som inte innehåller soja OCH det är inte lätt ska jag berätta. Nej, jisses.

Not bad for a rookie

So … my brother picked me up at the hospital this morning, and then we went to the gym. Had a bit of car trouble. yay! Typical. Anyways.  He didn’t do too bad for a rookie. It will be interesting to see how he feels tomorrow. Like if he can actually lift his arms haha. Today we did shoulders / arms / back. Tomorrow it’s legs, ass (for me at least) & cardio! Nice to have some company at the gym though, even though I don’t mind working-out alone. However it’s fun spending some quality time with my lil’bro, don’t see him often enough. 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

Mumsig köttfärssås med färsk spenat pasta blev det ikväll! 

BACK AT THE GYM

Yep, got the all clear from my doctor on monday to go back to the gym. So byebye physical therapist. Worked-out yesterday for 1,5h but then I felt some pain in my right side so I stopped. Pretty sore today though! But that’s good.

Also made some chili-fudge yesterday. So yummi and perfect for Christmas.

Finally got my little brother to work-out at the gym with me. So tomorrow I am going to kick his ass. Mohaha … he’s got no clue what’s waiting. Will be interesting to see how sore he is going to feel friday. I am however planning on going to the gym after bloodtests tomorrow and then Frid and sat. We’ll see how often my bro wants to go.

Now I am going to walk home with Vixi to my parents house. Later tonight I am going to Annas again, girls night with Anna, Nicole (who is home for a week from London yay!) and Elisabeth! :)

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA

Saturday

”LIVE WITH NO EXCUSES AND LOVE WITH NO REGRETS”.  

Hey, so today has been a rather slow and not so eventful day … had lunch at my parents house, and some yummi julfika. Mum gave me a back massage, my shoulders sure needed it. So soooo painful! I need to relax with the arm work-outs. Even though I’m really not over doing it. Vill inte se ut som någon biff … vilket jag lätt blir. Haven’t really done much since then. Some laundry etc. boring stuff like that.

However I probably needed a slow day like today. Feeling really tired, as I have for the past week. I’ve also been very shaky today! Can hardly write or hold my drink. This is not something new though, I have been very shaky off and on and it’s because of the medicines. I also have this weird feeling in my lips. It kinda feels like they are vibrating. So I am not worried. It comes and goes. 

No point in going to bed yet though as my neighbours are having a party or something like that, again. They we’re making so much noise at like past 2am this morning. Really pisses me off! Pre-party fine, but after-party no. Go to a house or out   in the country side where you won’t wake up the people next door. Respektlöst! 

Anyways, I’m off. Going to continue listening to some amazing country tunes before it’s time for Johanna to get some sleep. I hope you guys had a good saturday night! 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

CHRISTMAS BAKING

Yes! Tonight it’s time for some more Christmas baking! Lussbullar and gingerbread biscuits. Meeting up Anna at 6.30pm so I’ll have time for a long walk before that. Not sure I’ll be able to walk tomorrow after todays brutal leg work-out. Haha, I’m already feeling it! 

Funny thing is, before my transplant and before I got really sick I worked out A LOT at the gym, but basicly nothing happened. I always got really sick as well which was so annoying and it always took me forever to get better. Riktigt ond cirkel. But now! I can feel muscles working I never knew I had, which feels great.

I had a sore tummy waking up this morning and I can still kinda feel it. Finally getting some ab-muscles back. Still not much feeling though around the ”scar area”, which feels very strange!!! It will just have to take the time it takes, just hope I will get most feeling back though. 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA  

Energy boost

I always get a energy boost after working out. Spent 1 hour at the gym, focus on my arms today. As I booked another time for tomorrow at 11am I thought I’d do more cardio then and legs. (Körde bla. lite benpress idag 80kg – 25 ggr 3 . Hur är det ens möjligt? Nog för att jag fått ganska starka ben efter operationen igen. Men eeh. Får undersöka detta mer imorgon).

Stepping it up to 3 times / week now. I also work out at home, but I TRY to have 1day of complete rest from lifting weights etc. Just annoyed I had my transplant during the winter time. Would have been so much easier to get to the gym, hospital and to go out for long walks if it wasn’t so darn snowy/icy. Scared I am going to hurt myself. Oh well … Nothing I can do about that. Just a minor prob. I guess.

Def. need to start stretching more though. I’ve always been terrible at stretching after a work-out. Starting to feel it too. Not a nice feeling. Oh well.

Morning tests done

Just got back home after a little trip to the hospital for my thursday bloodtests. Only takes 10min. I’m lucky I’ve got my portacat, without it I would be screwed as my vains do not work at all.

After my transplant I woke up with 8 (!) tiny holes in my right hand/arm. AND probably 2 needles in each hand.  I could hardly move my hand for a couple of days after. Prob. had about 5 in my left. As it is extremely hard to put a needle, PVK, in my vains without them bursting or not working properly. That’s why I had my SVP and CVK. 

Anyways, I am soooo tired today. Woke up a lot during the night. I however managed to stay awake all day yesterday even though I have been exausted since monday. Funny thing is how I told my doctor this monday that I don’t feel the need to take naps as much anymore and I’m really not that tired. YEAH RIGHT. Haha, I clearly shouldn’t have said that. But, you know … I really haven’t been taking things that easy lately and maybe this is my body saying it needs rest and more sleep to recover. I often forget that it’s only been two months and I really shouldn’t be doing as good as I am. Anyways. Still got a long way to go … but it feels good. 

