About 3 years ago I injured my spine/neck. A year ago I was in constant pain and felt so helpless because no one and nothing was helping before I found my godsend of a doctor I currently go to now.
After I got injured I watched the muscle I spent so long developing slowly go away. I watched my strength decrease and with that my passion was slowly slipping away. I could no longer lift and if I did it had to be only lower body. I went to a very hard dark place I became so depressed and felt so lost. My anxiety increased. I couldn’t sleep. I was miserable.
Today I am no longer in pain daily but because of that I feel I can jump back into the gym 5 days a week and kill it every time but sadly that still isn’t the case. I still constantly have days where I mentally feel so excited and ready to workout but physically I can’t.
It’s the most frustrating thing to want to do something to badly and give it your all but your body says no not just yet. I’m itching to be recovered and back to normal but in reality I have a long way to go and I need to be patient and listen to my body which isn’t so easy in practice. .
This is me writing this because I just tried to workout in my home and had to stop because my entire right side went numb and was in pain ( a normal occurrence) and I instantly starting crying because I’m so fed up but if my body says I can’t I shouldn’t simple as that it’s not the end of the world I need to focus on how far I’ve come and how much stronger I’ve been getting. .
I’m able to lift again. I’m able deadlift again. I’m developing my muscle and strength back. I can work an entire shift as a waitress painfree. I can drive painfree. It’s the little wins overtime that get us to the finish line.
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