Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday's Musings: On the Mend

Turning forty a couple of years ago forced me to look closely at my fitness and health habits.  I decided to stop complaining and begin doing.  I went on quite a journey with fitness and changesd many habits.  As of March, I felt strong, limber...like I was in the best shape of my life.

April hit and with only five more P90X2 workouts left, my body shut down.  It had enough.  I didn't really listen and tried to continue working out.  Not enough rest, bad posture and a stressful end of the school year caused a perfect storm.

I had to stop working out.  As in, even walking caused pain.  I listened and went to the doctor, chiropractor and finally, PT.

After time and hard work, I would say that I am on the mend.  Some days, up at 99%.  Other days, pain is still present.  I can see the end of it though.  I am visualizing being strong again.  I have learned that I can simply maintain now.  Fitness can occur without pushing like I am a world class athlete.

It has been a long summer, especially in the beginning when I was in constant pain.  It effects mood.  I couldn't get any projects done.  Through it, Steve has been understanding. Hour and a half long therapy sessions twice a week and he has supported me. 

I want to get back to being the old me again, fit, happy, strong.  I just plan to get there with a bit more moderation now.  I want to be the best me, pain free.  He will help me get there.


I used the Park Drive collection from Webster's Pages to create this layout.  Super pretty stuff!

I believe in the power of positive thinking...in the power of love...I have visualized the future.


New, happy heights it will be.


7 comments:

  1. Yep, that turning 40 thing has totally thrown me for a loop as well. You are just gorgeous, and I love the pic of the two of you. Great layout, of course. :)

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  2. I'm turning 50 and have been thinking about lifestyle and fitness changes. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  3. I'm so sorry you have been in pain and going through so much Stacey! I loveeeeee your lo!! GORGEOUS photo and love love love the balloon!!!!

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  4. Glad to hear that the physio is working out. Love your positive attitude. You are a lucky gal to have such support and love of your guy. Beautiful layout and great picture of Steve and yourself.:)

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