I’m putting it all out there, so here we go!!!
We all have our ups and downs and that’s what makes life interesting. As a gym owner/personal trainer, I am always trying to find ways for people to find something that they can be passionate about when it comes to fitness. I’ve competed and trained my whole 38 years on this planet and one of my biggest fears is not being able to do so on a daily basis. For the last 6 weeks, the struggle has been real for me and I’ve had to literally “Practice what I Preach”. I have been aggressively training to step into the ring for about a year now and about 6 weeks ago I had my first injury. I broke my nose during a sparring session and then had surgery to get it fixed. As I was recovering from the nose, I was bit by a dog and prolonged my recovery even more. The dog bite happened when I was breaking up a dog fight that happened to be in poison oak, leaving me a third issue making life extremely uncomfortable. So, with all these evens that had taken place, I was left unable to train for the past month. My training is my peace, my therapy, my challenge, and everything else that makes me who I am. Therefore, I had to “Practice what I Preach” and focus on the things I did have control of during that time. My identity and my passion are both in my work so I had to really be careful not to dip into a state of depression. It’s really hard on me knowing I’m not in the shape I was a month ago, but I’m always up for a new challenge, especially when it comes from something physical. Today is the day I get to start back in and go for a jog. Here’s my body comp this morning, I’m at 15.5%, 6 weeks ago I was 9% so let’s get this body moving…I’m nowhere near I want to be. Stay tuned, my hope is to put my story out there and inspire you to have your own, whatever that may be!