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I’m continuing to feel better and better as I start off this New Year. I have started back to CrossFit, working at my own pace, and it feels great to gain some of my strength back. One of my favorite parts of CrossFit is the camaraderie that it creates. Smaller than a large commercial gym, you really get to know the people you’re working out with. There are some frustrating workout days, but I feel fortunate to be where I am 5 months after surgery. I’ve also started doing hot yoga, I owe my mom’s best friend Joann a big thank you for turning me back on to it! It is quite a sweat, and I highly recommend it.
I started back to work on January 2nd and it’s been a big transition, but a very positive step – helping me to get back into the “swing of things”. I am fortunate to work with a funny, competitive, and all-around positive group of people who have been incredibly supportive since day one. There are some exhausting days, but I’ve been able to go at my own pace, and look forward to picking up right where I left off.
I am continuing to work on finding a good balance across the board. Now that I’m back full time with work and exercising, the days can fly by. As I’ve gotten busier again, I’m consciously working on taking the lessons I’ve learned over the past few months in terms of soaking up each day and not getting as caught up in the daily stresses. It is easier said than done, but I’m giving it my best effort J One of the hardest parts can be accepting that this diagnosis will be a part of the rest of my life. With the help of friends and family, I know that this does not define me. But I am lucky to be at a point where we have been able to “stay ahead” of the diagnosis and it is important, possibly more than ever, that I continue to be an active part of the process. It’s learning to take things as they come and not get overwhelmed when thinking about balancing a career and everything I want to accomplish with my health and this foundation.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”