Motivation For The Week

Sunday, October 06, 2013

I walked for over an hour today! The trees are beautiful this time of year. They are a mix of green, yellow, orange and red. It was perfect weather for a walk too. It was cloudy and well below 70.

Currently, I'm watching an amazing documentary on powerlifting. It so motivating to see the strongest men and women tell their stories. I don't know if I'll ever get to that level, but I've decided on competing in a local meet next year. I'm aiming for a total event (squat, deadlift & bench press.) I'm hoping that my legs and back will allow me to do all three.

My scoliosis has stayed stable, but my legs have gotten worse. I learned that I have arthritis in both hips, though I have yet to learn what kind. I'm praying that is only a mild form and that I can manage it with physical therapy. So now I just have to sit and wait until I hear back from the specialist on my next steps. I'm optimistic though, I'm not going to give up my on my goals.
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    Wow! Very nice job on the walk. :) Long walks are the greatest, aren't they? Especially this time of year.

    It's cool that you're deciding to compete. Powerlifting looks pretty intense, so it's a pretty admirable goal.

    Praying for good news about your diagnosis.
    2503 days ago
    I hope everything goes exactly the way you want it to! You've got an excellent goal there!
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    Would love to do this... Certainly could not do a fitness competition but I can lift... would definitely be interested to try this!
    2504 days ago
    Good for you for deciding to compete - it's great that you were inspired by that documentary.

    Best hopes with regard to your diagnosis & next steps.

    2504 days ago
    I am praying you receive good news with diagnosis. I too admire people who life weights and it's not an easy thing to do but it looks rewarding. Congrats with the 1 hour walk.

    2504 days ago
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