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2 days out of surgery

Friday, April 10, 2009

Even though I am pretty sore right now, I am so happy. The arthroscopy went really well, and since the hip repair wasn't as extensive as they expected, I only have 1/2 the time on crutches that I was expecting to have! Two weeks and I can walk again!

I'm starting physical therapy on Wednesday, but I can already tell that I am going to have an improved range of motion.=) I can't wait to get back to ballet! I miss exercise, but at least it is difficult to snack too much right now. My sweet tooth has mysteriously gone dormant... let's hope that one is permanent!

  
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SMCPEAKE 4/10/2009 5:39PM

    Welcome back and I'm so delighted for you. Just getting back to dancing will make you a happy gal. Do as your therapists say and don't push yourself too hard. Enjoy Easter

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Becoming Accountable

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

During my many years of dancing, my weight has always been an issue. While I have always had a healthy BMI, my very narrow frame and sweet tooth have left me feeling pudgy, unhealthy, and often fatigued. Spending so much time in front of a giant mirror with very thin girls did not do much to build my self-esteem, and I got into the habit of escaping with food as a teenager. The worst thing this process did to me was develop chronic procrastination: I would always tell myself that I'd be healthy tomorrow. After all, I'm the only one keeping track, I'm not hurting anyone, and no one is going to blame me for not reaching my goals.

The problem is that tomorrow never comes, and I really am hurting someone... me. I've had a high enough exercise level during my life not to damage my health in any palpable way... yet. For me, it isn't about the weight and my appearance so much as it is about growing up and becoming accountable for my health and my life. I want to be a better, more responsible person. Now that I have found my passion in school and finally committed to the work that I need to do to become a professor (someday,) I'm ready to commit to taking care of my body.

  
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 4/1/2009 6:05PM

    WTG!

Great Blog!

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ARZYDANCER 4/1/2009 10:26AM

    Thank you!=)

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MRSCAROLB2 4/1/2009 7:53AM

    This is what it takes a commitment to your self. Hold your self accountable for your life. Post your goals were you can see them to remind you everyday of your goals. Set small goals and build yourself up to the ultimate goal. Good luck on your journey with spark.

Carolyn
Leader of spark power

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WILD4STARS 4/1/2009 7:39AM

    Good for you to make this committment while you are still young. Putting yourself first is a great step!
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