This week marks 12 months since I tore my hamstring off the bone – a very serious and rare injury. See backstory here
I had two options – surgery which had many risks and a long recovery period or very extensive rehab.
I chose rehab. I am very excited to say at this point in time I am a hamstring avulsion conservative treatment rehab success story. Very few people with this injury get the movement back that I have.
I have also learnt at lot about me. I always wanted to be fit but avoided gym classes like the plague. I always considered myself unco – the aerobic class would be waving to the left and I would be waving to the right and when I started fitball classes that is exactly what happened. But its one big family at my rehab gym and everyone laughed along with me and encouraged me and I have got it. Go me ( I may even start dance classes)
TRX, now that was another animal all together. No matter what my personal trainer said there was no way anyone was going to get me to hang from the ceiling.
Then I found out a fortnight ago that classes I was attending where going to become circuit classes and TRX could be part of the circuit. So I put my big girl pants on and booked a 30 min TRX personal training session and guess what I can now add TRX to one of the things I have mastered in the last 12 months
TRX is about trust as is balance. Me trusting that not only will the rope hold me as well as me trusting me. Balance remains the stumbling point. One leg trusting the other that it can hold me up. You should see me at night sitting in my lounge room watching Netflix or SBS OnDemand on one leg on my fitball lifting weights
The last 12 months has taught me talent and intellect come nowhere near determination and persistence as markers for success. I know success at the gym relies on technique combined with persistence and determination to get the technique right. I relish my technique being corrected in front of others, its means I am being watched and they care about me. I ask questions as often as it takes to get it right and I still have a lot to learn but learning I am. I am very proud of me and I have also lost 5 kgs (extra awesome)
We can all get value from Calvin Coolidge’s wise words. Lets not be afraid to do the hard yards. Lets be brave enough to ask advice and wise enough take it. Persistence and Determination are omnipotent