It doesn’t always matter but then again it can. What doesn’t matter, “age”. Again there are circumstances and I’m not going there age is a factor but the list of mindset, believing in yourself, perseverance is much longer.
My recent muscle injury has help me with growth, healing the muscle and strengthening the mindset. My workouts are really a part of my life now, so with my injury I was limited and felt a small snatch. No cardio workouts, limited weight lifting because I had to remove and re-rack which meant a few choice weights. I did have a choice do a little something or keep the pity poor me face.
It’s so easy to accept the pity poor me because I was temporary defeated. Defeated, honestly the third day I cried like a 2 year old because I needed two crutches or the knee roller to move about and I was moving so dang slow with the pain. I really could’ve just “RICE”, rest, ice, compress, elevate and I did. I really did for a short time but I was uncomfortable 🥵 restless. After the cry, puffy eyes and pitying myself I had to push past myself and others.
Others because I was encouraged to rest and take care of me, told this was a sign of age need to slow down in my workouts, laughed at because “someone said you knew it would come”. No and no I didn’t know. Told you can’t do hard cardio, weight lifting or boxing. Yeah I call BS on that absolutely BS.
Sounds angry no, but if I allow others push my reset button in a negative direction, yeah well I called it. I knew I could pace myself and still follow orders without further injury. I also knew I have a greater love of being me than the person a few wanted me to become. Yes if you allow yourself to back pedal you can easily become what others want you to become. I’ve learned take the advice that supports and motivate you, the rest toss it out(there’s someone that will catch it).
I definitely believe we must sometimes push past the old limitations and believe placed by others because of gender or age. We must become the best we’re destined to become and set our own limitations (because there are only a few) and they are only temporary.
Remember it’s the positive mindset, believing you can and will achieve, you can endure just persevere.
I had to remind myself of all this, and soon I’ll be back to my cardio workouts, boxing and just all after all I’m using one crutch 20% of the time and this is ahead of my 2 weeks suppose to be on crutches with probability of being able to walk independently in 4-6 weeks.
Believe In YOU