Saturday, May 04, 2013
I have learned that, after a good session with my amazing personal trainer, my body is wired with energy for 10 - 12 hours afterward. It is after 2:00 AM and I find myself in the family room hammering away at the keyboard trying to piece my thoughts together in a positive, reflective way.
It is not at all hard to be positive about the day's events and the session I had with my trainer, Ross Gilbert, today. I am thoroughly in awe of what my body is now able to do under his tutelage. I have more flexion and extension in my knees now than I have had in years and have improved my overall mobility/flexibility in ways I could not have imagined. I was actually able to get from a position of being on my knees comfortably (an overwhelming painful position I have not been able to assume in many, many years) to "walking" myself upright using my hands/arms/shoulders to a standing position! This is something I have not been able to do in at least 7 years!!! It almost brought me to tears and I stood there looking at the floor for a good 2-3 minutes in awe of that.
I cannot express strongly enough the gratitude I am feeling: for Ross' willingness to share his expertise, for the fact that I am finally taking the opportunity to do something for my personal health, and for the warmth and support of quality people as I walk this journey.