?Many people make resolutions at the start of a new year. I decided I wanted to make some too. The resolutions that mean the most to me are 5. Developing Self confidence Skills 4. stay positive3. Take more risks 2. Learn and expand my knowledge base. Then the one I have been waiting to tell you is 1. To exercise daily and rehab my injured knees. That is the countdown of all my resolutions!
The one I am going to talk about the most will be resolution number #1 because it is the biggest one of my goals.Over the last year, I have had a physical setback. After several years of intense physical activity including dance, running, sports and daily workouts I have discovered I have injured both of my knees! It was discouraging to learn that I needed to stop all activities for several months to begin healing. Being fit and doing my workouts is very important to me but when it comes to the physical therapy workouts I feel stuck and grumpy!
So I decided since it is a new year I will make it a new year for me! I want to do a better job at completing my physical therapy workouts and to create a plan to be fully healed and back to my regular workouts by July 18, 2017! (my birthday) As a present to myself. To do this, I need to create a daily checklist, create a weekly challenge goal and research upper body workouts to keep me motivated. After I have accomplished my checklist, I will implement a reward system for doing what I said would do, when I said I would do it.
Over the next few months, there will be obstacles. In February I will have Bilateral knee surgery to promote healing to the bones that are damaged. It will be very important to stay motivated to do the daily exercises I am assigned. Doing a little every day is how I will accomplish the goal of being strong by my birthday. I imagine there will be days that I won’t feel like looking at my checklist. Somedays I just feel miserable about my circumstance and can’t get myself going…