In honor of Flex Friday, I'd like to talk about overcoming my back injury.
When I learned that I had 6 discs varying between bulging, herniated, and ruptures, a had a moment of defeat, and a moment of pity. But God has a plan for me, not to harm me but to prosper me, not to leave me hopeless but give me a future full of hope.
So I worked, and prayed.
Then I worked, and prayed.
And then I continued to work, and prayed.
And here I am. I am not finished. I am improving. Some people may roll their eyes at these lats and this back and this Atlas pose, but I am proud.
Proud because I only allowed ONE moment to feel defeated.
Proud because I only allowed ONE moment to feel pity.
Proud because I CHOSE to be an example of what we can overcome, instead of being an example of being overcome by fear.
You've got an injury in your life, whether it's a relationship, a body part, a job, or something else, and I want YOU to know that you too, can overcome it.