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HUUUUGE Breakthrough!!!!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Today, I had a HUGE breakthrough...and it came MUCH earlier than I expected!

In order to understand how amazing this is for me, you have to know that two years ago, I was planning on trying out for roller derby and I had a terrible accident. I was in my FIRST practice session skating and I fell at the rink and broke my ankle, both bones in my wrist and shattered my elbow. My entire right side was destroyed. It took about a year for me to fully recover, with 3 months unpaid leave from work. At the time, I had 3 very small children. My husband had to drop out of college to take care of the family. I couldn't do anything. It was a NIGHTMARE.

It's been about a year since the physical therapist declared my bones "fully healed" and I have done quite a bit of exercise since then (with a gap from July to now, when I had just given up on health altogether).

So, yesterday I was at my "Made To Crave" Bible Study (week 2) and was telling my group that I feel like my issues with food/health have kept me from victory, specifically in the fact that I feel like I can never do anything fun again because I'm afraid of re-breaking my ankle and elbow. It makes me very upset and I told them, "I can't even run! I've tried and I just can't do it!" But, I've always wondered if I really physically can't run or if it was just a mental block, completely based on fear. I suspected it was the latter.

Yesterday evening, I got my 6 yr old and 9 yr old and took them for a walk on the trail by our house. About halfway through our 1.5 mile walk, I said to my daughter, "Should I try to jog to that sign? Just to see if I can do it?" She said she'd race me. Of course she won, but I was shocked because I actually jogged!!! My 9 yr old was behind me and she started shouting, "Mommy is jogging!!!!! Oh my gosh!!!" After that short distance, I felt like I wanted to jog again! I ended up jogging, then walking, then jogging the entire way and I felt AMAZING!!! No pain. Just sweet, sweet joy.

I am beyond excited about this. And now I want to go again today! I definitely want to take it in stride, though, and not overdo it at first. Wouldn't want to get hurt or burn out.

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ADJQUILTER 2/29/2012 2:24PM

    With God, we can accomplish great things! We need faith and not fear. You are well on the road to complete recovery and victory! God bless you in your efforts!
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MARVEEME 2/27/2012 8:59PM

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The roadblock before you was a mirage in your mind.
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You GO girl!

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SVHOTMAMA 2/27/2012 3:23PM

    Wow! How wonderful! Great job!

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IMAJEAN0178 2/27/2012 10:17AM

    emoticon Great job.

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HOLLYJAE 2/27/2012 9:23AM

    What a GREAT story! You took a chance - a RISK even - and look what you did! I'm so proud of you...keep it up, girl!

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