I have a TRUTH of mine that I need to share with you all.
I think many people have a misconception of my physical struggles, because I LOVE to smile and share the joy of my life with others. Because of this, I hear all the time from people that I am SO LUCKY that I don’t deal with pain after all I have been through with my back, and all the other medical issues that I have struggled with, such as the degenerative disk disease and RA.
All I can say to that is, REALLY?!? I don’t have pain? News to me. Will you tell my body that?
Most of you know, that I am not so much a morning person. And being in the fitness profession, I continually get told that I should MAKE myself get up and do my workout early to show my customers that I am disciplined! Got news for you, that is not going to happen. Those same people who tell me this over and over, are people who have NEVER seen me get out of bed in the morning.
The reason I can’t workout in the morning, is that from my low back down to my feet(especially my ankles and hips) take a good 30 minutes or so, just to be able to MOVE with any fluidity. I move so stiff, that I look like I am on the wrong side of a Zombie Apocalypse! 😛 After the stiffness wears off, I get to a tolerable level of pain and some days it even goes away altogether for awhile. But since I am telling you my truth, there is never a day without physical pain.
But fitness IS for everyone, and staying active is what will keep this pain from taking over my life! Although sometimes I will have to do things on its terms 😛 But if the worst thing is that I don’t see any 6AM workouts in my future, I think I am good! LOL!
So, even though I have the FEAR of my RA and DDD worsening every day, I refuse to give up on my dreams! I will keep doing my thing! I will find ways around whatever it throws at me!
So never assume that someone’s whole life is how they present themselves to the outside world. Sometimes it takes all they got just to get out of bed in the morning! My behind-the-scenes may sometimes be FAR from spectacular, but that doesn’t mean I will stop working on an AMAZING highlight reel! 🙂
Remember, being brave isn’t the absence of fear, it is looking that fear straight in the face, pulling back for the punch, and letting that fist fly while saying, “Is that all you got?”
What Fear are YOU punching in the face today?
MAKE today GREAT!!!
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