Mental and physical resilience. There's more to this picture than meets the eye. Not something I've ever particularly bleated on about, but I've had a shoulder injury (rotator cuff), for over a year now. My shoulder is on the mend - so much physio has been had.. I don't often talk about injury as I get frustrated listening to people moaning about aches and pains, the next Doctors appointment. It really frustrates me. You're alive. You're breathing. We can be grateful for something. This injury has taken me away from the type of exercise that I love - some high intensity training and heavy resistance weight training. I've made loads of adjustments to my exercise routine, to make sure I've a base level of activity. The smile on my face is there for a few reasons: - βœ… Very little pain from my shoulder βœ… I've created a new gym PB on a cardio circuit βœ… An hour of sweating and my lungs out of my mouth - feels amazing. I have really missed it βœ… You see the band in my right hand - this was used to adjust a couple of station so that I could incorporate my strengthening exercises So thanks to Sarah Bonell for making the necessary adjustments to the class. It's been tough at times mentally to stay positive when I'm having to rebuild the strength in my shoulder. But, I'm getting there now. Which is amazing. Anyone had the frustration of an injury that's hindered any fitness goals? Comment below. πŸ‘‡

Posted by ThisisChrisHowe at 2024-02-21 10:13:40 UTC