The main idea is this: Sport is great! You just got to do it right! That’s why you’ll never be able to replace a Personal Trainer with an iPhone app.
I wish more people learned to listen more to their bodies. Most of the times, most of us live with pain and discomfort for years before our body forces us to pay attention. If you do not make time for your health you’ll be forced to make one day time for your illness. This is the biggest lesson I have learned and now, for the first time in my life I am listening.
I am now able to train daily and today the word deadlift doesn’t give me anxiety anymore. More than that, today I can live again. I can do things with my body that I never thought I would ever do again. I love to be able to see what my body can do. But this time around, I am doing it right! I am sure I will never be the same person again because of this experience. Such things have the potential to completely change the way you see life. They help you understand, what’s truly important in life.
My injury thought me a lesson that I needed to learn. I needed to learn to quiet down my athletic ego and to start listening to my body. Whether you believe it or not, I know now that this injury has been my biggest gift ever. I ended up seeing it as “The gift of injury”. It was a curse and a blessing at the same time. A journey from which I have learned so much. A journey that, without the pain that came with the injury, wouldn’t have been possible. Sometimes going through such experiences is necessary. People take many things for granted but the biggest one, I think, is their health. We normally don’t pay attention to our body’s warning signals until it’s too late. I am passionate to prevent these things from happening to you if you let me.
In the end, I learned to appreciate really small things in life. Things that most people take for granted, like a walk in the park or riding the bike on a sunny day. Life is way too short and you never know when all might end, so you better enjoy it while you can. I also learned that anything is possible if you want it bad enough. Building resilience is a lot more rewarding than any shortcut you might ever choose in life. The only limits we have, are the ones we impose for ourselves.
This experience has thought me that challenging the status-quo has the power to turn impossible into possible. It has allowed me to finally break free out of a job that I didn’t like to pursue my real passion. In the end, I understood that problems are life’s biggest gifts. It is up to each and every single one of us to either let them destroy our lives or to build upon them and become stronger and better than ever before because of them.
I am committed to living a healthy and balanced life for the rest of my life. It is my dream to inspire and help as many of you as possible to do the same.