Turning the negative to the positive

So a friend of mine says that “positive thinking” seems to work for me in relation to this “diet and exercise thing”

Well I have to be up front and say it’s not always like that.

The past week has been a bit of turmoil in old pilko land.

Pain in the ankle has flared up again and I’ve had to change my pain management to deal with this.

As a result I’ve had to go part-time or .5 is the official term. So rather than work a 7.5 hour day I’m now working 4.

While it is annoying to myself I also feel for the team i work with. It’s good in that I’m in for a good block of time and can achieve a fair bit but even after day 3 I’m still a little frustrated that I’ve had to take a step back.

A lot has happened in the past week and I have been trying to find a way to share it with people.

This blog is not restricted in who can see it, so anything here is public, something I’m mindful of.

So last week I finished up with the Corporate Health Group’s rehab pool and have continued on my own at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

I was ready to move on from CHG, while the facilities are good they really are focused on workcover and third party patients, plus they are only open 8am – 5pm which is a direct clash of my normal work hours.

While I’m now part-time for about 3 weeks I could have potentially returned but I’ve signed up for membership at SA Aquatic and I’d prefer to train / do hydro there.

As hard for me set backs are there are quite a few positives that have come out of this whole mess.

It’s brought my family together (especially now my eldest sister has now also injured her foot)

I’ve met a new Physio who has been great (I’ve also met another great Physio along the way too)

I’ve learnt more about my body and how it works.

It’s given me a better appreciation for some of the daily issues my Father has to work with.

It’s forced me to take a back seat and re-evaluate what I value in life.

Probably the hardest thing for me apart from the self doubt over my abilities (what I can and can’t do) is the amount of personal growth I’ve gone through these past few months.

I’m not done yet, but it’s been quit the ride.

This afternoon I’m about to head down for a nap, so I’ve got a bit more energy to give in a PT session.

My PT Emma who I train with on Saturday was away this past weekend, really did miss it. It’s amazing what a good hard training session can do for ones mental and physical well being.


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