So I know that my date for top surgery is a while away yet (133 days or 4 months and 11 days to be precise!) but I want to get my body into the best shape possible prior to surgery. This means changing a few things!
First of all, I’ve decided to give up alcohol completely between now and then. Some might think that this is a bit extreme, but the reality is that when I drink, it leads to other types of bad behaviour that I want to avoid, so the best thing is just to stop drinking altogether. I also need to stop smoking. I don’t smoke cigarettes, I smoke the funny stuff, and it’s not doing anything good for my body or my mental health (or my ability to motivate myself) so that has to go too. I already eat quite a healthy diet, so I’m going to continue on that path – eating a vegetarian wholefood diet. I rarely eat processed food, so I’m going to try to cut out all processed food between now and then (with the exception of chocolate – I can’t give that up!). I’m also going to start working out every day. I’ve been lacking motivation lately due to constantly injuring myself. I cycle everywhere anyways, but I want to get my upper body as strong as possible, as I won’t be able to do any of that for a while after surgery, and muscle wastes so quickly when it’s unused. I’m majorly skint at the moment, but next week I’m going to join the gym again and start working out more regularly and build it up to daily workouts.
In addition to these physical changes, I’m going to start meditating daily again. The purpose of this is to get my head into the best place possible before surgery, as I believe that the body is a single unit and the state of the mind can negatively or positively affect the body, so a calm mind ideally equals to a prepared body. I’m also going to try and get back into a proper sleep pattern again. I’m a terrible insomniac but I think if I make myself get up at a regular time each day it will eventually force me to sleep properly at night. Regular sleep is crucial to muscle recovery therefore my logic goes that regular sleep will help prepare my body to recover properly from surgery.
I’m aware that all this is a lot to ask of myself, so I’m starting with meditation and sleep pattern, then exercise. I downloaded a “Quit That!” app for my phone to motivate me to stay off the booze and smokes and my general obsession with food ensures that I’ll always eat healthily (if you want to see what I cook, check out my instagram @tirnanogender).
I am INSANELY excited about chopping off these tits that were never mine – literally ecstatic about it – so apologies if many of my posts over the next few months obsess on this topic. I’ve added a countdown timer until surgery, that’s how excited I am. All I need now is to get on testosterone and I’m SORTED! More on that soon 🙂