I know a lot of people work out, but I never forget there was a time when I couldn’t walk. At least not with out severe chronic pain. And there were also large periods of time when I couldn’t eat. At least not without getting incredibly sick.
I remember lying in bed, distraught over not being able to do the things that I love. And missing events I wanted to go to, or having to leave early because I wasn’t feeling well.
I heard myself say that as soon as I was well enough to exercise, I would. I wasn’t going to wait for things to be “perfect” before doing so. I would never take being able to be active for granted, again.
I honored that voice and hired a trainer as soon as I was well enough to. I started by working out in between flare ups.
I love seeing this photo- it reminds me of how far I’ve come. I had just finished a spin workout at one of my favorite gyms.
This is why I’m so passionate about helping other people get healthier. I get what it feels like to feel like you’re on the sidelines of life. Doing everything you’re told to do, and not getting much better. Way too many of us are suffering when we don’t need to be.
Don’t ever give up on yourself and don’t ever lose hope. Things can change on a dime. They did for me.