Wow, what a long ten months this has been. Most of you know I fell in August of 2016 and broke my ankle in the worst way! I had two surgeries and spent the next new 13 weeks in bed with my leg elevated and healing. And, it’s not like you just go back to walking after not using your leg for such a length of time…
Three months before I fell I had decided to become a health & fitness coach to inspire people on their own journey as my awesome coach, Melissa Furnace, had done for me. Like many, I’ve struggled with living a healthy lifestyle over the years. I remember as a preteen being teased by my cousins for buying clothes at the plus shop. I felt so ashamed of myself! Not to mention how tired and blah I felt. I had no energy and even less motivation. EVERYTHING was a struggle, from walking to the mailbox to bending over just to tie my shoes. You name it... diets, pills, etc., I have tried it over the years. But, it wasn't until I met my coach Melissa in the fall of 2015 where I really found something I could FINALLY stick to, the 21 Day Fix from Beachbody. The more I learned, the more I wanted to share! If I could do this absolutely ANYONE could! I was working out every day, eating right, placing in 5ks, beating my personal bests, and really loving my body and what it was capable of!!! I had friends that I helped out and it seemed like coaching was a good fit for me! What better way to share my knowledge?
It’s going to be ten months now since I broke my ankle, and it’s still not great. Heck, I don’t even know if I’d call it good most days. The surgeon said it would be a good year before I didn’t have to think about my ankle or pain & swelling every day. So, I’m just holding out for that year! In the meantime, as it does loosen and get stronger I’ve been trying various workouts and exercises. This is where I am now… figuring out what exactly I can do to get my exercise in with a foot that doesn’t work the same way anymore.
It’s a journey for sure. We just have to keep moving forward! If you need help and inspiration while you’re moving forward in life please DM me or comment below with “LET’S MOVE FORWARD!” #fitness #workout