Sorry for my serious lack of blogging and sharing healthy tips and goodies. For the last three weeks I have been dealing with a kink in my hip that turned into a fracture on Easter Sunday. Ouch!
An injury can set you back in a lot of ways mentally and physically. And anyone who knows me, knows that I pretty much live at the gym. It is my happy place. I get to sweat, socialize and burn off steam. I am very serious about my workouts and my intensity level.
But nature had another plan for me and so I am left with a fracture in my left femoral neck. They are common in runners and if left neglected, have severe consequences.
So, out come the crutches! The doctor gave them to me and as I embraced my denial, carried them out to the nurses desk where they all laughed and said "you need to actually USE them..." Frankly, I was happier being in denial. Crutches? The grey aluminum set they sent me on my way with simply didn't cut it for me. They don't go with a single thing I wear, and they certainly had no flair. But, out I went on my new set!
Luckily, I was able to order a pair of LemonAid Pink Crutches. The least I could do was match it to the majority of my gym clothes. Alas, having a pretty pair of crutches is not the point of my post. I had many, many people comment (when I used to just limp around the gym and explain my fracture) on how I even felt motivated to continue working out. The truth is, I cannot NOT exercise. It is a one of my favorite times of the day. And frankly, I love it when people tell me I am a healthy inspiration!
I cannot run. I cannot squat, lunge and jump around with medicine balls ... some of my favorite activities! I have the choice to lament about my setback or plow through it, take on the challenge (cautiously & with the help of professional trainers) and keep going (slowly). This theory also applies to life's ups and downs. We always have to keep our head high and keep moving forward.
So, no matter what your day or life brings, always do the best with what you are given. I'd rather be a fabulous woman on crutches than a crabby gal moping around any day!