Just wrapped up the first month of coaching the Cancer Fatigue Fighter (CFF) Program. It’s been completely awesome – but I knew it would be. I love, love, love helping people with cancer and to help them fight back against fatigue is amazing to see. Cancer fatigue can be so crippling and helping people get their life back piece by piece is incredible.
But there have been some surprises along the way! Somethings you may not have been expecting. Read on to find out more.
1) The Goal is Simple
The goal of those in the CFF program is not to become athletes (no marathons, no lifting heavy weights). The goal for all is to get back to living everyday life. This means doing laundry, carrying groceries, or shovelling snow. The main goal is to be able to move around the house and not have to spend half the day laying on the couch. Real simple – back to normal everyday life.
2) Start With What You Have
You don’t have to hit the gym. Every single participant for the month of January has completed 100% of the workouts at home. All of the workouts! No extra cost. Not crowded by gym bros. Using whatever they have at home, these people are fighting back against fatigue.
Want to see some of the body weight exercises I suggest? Visit my Pinterest board.
3) Same Program, Different Abilities
I think this is the part I love the most. Each core movement can be altered to individual’s abilities and needs. There are a tons of different body types and ability levels participating in the program and with each person comes a modification to accommodate. You all know squat is one of my favorite movements – click here to find out how I adapt the squat to where you are in your fight against cancer (and not the other way around).
Starting month two shortly and cannot wait to see these cancer fighters getting life back week by week. A month from now, you will have wished you started now! Click here for more details!
PS - Want to learn how to fight cancer fatigue on your own? My Cancer Fatigue Guide is still available in the AmydeePharmD shop