Friday, June 15, 2012

Step into my office....

...and let's talk about it.

This is me, in therapy....looks serious, doesn't it??? Anyway, this is me...

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...trying to come to terms with the truth that my knee hurts, after one measly, wimpy 1.5 mile run. It's not unbearable but it is there, nagging me, bugging me, reminding me..."Hey, hey you, hey you brain...don't forget, don't forget about me, the knee, that really important part of your body that allows you be be active and do fun things, I'm here!" It's frustrating to say the least. I'm still in a wait-and-see stage, waiting on a second opinion, see what they say on my two week follow up, wait, see, wait, see...

The good thing is that I am still mellowed out from my trip to the beach...so I think instead of being on a couch in an office I just need to head back to the beach for my therapy...

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So in the mean time, while I can't run too much I'm going to be doing the Wildman workouts and I found my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and my P90X Ab Ripper. I'm going to fire them up and do what I can. I'm channeling my inner beach girl to go with the flow...and be chill...so far it's working...And I have another (or two or three) beach trip planned. I'm also going to see my first, freshman year college roommate! I can't wait to see her! She came to my dad's funeral in October but we didn't really get a chance to visit. So I am looking forward to seeing her.

So the lesson here is take care of yourself-holistically. It's not just the physical part that is so important but the emotional, mental, spiritual part too.  When one thing gets you down, focus on other positives in your life. It's not ALL bad. Remember, to be the best version of you that you can be it's important to take care of ALL of you...focus on the positives and be thankful for the things that are going right.

Change the things you can change and accept and let go of those that are out of your control....

So what have you done for yourself lately, outside of running or sweating? 

**side note, that's not really me in therapy...but it is me in my office, where I conduct therapy. =)

17 comments:

  1. Dude, that's a total bummer. (<----said in my best beach bum voice) I really hope you get something more from your second opinion.

    For me the physical part is the easy part. I don't do such a good job of taking care of myself mentally. Especially these days. Work has been horrifically stressful the past few weeks and there's no end in sight. It's absolutely consuming me!

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  2. 1- I wish therapy was that fun.

    2- If you have a site for your practice, you should totally put that photo on there. I'd pick you if I saw that, definitely.

    Wish I could heal your knee.

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    1. Therapy with ME is that fun!! =) Maybe I will put that pic on the site...and please, figure out how to heal my knee!! LOL!

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  3. So true! I tend to focus on the bad things and start learning to focus more in the good things. Life is so much more fun when we are happy :)

    Hang in there and I hope Dr #2 has better news for you.

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    1. YES! Once we are able to focus on the positive and decide to be happy recognize all the good around us things start to seem better! Keep practicing, before you know it it will be second nature!

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  4. I hope you are able to find another Dr and that the first Dr. D-bag was dead wrong.

    PS. Those therapy pics are hilarious!

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    1. HA! You said Dr. D-bag...that is one of my favorite words!

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  5. Darn it...get better friggen knee! Ughhh! So glad you had a wonderful time at the beach! Love the couch picture...nicely done.

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  6. Hang in there!

    The biggest thing I've done for myself is get a manicure.

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    1. I neeeeed a manicure. And a pedi... seriously.

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  7. A weekend camping with the family. I joined a breast cancer survivor dragon boat team.

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    1. LOVE camping!! And what is a dragon boat team??? I am intrigued!!

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  8. That is an awesome outlook. I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I can't change the fact that I can't run so I have to work around it. I'm doing weights, a bit of swimming and the P90X Ab Ripper as well.

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    1. Yep, think positive! When we can run again we will be much stronger! The cross training will only improve our running efficiency! Hang in there!

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  9. The last part of your post was fantastic! I really needed to hear those words!! Good Luck with your knee!!

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    1. Awe thanks Madison!! I'm glad you found your way to the last part of the post! =)

      Staying positive that my knee will get better! Thanks!!

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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