June 24th I started the day with arm biking. I was able to stay standing for all but 5 minutes of the whole workout. So I was up biking for 30 minutes straight, which was exhausting. I did a 100 meter walk and my time was just off my personal best. I had PT to finish off a great day of workouts. However, the rest of my day was consumed with school work and foundation work.
June 25th went exactly how the 24th went with biking, walking, and PT. However, this time around I could tell my body was fatiguing a little faster.
The 26th I really felt the effects of an exhausting week. My body did not want to perform at all which was frustrating. I about fell twice on my walk and I was forced to take a sit break 10m before the finish line.
I was completely confused and angry with my performance. Why are my steps not better? I should be setting a new personal best. I eventually finished the 100m but Tanner refused to tell me my time. Yeah it was that bad… However, I have come to understand that there will always be good and bad “times” not days. It is important to not dwell on the moments that lead to bad days, especially when you have little to no control over them. There will always be days where nothing seems to go right, but you can not allow it to ruin your whole day. Later in the afternoon, I had a great session of pt, but I did not go to pt with a negative attitude. So you could say I had a bad morning but not a bad day. Far too often I see people let one little thing ruin the rest of their day or even week.
I have several things I think about when nothing seems to go right. 1. It could always be worse. No matter how prolific your problem seems to be at the moment just remember it could be worse. This helps keep things in perspective. 2. Be thankful. Yes, I had a terrible walk but hey last year at this time I could not walk without the assistance of leg braces. Today, I do not depend on any braces to walk. In addition, I am walking much further than I ever was with leg braces. More importantly, I was not expected to move anything below my neck which makes me feel very grateful to be able to walk on the track with just a walker. 3. Nothing goes according to plan. I do not assume the worse but I’m always prepared for my day to not go as well as I would like it to go. I’m not pessimistic but I just know problems and different events arise that are not expected. Therefore, knowing this, I do not allow the unexpected ruin my day.
Just remember to be resilient! Being resilient does not mean having the ability to withstand damage but the ability to recover from damage. Being resilient will give you the ability to bounce back from any misfortune!
Time to enjoy the Florida Sun and beaches,
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