No rest today though, well … I might be able to squeeze in a little nap before my date with the gym. Well, I probably should. Otherwise I know I won’t have the energy to work out as hard as I want to soo … A nap it is. 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

todays snowstorm is not welcome

No, no noo please go away. I looove the winter. But, today was NO fun!!! Even had to carry Vixi a bit during our walk at lunch. Sad little snow-puppy. Burrr … and todays Christmas baking with Anna was changed until Friday. Fun fun! 

Don’t know what I was thinking walking to Hemköp in the evening. Took forever even though it’s like normaly 3min from my apartment. What a joke! Oh well … I needed milk etc. But, I am so scared I am going to hurt my tummy walking in this weather. At least tomorrow I will be driving to the hospital, then dropping & picking up mum at work and I’m also going to the gym in the afternoon. Fingers crossed the weather is better. Driving sure isn’t fun in this weather either so. 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

I just couldn’t stay away any longer …

Nope, so today I talked to my physical therapist and asked her if they had any gym sessions, not to crowded. AND, there was no one else booked at 14.45 this afternoon so I headed to the gym for 1hour. Had a really good work out! No pain what so ever. Then I walked home from my parents and before I had a shower I did a few more excercises at home. Still have trouble eating after I’ve worked out, so I had a protein shake and some fruit. Should try and eat something before bed. Will probably go to bed very early today. Tomorrow I have a lot planned, as always. Ulrica is coming over around lunch time. I love her company. Tomorrow I will also have Vixi all day, well until Saturday. 

Todays very exciting lunch. Haha, maybe not … but so yummi. 

19:28 I’m a bit shaky and very tired. But NO PAIN. So I’ll def. get a good nights sleep! First shower tonight without plastic since may.

HOW CUTE IS VIXI? Adorable. 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA

WORK IT OUT …

This is before my arm – work – out – today. Nice to see that it’s actually paying off now. Slowly but surely I hope. I haven’t been to the gym since last tuesday, so over a week now. But, since saturday I have been working-out at home again. BUT, I had a break for 3days. It wasn’t easy but I stayed away from the weights and my work-out sheet from the hospital.

Hopefully I can work-out at the gym on monday at least. I looove the gym. Always have and always will. Because I had some pain in my tummy last night, after they took the drain out yesterday I probably shouldn’t work out to hard until I feel all better. To be honest I am a bit scared of hurting myself again, because last week was no joke. Hurt like hell. I could hardly walk or move. 

I had to try out all the new work-out stuff I got yesterday at the huuuge sports store in Stockholm. Early birthday presents, thank you daddy.  

New back-pack, gym shoes, 3shirts, 2pants, gym & normal gloves. Really good stuff!

Träning

Träningen börjar ta iaf. Idag har jag sån hemsk träningsvärk. Visst är det bra, dock mindre skönt haha. Men körde väldigt hårt igår så får skylla mig själv.

Måste passa mig dock då jag bygger muskler på två korta. Vill inte bli biffig igen. Men jag känner mig betydligt starkare nu än tidigare i år. Vilket känns bra!

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

Happy Friday

I had a really good friday. Started off by waking up super early, again, no surprise there. But I took it easy during the morning with Pix. Then I went to the gym and worked out for a good hour. Had a really good and brutal work-out. After that I rushed home to make some lunch and have a shower.

Because, I had a date with Ullis yesterday. Drove out to Irsta with Pix for some ”fika” and girl-talk. It was Ullis birthday a couple of days ago! Spent a couple of hours out there and then it was time to drive home to my parents. Home-made pizza night! So yummi. Then I walked home to my place. Busy day and I fell asleep at 21:30. Woke up at 04.00 today felt really sick, so had breakfast. I still don’t feel ”hunger” like a normal person, I just feel really sick. Pretty darn annoying! No heads-up that my tummy needs food. Oh well … Hopefully that will get better with time as well. Like everything else!

Other than that I am doing really well … Probably too good. I’m already working out pretty much everyday, I try to ”rest” one day a week. But, it’s not that easy! (update about how I am doing 5,5 weeks after my transplant will be posted later).

Gotta go, meeting up my mama in less than 45min and I am still in my PJ’s ooopsies.

Träningsvärken from hell

Japp! Woke up at 05:30am. Does happen a lot! I wake up super early, but that’s when I have the most energy. I’m finally getting back my old self. I normaly wake up early and don’t have any struggles acutally getting out of bed. I am however not a evening / night person but I have been for the last couple of months as I have had such a hard time sleeping. But, now I sleep just fine! Which feels great.

Worked out at the gym (at my physical therapist) yesterday afternoon. It’s awesome to be back! Next session is on friday. My body is mighty sore today though, not used to it but it feels good. My arms and shoulders are really showing off the result of my daily work-outs. Today I’m not planning on doing too much. Should take it easy as I did a lot monday and tuesday. Wore myself out a little bit. So just doing a bit of cleaning, going out for walks with Pix and then tonight it’s girls night at Annas.

Hope ya’ll have a great day! And what’s up with the temp? +8degrees. Weird!!

 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA ♥ 

Träna armar

Japp! Äntligen åkte hantlarna fram ikväll. Jippi! Fick ta bort lite vikt dock så jag inte skulle mööörda armarna. Men jäklar va skönt det var för armar, rygg & axlar. Körde resten av mitt träningspass också. Skönt med lite god värk i kroppen. Imorgon blir det första ”gympasset” hos sjukgymnasten. Taggad! Sen bär det av på liten roadtrip med bästisen.

Ska bli intressant och så hur min FRISKA kropp reagerar nu när man får börja träna mer och mer.

Mitt mål. Bild från i februari då jag fortf. gymmade flera dagar i veckan trots sjukdom. Är man envis så är man. Men fick till slut träningsförbud av läkaren pga. levern & kroppen i allmänhet. Den klarade inte av det helt enkelt.

 

Lots Of Love
JOHANNA