Most of you know that 7 months ago I had a c-section, some of you may not know that I also had emergency surgery not even a week after delivery because my incision re-opened(I don't wish that on anyone!).
My biggest fear during recovery? It's pretty obvious, I was terrified of it opening again because I didn't even do anything to cause the emergency surgery to begin with!
I babied that incision, you better believe it! Once I started running again there was always this fear of "what if I somehow pull or tear something?", even though time had passed and I was doing just fine.
6 months later, I finally decide it's time to start working my core again, I really needed to strengthen my abs because it helps a lot with my running, and is my "trouble area".
I cannot even tell you how afraid I was...
Let's get real!
We ALL have fears!
Some may seem big
Some may seem small
Some may seem silly
BUT regardless... we have them.
How do we overcome them? Well, you have to actually FACE them.
I started with some zumba moves that I know work my core, slow, and gently, being very in tune with my body. I had my mind made up that if I was in pain, I would stop, and try again in a day or so.
Much to my surprise... I didn't hurt! I did more... I picked up the intensity (SLOWLY)... and I started doing more real ab stuff... like crunches. No I didn't do a lot of one thing... but I did 45 min of a bunch of different things, slowly bringing up my intensity and and adding more.
You have to START trying to overcome them!
One thing at a time
One day at a time
Was I sore the next day? Yes... but in all the right places, my incision felt fine.
Am I still afraid? Yes. But not like I was, because I know what I'm capable of, and will continue to add more to it.
Overcome your fears... start by facing them. Acknowledge that they exist, and just try, a little bit at a time.
You will be surprised what you're capable of! It's MORE than you think!
Why should you overcome it you ask?
Because your fear will become a crutch.
A crutch only slows you down.
Overcome your fear... throw those crutches away and RUN!
You CAN overcome your fears... but you have to be willing to possibly fall... falling isn't failing. Giving up is.
Face your fears peeps... it's ALWAYS worth it.
Leaving you with some pics from recovery to now... life goes on!
After emergency surgery
Playing at the park with my sister(never too old!)
80's dance with my daughter
Trip to Arizona with baby Wesley
Swimming with the fishes at Bass pro with my boy
A candid Easter Family photo
80's trivia night... Wesley was impressed with my look
Dress like your hero day at school... My daughter chose me! :')
Mother's day... blessed
Sweet new running shoes!!!
He's worth all the craziness
Enjoying Silver Dollar City!
Princess night with my not so little girl
HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!!!!!!