I have injured myself to the point of needing a wheelchair to get around. I also dealt with chronic sub-optimal health for much of my earlier life.
Sick. Broken. Blah.
Inevitably, these stories come up in my time spent with my clients. Most of my in-person folks stick around for years as clients so we both end up knowing almost every single gory detail about each others’ history, and that includes all the stories that make us ‘us’.
Usually they ask with an incredulous tone, “you? you seem so healthy, it’s hard to imagine the person you’re telling me about.”
I get it. It might be hard to picture that a fitness professional ever struggled with staying fit, strong, injury-free, or healthy. I can’t speak for others but I know I didn’t show up on this planet with all of the knowledge I have today already downloaded into my brain.
We make mistakes. We learn from them (sooner or later). We do better next time. We get smarter. We evolve into the people you know us as today.
In this video, I tell the story of the worst injury I ever had and how I did it to myself.
Injuries suck. Most of the time, they were preventable. Sometimes though, it’s hard to see that.
Which is why I understand it when I get folks sitting in front of me who
a) want to eliminate injuries and aches they’re dealing with, but
b) want to keep doing exactly what they’re doing.
More likely that not, you need to do something different if you aren’t feeling as well as you possibly could.
If you’re in that boat, and not sure what that ‘something different’ might be, heads up – the doors re-open in less than a month for The Unbreakable Body and the wait list is already open.
So, without further ado, here’s my story of how I found myself in a wheelchair in a Florida airport with the worst injury I’d ever had, all caused by my very own unwillingness to change.
And for those of you who are all ‘let me skip around to the section I want to listen to most’, here are the bullet points:
- when I first realized I might be injured at 2:25
- talking about denial at 2:54
- thoughts on why doing ‘less’ when you’re injured can cloud your judgement 3:40
- the thing that put me in a wheelchair 5:54
- why some humans wait till their broken to do something about it 8:20
Tell me, have you gotten a knock from the Universe telling you its time to do something different? What did you do? (or have you not acted on that knock yet?) I love learning my clients’ backstories, and I’d love to know yours! Leave me a note in the comments below if you want to share your story.