Injury, Illness, or Trauma
"I feel like my body is falling apart."
""'ll never be able to do that again."
"I've never felt the same since that injury."
"Even though I experienced the injury, it seems like everything else is getting hurt."
"My digestion has not been the same since that trauma."
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Growing up I was a competitive athlete. I dreamt of playing college basketball, but in sophomore year of high school I sustained a sport ending injury. Not only were my dreams of pursuing an athletic career dashed, but I didn't feel like myself in my own skin. I wanted my body back!
I did all of the things that professionals told me I 'should' do- I went to months of Physical Therapy, and even with all of that effort I was still in pain. Instead of feeling good I was scared and frustrated and stayed in that space fore y e a r s.
I knew that jogging was the one thing that didn't require too much upper body, and I could do it with kids in tow. It was a fall day, and I was pushing my two and three year old in the running stroller down the sidewalk. It was a beautiful, crisp, sunny fall day and the kids were laughing and having a great time in the stroller, but I was miserable. My body hurt. I was frustrated with my body, my results, and my energy levels. It was in that moment I realized that Physical Therapy had not been enough for me, nor had running. I was open to trying anything that would work because what I had been doing needed to be different.
It was then that I decided to go to the local gym to get proper instruction, and it just so happened the most conducive class for my schedule was a Pilates class.
I was no longer in pain
I built upper body strength
I had abs
My knees and back no longer hurt
No more chiropractor
No more PT
Once I accepted my body - weaknesses and injuries, but also strengths, is when I loved the journey, and became curious, rather than the end goal and destination.
I was empowered to try new things, and be curious about my own capabilities.
I found mental, emotional and spiritual grace in this process!