While everyone is off to a new start with the new year with their health and fitness regimen, I have been spending it healing. I suppose it happens to all of us at one time or another; I got injured. I tore my calf muscle kicking a football. True story - I just passed it and came down on it normally.
To the hundreds who have sent well wishes, I greatly appreciate it. Also, there have been endless comments about how I should have done this and that and what I should be doing to heal it, I decided to open up and share a few thoughts and answer a few of the questions I have been asked.
I often have to remind myself that I grew up in a world with a very different medical system which strongly encourages prehab before surgeries and movement for healing the body. It is very rare cases where complete rest is necessary for injuries.
Now, allow me to address the 'You need to rest.' Because there seems to be a huge misconception that when there is an injury to the body that we should be on complete bed rest and not move.
As upset and frustrated as I want to be over an inconvenient injury as such, I am trying to be positive. Let's face it; I don't need surgery and it is a torn muscle. There are worse things that can happen in life! It is humbling for me to have an injury like this when I have lived my life with not many. There is theory and practical application - personal practical gives you hands on experiences you can't read from a book, so this experience helps me become a better trainer.
With this injury I am taking this an intelligent approach and am learning from this healing process. So rest assured, I got this! Sending much love and thanks.
A year ago I wrote this (below) and wanted to share again, because I feel it is is important to continue to hold oneself accountable. Life is in a constant state of change. If we turn a blind eye to the constant change our bodies are going through, we fail to adapt to its needs.