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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

emoticon It's been a crazy couple of months. It seems like I jump one hurdle and then another, taller one comes my way.

I have really had to fight and overcome the January and February and despite my obstacles THIS Spark gal is going to continue fighting!

It started in late December; the debilitating migraine headaches that lasted for over two weeks which spilled into the new year and then lasted on and off throughout the month. Despite them, I joined the DBTFG monthly fitness minutes challenge. It was difficult to get minutes in and even though the first 3 weeks in January I didn't hit goal I still kept on going. Instead of throwing in the towel I made it my goal to beat each prior week's minutes that I was able to squeeze in. Finally that last week in January I DID IT. I REACHED MY FITNESS MINUTES GOAL and was able to help my team! Boy was I elated and even more pumped up for this month's challenge.

Well February 2nd came and I went to the YMCA that day and got in my water PT exercises. I got in 35 minutes and was stoked. I went into the locker room to change. While changing I lost my balance and before I knew what was happening I fell onto the floor...OOF landing on my right hand putting almost 100% of my weight on it. UGH the pain. I ended up at Urgent care and found to my dismay that I had a tiny fracture in my hand and that I would be in a splint for this month and a couple more weeks. I started to feel my confidence deflate. I had so wanted to get in my minutes and help my team. Mostly those first few days I had to rest. A couple days later I felt brave enough to go walking so I put my battery back into my beloved fitbit and got moving. While I wasn't getting in my goal minutes I was feeling better about myself. I was fighting and the fight was going ok and then BOOM BANG Ouch...I Fell again. (tripped over my big feet) This time I sprained my left knee and hurt my hand again...this time just causing more bruising; not another fracture. emoticon

Once again more rest was needed and my spirits started to fall; still I kept myself into the challenge and squeaked out what minutes I could. The knee has pretty much healed and I am so grateful and my hand is doing well enough that I am not having to stay stuck in the splint. I am back again fighting to get my minutes in. Last week I met my minutes and was able to help my DG team! LOVE U GALS!!!

So here we are at week 4 and suddenly my fibro pain is back and my stomach is queasy. Just as my momentum was up, it's trying to decline. I am getting tired of this pattern, but as tired as I may be I REFUSE TO GIVE UP!! I will rest and when I feel a little more stronger I will fight to get some more minutes in. I can do this. I have had so much support from my friends and my team mates. I am proud to be a DONE GIRL!! I am ever so grateful for the support. Now off for another nap, so that I can get my fight back!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

March is coming soon and once again I am joining the fitness minutes challenge. I am praying I can continue to heal and fight like a champ! emoticon
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    You rock the spark world Done Girl!
    1459 days ago
    I admire your spirit and determination! emoticon And I will encourage you to be gentle with yourself as you heal. You might consider getting some of your exercise minutes with stretching, yoga, balance moves and strengthening work to help reduce accidents and not overtax your body as it recovers.

    Sending encouragement and healing thoughts! emoticon emoticon
    Blessed Be, Amanda
    1459 days ago
    Oh, jeez! You have had some serious whoppers there, lady! Glad you're in good spirits. Do what you can in the meantime until you're back to yourself! Keep tracking food, making good choices...
    1460 days ago
    Just when we are making progress, Satan shows up to derail us. Keep looking to the Lord for His strength to get you over these obstacles. With God all things are possible! Adding my prayers!
    1460 days ago
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