So I’m driving down the road after a lovely dinner with an old friend and smack! A huge transatlantic lorry has driven into the back of my tiny Ford Ka convertible tearing off the bumper and sending me into a spin, literally. To add to my annoyance the driver tells me, oh so casually that this happens all the time (I’m deep breathing! right now).
Fast forward a day or two and I’m sitting in my doctors office, she tells me that I have mild to serious whiplash and my recovery will be a minimum of 12 months. Huh? No cardiac, no workout, no fitness for 8 months… No Way!
I decide to create a workout plan (and make it SMART). The main objective is to regain strength, and overcome injury. So I tell myself if I work to achieve this my fitness levels will get back to normal in time.
Day 1 ♥ Was totally not prepared for this… I’m going back to bed (eeek! I know, not good!)
Day 2 ♥ I decide to do very simple stretches and neck rolls
As the weeks progress ♥ I slowly introduce walking for short periods into my daily routine and increase the stretches and the intensity. The key thing here was not to work past my ability and pain levels. A slow and steady recovery ensures that the injury will not be exasperated in anyway.
The important thing to note though is that my recovery period has been successful because I believed I could recover. I told myself I would and I believed it!!! 4 months into my recovery I still have a tuff journey ahead , but the journey is not as difficult as I anticipated it to be because I focused my mind and changed my train of thought, #positivethinkingbaby.