It’s Sunday and I’m feeling really…overworked in fitness. Maybe?
I’ve been going so hardcore lately – “upping” it in my classes, and going all out in my own personal workouts, in addition to picking up a few additional clients. And this weekend I am paying the price.
I haven’t had a tarsal tunnel flare up in a few months but I totally overdid it this week (my own fault) and screwed myself and now my ankles have been buzzing since Thursday. I can’t quite explain the pain to you – but it feels like ongoing electrical shocks in my ankles and at the bottom of my legs. On top of that, my back is still going out every other day, and my hamstrings have been super tight the last few days (again, self inflicted and I should know better).
I could sit here and write about how horrible my life is and whine about “why is this happening to me?”. But I won’t because I absolutely do not feel that way. In fact, I feel the opposite. I am blessed to have the ability to get up and work out each day. I am thankful that I have a full belly each night – and that I even have the option of creating healthy meals.
Quite recently I saw a rerun of an old Judge Judy episode where one team mother was suing another team mother of their sons’ football jerseys. The plaintiff really looked like a smug lunatic and she and her husband kept stating how “upset” they were that the uniforms weren’t what they expected. Judge Judy then asked “Do you have healthy children?” To which the plaintiffs responded “yes”. Judge Judy then said if they were “upset over a uniform they were sickos” and that if they had to “deal with parents who were upset that the lettering was coming off the children’s uniforms when the children are able to run around a football field and healthy enough to do that then you’re all sickos.”
See the point?
I am thankful that I have the opportunity to better my fitness goals. I am thankful that I have the ability to get up and lift weights and run and jump and teach classes. I am blessed to live my life the way I do and have the option of making the choices I do.
I think positively. I work hard. I eat healthy. I dance more. I exercise daily. I love often. And I AM HAPPY.