Twelve years ago you came into my life. I remember picking you up, looking into your sweet eyes, and knowing you were part of our family. I am so blessed to have had twelve precious years. You have been by my side, through the highest highs, and the lowest lows. Thank you for the sweet memories, the cuddles, the adventures, and for physically embodying unconditional love. Rest In Peace, sweet Anja. I love you with my whole heart, and I always will 💕
This is my grandpa. He’s going to be 94 soon. He still exercises on his treadmill, picks vegetables from his garden, and he makes a mean panini. This is his ‘57 T-bird, the car he picked up my grandma with on their first date. They’ve been married for 60 years. If this isn’t #goals , then I don’t know what is 💕 #goat#tbt
I looked at the date this morning and realized that today marks 6 months post-op from my hip surgery! 💃🔥 It has been a long, crazy recovery, and I’m blessed to say I’m (almost) back to 100%! Today I’m filled with gratitude for the team that stood behind me to help me bounce back 🙏
For those of you struggling with physical injury, I understand how demoralizing and frustrating this point in your journey is. The lessons I learned during my recovery were invaluable to me as a future physical therapist, and something I hope to pass on to all my future patients. If you’re going through injury, here are some of my top tips to keep in mind:
1. Get a team of professionals that you trust. No matter what route of rehab you take, you want to make sure you feel that your team is totally invested in your recovery and your long-term health.
2. Progress is not linear. You will have great days, and you will have crappy days. Obstacles and setbacks are almost always a given, so be prepared to meet them head-on during your recovery.
3. Find a person who inspires and motivates you, particularly one who has bounced back from injury. For me, the person that I looked up to during my rehab was @lindseyvonn. On the days I didn’t want to do my PT, and didn’t feel like putting the work in, I’d ask myself “what would Lindsey do?” Other people’s stories can be a great source of inspiration when morale is low 💪
4. Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone’s body is different, and no two injuries are identical. Therefore, no two recoveries will be identical. So trust in your process, and try not to compare to others who may be “ahead” of you.
Trust in the process, and remember that “this, too, shall pass!” #happyrehab