My Story, Again

Today, a blogging challenge group that I’m in, challenged me to write a blog that tells a story. Hmm, I think that most of my blog posts have done just that.

ISSA Personal Trainer CertificateI’ve told the story of how I became a Certified Personal Trainer while being laid up with surgery for a torn meniscus in my left knee a few years ago. How I had torn my meniscus running on asphalt streets for years and ended up on crutches for 8 weeks after the surgery. And, how while I was sitting at home I passed the online course to become a personal trainer and then ordered the Beachbody program, P90X, from an infomercial on television. When I received it, I read in it that Beachbody was looking for coaches for their products so I figured it was a perfect fit with the personal training and called to sign up as a coach right away.

PT Ice & electrical stimulationThen I told the story, in several installments about having severe Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and needing to have total knee replacement surgery in my right leg.

 

5214I chronicled the entire journey from getting ready for thesurgery, the hospital stay after the surgery, the grueling physical therapy to ensure that I would recover fully and be able to return to the active lifestyle that I had enjoyed before the surgery and the pain and exuberance that encompassed that long recovery.

AdobeStock_21475593_WMLately, I’ve been blogging about my experience of being in rear-ended in a car accident and getting a moderate whiplash. How I’ve been going to physical therapy again twice a week and how again, I’ve had to put my workouts on hold while I go through this long recovery process. I also explained how as I’ve tried to start gradually introducing my favorite workouts back into my daily life, I’ve had to take it slow and have found it hard to get motivated into a set workout routine again.

Actually, I guess I did just write a story blog post recalling each of these setbacks in my diet and exercise efforts to lose weight and get healthy. It seems like just when I’ve gotten into the “groove” with my routine, something has happened to me that sets me back again. And, each time I end up gaining a few pounds back and having to start back at almost a beginner level with my workouts, but I guess the point is, I do start back in and I do lose the weight again and I do get back into a workout routine. So what if I keep taking one step backward for every two steps forward! At least I’m still stepping and I don’t intend to quit anytime soon!

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Author:cherylo

I have been an International Sports Science Association Certified Personal Trainer since 2009, a Certified Boxing Fitness Trainer and I love helping women over 40 stay fit and healthy or getting their health and fitness back after spending all their time taking care of others.
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