I walked into a store to exchange a pair of shorts. I walked out shortless and mentally, in a bad place. Every bit of self-confidence was ripped from me. It took just one glimpse in the mirror and my whole perspective changed.
By taking/teaching my classes, doing PT twice a week and staying consistent, my recovery has been flying by. I am completely amazed at how the body heals. Blood flow, nutrients, hydration and mobility - it all has an impact on your body’s ability to recover. Not just after a major surgery, but even after a tough workout out or event. A lot of people dedicate time to training, but not to recovering.
We are constantly striving to do more, reach new goals and figuring out ways to be successful. Sometimes we look for those quick and easy ways to get results, but in the end the most long-lasting results are the product of hard work and there is no way of getting around it. So how can you get started on reaching those goals? Well, here are 5 steps to identifying your goals and taking the leap to success.
Today marks three weeks post op. If I look too much to others and compare myself to other people’s recovery I can get discouraged or maybe cocky. But what I have to realize that this is MY journey and I need to do what I need to do, when I need to do it. I have a lot of support from all different directions and look forward to the next few weeks of making progress. There is no doubt that I will have to be reigned in at some point from feeling so good, but that is why I have a physical therapist that knows where I was and where I want to be.
Over three weeks have passed since the last update and some serious progress has been made and surgery is only three days away. Originally surgery was to be set six weeks after day of injury and due to the doctor being on vacation and hospital scheduling it is now about eight weeks. At first I was a bit peeved that I had to wait an extra two weeks, but in the past two weeks I have made some serious progress and have had series of events that definitely made it worth the wait.