>>Bend so you don’t break<<
Though I’m not thrilled with having been injured and unable to do the things the get me up in the morning, the experience taught me a lot about myself and finding the strength to keep going. I always tell my students to find stability and ease during challenging poses, to dig deep and get rid of what’s making you think you’ll fall..easier said than done, but when they think they’re about to fall out, that’s when they find what it takes to stick with it. How many times you fall doesn’t matter in comparison to how many times you try again. Saying “I can’t” doesn’t make the challenge any easier. It doesn’t make you any stronger. And when you fall, because you will fall, you get back up an try again. Giving up doesn’t teach us anything about ourselves or what we’re capable of. Be optimistic. Be open. It’s not about the destination, but the things you learn along the way.
Today is a healing day, one of love, snow and sunshine Like anyone, I hate being hurt. I resent being inactive. I don’t enjoy not being able to play in the snow and sunshine, practice yoga, do my regular exercise routines or even be on my feet for short periods of time. So when I’m down and out like I have been, it’s been hard for me to be in a good mood, to think positive thoughts and still get up everyday and do what I gotta do. But as a testament to the amazing place that I live in, I am surrounded by amazing family and friends who’ve helped me stay motivated and get back on my feet. Amid all the painful obstacles, I still find myself smiling and relishing in every new day. I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, with some of the best people (and dogs) I’ll ever know and every day keeps getting better #happynationalpuppyday
• Getting back on my feet • ...
More than a few lbs lighter, physically weaker, with no muscle tone to speak of. I’m learning how to take care of myself all over again. Cherishing minor movements and small bursts of energy, taking rest when needed and reminding myself that this is MY journey to recovery, to regaining my strength and coming back stronger than before.
For those who don’t know, I tore my ACL snowboarding — currently 13 days since acl repair surgery. .
Thanks @aloyoga for the top and @lululemon for the hot pants.
Z and T closely monitoring my at home physical therapy exercises. A week and half since ACL surgery, I’ve got a long way to go. Thankful for all the support I’ve been getting in recovery, and for these borrowed fluffy socks. •••
This is what our Valentine’s Day looked like. He held my hands before and after surgery, made me smile through the pain and didn’t let me forget that no matter what life throws at us, we’ll get through it togetherHallmark-holiday or not, I couldn’t be happier to have you by my side — especially to raid the candy isle for half off chocolate after Vday
Shmoosh kiss for my Dakota pants. She turns 5 today. #happybirthday princess