Now I've been all over the place with this!! When I got my knee injury, I was told by the physical therapy tech that I would never row or run. My attitude was..."Oh yeah? Watch me!!" and I did it! Then I got the chest wall contusion...that was just a blip on my radar. Kind of a nuisance mostly. Then my knee started acting up again, kind of worrisome, but I kept pushing through. Then it was the tennis elbow injury. This injury kind of set me back. I'm like what the fig...Will I ever get a break? I could tell then, that my attitude was slowly going in the dumper.
Then came September...yet another injury...and frankly the depression set in. All the other injuries, I was sure that I would heal from and carry on. But for some reason, I thought this was the nail in my coffin ~ literally! I thought...."I've got back problems now....I'll never heal.....it hurts too much to do what I need to do....I've got to stop my journey....there is no hope". PATHETIC I know!!
But you know something. I heard this statement from a radio program of this young woman who was born without arms. She was a determined little thing. I did not hear her whole story, but do you know that she does all kinds of things. She is even a pilot....she flies airplanes...without arms!!! Now she's traveling the world telling her story. She's amazing!
One statement I heard from her that helped change my attitude about my situation....Here it is.....
"It's our choice to use what we are given....and we have the choice to use it in a positive way!"
It's our choice. It is my choice to pick myself up and do what I can and use this situation in a positive way.
That one statement helped snap me out of my depression and I changed my attitude.
This ole back problem is not holding me back!! I am not quitting my plan and I am moving forward. I'm pushing through!!!
How about you....are you pushing through?
Next up ~ Strengthening my body!!